Oily skin is often characterized by excess oil and the appearance of enlarged pores, which can contribute to blemishes. As a result, there is a common misconception that oily skin should not be moisturized. Though it may seem counterintuitive, oily skin types can actually benefit from the use of a face moisturizer. This is especially true if you are using exfoliating agents such as salicylic, glycolic, dioic, and citric acids, retinol creams, or face scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils, causing it to overcompensate and produce even more oil.
When shopping for a good moisturizer for oily skin, it is key to look for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that are free of oil, and that contain ingredients which can retain moisture levels in skin. One such ingredient is hyaluronic acid. Lauded as one of the most effective hydrating ingredients, this powerful molecule is capable of holding 1,000x its weight in water, making it an excellent moisturizer when applied topically. Formulated with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, SkinCeuticalsHydrating B5is an oil free moisturizer proven to deliver long-lasting hydration while restoring radiance for a smoother complexion.