Best Oil Free Moisturizers

(Last Updated On: September 27, 2018)

What entails a good oil-free moisturizer? When it is 100 degrees outside and you can wear an oil-free moisturizer that will not make you feel like you are wearing a sweat mask. It also has the ability to absorb excess oil from your skin (especially if you have oily skin) without drying out the skin and making your skin feel like it is a shriveled up prune. It must keep your skin hydrated because we all know that in the summertime our skin will become sweaty and hot and smelly. In the wintertime, there are a whole new set of considerations to deal with. If you are out in the bitter cold winter air your skin will become dry, chapped and irritated.

Again,you must use a moisturizer that will not clog your pores but will keep them open and free and keep the skin hydrated. If your pores are clogged, even in the wintertime, you know that you will be living in break out city. Also, you want to keep the skin moist to avoid the skin rashes and conditions that come with dry, chapped, red and sore skin. You will have more dry spots on your skin than you can count and it does not matter what type of skin you have you will get the dry patches if you don’t apply moisturizer daily.

Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 

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Benefits and Uses: The product is supposed to supply the skin with 8 hours of solid hydration which is basically all day. It has a technology that is supposed to counteract the damaging rays of the sun on the skin. It has a non-greasy formula and it carries no fragrance. The vitamin E in the formula will condition the skin’s surface along with the aloe vera. It is non comedogenic and it will not clog your pores.

Feedback: This is a 36-year-old African American male customer. He has used many moisturizers in the past and not all of them worked really well for him. He claims that he has very oily skin and needs a moisturizer that will absorb the excess oil that will not make his face look like it is shining like the sun. He tried this moisturizer and it absorbed his oil and it left his face hydrated. He says it made his skin slightly lighter and it does not make is face look greasy. He thinks he has found his dream moisturizer. He likes the product and recommends that you try it. The customer I will not repeat what they said about the product but it was abusive language.

They said it was a fake product and that they were one of the first ones to point this out. They negated this assertion because it is the real product just the packaging has changed. They think the product stinks. The way they worded how they felt about the product was unnecessary and unprofessional. It also does not tell anyone why they think the product is so bad. They gave it a one-star rating but they did not elaborate as to why they gave it such a low-rating. The review was not only crude but it was totally useless.

The customer gave a good review as to why they gave the product a one-star rating. They said that they thought the product was fake being sold on Amazon. They went to Target and found the same product in the same packaging as was the product being sold on Amazon. The company changed the packaging but it was the real product. That being said the customer tried the product and thinks it stinks. The consistency changed and the customer began to breakout applying the new product.

The company changed the formula and the customer said the company should have known better than to change the product again. Because the company received a lot of complaints about the product a few years ago. So, according to the customer Olay did not learn their lesson from the previous formula change. If the company continues to ignore what the customers are saying about the product they may drive themselves right out of business. This can be interpreted as the company does not care what their customers say or think. On another review of an Olay product, there was a ton of complaints about how bad the product was. Will they learn?

This is a very negative review of this product. The customer had been buying the product for awhile. They bought a bottle online and they basically received trash for their money. The packaging looked like it had been wrapped around the bottle at home and the product was rancid and smelled like chlorine. This is terrible quality control and customer service on the part of the company. The customer is not sure if they received a bad bottle or if the product as a whole is going down the tubes. They will not buy the product online again and they want their money back. Who can blame them for wanting their money back or not ordering online? The company needs to promptly refund the customer’s money and the customer needs to contact the company and ask for a refund. It seems like the general quality of the product has gone downhill. I do not believe the customer received one bad bottle of product. There were a few other
comments to the effect that the product was no good. Generally, the quality of the product has diminished. The worst part about this whole travesty is that the company does not seem to care.

This customer says the product is her favorite and it is her go-to moisturizer. Her grandmother swears by the product and they think it is an awesome product. What a difference in attitude from all the negative reviews written about the product. The customer showed an mage of her face and the skin looked very smooth, and soft. The tone of the skin seemed to be even.

Natural Oil-free Moisturizer for Acne Prone Skin

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Benefits and Uses: The product has salicylic acid in the formula that is supposed to mattify, and reduce the size of the pores on the skin. It is formulated to keep the skin mattified and it absorbs excess oil from the skin. It will keep the skin looking healthy without the shiny look. It will make the skin look clean and oil-free. Use it before applying foundation and makeup it is able to set the foundation and makeup in place. It is not a usual benefit of a moisturizer that it can be used as a foundation. If hormonal acne is a problem then this is the perfect product to use for that type of acne. It will balance the pH of the skin, clarifies the skin, and it will prevent acne breakouts on the skin. It also will not irritate the skin because it is free of alcohol and other ingredients that will irritate the skin. The moisturizer is oil-free and is a necessary part of any acne treatment routine. The company has a 60-day money back guarantee on the product. They will refund your money within that time period with no hassles.

Feedback: The customer likes the product and is surprised how matte the moisturizer leaves the skin. It does not leave a white film on the skin. The customer has a darker complexion. The product is cheaper than the one the customer was previously using and this product keeps the skin matte for a longer period of time than the more expensive product. The bottle is a good-sized bottle and not a small one and the customer says it is good for oily skin. It reduces the size of the pores and if these are concerns of yours this product is for you the customer writes. She also likes the fact, that she can pronounce the ingredients and that it is a lightweight moisturizer. It does not feel like you are wearing cake.

The customer is 38-years-old and has major acne breakouts. She has very oily skin and never used a moisturizer because she never saw the need to use one. Besides, the moisturizers she uses in the past dried her skin out. She found out why she needed to use a moisturizer so she tried this product. She applies two pump squirts when she retires to bed. She cannot go a night without using the product now.It keeps her skin dry and absorbs the excess oil and the breakouts have been reduced. This moisturizer does not dry out her skin but makes it feel moist and fresh. She says she is lazy about beauty products because if they do not work she gives up on them. This is the second bottle she is using so it is definitely working for her. The acne control aspect of the product is a huge plus for her. This customer fooled herself into thinking the product work but it did nothing for her. She thinks she is allergic to one of the ingredients in the product because every time she applied the product it made her skin sting. She has given up on this particular product.

Marlowe No. 123 Men’s Facial Moisturizer

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Benefits and Uses: It has the ability to hydrate a cleansed face and it has ingredients that will fight signs of aging. The company uses a secret formula whose ingredients will nourish and revitalize the skin. It has a light but refreshing aloe, citrus and woodsy scent. The type of scent any man would love. The product is water-based and packs a great group of nourishing extracts but is is very lightweight on the skin. It can be used for all skin types especially for men with oily skin. It is made on American soil and it contains no harmful chemicals. It has never been tested on animals which means it is cruelty-free. You see the animals did not like the natural scent it exuded because it was too strong for their liking. They refused outright to apply the moisturizer to their facial fir.

Feedback: The customer likes the lightweight feel of the moisturizer and it is not a watered down lotion. The client says he applies it after he shaves and says it feels fresh and has a light scent to it. It really feels good on the shaved areas he writes. The next customer is thrilled with the product because he has found one that works for him. He has tried many moisturizers from the cheap brands to the expensive brands. This one does the trick for him. It keeps the face hydrated and it goes a long way. He anticipates it lasting a long time because he only uses a dime-shaped amount about twice a day. He likes the size of the bottle as well. It goes on lightly and does not leave a greasy film on the face and he likes the light scent. He has oily skin.

This customer has serious chapped skin on the face. The wintertime definitely does not help the condition. It sounds like an he has an outside job.His face does get chapped and it itches. He was looking for a moisturizer that did not stink and did not go on oily on the face. He says this product fits the bill and it helps his beard as well. He says now his face does not itch like before and it is not as chapped since using this moisturizer.

This customer is an older guy by his own admission. He was looking for a moisturizer that was not greasy and would apply easily. He started using a moisturizer on the advice of his girlfriend. He says his skin has taken a thrashing over the years. He has been using the product for a couple of weeks and he has observed a noticeable improvement in his skin. He advises for others to try the product but he cautions do not wait until you are older like he is.

This customer never even used the product and he won’t use it. He says if you are prone to acne breakouts this product is not for you. It contains two of the worst products for clogging the pores. According, to studies he has read. But another customer said he had acne breakouts but this product has helped to reduce those acne occurrences.

Geneva Anti-Aging Cream Facial Moisturizer with SPF (Unscented) 

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Benefits and Uses: It is a popular SPF rated product with no scent. It is a natural product that protects the skin from the sun as it has sun-protecting properties in the formula. It keeps the skin fresh and t has coconut oil which zeroes in on wrinkles and fine lines. It has an SPF rating of 20 which is not a strong rating but it will protect the skin from the sun. The company stands behind the product 100% and they guarantee the product.hey claim it is important for men and women to apply moisturizer to their faces daily. They do not say how they will guarantee the product.

Feedback: The customer says she is aging in life but the product is making the skin look great again. She likes the SPF protection the product provides. This female customer is thrilled with the product. She applies it after her morning run before she starts the day. It has healed her eczema and she shared before and after pictures. The eczema for the most part is gone. The customer has been using the product for 10 days now and they like it. The sun protection is good for them by the critical factor is that it does not clog the pores.

The customer did nothing but complain in this review. They said the bottle was too small, the product was too expensive and the SPF rating (which I agree with) is too weak. It has arting that is only 5 SPF higher than cheaper sunscreen products.

Clean & Clear ESSENTIALS Dual Action Moisturizer, 4 Ounce

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Benefits and Uses: The product is designed for acne and it is oil-free. It also contains salicylic acid and it moistens dry skin. It says read product information on delivery but I do not know what this is supposed to mean. It may mean when the product is delivered to your doorstep. This is an odd thing to say because normally you would think the product description would be right on the Amazon ad.

Feedback: Sometimes you can decipher a product’s description from the reviews written about the product. The customer says other cleansers cause breakouts. This is the only product that works for them and keeps the skin clear. The customer takes the product in a traveling bag whenever they leave home. Another customer seemed to get a little defensive in their review. The rightly exclaimed that everyone reacts differently to products. Their reaction to this product was unusual. First, everything went well when they used the product the skin cleared up nicely. After a time they think their body got used to the product because they started getting pimples again. Then they felt worse after using the product and their skin began to itch.


These are some top moisturizers to consider using if you have oily skin but they can be used on any skin types. They are oil-free and they may work for your particular circumstance. Like the rest of the world you may have success with some of them and some of them may not react well with your particular skin type or issue. You need to just figure out hat is the best product for you.


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Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.