10 Best Korean Moisturisers for Oily Skin Types

Moisturisers made for oily skin DO exist! And we have proof!

Still think you don’t need a moisturiser? Breaking news: Even oily skin types are not immune to dehydration! Especially if you’re already using any acne-targeting products that dry out the skin, it is important to rehydrate it to prevent your skin from overproducing sebum when it is dehydrated.

Besides, moisturisers these days do not only hydrate, they also contain a host of benefits for oily or acne-prone skin. From lightweight creams to cooling gels, we’ve rounded up some of the best moisturisers that will leave your skin hydrated and healthy, without clogging your pores or causing breakouts.

1. COSRX Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream

The COSRX Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream is designed to soothe, cool and hydrate the skin while combating redness and irritation. Unlike most lightweight gel creams that vanish after application, the COSRX Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream actually feels and deeply hydrates like a moisturiser, but with a gel consistency!

2. Jumiso Have a Good Cream Snail & Centella

Containing two of our favourite powerhouse ingredients, this moisturiser will help hydrate, soothe and brighten. Snail mucin will keep the skin plump and moisturised, while centella asiatica helps calm irritation and soothe blemishes for a brighter and more even complexion.

3. Huxley Cream Fresh and More

Huxley Fresh And More Cream is a hypoallergenic, refreshing gel-type cream that delivers long-lasting hydration and nourishment to rough, dull and tired skin. Antioxidant-rich Sahara prickly pear seed oil, birch sap and purslane helps hydrate, protect and soothe, leaving skin feeling plump, but matte.

4. By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream

If you’ve never tried an exfoliating moisturiser before, you’re missing out! The Acid-Duo Hibiscus Cream is a daily moisturiser with gentle exfoliating acids, LHA and PHA, which is suitable even for sensitive skin. This cream will help improve clogged pores and sebum, while fighting pigmentation and dullness!

5. Lagom Cellus Mild Moisture Cream

The Lagom Cellus Mild Moisture Cream, like all other Lagom products, is formulated with DermaFlux, a hero ingredient based on Nobel Prize winning science that delivers hydration all the way inside the cells! Despite being hydrating, this cream is lightweight enough even for oily skin types, and absorbs quickly into the skin.

6. I’m From Vitamin-Tree Gel

This lightweight gel moisturiser contains 68% Vitamin Tree Leaf Water (also known as sea buckthorn), which is a do-it-all ingredient that can help hydrate, nourish, brighten, balance your skin’s oil/moisture level and improve skin tone!

Read also: Ingredients 101: Sea Buckthorn, the Overachieving Do-it-All!

7. Aromatica Tea Tree Balancing Emulsion

Emulsions are lighter versions of moisturising creams. So unlike most heavy creams, emulsions typically go on lighter and thinner on the skin. The Aromatica Tea Tree Balancing Emulsion is a sebum-controlling emulsion formulated with tea tree leaf extract to help restore skin balance, fight breakouts and prevent excess shine.

8. COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

The COSRX Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion contains 70% Birch Sap to calm and treat sensitive, irritated, or freshly exfoliated skin (a perfect combo with your AHAs & BHAs!). Suitable for all skin types, this moisturiser will quench dry skin without leaving any greasy residue, and calms acne-prone skin without causing breakouts.

9. D’Alba Piedmont Peptide No Sebum Repair Cream

Looking for an anti-ageing moisturiser that won’t add extra greasiness for oily skin types? The D’Alba Piedmont No-Sebum Repair Cream is a non-greasy moisturiser formulated with white truffle and peptides to help stimulate cell renewal and target wrinkles and saggy skin!

10. By Ecom Pure Calming Cica Cream

Restore healthier skin with the By Ecom Pure Calming Cica Cream! This soothing gel cream contains a combination of 3 growth factors, EGF + IGF + FGF, to help improve skin troubles such as blemishes, redness or acne scars.

Have you tried any of these moisturisers before? Or do you have any other moisturiser recommendations? Let us know!

Korean Beauty & Skincare Tips