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20 Best Water Based Moisturizer For Oily Skin | Oil-Free Moisturizer

20 Best Water Based Moisturizer For Oily Skin | Oil-Free Moisturizer For Oily Acne Prone Skin- Gel based face moisturisers offer better absorption and are suitable for the hot and sweaty summer season.

These 20 moisturizers are best suited for oily skin and acne prone skin as they provide oil control and prevents acne breakouts.

Water Based Moisturizers

Water based moisturizer for oily skin are usually very light in texture and comes in a gel like or thin lotion like consistency.

They get absorbed easily without leaving an oily layer behind.

Most of these water based moisturizers have a matte finish and provide oil/shine control for up to 5 hours.

Non comedogenic ingredients does not clog pores and thus, prevents acne and of course acne scars.

They come in every budget so you can choose the best moisturiser that suits your need.

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser

Price – 299/- for 147gm (Buy Now)

PROS

  • Budget friendly
  • Paraben free
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Oil free and light weight
  • Non greasy finish and is non sticky too
  • Gets absorbed easily
  • Can be layered with makeup and  sunscreen as it wont rub off/peel off
  • Leaves skin moisturised
  • Contains Niacinamide, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid

CONS

Unhygienic tub packaging

Contains silicones, colour, fragrance, allergens and pore clogging ingredients that may trigger fungal acne.

Causes itching and redness on extremely sensitive skin.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

Price – 750/- (Available on Nykaa & Beautybarn)

Sale price is around 720/-

Pros

  • Trial pack available 🙂
  • Moisturising
  • Soothes bumpy skin
  • No breakouts
  • Suits sensitive skin
  • Works best with Vitamin C
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Brightens the skin when used with Vit c
  • Fades spots and marks again when used with vit c
  • Paraben free
  • Alcohol and silicone free

Cons

  • Price is high
  • Sticky
  • Heavy
  • Has essential oils hence may irritate sensitive skin

WOW Skin Science 99% Pure Aloe Vera Gel

WOW Skin Science 99% Pure Aloe Vera Gel

WOW Pure Aloe gel

299/- for 150 ML (Buy Now)

PROS

  • Contains 99% Aloe Vera
  • Multipurpose gel for skin/hair care
  • Light weight, and non sticky upon application
  • Budget friendly
  • Paraben free
  • No artificial fragrance or colours
  • Can be used to treat pimples
  • Moisturises the skin

CONS

None

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel Ph5.5

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel Ph5.5

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel – 476/- (Buy Now)

Offer price – 420/-

PROS

  • Thick gel texture
  • No oils and emulsifiers
  • Inhibits bacterial growth
  • Light weight and non. oily
  • No artificial fragrance, oils  or colourants
  • Contains Aloe Vera extracts
  • Helps smooth rough scaly skin
  • Panthenol speeds up acne healing
  • Calms down skin irritations

CONS

Mildly sticky which can be ignored.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Price – 1000/-

PROS

  • Light weight and not tacky
  • Hydrates your skin longer
  • Suits most skin types
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Semi matte  shiny finish
  • Pleasant fragrance

CONS

  • Price is high
  • Fragrance may not suit certain skin types
  • Contains parabens and silicones

L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel

L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel

Price – 570/-

PROS

  • Perfect for summer season
  • Gets absorbed easily
  • Matte finish
  • Non sticky and non oily
  • Mild fragrance
  • Paraben, alcohol and silicone free
  • Hydrates the skin

CONS

  • Contains menthol which may not suit dry/sensitive skin
  • May cause irritation on sensitive skin
  • 5 pore clogging ingredients present. 🙁

PAC Aqua Blast – Water Based Moisturizer

PAC Aqua Blast - Water Based Moisturizer

Price – 825/-

The PAC Water Based moisturizer works onto the first layer of your skin to give it just the right moisture without making your skin oily or greasy!

It leaves your skin feeling moisturized, smooth and supple and does not clog your pores.

Makes your skin feel firm and resilient and preps your skin perfectly for makeup to go flawless.

Benefits

Light-weight formula moisturizer with great hydrating properties.
Keeps the skin soft, smooth and healthy looking.
Hydrates the skin and enhances the skin texture.
Works great for oily, combination skin types.

The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel

The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Ge

Price – 450/- for 300 ML (Buy Now)

Sale price – 420/-

PROS

  • Big tub packaging with 300 ML product
  • 99% bamboo extract
  • Multipurpose hair/skin care product
  • Controls excess oil production
  • Soothes and calms sun burnt skin
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Get absorbed easily
  • No stickiness
  • Pleasant fragrance

CONS

  • Strong fragrance when compared to other gels
  • May irritate sensitive skin
  • Contains higher alcohol content

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Price – 470/- (Buy Now)

Product price on sale – 370/-

PROS

  • Lotion consistency but, not runny though
  • Contains green tea extracts and glycolic acids
  • Soothes and hydrates the skin
  • Light creamy texture
  • Gets absorbed quickly
  • Matte finish
  • Provided oil control for up to 4 hours
  • Mild fragrance
  • Paraben, alcohol and silicone free

CONS

  • Slightly heavy feel on oily skin
  • Lots of chemicals so not for acne prone skin
  • Stearic acid and PEG 400 may trigger acne
  • Contains artificial colours and fragrance

Innisfree Soothing Aloe Revitalizing Gel

Innisfree Soothing Aloe Revitalizing Gel

Price – 550/- (Buy Now)

PROS

  • Contains various plant extracts apart from Aloe Vera
  • Tube packaging
  • Light weight gel texture
  • No artificial colour or fragrance added
  • Soothes irritated skin, sun burnt skin, acne and redness
  • Instant cooling effect
  • Leaves skin soft and supple
  • No particular scent

CONS

None

Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer

Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer copy

Price – 750/-

PROS

  • Light weight
  • Non oily and non greasy
  • Gets absorbed easily
  • Matte finish
  • Contains niacinamide 3%
  • Comes in scented and non scented version
  • Hydrates normal-oily skin sufficiently
  • Oil free, paraben free and no silicones too
  • Consistent use lightens dark spots and brightens your complexion

CONS

  • May cause purging
  • Price is high
  • May not suit sensitive skin

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin Moisturizer

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin Moisturizer

Price – 525/- (Buy Now)

Sale price – 470/-

PROS

  • Bottle pump packaging
  • Lotion consistency
  • Easily absorbed in to the skin
  • Matte finish
  • Alcohol and oil free
  • Controls shine
  • Budget friendly

CONS

May not suit sensitive skin, patch test recommended

Biotique Bio Chlorophyll Oil Free Anti-Acne Gel

Biotique Bio Chlorophyll Oil Free Anti-Acne Gel

Price – 199/- (Buy Now)

Sale price – 139/-

PROS

  • Gel is thicker when compared to its counterparts in the market
  • Calms irritated skin
  • Provides instant cooling effect
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Treats and prevents pimples
  • Can be used to soothe skin after waxing

CONS

Full Ingredients not disclosed

Mcaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Night Gel with Vitamin C

Mcaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Night Gel with Vitamin C

Price – 575/-

PROS

  • Gel gets absorbed quickly
  • Non sticky finish
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Controls oil
  • Reduces fine lines on consistent use
  • Lightens dark spots on long term use
  • Soothes irritated skin and rashes
  • Prevents pimples
  • Budget friendly
  • Free from silicones, SLS

CONS

Full ingredients not disclosed (-100 points :()

Contains artificial colour and fragrance

Not for Acne prone skin or sensitive skin

Natio Acne Clear Day Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser

Natio Acne Clear Day Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser

PROS

  • Comes in a 75gm tube
  • Light weight and Oil free
  • Gets absorbed completely
  • Anti bacterial ingredients
  • Matte finish
  • Better oil and shine control all day
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Leaves skin soft and supple
  • Contains neem, corn starch, horse chestnut, chamomile and aloe

CONS

Price is high

Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher

Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher copy

Price – 528/-

PROS

  • Light Weight
  • No Breakouts
  • Non Oily
  • Cleanser, Toner And Nourisher combo reduces acne on long term usage
  • Reasonably priced
  • Easily available online
  • Sturdy packaging

CONS

  • Contains Parabens
  • Contains Silicones
  • Not suitable for sensitive skin, it causes red itchy bumps

High End Creams

Below are some of the best water based moisturisers for oily skin But, they are super costly.

None of these brands need any special introduction.

LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream (2390/-)

LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (1800/-)

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream (2500/-)

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream

Forest Essentials Pure Aloe Vera Light Hydrating Gel (1500/-)

Forest Essentials Pure Aloe Vera Light Hydrating Gel

That’s it for today guys.

I always gets questions about water based moisturizer for oily skin and acne prone skin. Some of you even send me photos. Sorry it is kind of late But still here it is.

Finally, i was able to finish updating this post.

Hope this compilation was helpful for you.

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