With our perpetual hot and humid weather, applying anything on ourselves that adds to feeling icky and sweaty is a no-go, especially on the face. For that reason, we’ve curated a list of oil-free moisturizers that give you the glow, sans the annoying greasiness:
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream (RM286 for 48ml jar on Sephora.my)
Drench the skin with a liquid cloud infused with 30% Hyaluronic Acid that provides the skin with a burst of hydration for up to 72 hours. Comprising three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid to replenish the skin and Ceramides to help lock in moisture, the cream leaves the skin supple and silky, with fine lines and wrinkles visibly reduced.
Origins GinZing™ Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer (RM115 for 50ml jar at Origins stores and counters)
The two star ingredients of this moisturizer, Panax Ginseng and Caffeine, works to instantly jumpstart the skin’s hydration levels and refreshes tired skin for a healthy and revitalised glow. It also optimises the skin’s cellular energy to keep it conditioned, while revealing wide-awake skin that is strengthened from within.
Skin Inc Pure Recovery Dew (RM225 per 30ml bottle on Sephora.my)
Fortify the skin with this lightweight daily moisturiser that is infused with mineral-rich Japanese Onsen Water to soothe and heal, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, French Pine Bark that contains powerful antioxidants to protect the skin against environmental stressors, and Conchiolin Protein that helps with firming.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (RM174 per 50ml jar at Clinique stores and counters)
Formulated with specially charged activated aloe water and natural hyaluronic acid, the oil-free gel-cream quenches dry and dehydrated skin for up to 24 hours. With prolonged use, it helps the skin look healthier, more supple, firm, and reduces flakiness, as well as fine lines and tightness.
belif Oil Control Moisturizer Fresh (RM160 per 125ml bottle at belif stores or Zalora.my)
Take control of the sebum production on your skin with this lightweight moisturizer that contains rosehip extracts and oil controlling powder to leave the skin hydrated, while tightening enlarged pores and enhancing the skin’s resilience against pollution.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (RM120 per 50ml jar at Kiehl’s stores or counters and online)
Charged with Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Antarcticine and Cucumber Fruit Extract, the gel cream works synergistically with the skin to visibly minimise excess oil to leave the skin looking and feeling intensely balanced. It absorbs instantly upon application, helps the skin retain moisture and acts as a shield to the skin barrier.
Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer (RM295 per 50ml jar on Sephora.my)
Tone and moisturise the skin with this anti-aging hydrator that is made with a unique blend of ingredients such as Red Marine Algae to deliver collagen reinforcing amino acids beneath the surface of the skin. What’s great is that it is ideal for oily skin, and also gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel Cream (RM160 per 50ml jar on Sephora.my)
Breath new life into exhausted and stressed skin with this moisturizer that is formulated to restore and refresh dull and dehydrated complexions. Its clean-air technology™ oxygenates the skin as it safeguards it, aside from nourishing the skin with plenty of antioxidants and anti-pollutants.
Mary Kay Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin (RM95 per 88ml tube)
Got problematic skin that is prone to acne? Try this lightweight moisturizer from the Clear Proof ® Acne System that is non-comedogenic and clinically tested for irritants and allergies. Besides replenishing moisture in the skin, it soothes agitated skin and leaves a comfortable matte finish without the greasy feeling.