Oil free moisturizer, as the name suggests, is the one which doesn't have any oils in it. Moreover to be specific, they are gel based or water based moisturisers. Oil free moisturizer is a hydrating moisturizer for oily skin.

Hydration is nothing but increasing or maintaining the water content of the outer layer of the skin. Oil free moisturizers, moisture the oily skin without feeling heavy or clogging your pores. The better the skin’s hydration levels, the less greasy, less oily the face will be.

Oily skin is prone to dehydration with the constant use of clay based masks and foaming cleansers. So to keep oily skin happy and the skin barrier healthy, you need to use a good moisturizer.

You don’t just need to grab any moisturizer, as oily skin naturally makes more than enough oil on its own. So you might find that thick creams are too heavy for oily acne prone skin. Instead, look for an oil free or gel based or water-based moisturizer.

Before heading to the list, let me tell you all that the list has some moisturizers which are drugstore, some contain silicone, some have parabens, some are organic and some are only available online. So kindly make the choice as per your requirements. Also some products mentioned below have been personally tried by me for my oily acne prone skin.

best oil free moisturizer in India for oily acne prone skin

So let's check the twelve Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

  1. Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel
  2. Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel
  3. Hyalugel Plus Hyaluronic Acid Gel
  4. Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer (Unscented)
  5. Neutrogena hydroboost gel
  6. Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer
  7. Fiducia Botanicals Soothing & Hydrating Gel
  8. Raw Beauty Margarita - Agave And Green Coffee Face And Eye Gel
  9. Mamaearth Oil free Moisturizer
  10. Pure Bubbles Soapery Degrease Face Gel
  11. The Nature’s Co. Water Lily Oil-free Hydro Face Gel
  12. Derma Essentia Advanced Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin


Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel
Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel is one the best drugstore based best oil free moisturizer in India for oily acne prone skin. It has a pH of 5.5 which is the skin's pH value. This pH value stabilizes the natural protective acid mantle of the skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe vera which provide ample of moisture to the skin. It is free from fragrance, oils and emulsifiers. I have personally used this moisturiser and have already repurchased it. It provides the right amount of moisturization while making it a perfect pick to use beneath a sunscreen.
Price - 476 INR for 50ml

Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, parabens as preservatives and gel base as the ingredients. The gel is colorless and odorless. It gets absorbed through the skin quickly if you apply a pea sized quantity. It does leave a sticky feeling when applied in excess. It is made with non-comedogenic ingredients and is safe on acne prone, sensitive skin. It hydrates the skin and gives an even tone to it. Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid contains 1% Hyaluronic Acid.
Price - 250 INR for 30 gms

Hyalugel Plus Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Hyalugel Plus Hyaluronic Acid Gel has the same consistency, texture that of Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel. It has 2.5% Hyaluronic Acid in an aqueous gel base. The only problem with both the Hyalugel and Hyalugel Plus is that they form a layer on the skin when applied in excess. Otherwise this is similar to the Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel. These three products go really well under a sunscreen.
Price - 349 INR for 30 gms

Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer (Unscented)
Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer is available in two variants, Original and Unscented. Unscented one is free from essential oils and mainly for sensitive, oily skin types. Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer is fortified with Glycerine, White Lotus Extracts, Niacinamide and Sodium Hyaluronate along with other ingredients. Niacinamide can cause purging for some oily skin types as it brings the deep seated comedogens in the skin to the surface. Niacinamide also brightens the skin and reduces acne with regular usage.  White Lotus Moisturizer is deeply hydrating and calming. It helps in lightening the dark spot and promotes healthy skin.
Price - 750 INR for 50 ml

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel quenches the dry skin and making it smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration. And it contains hydrating hyaluronic acid. This formula leaves the skin supple and smooth. Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturizer, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer. Although being said that like Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer, this also contains silicone, so make sure you double cleanse when you use it.
Price - 950 INR for 50 gms

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer
Ponds Superlight Gel is the best and affordable Hyaluronic Acid based, oil free, paraben free moisturiser available for oily skin in India. The light weight gel texture of the product and the ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid work nicely on the skin. The price point of the product makes it a winner along with commendable ingredients as well as performance. The product lasts long as only a pea sized amount is needed for each use. I would however suggest this moisturiser only for combination and oily skin types. Please keep in mind to double cleanse often while using this moisturiser if you have oily skin, as it contains silicone. I so wish Pond's goes cruelty free and stops testing it's products on animals. Ponds Superlight Gel is the most affordable one in this list of best oil free moisturizer in India for oily acne prone skin.
Price - 149 INR for 73 gms

Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

Fiducia Botanical Soothing & Hydrating Gel
This hydrating, light-weighted gel gets instantly absorbed in the skin, while locking in moisture. It has an oil free and all natural formula. It contains oat protein to calm and soothe your skin while also improving overall texture of the skin. Rich in hyaluronic acid and pro vitamin B5, it helps in retaining moisture while being effortlessly light , non-sticky, fragrance free, oil free and silicone free.
Price - 1125 INR for 50 gms

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Raw Beauty Margarita - Agave And Green Coffee Face And Eye Gel
Raw Beauty Margarita gel is a class apart best oil free moisturizer in India for oily acne prone skin with some interesting ingredients like Organic Green Coffee and Organic Blue Agave Ferment. This is an ideal moisturiser for people with oily skin as it hydrates the skin without being greasy. It deeply hydrates the skin while treating acne and reducing scars. It also minimizes the pores as well as tones the skin. It is a two in one product which works as an under eye gel as well as face gel. Tell me about being minimal yet save money!? It reduces the puffiness of under eye area and crows feet. This is the only organic moisturizer in this list of best oil free moisturizer for oily skin in India.
Price - 890 INR for 32 gms

Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

Mamaearth Oil free Moisturizer
Mamaearth Oil free Moisturizer is ideal for acne-prone and oily skin. Its oil free formulation helps in balancing the pH level of skin while reducing the acne breakouts. It helps in retaining natural moisture of skin thus making it smooth and elastic. It works on reducing existing acne and pimples and also prevents their further occurrence. The non-greasy moisturizer is free from silicone, paraben, SLS and harmful chemicals. This moisturizer however is not fungal acne safe.
Price - 299 INR for 50 gms

Pure Bubbles Soapery Degrease Face Gel
Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel is an oil free, emulsifier free moisturiser for oily acne prone skin. It works pretty well in reducing the swelling of a cystic acne and heals them. This is a fungal acne safe product, so oily skin beauties can use it without the fear of break outs on the skin. The light weight gel texture makes it a dual utility product for oily skin as well as dry to normal skin types. It is really good option to tackle acne yet be light weight. It is made with Witch hazel, Aloe Vera, Tea tree hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol which are beneficial for acne prone skin.
Price - 490 INR for 50 gms.

Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

The Nature’s Co. Water Lily Oil-free Hydro Face Gel
The oil-free hydro face gel by The Natures Co. features a blend of water lily, aloe vera gel and liquorice extract. This oil-free hydro face gel has the goodness of Water Lily extracts that melts into your skin. It gets ultimately absorbed leaving the skin smooth, supple and hydrated for hours. It literally feels like you haven't applied anything.
Price - 1195 INR for 50 ml

Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin

Derma Essentia Advanced Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
Derma Essentia Mattifying Moisturizer offers oil-free moisturization. The mattifying formula helps to reduce the unsightly appearance of dilated pores and regulate excess sebum on skin. The gentle, clinically proven actives of the formulation soothe irritation and leave the skin supple and hydrated. Oligosaccharides from Lens esculenta helps to smoothen the skin grain and limits shine. This helps to attain more uniform and radiant skin. However this moisturizer contains silicone so please follow double cleansing regularly while using this moisturizer.
Price - 425 INR for 50 gms

So with this list of Best Oil free Moisturizer in India for Oily Acne Prone Skin we would like to let you choose the moisturizer right from drugstore to organic ones. Leave a comment below if you have tried any of these.