10 Best Moisturizers for Oily and Acne Prone Skin in India

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Best Face Moisturizers for Oily, Acne and Pimple Prone Skin in India

By Contributor: Ruchi Jain

If you think oily skin does not need any moisturizer, then you are wrong. Many people skip the moisturizer in their CTM routine in order to prevent oiliness on skin because of the acne and pimple scare but that results in damaged and dehydrated skin. Oily skin too needs nourishment and care, so have a look at the 10 best moisturizers which are suitable for oily skin. The moisturizers listed below are not in a ranking order.

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1. Lotus Herbals Acne Gel Tea Tree Anti Pimple and Anti Acne:

Oily skin tends to be acne prone so this is best gel based moisturizer for keeping acnes at bay. It leaves skin soft and supple, feels very light on skin and get absorbed easily. Those suffering from acnes should try it as it helps in combating acnes and lightening acne marks. INR 233 for 100ml.

best moisturizer for oily skin

2. Kaya Daily Use Sunscreen with Spf 15:

It’s a water based moisturizer which is best for oily skin. It hydrates skin without making it feel sticky. After 5mins of application the moisturizer is completely absorbed in skin. It comes with Spf 15 which protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. INR 790 for 50 ml

best moisturizer for oily skin

3. Garnier Skin natural Oil Control Fairness Cream:

It gives skin shine free fairness through its oil trapping technology coupled with the whitening efficacy of natural lemon essence. It ensures shine free skin for almost 8 hrs in all seasons. Regular use lightens the skin tone and acne marks. It has slight lemon-y fragrance and it feels like weightless mousse . INR 199 for 40 ml

 best moisturizer for oily skin

4. Neturogena Oil free moisture for combination skin:

This is non -comedogenic moisturizer, which is dermatologist tested. Its most suited for those having dryness in some areas and oily in some. This moisturizer is with Spf 15 and quite soothing and hides skin peeling that could be caused by acne treatments. A small quantity is required each time. INR 299 for 118 ml.

best moisturizer for oily skin

5. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer:

It is a light weight, oil free moisturizer. It gets absorbed into the skin quickly. Best for oily and acne prone skin as it leaves the skin soft and supple and keeps oil at bay for a good 6-7 hours. INR 195 for 80 ml.

best moisturizer for oily skin

6. Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Oil free Moisturizer:

Its a light weight, water based moisturizer. It is gentle on skin and does not clog pores. Leaves skin supple and soft and keeps oil at bay. This comes with affordable pricing and available at local stores. INR 80 for 100ml.

best moisturizer for oily skin

7. Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion:

This is a bit thick moisturizer and best suited for those undergoing acne treatments especially in winters because this can leave skin a bit oily and sensitive. It feels sticky after some time so its best suited for winters only. INR 230 for 100 ml

best moisturizer for oily skin

8. Lacto Calamine Skin balance oil control Nourishing Cream:

It contains goodness of castor oil, glycerin and Kaolin clay to absorb oil. It’s good for oily skin and mild acne prone skin, but not for severe acne problem. It leaves skin soft and gives a matte finish. INR 125 for 120 ml.

best moisturizer for oily skin

9. Sebamed Clear Face care Gel:

Its oil free gel based moisturizer. Its free from parabens and other irritants. It has the right pH of 5.5 which is healthy for skin. It could feel a bit sticky on face. Best for acne prone skin.  INR 500 for 50 ml

best moisturizer for oily skin

10. FabIndia Vitamin E skin hydrating cream for oily skin:

Its light weight cream and get absorbed quickly with no residue behind. Keeps oil at bay for a long time. It hydrates skin and leaves soft and supple skin. INR 225 for 120 ml

Which is your favourite face moisturizer for oily skin?


  1. What a great compilation! Its nice to see many drugstore and affordable brands included here! Would love to see a similar one on combination skintone

    • Hi i read ur review m looking for buy lacto even m too following now a days lacto calamine user to know more is it real worth it because i have oliy skin acne issue even open pours do you recommended

  2. I have been using the Fab-India Vit-E moisturiser. It i a very light weight water based whipped cream that gets easily absorbed in the skin and leaves it soft and moisturised. Continous usage gave me a uniformly moistiurized glowing skin that broke out only occassionally due to hormonal changes in the body.

  3. I love the Neutrogena Oil-free moisturizer, and Lacto Calamine is a must have for me. The Garnier moisturizer broke me out though.

  4. My aunt bought me the clean & clear one last year. It’s amazing especially in summers for my combination skin. But i never find it in local stores :( i’ll try the garnier one next.

  5. this is very informative blog and i got very informative knowledge from this blog and could you you tell me any other product can i use except moisturizers for oily skin. If yes then tell me

    • Hi.. wait for other articles, maybe your query will be solved. and if you are looking for any particular product then do tell me.

  6. Have bin using fab India since long ..continuous usage has made my skin baby soft .. But would definately want to try vlcc alphamoist .. Btw very well compiled:)

  7. I loved Neutrogena it works great for me as i have a combination skin. Lacto calamine gave me lot of dead skin and break outs . i wish to try lotus tea tree gel , just looking for more suggestion and reviews .

  8. These products seems to be amazing, but my skin is very oily. But as you are saying these products are oily acne prone then it is really good.

  9. Hi,
    i used lacto calamine from my high school since 10 years. but it not realy works in my skin. can u suggest me any one which might be the best for my extra oily pimple prone skin.

  10. Oh thanks a lot. I have very oily skin and have been using intensive home remedies that resulted in drying my skin. Neutrogena oil free moisturiser sounds perfect for me as it is non-comedogenic and gives UV protection as well. Thanks for sharing

  11. Hi,

    I have got a combination skin , I used ponds white beauty naturals for about 1 years and half and have recently bought Lacto Calamine. Its been 15 days , but I can feel that Lacto Calamine makes my face sweaty near my chin, upper lips, nose and forehead. I have started getting pimples around my chin and forehead too. Please could you advise, how to discover if Lacto Calamine suits my skin type or not.


  12. I have been using j&j clean and clear moisturizer for last 15 years and its very good. i have oily skin but it keeps my skin fresh all the time. and its pocket friendly also.

  13. Thanks I’m excited about the moisturiser. I would like to have neutrogena or lacto calamine or even seabed clear face gel because I have oily skin n ve pimples. I’m 40 yrs n live in Kenya. can I get either of these in my country. I’m desperate

  14. Can we use facewash,sunscreen n creams each of diffrt brads?? Will there b syd effcts??

  15. hi rlly nyc useful info…. but m nt clear wat exactly my skin want.. im 26 yr.and i have opn pores all the tym wid t-zone oily skin… wat CTM routine shuld i follow.. for combo skin… pls suggest rlyy worried

    thanxx in advance

  16. can you suggest me a water based moisturiser that won’t break me out and clog pores. I used to use bihaku but it’s no longer available in India. something similar to it maybe ? thankyou.

  17. Hi, I want ask that my skin is not oily but i m not sure because from last few months i m suffering from acne and need moismoisturizer because after using all the creams my skin became so dry so pls suggest accordingly that how cab can can i prvent acne with moistrizer

  18. i have problem of red marks of pimple.. my face suddenly become red in sunlight.. which high temper only on face… which cream will be suitable for me.. plzz suggest me… for winters as well as for summers..

  19. Hi,
    My skin is very dark and oily. Could you please suggest me a moisturizer, a sunscreen and a overnight whitening cream?

    • Hi,
      My skin is also oily and I used Truskin, and now i don’t have even one pimple also. It worked for me,removed all my pimples and made my skin clear and soft. Hope that, it works for you too.

  20. This is a really useful blog!
    Which one would you prefer, for oily, pimple-prone skin..Neutrogena oil-free moisture spf15 or Lotus herbals acnegel tea tree anti- pimple and acne gel?
    Kindly give your opinion.

  21. This is a really useful blog!
    Which one would you prefer, for oily, pimple-prone skin..Neutrogena oil-free moisture spf15 or Lotus herbals acnegel tea tree anti- pimple and acne gel?
    Kindly give your opinion as I’m rather confused over which to purchase.

  22. hi. i am geting dark day by day nd my skin is oily. when i use Neturogena Oil free moisture nd Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Oil free Moisturizer at same time my skin loks more dark nd greasy nd when i get up in morning .thr is pimple on my skin.. plz suggest me gud mosituriser for my oily skin

  23. Hii.. plz cn u sugest me a cream or gel for ance darksptos i had pimpls on my face nd now i dnt hv pimpls bt soo much darkspots …. nd my skin is oily too.. plz suggest me a good option for ths troulbe………….

  24. hi..i am 20..i hve a big prblm since 5 yr .my face is so oily n its over of pimple.could you pls suggest me the best product for me

  25. Hi..i’ve been using lacto calamine for the past two months..but now my skin is kind of brkng ot..shld i skip to anothr moistrzr or shld i just stck to lacto calamine

  26. My skin oily…I hav blak marks scars n pimples …recently I used no marks Yellow cream 1 week onwards now pimples became more n more wt can I dooo ..sujjest me pls

  27. Hi ! I am 39+ and for the last 2-3 years in every summer my skin becomes too oily and acne prone, and have open pores and wrinkles, face looks so dull, my complexion is also little bit changed . In winter acne removes and skin looks dry. I purchased neutrogena oil free moisturizer in this summer but it is too sticky, after applying it looks like I have put oil on a face it doesn’t absorb in a skin. So please suggest me which moisturizer should i use which make my skin soft, oil free, wrinkle free, closed pores and get my complexion back. please please suggest me something

  28. Hallo. I would be happy if you could suggest me some day and night mosturiser for my oily skin. And to mention i have this sunburn on the top of my upper lip below the nose. Can u help me with this problem as well. This sunburn sometimes get dried and the dry skin comes out. Please help me with. I need really good moisturisers. Please suggest

  29. Hi, am having combination skin, I had pimples & marks in my face, summer skin becomes oily & in winter completely dry & start getting more pimples, I scared &,worried about the face, I tryed all expensive creams & face wash but no use, finally my friend sajusted me to use old cinthol soap, I checked a review about old cinthol, wow its awesome review and thanks to old cinthol, my pimples & marks are controled now, my so many friends are using, am so happy,

  30. Hii….i am 22 year old.I am getting marrage on next july but i am so sad bcz i am having combination skin, summer skin becomes oily & in winter completely dry
    I hav black marks scars pimples n pimples red marks after 4 month i am so worried..plz u can help me with this prob.. So please suggest me which moisturizer
    should i use which make my skin soft, oil free and also pimples free.. I need really good moisturisers. Please please please suggest me something

  31. I have used lacto calamine but I suffered breakouts. I have excessive oily skin and suffering from enlarged pores . Can u suggest me the perfect moisturizer which will help to resolve the breakouts and enlarged pores.. Please !!

  32. I always have pimples on my face… I really feel bad..:'( I’m using Himalaya neem face wash and Himalaya fairness cream… Which one is better for me??? I have oily skin

    • Himalaya Fairness cream is not good. I faced too much breakout after I use this cream…..so farther I didn’t used it ..
      You can use Himalaya clarina face gel wash
      …it is too good . It will remove your pimples.

      Use lemon+ honey mask every night for 10 min and then wash your face and use aloevera gel with vit E capsule.

  33. I always have pimples on my face… I really feel bad..:'( I’m using Himalaya neem face wash and Himalaya fairness cream… Which one is better for me??? I have oily skin… Plz suggest something

  34. Hey mam I have acne and pimples on my face. I used may products but it doesn’t effect very well now what can I do please tell me.

  35. I used the Citrus Clear Moisturizer when i was 16 but then stopped when my skin cleared up but when i was 18 my skin got really bad again so i started using it a gain and i dont know why i eveer stopped it helped clear my skin. I have oily skin and it doesnt make it shiny if you use a pea sized amount. Also i love the tingely effect it has it wakes you up and reaaly makes you feel clean and clear.

  36. Nice Post ! I used so many cream for my oily skin but I was never satisfied with any cream for my oily skin,
    then I tried Mastani Face Cream for oily skin. I always suggest to buy the products from Amruta Pharma as it’s natural and very effective.
    You also give review for this herbal product.

  37. I am using mastani fairness face cream for oily skin last 4 month.this moisturizer has oil controlling properties and also whitens the skin.This gets fast absorbed in the skin and skin feels nonoily. This moisturizer reduces the dark spots, dullness and skin shallowness so that the skin looks radiant and fresh.Buy this product on Amazon.

  38. Thanks for sharing list of products for pimples and acne. I personally, like lacto calamine.

    However, I also feel that, apart from using these products, we can also go for home remedies, which is affordable to do and has long term effect. There is one article on pimple treatment for oily skin in hindi, https://www.popxo.com/2016/02/tips-for-pimple-free-face-hindi/ , which I want to share with you guys so that you can understand the benefit of home remedies and how much effective it is.


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