How do I Choose the Best Oil-Control Moisturizer?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

It is important when choosing an oil-control moisturizer to make sure that the product does a good job of helping to manage the oil that one's face produces while also managing any other skin issues with which one is dealing. Because prices can vary widely for oil-control moisturizers, it is also important to consider your budget when choosing a product. Another good strategy can be to stick with brands you know work well for your skin, and to rely on recommendations from other users.

The best oil-control moisturizers can also help manage other skin issues, like acne.
The best oil-control moisturizers can also help manage other skin issues, like acne.

A number of people who use oil-control moisturizer are attempting to control the oil on their face and battle acne at the same time. People in this set of circumstances should choose a oil-control moisturizer that is also indicated for acne or blemished skin. On the other hand, someone trying to control the oil on her face while also treating dry patches of skin may want to choose a balancing oil-control moisturizer that is indicated for combination skin.

OIl-control moisturizer is used to control facial oil while combating acne.
OIl-control moisturizer is used to control facial oil while combating acne.

There are dozens of oil-control moisturizers on the market. One of the best ways to begin the selection process is to set a price range. As with all skin care products, the prices of oil-control moisturizer range from affordable to expensive. Once a price range has been established, the options will be narrowed down and it will be easier to choose from the oil-control moisturizers in your range.

The price of oil-control moisturizers varies widely, so consider your budget when choosing a cream.
The price of oil-control moisturizers varies widely, so consider your budget when choosing a cream.

Another way to narrow down one's search is to identify one to three skin care lines that have worked well with one's skin in the past. Research the current product lines from these companies and find out which companies are selling oil-control moisturizer. There is a good chance that if products from the line such as cleansers and toners worked well in the past, the oil-control moisturizer will provide good results as well.

It is also advisable, when possible to stick with one product line. This is especially true for people who have very sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Finding a product line that works can take a long time. So, for people in this situation, it is best to choose an oil-control moisturizer that is part of a product line that they already use.

When all else fails, look for customer reviews online. This is often a good way to get some insight into what works and what doesn't. Also, there are skin care web boards where people can post specific questions and get advice from people who have experienced similar skin issues. This can be a good way to get a recommendation for a good oil-control moisturizer.

When all else fails, look for online reviews of oil-control moisturizers, written by people who have actually used the products.
When all else fails, look for online reviews of oil-control moisturizers, written by people who have actually used the products.
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for wiseGEEK, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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