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 best options is a water-based moisturizer specifically designed for oily skin. Choose from our variety of water-based moisturizers for oily skin.


Been using it morning and night for about a month now and it keeps my skin moisturised all day/night long. It’s the only one I’ve found that wears and looks amazing under makeup (both silicone and water-based base) and helps prevent dry patches. ...Only one thing to note, I wore it under makeup (both moisturizer and foundation are water based) and it broke my makeup up mid day. ...Must-have moisturizer

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.


This moisturizer is not heavy but light. After applying the product to my face, I can feel my skin being fully moisturized without being oily. ...TATA Harper water lock moisturizer is a Product that you need to add into your skin care regimen.

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.


It’s very light yet moisturizing. For the oily skin girls looking to moisturize but not feel greasy. ...I love water based moisturizer, especially ones with packaging such as this one.

What it is: A lightweight moisturizer formulated with AquaPort Technology that delivers faster, deeper, more effective, up-to-24-hour hydration for thirsty, fatigued skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AquaPort Technology: Transports hydration faster and deeper into the skin​.
- Rosemary Peptide Complex: Fights skin fatigue and accelerates natural recovery to help skin bounce back.
- Blue Light-Activated Algae Extract: Combats digital aging by improving dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyd


I have oily skin and thought this would be a light, water-based spf that would nicely absorb into my skin like usual water-based moisturizers but boy was I wrong 🤡 Can't even go a few minutes with this on before my glasses will be sliding off my nose. ...Perfect summer moisturizer!...Let me start off by saying that I love this product! A lot of moisturizers that I’ve used that have SPF leave a white cast or have that sunscreen smell, but this does not leave a scent and it finishes with a water to cream consistency making it good as a base for makeup.

What it is: A broad-spectrum SPF 45 moisturizer with a unique water-break texture and invisible finish that plumps the look of skin with moisture.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness

Formulation: Cream


GREAT daily cream for sensitive, acne-prone skin...I am in my mid-twenties and have acne-prone skin (urgh) and it's taken me years to find a moisturizer that doesn't upset my sensitive skin. ...Good Hydration for Combination/Oily Skin Types...I'm completely hooked on these mostly gel-like (or water-based) moisturizers for my combination skin because they absorb well and simply work.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Combination
✔ Oily
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A refreshing, non-greasy hydrator to intensely moisturize skin.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
The quick-absorbing Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream delivers 24-hour hydration and shine control—with an instant cooling effect upon application. It’s formulated with imperata cylindrica root extract and antarcticine to help skin retain moisture, intensely conditioning skin with a fresh texture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


Product is very water based which some people may be into, for my skin I prefer a deeper moisturizer, but it smells good and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin...Best cream for sensitive skin!!...I’ve tried a couple creams from different brands, but only this one really fits my skin perfectly! With the water based and coconut smell, it leaves my skin hydrated fast without lingering too much on it. 100% recommend if your skin is oily.

What it is: A refreshingly light water cream infused with nourishing coconut water to hydrate your skin with a burst of weightless moisture.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Hydrates and replenishes skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Smooths skin and boosts its moisture content.
- Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate: Regenerates and retains moisture in skin.

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


This product is exactly what is described on the package, hydrating and lightweight! It is very water based and goes on smooth. Very hydrating and lightweight product that soaks in very nice....The magic water cream is lightweight and sets into my skin seamlessly, but it truly leaves it feeling as moisturized as if it were a heavier cream based moisturizer, but the plus side is that it leaves no sticky residue!

What it is: A bouncy, weightless, fragrance-free gel water cream that immediately drenches the skin in hydration, refines the look of pores, and visibly reduces redness over time.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, Pores

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Brightens and balances appearance of skin tone and refines look of pores.
- Waterlocking Fusion Technology™: Traps moisture immediately and retains over time for up to 100 hours of hydration.
- Biopeptide Complex: Visibly improves skin tone and texture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, re


It’s a great moisturizer for oily and red skin. It is a little drying but as long as you pair this with your favorite hyaluronic serum, it feels great!...This gel is like a huge gulp of water for my skin. The minute I put it on my skin feels refreshed and is thanking me.

What it is: A soft, cooling gel cream moisturizer that quickly hydrates, soothes visible redness, and supports the skin barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cica Complex (Centella Asiatica): Deeply soothes skin.
- Allantoin: Deeply soothes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight gel face cream is turbocharged with potent ingredients


I have oily, acne prone, dull skin and this does wonders! ...Amazing for oily skin...This moisturizer is criminally underrated for oily skin… I’m very picky about moisturizers that leave a heavy/greasy feeling, and this one’s texture is soooo elegant and light, and it absorbs right in while leaving lasting hydration!

What it is: An oil-free, noncomedogenic moisturizer, with the potency of a serum, that restores radiance and evens the look of skin tone and texture.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Three Forms of Vitamin C: Protect against free radical damage and visibly improve signs of sun aging.
- Lactic Acid: Increases absorption and enhances antioxidant performance.
- Niacinamide: Helps reduce the look of redness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This moisturizer contains vitamin C, an essential vitamin that h

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