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The Best Moisturisers for Oily Skin

The Best Moisturisers for Oily Skin

Our Founder Sarah tells you why it's essential to moisturise oily skins, what to look for in a moisturiser for oily skins and what are the best Dermalogica products for this skin type - for both teenage and adult skin.

28 Mar 23

Moisturising is a crucial step in any skincare routine, and to achieve optimal results, it's best to apply it both in the morning and at night.

Moisturisers act as a barrier between our skin and the external environment, protecting our skin and helping to retain moisture and the benefits of targeted serums.

During the day, moisturisers work to hydrate and shield our skin from environmental stressors. At night, our skin undergoes a reparative and regenerative process, making it the perfect time to use a moisturiser that supports and nourishes the skin while we sleep.

By applying a moisturiser regularly, we can help to keep our skin healthy, hydrated, and rejuvenated.

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When it comes to oily skin, there is a common misconception that using a moisturiser will exacerbate the problem by making the skin even oilier. In reality, oily skin still requires hydration and moisture to maintain a healthy balance. Skipping your moisturiser altogether can actually cause an oily skin to produce even more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration.

Therefore, it's important to choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser specifically formulated for oily skin to help regulate oil production and maintain a healthy complexion.

Here is a guide to the ideal Dermalogica moisturisers for oily adult and teenage skin:


The best Dermalogica moisturisers for adult Oily Skin

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  • Contains chemical sunscreens as active ingredients, which include Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, and Oxybenzone.
  • It also features an advanced blend of Niacinamide, Biotin, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, and Yeast, which are known for their purifying properties.
  • Oil absorbers are included in the formula to help maintain an all-day matte finish by preventing shine without leaving any powdery residue.


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Offers efficient hydration without leaving a greasy residue, while also helping to enhance skin texture. Its lightweight, oil-free formula is easy to apply and absorbs quickly.

  • Silk Amino Acids are included to aid in smoothing and improving skin texture.
  • The formula includes natural astringents such as Lemon Fruit, Ivy, Watercress and Burdock to refine skin.
  • Soothing extracts like Lavender, Mallow, and Cucumber Fruit are included to provide deep hydration.

The best Dermalogica Clear Start moisturisers for teenage Oily Skin

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This SPF-moisturiser-in-one delivers a long-lasting matte finish that's ultra-lightweight. It acts as a Mattifying Enviroshield, safeguarding skin from UV rays, pollution, makeup, and dehydration while also preventing clogged pores. It combats environmental stressors that cause skin dehydration.

  • The product features Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, and Octocrylene as active ingredients.
  • The formula includes Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Vitamin C to combat the irritating effects of pollution on breakout-prone skin through their antioxidant properties.
  • The Patented TT (Terpineol and Thymol) Technology helps to reduce sebum on the skin's surface and works with the skin's natural microbiome.


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Works to restore and brighten the skin's luminosity while fading the appearance of dark spots. It also helps to smooth and even skin texture.

  • The Bioflavonoid Complex contains a retinol-like ingredient that helps to reduce excess oil and refine breakout-prone skin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid is included to deeply hydrate skin by locking in moisture.
  • Blue Tansy Flower Oil and Blueberry Extract are present to calm and soothe the skin while providing antioxidant benefits.

About the Author

My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With almost 20 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.

On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!


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