8 Moisturizers That Will Never, Ever Make You Look Shiny

Your T-zone awaits.

Moisturizing is a non-negotiable part of any skincare routine, but a downside that we run into too often—whether we're wearing makeup or not—is that pesky slick of sheen that catches light in all the wrong places. And it just gets worse as the day wears on. That's why we swear by *these* moisturizers, which are equal parts hydrating, mattifying, and about to be your overactive sebaceous glands' worst nightmare.

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1 Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion

If you prefer a lotion to a gel cream—or anti-aging is top of mind for your skincare routine—this fast-absorbing formula reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while sopping up excess oil.






Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion, $61; sephora.com.

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2 Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer

We're obsessed with this super-light, creamy-gel formula's pore-shrinking powers and chic pink packaging. 






Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer, $34; sephora.com.

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3 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

The secret sauce in this French mattifyer is its "Sebulyse" technology, which absorbs oil while tightening pores. 






La Roche-Posay Effaclar Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer, $31.99; ultra.com.

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4 Estee Lauder DayWear Matte Oil-Control Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Crème

This cutting-edge gel cream sops up oil thanks to the heritage brand's MoistureMatte Technology, which keeps skin ridiculously glowy for up to eight hours. 

Estee Lauder DayWear Matte Oil-Control Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Crème, $54; bloomingdales.com.

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5 Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30

You will not be sacrificing results with this wallet-friendly buy. It's not only a feather-light daily sunscreen with SPF 30, but also helps controls shine and regulate oil production. 

Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30, $10.19; target.com.

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6 First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer

If you've got sensitive skin, let it drink up this oil-controlling gel-based moisturizer, which is packed with a slew of soothing and anti-aging ingredients like licorice root extract, green tea, and niacinamide.

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, $30; sephora.com.

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7 Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++

This mattifyer leaves skin shine-free for up to eight hours, plus detoxifies while it's at it with willow bark extract and tea tree oil.

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++, $40; sephora.com.

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8 Sephora Collection 8 HR Mattifying Moisturizer Sunscreen

This tried-and-true sunscreen is a robust hydrator, but also makes keeping oiliness at bay a priority. A scientific test on 22 volunteers reported a 30% reduction in visible shine after eight hours of wear.

Sephora Collection 8 HR Mattifying Moisturizer Sunscreen, $23; sephora.com.

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