In general, we all experience our fair share of greasy skin and sweat-induced breakouts. Most people use moisturisers to tackle this issue but if you have oily skin you can’t necessarily reach for the same moisturiser as your normal, dry, and combination skin-typed friends. Being blessed (or cursed) with excess oiliness means you need a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser.

The misconception of oily skin individuals think that being a little too blessed in the sebum department means you can skip moisturizer altogether and the asnwer is a big NO! Any skin type including oily skin can still become dehydrated and needs moisture.

So, to help you here are 26 Beauty Insider Malaysia approved lightweight and super-chill moisturisers in Malaysia for oily skin. Not just can they keep your skin hydrated, glowing, and fresh but they can also give you a clear and smooth appearance.

Moisturisers For Oily Skin in Malaysia

1. Clinique  Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator has earned longstanding acclaim for its impressive results, delivering an immediate 2.7x boost in moisture. It features a medley of moisture-locking power properties including Aloe Bioferment + HA Complex, which deeply penetrates the skin, providing a remarkable 100 hours of intense hydration. Additionally, vitamins C and E act as defenders against the signs of dehydration, enhancing your skin’s resilience to damage. This oil-free gel-cream works wonders, transforming your skin into a radiant, plump complexion that is sure to envy all who see it.

Why we love it:

  • Provides 100 hours of stabilised hydration
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Prepares the skin  for makeup applications
  • Free from fragrance, oil, and alcohol

Price: RM102 (30ml) and RM160 (50ml)

Where to buy: Available in-store at flagship stores and Sephora, as well as online at Clinique’s official website, LazMall, and Sephora

2. Heimish Matcha Biome Oil Free Calming Gel Moisturiser

Individuals with oily skin prefer to avoid using moisturiser on their skin since it can feel too thick. This is no longer the case for you, as Heimish Match Biome Oil Free Calming Gel Moisturiser is lightweight and provides all the hydration your skin requires, as well as a cooling effect that keeps you refreshed all day. This product is especially formulated for sensitive and oily skin given that it is mineral-oil free and has a low pH of 5.5, which can aid in moisturising soothing skin without feeling sticky. Moreover, it not only moisturises but also coats the skin’s barriers with a healthy moisturising layer for optimal hydrating and nourishing. This product has been dermatologically tested and is devoid of hazardous substances.

Why we love it:

  • Formulated for sensitive and oily skin
  • Lightweight and nourishing
  • Free of harmful chemical and animal cruelty
  • Dermatologist tested

Price: RM68.30 (100ml)

Where to buy: StyleKorean

3. ZarZou Daily Essential Moisturiser

A thirst-quencher component in this lightweight gel moisture gives a burst of deep hydration to help replace the skin’s moisture level and restore its barrier function. It is high in antioxidants and multivitamins, and it helps to protect the skin from UV rays while also brightening the complexion. It is adequate to restore moisture in all skin types due to its airy structure that penetrates easily into skin. An extra layer may be more beneficial for dry skin types.

Why we love it:

  • Promotes plump and supple skin as signs of aging are reduced.
  • Increase the natural barrier ability to retain moisture longer.
  • Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.

Price: RM 59.00/80ml

Where to buy: ZarZou Official Website

4. AXIS-Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream

Indulge your skin in the soothing serenity of Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream. This ultra-lightweight cream is expertly formulated with all kinds of good-for-you ingredients, including heartleaf and centella asiatica. This powerful duo is renowned for their soothing and hydrating properties, making it the perfect pairing to soothe irritated and replenish dehydrated skin. Enriched with a cocktail of botanical extracts, this formula works harmoniously to brighten, protect, and repair the skin. The ethereal, lightweight formula effortlessly layers with other products, leaving you with a radiant complexion.

Why we love it:

  • Instantly hydrate your skin
  • Free from harmful and irritating ingredients
  • Soothes inflammation and irritation
  • Ideal for layering

Price: RM69.00

Where to buy: Shopee and TikTok

5. Mioree 04 Moisturizer with Silk Cocoon Extract

The Mioree 04 Moisturizer with Silk Cocoon Extract is formulated with a potent list of natural ingredients. This includes its star ingredient, the highly concentrated silk cocoon extract. Not only does this moisturizer provide ample hydration to your skin, it nourishes and calms your skin from any irritation. It is perfect for oily skin because of how quick it absorbs once applied and its so light weight you can barely feel it! Not to mention, it is fragrance and paraben free as well, so you know you’re getting what is best for your skin.

Why we love it:

  • Oil-free and Non Comodegenic
  • Packed with Natural Ingredients
  • Incredibly Light Weight

Price: RM175.00

Where to buy: Mioree official website

6. Olumes The Satin Cream

This award-winning cream is another lightweight cream you definitely can’t miss! More than just a soft satiny cream, it’s packed with multiple benefits to pamper your skin daily. It hydrates all day, refines the skin texture, reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin’s elasticity, and soothes irritated skin. It also has great oil-controlling properties that are great to wear under makeup!

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight texture
  • Prevents excess sebum
  • Multiple benefits

Price: RM40.00 – RM300.00

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7. Dermax Bio Hydro Gel 7A by DR. KO Skin Specialist

Winner of Beauty Insider’s 2022 Beauty Awards—DERMAX BIO HYDRO GEL 7A is designed specifically for dehydrated skin. This light and water-based product has a high concentration of Trehalose, which aids in the delivery of intense hydration to the skin. Bisabolol’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial characteristics, along with vitamin E, defend and repair your skin, making it suited for all skin types, even acne-prone skin.

Why We Love It 

  • Specially formulated for dehydrated skin
  • Light and water-based formulation
  • Helps to promote intensive moisture

Price: RM268.00

Where To Buy: DR KO Skincare, Lazada, Shopee

8. Face Republic Cica Gel Moisturizer

Cica is a popular ingredient that’s perfect for oily, acne-prone skin types! Face Republic’s Cica Gel Moisturiser is designed to soothe and strengthen the skin barrier while delivering enough hydration that your skin needs without being too heavy on the skin. Coupled with Centella Asiatica Extract & Tea Tree Oil, it also promotes wound healing and calms active acne on the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Soothes irritation and inflammation
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Ideal for acne-prone skin

Price: RM39.90

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9. Mad Hippie Face Cream

Made with peptides, argan oil, acai, and resveratrol, this cream is loaded with anti-ageing benefits to hydrate, firm, and brighten up the skin. It’s the kind of night cream that won’t feel too heavy on your face as you put it on before bed. It gets absorbed into your skin easily so you will wake up to renewed, silky-smooth skin.

Why we love it:

  • Packed with anti-ageing benefits
  • Brightens the skin tone
  • Ideal for all skin types

Price: RM115.00

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10. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

With its top-notch formula and efficacy, the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is an iconic product that a legion of celebrities and influencers swear by. Enriched with 90% PITERA™, this miracle ingredient contains a whopping 50 micro-nutrients from organic acids, vitamins, minerals to amino acids. This cult favourite product helps to balance the pH level on the skin and regulate excess sebum, making it highly effective for those with oily skin types. As a signature product of SK-II, it delivers multiple benefits to the skin including diminishing the appearance of imperfections, softening the skin texture to reverse the signs of ageing. Most importantly, the Facial Treatment Essence is known to nourish the skin for a crystal clear complexion.

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight texture
  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients
  • Promotes healthy looking complexion

Price: RM253.00 (75ml ), RM539.00 (160ml), RM759.00 (230ml) 

Where to buy: SK-II official website

11. ORBIS U Moisture

This jelly-like moisturiser features an innovative ingredient, Key Porin Booster, that helps with improving the circulation of moisture in and out of the skin’s cells, so it gives your skin more plumpness, more luminosity, and a younger-looking complexion. Once applied to the skin, the jelly reacts to your skin’s temperature and sinks into it to be absorbed fully without stickiness.

Why we love it:

  • Non-greasy residues
  • Jelly-like texture
  • Plumps up the skin

Price: RM139.00

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12. Chemist Confessions Aquafix: Hydrating Water Gel

Balance the oiliness and relieve the skin from dehydration with Chemist Confessions’ Hydrating Water Gel! Enriched with a mix of humectants and natural moisturising ingredients for long-lasting hydration from inside and out. It also helps soothe angry, stressed-out skin caused by daily external factors.

Why we love it:

  • Soothes irritation
  • Retains moisture level
  • Lightweight texture

Price: RM80.00 – RM230.00

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13. Tatcha The Water Cream Moisturizer

With 4-star ratings on Sephora, this anti-ageing moisturiser is one that can clarify and refine oily skin. Infused with powerful Japanese botanicals, the moisturiser can add the shimmer that most oily skin is craving. In addition to that, the wild rose and leopard lily can help control excess oil and purify the skin by supporting natural cell turnover. Did we also mention this moisturiser has a touch of 23-karat gold that can add a shine-free glow? 

Why we love it:

  • Clean formulation
  • Reverse the signs of ageing
  • Purifies the skin

Price: RM370.00

Where to buy: Sephora Malaysia

14. Cerave AM/PM Facial Moisturising Lotion

A cult favourite, the Cerave AM/PM Facial Moisturising Lotion is also on the list of the best moisturisers in Malaysia. Being oil-free and non-comedogenic, it is a blessing for oily skin types. Not only that, but this moisturiser also provides SPF 30 for the AM lotion and reduces flare-ups of acne. Along with ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and ceramides provide hydration and benefits to help restore the skin’s barrier. 

Why we love it:

  • Gentle formulation
  • Packed with hydrating properties
  • Oil-free

Price: RM119.00 (Cerave AM Facial Moisturising Lotion) and RM110.00 (Cerave PM Facial Moisturising Lotion)

Where to buy: Threebs Malaysia

15. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

Dramatically Different™ Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution | Clinique Malaysia  E-Commerce site

One of the best-selling moisturisers for oily skin in Malaysia, the  Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly is a water-light serum that delivers 24-hour hydration. With a clear, jelly-like texture, this moisturiser can go beyond in not just keeping your skin hydrated, but also strengthening and protecting your skin daily. Thanks to its unique Clean-Shield Technology, this moisturiser can give you a clear and clean glow.

Why we love it:

  • Long lasting hydration
  • Fortifies the skin barrier
  • Supports radiant looking skin

Price: RM155.00

Where to buy: Clinique’s official website

16. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer

Ultra Repair Oil-Control Mattifying Moisturizer | First Aid Beauty

One of the most popular moisturisers for oily skin, the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer is indeed a head-to-toe fix for all oily skin woes. The balm-like moisturiser can help soothe, smooth, hydrate and protect your skin. Infused with all skin-loving ingredients like oatmeal, hemp seed oil, natural butter and waxes, this moisturiser can truly nourish and revitalize your skin.

Why we love it:

  • Matte finish
  • Soothe irritation and redness
  • Deep hydration

Price: RM150.00

Where to buy: Amazon

17. Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb

With 4.5 star ratings on Sephora, the Original Skin Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb by Origins is without a doubt one of the best moisturisers for oily skin in Malaysia. Its oil-free formula can refine your skin texture with a mattified finish. Apart from that, the moisturiser also can instantly boost hydration and radiance. Infuses with all-natural botanicals like pink rock rose, chestnut seed extract, and Canadian willowherb, this moisturiser can minimise the appearance of pores for a smoother look and feel. 

Why we love it:

  • Delivers matte finish
  • Packed with botanical ingredients
  • Shrinks the pores

Price: RM124.00

Where to buy: Cosmetics Now

18. L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel

Enriched with Réotier water and hyaluronic acid, this thirst-quenching moisturiser acts like a magnet to recharge oily skin with water. With just one use it will leave your skin glowing with moisture and softness all day long. With regular use, it can definitely improve your skin’s natural moisture level giving it a revitalized look. Plus, its calcium content is also really high, so it can speed your new cell growth as well!

Why we love it:

  • Improves skin cell turnover
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Softens the skin texture

Price: RM188.00

Where to buy: L’Occitane Malaysia

19. Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Moisturiser

Many people often think that oily skin is hydrated but in reality, it is not. This moisturising cream can deliver an intense water drench with two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract. It can give your oily skin s more youthful glow. The moisturiser also has papaya enzymes which are known for smoothing and exfoliating the skin. This moisturiser is also suitable for those with dry skin and combination skin as it can restore softness to the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Intense hydration
  • Gently remove dead skin cells
  • Revives dullness

Price: RM134.90

Where to buy: Beauty Spot

20. Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer

This oil-free moisturiser is perfect for those who want to safeguard the skin from ageing. Super lightweight, the moisturiser leaves nothing behind but smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin. Designed to hydrate while keeping oily skin in check, this unique formula is designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help improve the look of elasticity, firmness, and the visible signs of ageing. 

Why we love it:

  • Oil-free formula
  • Lightweight texture
  • Supports skin elasticity

Price: RM317.67

Where to buy: Kate Somerville official website

21. Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion

Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion 50ml

Another inn our best moisturisers for oily skin in Malaysia is this unique water-break gel cream. It can keep your skin looking dewy, supple, and plump. This marine-enriched moisture cushion is infused with unique Japanese algae harvested from the waters of Okinawa. As you massage the experiential formula into your skin, feel the texture break into a fresh water-like gel.

Why we love it:

  • Premium ingredients
  • Plumps the skin
  • Delivers dewy finish

Price: RM335.00

Where to buy: Sephora Malaysia

22. La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer For Oily Skin

If you’re looking to reduce excess oils, the La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer For Oily Skin is the one. As well as being oil-free and non-comedogenic, it has the benefit to refining pores. Not only that, but it will also help leave your skin with a matte finish. Its formula contains micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid and salicylic acid, which is a favourite ingredient for all with oily skin.

Why we love it:

  • Oil-free formula
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Treats acne

Price: RM99.90

Where to buy: Shopee

23. The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturiser

Next up is the most affordable moisturiser on this list, The Inkey List’s Vitamin B, C and E Moisturiser. This cream moisturiser is suitable not only for oily skin but also for normal, dry and combination skin. It has the benefit to help target skin concerns such as dull, dry and oily skin. Its formula contains a cocktail of ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and antioxidant phytrox. 

Why we love it:

  • Good value
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Promotes healthy and glowing skin

Price: RM40.00

Where to buy: Sephora Malaysia

24. The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA

Also, a cult favourite among the beauty community when it blew up, we have The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors. This moisturiser has a surface hydration formula that helps protect the outer layer of the skin. It also uses ingredients that can are naturally present in the skin such as ceramides, fatty acids and amino acids. The non-greasy formula is also every oily skin types dream and this moisturiser is also able to offer hydration at the same time. 

Why we love it:

  • Non-greasy formula
  • Regulates excess sebum
  • Protects the skin

Price: RM79.00 – RM130.00

Where to buy: Ordinary Skincare

25. Cetaphil Pro Acne-Prone Oil-Free Moisturising Lotion SPF25

Last but not least, we have the Cetaphil Pro Acne-Prone Oil-Free Moisturising Lotion SPF25. This gentle moisturiser helps improve the roughness and dryness caused by acne. It also has the benefit to help reduce blemishes and irritation as well as shine. With a lightweight formula, it also provides a broad range of UVA and UVB protection. 

Why we love it:

  • Features SPF 25
  • Reduces acne
  • Lightweight formula

Price: RM89.54

Where to buy: Watson Malaysia

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

One of the most popular moisturisers for oily skin in Malaysia, the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream by Kiehl’s is non-oily, non-greasy and quickly absorbs into the skin! It can visibly reduce the appearance of oil and leave your skin looking and feeling more balanced. The oil-free gel formula also works synergistically with skin’s natural lipids to retain essential moisture in the skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance. 

Why we love it:

  • Oil-free formula
  • Regulates excess sebum
  • Quickly absorbs

Price: RM146.00

Where to buy: Kiehl’s official website