Oily skin needs moisturization as much as much as any other skin type. Since I have oily, acne prone skin, I stayed away from moisturizers for many years. I used to think that moisturizers will make my skin oilier and I will get more breakouts. But, I was wrong. The acne medicines and foam face washes made skin dry. The sebum was not the natural moisturizer that my skin needed. My skin felt really dull and dead. I started using moisturizers last year and my skin has changed magically. It looks much more nourished and alive now. Also, the stubborn acne spots are fading away and I love my soft, clear skin these days. But if you have oily skin, you should be very conscious about picking up the right cream. Some creams are too thick and can make your skin greasy, leading to breakouts. So, here is a list of 15 night creams for oily, acne-prone skin.
1. Khadi Natural Aloevera Gel with Liqorice & Cucumber Extracts
Aloe vera is the cheapest and most effective moisturizer available for oily, acne prone skin. The gel based formula keeps the skin soft without making it greasy or oily. This product is loaded with the goodness of cucumber and liquorice, known for their skin calming and antioxidant properties respectively. It never causes any breakout and also helps fade stubborn, old acne scars.
2. Aroma Magic Vitamin C Skin Lightening Gel
Vitamin C is known for clearing tan and other marks, making the skin bright and giving an even finish. This gel based product does that all, without causing any breakout. The gel gets absorbed into the skin and makes skin lustrous and radiant in the morning.
3. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
This cream is prescribed by the doctors for treating dry skin conditions, but this is the perfect choice for your oily skin too. Yes, you read it right. The cream is mattifying and never feels heavy on the skin. It is not greasy and never causes any breakout. In winters, even oily skin needs a little extra moisture and this cream provides that. It maintains the oil balance of the skin and your skin won’t look dull even in winter.
4. Emolene Dry Skin Cream
This is yet another medicated cream that you can buy in pharmacies and the watery gel is great for moisturizing oily skin. It spreads beautifully on the skin and is a water-based gel and it does not make the skin oily or greasy. A little amount is enough to make the skin hydrated. It will never cause any breakout and you will love the softness that it gives to your skin.
5. The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel
If you want to try something different from the regular aloe vera gels, The Face Shop has this super affordable bamboo gel for you. People with super oily skin may feel their skin is getting dehydrated after staying in the A.C or harsh sun for long. This product can rescue your skin at those times. It hydrates the skin without any greasy feel and you will love to see the radiant skin next morning. You can apply this to get instant cooling sensation and freshness too. So the next time you have a dinner date planned after a long day in office, this one can be your saviour.
6. L’Oreal Hydrafresh Hydration + Antiox Active Night Mask-In Jelly
You can use this mask overnight and it acts as a pretty good moisturizer. It hydrates and clarifies the skin super well. I really do not know the exact science, but I feel the acne scars fade well when the skin is properly hydrated. I used it regularly for a month and multiple old scars became much lighter.
7. Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel
Sebamed is known for making products that suit oily, acne prone skin. This gel based product has a pH of 5.5 that matches our skin’s pH. It inhibits the growth of acne bacteria and its primary component – allantonin – smoothens the rough, scaly skin. If your skin is uneven due to bouts of acne and pimples, this one is a must-try for you.
8. Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Anti-Imperfection Clarifying Care
The Normaderm range from Vichy is known for making products especially for oily skin. This particular product stops sebum and toxin accumulation on the skin during the night and the skin looks matte, even and bright in the morning. Our reviewer experienced matte skin throughout the day and it is her Holy Grail night cream now. Give it a try and probably you will also fall in love with this one.
9. Innisfree White Tone Up Cream
This is a creamy gel formula that can be used in the day as well as in the night. If you are using a serum in the night, then you can use this one on the top instead of some heavy moisturizer. It spreads evenly on the skin, brightens up the face and gives the porcelain kind of skin after regular use. I am using this for past many months and it makes the pores appear smaller, the marks lighter and the skin definitely looks even and bright.
10. Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Cream
This cream is known for providing perfect repair for dryness, wrinkles, flakiness, darkening, blemishes, enlarged pores, and reduced skin elasticity, proper nourishment and hydration to the skin. If you want flawless beautiful skin without being worried about bad breakouts, definitely give this one a try.
11. Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
This cream works like magic on oily, acne prone skin. It makes the dry areas soft and oily parts matte. It fades the acne scars and gives an even, bright complexion. It also fades the small bumps that my acne left and tightens the skin more. Although this is a little expensive, you can try this once to see the difference yourself.
12. Kama Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream
This product is my current favourite. I feel that this suits every skin type and every age group. It mattifies my super oily skin and never feels greasy. The pores look tighter as soon as I apply this on face. It works on the skin overnight and next morning dullness and dryness fade away. I have used it for 3 months and all old acne scars have faded completely. The stubborn tan is gone and it has cleared my complexion beautifully. If you want to invest in something for your skin care, this is the safest, most effective and best bet!
13. Forest Essentials Night Treatment Cream: Jasmine & Patchauli
Here is another night treatment cream that is easily available in India. Pure jasmine and patchouli oils, renowned for their therapeutic qualities, soothe the skin, neutralize oil production and give it an even tone. It gets absorbed into the skin super fast and makes the face look all glowy and refreshed in the morning.
14. The Body Shop Sea Weed Oil Control Overnight Gel
Seaweeds are known for their amazing skin-healing properties and when you have oily skin, you do not have to worry about breakouts as this comes in a gel formula. It hydrates the face, brightens it, makes it soft and gives an even tone. The fatty acid, minerals and vitamins from the sea-weed will refresh your skin and you will love the change. Give it a try and you won’t definitely regret using this one.