No matter how simple or elaborate our A.M. and P.M. routines are, we most likely have one step in common: Moisturizer. Gone are the days of skipping this product due to the belief that it will make our complexion greasy. News flash: It's very important—even for those with oily skin! They trap all the nutrients we applied to our faces and they also serve as a barrier to keep all the external irritants away.
Ready to meet your new BFF? Check out our top picks below:
1. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Essentials Moisturizer
P157, CLEAN & CLEAR, Watsons
For a simple and fuss-free moisturizer, check out this one from Clean & Clear. It has an oil-free formula infused with salicylic acid that can prevent the appearance of pimples and blackheads.
2. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Whitening Vita Aqua Moisturizer
P195, IWHITE KOREA, BeautyMNL
Another affordable pick is the Vita Aqua Moisturizer from iWhite. It has a water-based formula that hydrates the skin and leaves a cooling feeling upon application. It's perfect for hot weather!
3. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Hydration Facial Moisturizer
P250, CELETEQUE DERMOSCIENCE, Watsons
If you're feeling iffy about moisturizers that are way too thick and creamy, try this one from Celeteque. It has a gel formula that makes it easier for your complexion to absorb. It's also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin types.
4. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Hydrating Light Moisturizer
P299, SIMPLE, Watsons
This gentle moisturizer from cult-fave brand Simple is made with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E, glycerin, and borage seed oil. It has a lightweight and fast-absorbing formula that will keep your face hydrated for up to 12 hours.
5. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Renewing Collagen and Elastin Moisturizer
P339, ST. IVES, Watsons
This moisturizer from St. Ives is infused with collagen and elastin that will give you bouncier and more supple skin. It's housed in a big tub, so it will surely last you a long time!
6. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Cica Gel Moisturizer
P379, FACE REPUBLIC, BeautyMNL
Face Republic's most famous product is their lightweight sunscreen, but we think their gel moisturizer deserves the same hype, too! It's infused with Centella Asiatica extract that repairs damaged and irritated skin. It also calms down redness and soothes inflammation.
7. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Marine Caviar HydroMiracle Moisturizer
P495, HUMAN NATURE, Humanheartnature
If you want to try out a moisturizer that's made with a unique ingredient, try out this one from Human Nature. It's made with lato (sea grapes) that will help retain skin elasticity and grant you a smoother, bouncier complexion with every use.
8. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer
P898, NEUTROGENA, Watsons
For those with perpetually dry skin, a moisturizer that's loaded with hyaluronic acid is your best bet. This one from Neutrogena has a watery gel formula that attracts moisture and will lock it in your complexion. You can also use it as a primer to help your base go on smoother.
9. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Daily Facial Moisturizer
P944, CETAPHIL, Watsons
For a tried-and-tested moisturizer, use this one from award-winning brand Cetaphil. It has a lightweight, silky-smooth formula that helps improve your skin's ability to retain moisture.
10. Best Oil-Free Moisturizer: Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream
P1,100, COSRX, BeautyMNL
If you haven't tried incorporating snail mucin in your routine, this moisturizer from COSRX is a good place to start. It's made with 92 percent pure snail secretion filtrate that nourishes and hydrates skin and provides a barrier against external irritants.