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11 best moisturisers for acne prone skin

Laters, acne

By ELLE team  May 2nd, 2018

For those with acne prone skin, finding a face cream that doesn’t clog pores even more so is pretty difficult. From La Roche-Posey to Origins, invest in ELLE’s pick of the lightest, most effective moisturisers for acne prone skin that’ll smooth parched patches without encouraging oiliness or causing breakouts. 

Check out the best moisturisers for acne prone skin right here. 

Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Lotion

The megamix of botanical extracts in Elizabeth Arden's balancing lotion quenches parched patches like no other, but because it is oil-free, it leaves your face matte to the touch. Great for even the most sensitive skin types. 

Get it for  3,093 here.

Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme

Thanks to the moisture magnet glycerin, this featherweight gel-creme nourishes and refreshes angry skin instantly and cumulatively over the day. It may not look like much, but it'll tackle spots without drying you out.

Get it for ₹ 1,590 here.

Origins Zero Oil Oil-Free Moisture Lotion

Saw palmetto zaps oil and bacteria while zingy mint soothes and rejuvenates irritated skin. Together with salicylic acid, both work to shrink pores, keeping skin matte and clear. A staple for the acne prone. 

Get it for ₹ 3,941 here. 

Gallinee Hydrating Face Cream

This is filled to the brim with antibacterial prebiotics that encourage your skin's friendly bacteria to flourish while warning off the bad kind. Use daily for a clear and
cushiony complexion and watch the compliments roll in.

Get it for ₹ 3,175 here. 

Trilogy Blemish Control Gel

Many blemish gels or creams tend to sap the skin of moisture, but not this one. Lemongrass and mandarin act like a shield against spot-causing bacteria, ginger calms raging redness and rosehip patches up sore, broken skin.

Get it for ₹ 971 here. 

Eve Lom Rescue Oil Free Moisturiser

Formulated with Witch Hazel to obliterate bacteria and mastic which helps lock enlarged pores, this works wonders on congested complexions. A light layer works to refresh and cool irritated skin in a heartbeat.

Get it for ₹5,790 here.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

Salicylic acid in La Roche-Posay's Effacular Duo [+] shrinks spots while the Zinc PCA stops them from turning flaky and angry. Use morning and night to help
refine your skin's tone and texture – there's a reason it has a cult following.

Get it for ₹ 1,350 here.

SAMPAR Barely There Moisture Fluid

Substitute cloying creams for a blanket of Sampar's lightweight moisture fluid on clean skin, twice a day. Containing zinc, an anti-inflammatory, it dials down redness and works to reduce future flare ups over time

Get it for ₹ 2,550 here.

Avene Cleanance Expert

Don't underestimate the lighter-than-air formula of this French pharmacy favourite. The gentle exfoliating properties stop acne-causing bacteria in their tracks leaving skin smooth and free from spots including blackheads. 

Get it for ₹ 1,419 here.

Vichy Normaderm Anti-Blemish Care

This high-street buy contains an ingredient called airlicium which mops up excess sebum before it can clog pores and cause spots. It smoothes on a dream and works so well under make-up.

Get it for ₹1,510 here.

Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser

Free from a host of potential irritants, this calms and hydrates all while controlling oil production. It is also packed with antioxidant red tea which acts like an apron against free radicals like pollution and everything else that tends to cause breakouts.

Get it for ₹ 1,660 here.