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water based moisturizer for oily skin

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If you have oily skin, you know that it's a constant battle to keep your skin from becoming shiny and greasy. Fortunately, there are plenty of products out there that can help with this problem. One of the most popular is a water-based moisturizer. Water-based moisturizers are easy to apply and don't leave behind any residue or oiliness. They're also good for people with sensitive skin.


This has quickly become one of my new favorite moisturizers! It leaves the skin so dewy and plump creating the perfect base for makeup! ...The lightweight moisturizer provides the perfect amount of hydration without being too heavy on my combo oily skin.

What it is: A hydrating, skin-balancing, whipped gel cream in a refillable jar, packed with polyglutamic acid, hyaluronic acid, and plum for visibly plump, glowing skin.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Polyglutamic Acid: A hydrating peptide to boost the efficacy of hyaluronic acid and lock in moisture.
- Hyaluronic Acid: A blend of multi-weight hyaluronic acids to hydrate skin and to keep it looking plump and bouncy.
- Plum and Ice Willowherb: Plum brightens and hydrates while Ice Willowherb visibly balances skin.


Amazing Lightweight Moisturizer!...I love this moisturizer! I’ve tried so many moisturizers that moisturize well but leave me feeling oily. ...Good everyday moisturizer...It doesn’t have any added fragrances and is set at a great price point compared to other moisturizers. My only complaint is that it doesn’t layer well with oil based products but I expected as much given this is a water based formula.

What it is: A lightweight water-based gel moisturizer for all skin types that rapidly hydrates and supports a healthy skin barrier without causing oiliness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ceramosides™ 0.5%: Supports healthy-looking skin and optimizes long-lasting hydration.
- Betaine Complex 3%: Reduces moisture loss and rebalances skin hydration.
- Niacinamide 5%: Visibly reduces excess oil and evens skin tone.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


I am glad I tried this water gel moisturizer out. It left my skin feeling really soft and made it look less dull. ...Calm Water Gel Moisturizer...I received the Calm Water Gel Moisturizer to try out I already knee that I was going to love it.

What it is: A weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: redness, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Apple Fruit Extract: Helps soften skin.
- Glycerin: Helps hydrate skin.
- Cactus Pear: Helps soothe sensitive skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.


Must have holy grail moisturizer...One of the best moisturizers! This treatment is also a primer;) Hydrating, plumping and firming! ...My face and skin ends up feeling hydrated and nice. It works as a great base for makeup and foundation goes on great since my chin has some dry patches but the moisturizer helps me a lot.

What it is: A lightweight, silicone-free refillable moisturizer with natural peptides and hyaluronic acid for skin-smoothing, balanced hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pomegranate Spheres: Absorb moisture to provide sustained hydration that can be locked into the skin.
- Orange Blossom Peptides: Support the skin’s natural barrier to aid with water retention and hydration.
- Macro Hyaluronic Acid: Absorbs moisture and provides a conditioning effect for a soft, hydrated, healthy-looking glow.

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Face Veil SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz / 50 mL·ITEM: 2554889

Color: Hot

302 Reviews


Perfect daily tinted moisturizer/spf...Been using this product for a week now and it’s perfect for every day use. I have oily skin and this product works really well, leaves no greasy feeling like other sunscreens/tinted moisturizers I’ve used at a much higher price point. ...A MUST FOR PALE- FAIR SKIN...This is the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used!! I have tried probably 13+ of these tinted moisturizers from a range of different brands and this one is by far the best!!

What it is: A light, hydrating, and oil-free SPF lotion, rich in vegan-powered extracts to help protect against free radicals as well as blue light.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purple Tea Extract: Antioxidants defend against free radicals.
- Green Algae Extract: A natural source of niacinamide that provides moisturizing properties.
- Passionflower Extract: Protects the skin from the adverse effects of atmospheric pollutants.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.


This moisturizer felt very lightweight on my skin, it did not leave a oily feeling that some moisturizers I have tried before has done. ...New favorite moisturizer!...My skin is noticeably more hydrated with this protein cream than my other moisturizers, and it’s not super heavy but also not as lightweight as a water based cream.

What it is: A protein moisturizer that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to visibly improve skin‘s tone, texture, and firmness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Signal Peptide Complex (Growth Factors): Nine signal peptides (made up of amino
acids, which form proteins in the skin) bind moisture to skin—visibly plumping, firming,
and restoring bounce.
- Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract: An excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients to replenish the skin.


This moisturizer is so easy to apply. Not sticky at all. ...Have used this lotion for two weeks now, skin feels really good, ultra moisturized. Easily one of the best lotions on the market.

What it is: A unique gel-to-lotion body moisturizer featuring the bestselling Turbo aroma.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, fast-absorbing body moisturizer glides on smoothly to nourish and hydrate your skin.


My skin has typically been very dry and flaky in the past, but ever since I have started using this moisturizer, I have seen a huge improvement, despite how dry it has been this winter. ...Very Nice Winter Moisturizer...I was looking for winter moisturizer for my mature skin to help with indoor dryness and cold weather.

What it is:
A moisturizer for very dry to dry skin types, which helps visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, brighten, and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.

What it is formulated to do:
Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer provides targeted repair as needed, where needed to address each person's unique concerns. It delivers essential defense against UV rays with broad-spectrum protection—a critical first step in preventing against damage. The oil-free formula plumps skin with moisture, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens for a fresh, firm, and radiant complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


Amazing moisturizer for even acne prone skin...AMAZING MOISTURIZER!! This is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used and I’ve tried EVERYTHING. ...This is hands down one of the best moisturizers I’ve EVER used; I have combo skin with some hyperpigmentation and acne scars, this has visibly reduced them, I use it in combo with the all night repair serum and what a combo !!!

What it is: A spot-addressing, lightweight moisturizer that hydrates, visibly improves tone, makes your skin look firmer, and reduces the look of lines.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Exclusive Moringa Extract
- Beautyberry Extract
- Vitamin C

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This moisturizer tones down visible dark spots including blemish marks, diminishes visible signs of aging, and leaves skin looking radiant. It is hydrating and lightweight, so skin looks alive with undeniable luminosity.


NEW FAVE NIGHT MOISTURIZER...Literally upon first application this moisturizer had deeply hydrated my skin and it feels beautiful.

What it is: An intensely nourishing, creamy moisturizer that visibly strengthens, smooths, and improves skin’s delicate barrier in 30 minutes and locks in all-day hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

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