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When I first gathered that my type of skin was combination, meaning oily on certain skin areas like, in my case, forehead and nose, I didn’t have a clue what a good face moisturizer for oily skin is.

Nevertheless, I discovered quite quickly that most of the so called over the counter moisturizing creams didn’t suit my skin.

I still remember one incident when I bought a cream which bore no indication for which type of skin it was suitable for, and ended up being used as a foot cream because it was just not good for the more oily areas of my face.

I know how disappointing it can be looking for a cream to moisturize oily and combination skin. Some people also think that oily skin doesn’t actually need a moisturizer but this is a big misconception.

So, when you are searching for a good facial moisturizer for oily skin, there are certain things you need to watch out for.

Start By Ruling Out Harmful Ingredients

The first thing you should do is start ruling out all those ingredients that you must avoid such as synthetics, artificial fragrances, alcohol, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, or any other chemical ingredients that can irritate your skin.

Keep in mind that all these components may actually dry out your skin which can signal your glands to secrete even more oil. You also need to avoid any natural ingredients that can clog the pores such as beeswax.

By ruling out all these harmful ingredients right from the start, you can easily narrow down the options available as to which moisturizer works the best with oily skin.

Look for Ingredients that Can Clear and Rebalance Oily Skin

Once you have ruled out the harmful ingredients, then you need to search for those components that will effectively moisturize your face without leaving it oily.

Basil Leaves

Start by looking for those ingredients that will be able to cool and calm your skin as well as provide balance by preventing breakouts and keeping it clear. One good ingredient is Geranium.

This simple garden plant is more than just a pretty flower since it can actually cool and soothe the skin as well as provide the balance that oily skin needs.

Geranium oil is perfect for oily or combination skin. Geranium seems to dry up excess oil without drying out your skin by stopping the pores from producing extra oil.

Reviews for several products containing Geranium are all quite good.

In addition, ingredients such as thistle extract from the seeds of the Safflower thistle have plenty of omega 6 fatty acids that help pores shrink and stop them from becoming congested.

Some other helpful ingredients in a good daily moisturizer for oily skin include Manuka oil (for its anti bacterial properties), natural vitamin E (for its antioxidant properties), jojoba oil, basil extract, lavender oil and natural lactic acid.

EltaMD PM Therapy Moisturizer is reviewed very positively by users for its effectiveness in nighttime moisturizing without clogging the pores, so that makes it a good facial moisturizer for oily skin.

Combining this moisturizer with a suitable for oily or combination skin cleanser such as Glytone Daily Facial Cleanser can also help you balance the oiliness and get rid of your acne breakouts or other blemishes.

Go Organic!

Remember that everything you rub into your skin is absorbed into your blood stream.

In case of oily skin, it is advisable that you choose an organic moisturizer. That way you can be sure that all of its ingredients are free of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

So, it will not only help you maintain healthy skin, but protect your overall health as well.

What is Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream All About?

  • It is organically certified by the Soil Association.
  • Its mild anti bacterial qualities help prevent breakouts.
  • It can clear and re balance oily and T- Zone skin, hydrate and smooth combination skin, leaving you with a bright radiant complexion.
  • It is free from drying alcohols and pore blocking components.
  • It helps unsettled skin calm and evens out your skin’s tone.
  • It is formulated for skin that is sensitive to chemicals or gets easily irritated by them.
  • Only the cleanest organic ingredients are used in this non greasy moisturizer which can be used as an excellent makeup base since it gives a matte velvet type finish.
  • Pai skincare products are awarded top prizes by beauty insiders and given all the attention they deserve by professional make up artists and satisfied customers all over the world.
  •  30 day money back guarantee if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the product you have selected.


If I have succeeded in showing you what a good face moisturizer for oily skin is, let me remind you that apart from a quality moisturizer suitable for this type of skin, you also need an efficient skin care regimen consisting of good cleansing and exfoliating as well as a nutritious diet to help your skin look at its best.

That way you will increase the chances of having a clear, non irritated and balanced skin.