6 Multitasking Mattifying Moisturizers That’ll Save Your (Oily) Skin This Winter

A good mattifying moisturizer has many responsibilities besides oil control. Not only does it have to minimize and unclog pores, it also needs to have clarifying properties to eliminate buildup, which is one of the leading causes of acne. But most importantly, it needs to hydrate and nourish your skin. Most mattifying moisturizers are super light so they won’t leave behind a greasy shine.

Here are the best multitasking mattifying moisturizers you need to add to your winter skin care routine.

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer, $31.99 at La Roche-Posay

This pore-refining formula is an oil-control superstar. It targets areas prone to produce excess oil and will even minimize pores with regular use.

Estée Lauder

DayWear Matte Oil-Control Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Crème, $45.90 at Nordstrom

One of the best buys for aging skin, this oil-free moisturizer has glycerin and caffeine plus watermelon and apple extracts to rejuvenate your skin without messing up its pH level.


Hydra-Mat Emulsion, $30 at DermStore

One of the most effective and trusted mattifying formulas on the market, this oil-free moisturizer supplies nongreasy hydration thanks to cornstarch. It also has vegetable squalane, a terrific anti-inflammatory agent, and vitamin E to tone your complexion.


Original Skin Matte Moisturizer With Willowherb, $36 at Origins

This moisturizer is infused with willowherb to calm skin down and help heal damage. It also visibly evens tone and minimizes pores.

La Mer

The Moisturizing Matte Lotion, $285 at Sephora

Despite its price tag, La Mer’s mattifying lotion is a total winner when it comes to oil control and improving the texture of oily skin. It’s also great for an oily T-zone since it helps reduce the size of pores and minimize grease.


Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion, $36 at Fresh

Fresh’s noncomedogenic moisturizer is great for sensitive skin. The lotion balances your skin‘s pH level and unclogs pores.