The Best Moisturizers for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

The Best Moisturizers for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

When you think of skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin, moisturizers probably aren’t at the top of your list. After all, doesn’t using a moisturizer mean more pimples, more clogged pores, and annoying oily shine? Given these concerns, it’s understandable to worry that applying a cream or lotion could make matters worse, but there’s a no-risk way to hydrate, even if you have acne-prone skin.

Hydrated skin is healthy skin, even if you’re prone to breakouts and oily skin. Moisturizers aren’t limited to thicker textures; there are lightweight options that will smooth and soothe skin without clogging pores.

Feather-Light Moisture

The Paula’s Choice Skincare Team has spent years researching ways to give oily, acne-prone skin the beneficial ingredients it needs with lightweight yet still-potent formulas that strike the right balance for your skin. One of these is sure to be the right solution for you, and all of them can be used along with acne-fighting products:

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References for this information:

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117–1122
Dermatology Research and Practice, July 2014, pages 1–11
British Journal of Dermatology, August 2007, pages 295–300


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