Top 10 Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin in Malaysia 2022

For those of us that have oily skin, we have to try our best to keep excess oils from seeping out our skins to avoid looking like a ball of grease. In fact, because of these excess oils, the skin is susceptible to breakouts too which can make it uncomfortable for us. 

Sometimes, our oily skin hinders us from meeting friends or going out in public in fear of being judged by other people and this brings our confidence levels. Fortunately, there are moisturisers that have been formulated specifically for people with oily skin. We have compiled a list of the Top 10 moisturizers for oily skin. 

1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
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The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is a great affordable option of moisturizer for oily skin. It is mainly formulated with hyaluronic acid that is packed with nutrients and moisture to keep your skin hydrated and oil-free all day. This moisturizer also helps to restore the skin to its optimal condition while decreasing the secretion of oils from your skin. Your face will look fresh and hydrated after each use.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol,Cetearyl Olivate, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Olivate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Trehalose, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Yeast Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate,Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Laureth-7, C12-14 Pareth-12, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 42090
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros & Cons:

Affordable
Restores skin to optimal condition
48 hour hydration
Must be stored away from sunlight

Price: RM42.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Aiken Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer

Aiken Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer
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Another budget-friendly option of moisturizer is the Aiken Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer. This moisturizer is lightweight and a water-based formula, so it will not be heavy on the skin nor will it add any oils to the face. The formulation contains tea tree oil that aids in preventing pimples from appearing while targeting existing pimples on the face.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclodextrin, 4-Terpineol, Sodium Polyacrylate, C18-C21 Alkane, Trideceth-6, Allantoin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bisabolol, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 75ml

Pros & Cons:

Lightweight
Prevents pimples from appearing
Repairs skin barrier
Must be stored away from sunlight

Price: RM12.67

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

Cosrx Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
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The Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is a great option if you have irritated and oily skin. This moisturizer is super lightweight due to its lotion-texture, making it non-greasy and light on the skin. It is effective in levelling the balance of your skin’s hydration and restores the skin’s barrier. The formulation’s main ingredient is birch sap, which helps to soothe the skin from irritation and redness.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 100ml

Pros:

Balance skin’s hydration levels
Soothes the skin from irritation
Light lotion texture

Price: RM76.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Moisturizer

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors HA Moisturizer
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The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Moisturizer is a great non-greasy and vegan moisturizer for oily skin. The formula consists of Natural Moistuizing Factors that contains fatty acids, multiple amino acids, triglycerides, glycerine, ceramides and so much more skin loving ingredients. There is also a high concentration of hyaluronic acid in the formulation. These ingredients help to deliver hydration to the skin while protecting the skin from impurities.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glucose, Maltose, Fructose, Trehalose, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Urea, Allantoin, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Triolein, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Isoceteth-20, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: Canada
  • Size Available: 30ml, 100ml

Pros & Cons:

Delivers hydration to the skin
Protects the skin from impurities
Non-greasy
Must be applied after serum

Price: RM37.50 – RM56.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. Clinelle Purifying Gel Moisturizer

Clinelle Purifying Gel Moisturizer
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Clinelle’s Purifying Gel Moisturizer is the selection for you if you have blemishes on your skin. This light moisturizer absorbs into the skin quickly because of its watery-gel like consistency. This moisturizer also decreases the production in sebum and clears any acne scars plus removes blemishes. Your face will feel refreshed and cool after every use of this moisturizer.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glucose, Maltose, Fructose, Trehalose, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Urea, Allantoin, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Triolein, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Isoceteth-20, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: Hong Kong
  • Size Available: 30ml

Pros & Cons:

Clears acne scars
Removes blemishes
Decreases sebum production
Short expiry date

Price: RM31.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Moisturizer

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Moisturizer
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The La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Moisturizer is a good moisturizer for congested, oily skin. It is specially designed to relieve the skin from congestion and acne while providing moisture to the skin. The moisturizer’s formulation contains Dimethicone that is efficient in making your face look smooth. Plus, it is a non-sticky texture.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isocetyl Stearate, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Silica, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbitan Oleate, Zinc Pca, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hydroxide, Myristyl Myristate, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mannose, Poloxamer 338, Disodium EDTA, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Piroctone Olamine, Parfum/​Fragrance
  • Country Of Origin: France
  • Size Available: 40ml

Pros & Cons:

Relieves congestion
Prevents acne for recurring
Non-sticky texture
Contains mild fragrance (for those who are sensitive to fragrance)

Price: RM79.92

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer

Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer
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The Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer has one of the lightest textures that is almost as light as a feather. Once you put this moisturizer on your face, you will not feel anything because of its lightweight texture. This moisturizer is filled with a special amino-peptide complex that works to firm the skin while lessening any breakouts. It also delivers moisture to the skin while leaving the skin feeling silky smooth.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Vinyl Dimethicone/​Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Niacinamide*, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Panthenol**, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4***, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
  • Country Of Origin: South Africa
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros & Cons:

Has SPF 30+
Feather-light texture
Firms the skin
Contains mild fragrance (for those who are sensitive to fragrance)

Price: RM109.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream
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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is a gel textured moisturizer that is good in keeping the skin free from shine. The formula contains Imperata Cylindria extract which is an excellent ingredient that helps to make the skin supple and soft. This moisturizer is also formulated with Glacial glycoproteins that are sourced from the Antartic Sea Glaciers. This ingredient protects the skin from impurities caused by the environment and prevents the skin from any dry or cold patches.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Carbomer, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthoxypropanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros & Cons:

Free from colourants and parabens
Protects the skin
Makes the skin soft and supple
Must be stored away from sunlight

Price: RM142.40

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. Sukin Oil Balancing Mattifying Facial Moisturizer

Sukin Oil Balancing Mattifying Facial Moisturizer
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Sukin’s Oil Balancing Mattifying Facial Moisturizer is the moisturizer of choice if you want to mattify the appearance of your skin. The composition of the moisturizer contains rice powder that helps to keep the skin mattified and prevents the skin from getting oily throughout the day. It is rich in antioxidants such as rooibos tea, moringa and willowherb extracts to promote the revitalisation and freshness of the skin. The combination of aloe vera and chamomile help to soothe the skin too.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Cydonia Oblonga Leaf Extract (Quince), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract (Rooibos), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Epilobium Angustifolium Extract (Willowherb), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract (Bilberry), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (Pomegranate), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/​Twig Oil (Petitgrain), Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil (Lemon Myrtle), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene*, Linalool*
  • Country Of Origin: Australia
  • Size Available: 125ml

Pros & Cons:

Filled with herbal extracts and natural ingredients
Mattifies skin
Soothes skin
Short shelf life due to natural ingredients

Price: RM29.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer

Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer
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The Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer is a four in one formula which is multifunctional. It provides the skin with adequate hydration while also absorbing any excess oil that is on the surface of the skin. Furthermore, this moisturizer eliminates shine and protects the skin from UV rays emitted by the sun due to its formulation having SPF.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (7%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sucrose Tristearate, Dimethiconol, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 61, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Zinc Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine (Ceramide)
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 118ml

Pros & Cons:

Eliminates shine
Delivers hydration
Absorbs excess oil
Must be stored away from sunlight

Price: RM110.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

This has been the top 10 moisturizers for oily skin in Malaysia. With the choices above, one must consider a few things before purchasing your very own moisturizer that will be best suited for your oily skin:

  1. Benefits

Some of these moisturizers have accompanying benefits besides helping the skin become less oily so you can choose a moisturizer that can target another specific issue that your skin has such as acne, dryness or smoothening.

  1. Price

There are a mix of affordable and expensive moisturizers in this list so you can easily purchase a moisturizer that can suit your budget

  1. Ingredients

The ingredients added in these moisturizers differ from each other based on whether they are oil-free, non-comedogenic or free from fragrance. It is important to look into these details especially for those with sensitive skin.

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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