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Best Moisturizers for Different Skin-types

Face being the most sensitive part of the body, requires due care and protection. For this, moisturizing skin is really important.

Moisturiser Creams

Moisturizing is an integral part skin care routine which should not be missed no matter what your skin type is. Every skin requires nourishment, which can be provided by moisturizing it every day. By moisturizing skin, you don’t just help it get hydrate but also repair it, bring back its glow and fight pollution and dust.

But you cannot choose a random moisturizer for your skin. It is very important to use the right moisturizer, which is specifically made for your skin type. 

So, I have curated list of some of the best moisturizers for all skin types – oily, dry, normal, sensitive, and combination. So, you can pick the best one as per yours.

Moisturizers for Oily skin:

If you are someone with oily skin and believe you don’t need moisturization, you are absolutely incorrect. Moisturization is equally important for oily skin.

Urban Botanics Moisturizer

Urban Botanics Moisturizer
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This moisturizer from Urban Botanics is affordable (Rs. 299) and an effective moisturizer that is easily available in India. It helps oily skin by limiting oil production and control acne. 


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mCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Night Gel with Vitamin C 

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If you are looking for a non-sticky moisturizer for your acne-prone skin, this moisturizer is perfect for your skin. It prevents excessive oil production and also brightens your skin. This moisturizer is dermatologically tested and pH balanced to suit all skin types keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

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Excellent for oily skin and acne, this gel-based moisturizer is also helpful for those with black and white heads. This is a chemical-free moisturizer which not just prevents, but also treats skin allergies and infections. Although a bit expensive, it is totally worth the price. 

Moisturizers for Dry skin:

If you have dry skin you must be already knowing how important moisturization is for the skin. And honestly, you cannot miss it a single day or else you may end up messing up your look.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

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It is a cream-based non-greasy formula helps maintain the pH level of the skin which balances it. It would cost your less than Rs. 350 for 80 gm. It retains the water-level of the skin. It is recommended by dermatologist for skin-related problems like rashes, redness or patches. It is an excellent product for winters and you won’t need to apply it throughout the day, but just once.

Pond’s Rich Dry Skin Cream

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This moisturizer from Pond’s is a centuries-old moisturizer that works fabulously for dry skin. This pocket-friendly moisturizer is not just going to hydrate your skin but also stay on it. Its smell is way too classy to make you feel comfortable about your skin. 

Himalaya Herbals Intensive Face Moisturizing Lotion

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Himalaya’s moisturizing lotion gives nourishment to skin without making it greasy. It contains almond-oil that fulfills your daily skin needs by getting absorbed in your skin and make it soft. It also makes it brighten. And the best part is its price. It costs just Rs. 80 for 100 gm pack.

Moisturizers for Normal skin:

Usually, normal skin has balanced levels of oils that prevent any kind of skin-related issues. However, it is possible that the T zone of the face may turn oily. For a perfect normal-skin moisturizer, you should have a look at the ingredients.

Khadi Natural Aloe Vera Gel Green

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Aloe vera is known to have incredible health and beauty related properties. Using aloe vera on the face can definitely help slow the aging process, improve glow, and prevent bacterial allergies.

Biotique Morning Nectar Moisturizer

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This moisturizer from Biotique easily gets absorbed in skin and gives a quick hydration. It replaces with the natural oils and leaves a flawless skin that gives a pleasant feeling. You can wear it both alone and under your make-up for a flawless look with a mesmerizing smell.

Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream

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Having a composition of natural extracts, Himalaya’s revitalizing night cream helps fix all skin-related issues like irritation, blemishes or rashes. It helps rejuvenate dry skin to make it look healthy, while also improving the skin texture and complexion.

Moisturizers for Sensitive skin:

Sensitive skin is hard to manage. No matter what you apply, your skin gets acne, rashes or some spots, right? Don’t you worry. The following moisturizers are going to keep your skin healthy without damaging it.

SebaMed Moisturising Cream

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Seba Med moisturizing cream is a hypoallergenic solution for sensitive skin. It provides mild to ultra-nourishment. Enriched with Vitamin-E, it neutralizes skin and protects its elasticity.

RE’ EQUIL Oil Free Mattifying Moisturiser

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      This oil-free water-based gel formulation and oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin – non-comedogenic is dermatologically tested. It reduces oil on the face and reduces open pores on the skin.  

Lacto Calamine Face Lotion for Oil Balance – Oily Skin

Lacto Calamine Face Lotion for Oil Balance - Oily Skin
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This zinc oxide helps unclog pores by preventing build-up of pimple-causing germs. It also contains glycerin that helps moisturize skin, preventing excessive dryness, while also balancing excessive oil. 

Moisturizers for Combination skin:

People with combination skin-type are mostly confused with whether they have oily skin or dry skin and which moisturizer should they try out to keep their skin hydrated. So here some best moisturizers for those with combination skin.

In summers, you should use gel-based moisturizer and in winters, it is suggested to use cream-based moisturizers as your skin may get dry in winter. So basically, using moisturizers which are best for dry-skin are recommended in winters and in summers, you should use moisturizers suggested for oily skin.


Moisturizing is an essential and in fact unavoidable part of our skincare routines. But one must be sure of their skin type and suitable moisturizers in order to protect skin from aging, pollution, and break-outs.

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