Say goodbye to that annoying sticky sensation with these oil-free moisturizers

Ditch the mess and say hello to happier skin!

Ever had that moment when you’re trying to take care of your skin, but it seems like the products designed to help end up causing more problems than they solve? It’s a common dilemma, especially if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin. Moisturizing becomes a bit of a tightrope walk - you need it, but the last thing you want is that sticky, uncomfortable feeling or the dread of potential breakouts. But guess what? To help you out, we have rounded up some of our favourite oil-free moisturizers that are carefully curated to cater to every skin type and concern. Whether you have oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin, these weightless lotions and gels have got you covered, giving you that burst of refreshing hydration your skin requires. 

These oil-free moisturizers are designed to deliver all the essential moisture your skin craves while maintaining a firm grip on sebum production. This means that your skin stays soft, supple, and hydrated, all without the burden of heavy, greasy residues. Ahead, you’ll find the best oil-free moisturizers to shop! 

d’you in my defence (₹3,500)

d’you’s in my defence moisturizer not only moisturizes your skin with each application but also actively expedites barrier repair, making your skin not just hydrated but stronger, more resilient and better equipped to stand up to environmental challenges. The 1% pure ceramides, combined with cholesterol and fatty acids in the ideal 3:1:1 ratio, work together to give your skin the glow you desire. 

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (₹2,750)


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With its 24-hour hydrating power, this cooling gel moisturizer is your ticket to perfectly balanced skin. It’s designed not only to quench your skin’s thirst but also to regulate excess oil production, ensuring your skin stays fresh and healthier-looking, from morning till night. Unlike heavy, greasy alternatives, it cools and hydrates your skin without leaving any residue behind. It’s a refreshing, weightless experience that your skin will thank you for. 

82°e Ashwagandha Bounce (₹2,700)


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Formulated with ashwagandha, a powerhouse ingredient rich in antioxidants that work tirelessly to reduce dark spots and minimize the appearance of pores, this moisturizer leaves your skin with improved clarity and texture with each application. But that’s not all - ashwagandha takes your skincare game to the next level by aiding in collagen production and restoring skin elasticity, resulting in a firmer, more youthful complexion. 

Paula’s Choice Oil-Free Moisturizer (₹2,520)

Enriched with pore-minimizing niacinamide, a skin-loving ingredient that not only hydrates but also soothes flaky skin, Paula’s Choice’s oil-free moisturizer is a weightless moisturizer that is carefully curated to cater to the needs of blemish-prone skin. Unlike heavy moisturizers that can exacerbate breakouts, this formula is light as air, offering the perfect amount of hydration your skin needs. 

The Derma Co 5% Vitamin C Oil-Free Daily Face Moisturizer for Skin Radiance (₹349)

This super lightweight moisturizer is specially designed to provide your skin with the nourishment it craves without the burden of excess oil or a long wait for absorption. Packed with Pentavitin and Glycerin, these two hydrating ingredients work together to provide your skin with long-lasting moisture, relieving dryness while locking in that essential hydration. No more dealing with parched, uncomfortable skin!