11 Oil-Free Face Lotions You'll Love For Summer

by Alexa Dragoumis

As much as I love warm weather and sexy tan skin, it's a catch-22 if you have an oily T-zone. During the summer months, you bet I'm not leaving my house without my blotting papers, but I still believe that keeping up my skincare routine is incredibly important. If this problem sounds like a familiar one, you're in luck because I'm about to go through 11 face lotions that won't make you sweat that even oily skinned girls will love this summer.

The most important part is making sure that the product you're using is completely oil-free and has a light texture. It's also important to avoid using products that are too drying, with ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide (commonly used for treating acne), unless you plan to follow that product with a moisturizer. According to Total Beauty, over drying the skin can actually lead to more oil production — yikes!

To me, the best summer face lotions are lightly scented, sink right into the skin without leaving an oily residue, and sometimes have a subtle tint to help me achieve tan, dewy skin without sun exposure. Oh... and they have SPF, too! So, without further adieu, let's break down a few of the best:

1. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, $44, Amazon

Besides it's incredible staying power, this moisturizer is available in fifteen different shades! This product is perfect for someone who loves to create a healthy glow, while still keeping the illusion of a "no makeup look." When you go to purchase this product, make sure you're choosing the oil-free formula if that is a concern, as they make two different formulas.

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, $15, Amazon

If you're simply looking for a high-quality and affordable everyday moisturizer, this one's your best bet. I've used this product before and as someone who struggles with eczema and can attest to the fact that it is effective and totally safe for those with sensitive skin. Plus, it gets almost five star customer ratings all around. For under $20, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

3. Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Facial Moisturizer/CC Cream

Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Facial Moisturizer, $20, Amazon

To me, this handy cream is one of your local drugstore's best-kept secrets. This product is a tinted moisturizer and CC cream all in one that happens to also work on correcting dark spots and uneven skin tone.

4. Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, $34, Sephora

If you're not much of a foundation user and you're looking for a light-weight formula with a little bit of glow and some SPF, this one's for you.

5. Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Facial Moisturizer

Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Facial Moisturizer, $78, Amazon

What doesn't this product do? While it is a fast-absorbing moisturizer, it also provides anti-aging and blemish-fighting properties. It will certainly keep you oil-free, but you'll still need to use an SPF.

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6. Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream with SPF

Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream, $38, Sephora

If you have acne-prone skin, prefer a little bit of coverage and a high SPF, this is the product you should look for. This cream works to mattify and keep the skin oil free while protecting your skin from the sun with its SPF 40 properties.

7. Kiehl's Ultra-Facial Oil-Free Lotion

Kiehl's Ultra-Facial Oil-Free Lotion, $28, Nordstrom

Oil-free, paragon free and fragrance-free — need I say more? Another great choice for sensitive skinned gals.

8. Aveeno Positively Radiant Facial Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Facial Moisturizer, $20, Amazon

Using natural minerals to provide light-reflecting coverage, this is a great oil-free option you can find at your local drug store. Like the Olay Total Effects cream, it will also help repair dark spots and provide you with anti-aging benefits.

9. Boscia Oil-Free Hydration Daily Moisturizer

Boscia Oil-Free Hydration Daily Moisturizer, $60, Amazon

Aside from keeping you shine-free, this products also helps refine pores and minimize fine lines.

10. Belief Oil Control Fresh Moisturizer

Belief Oil Control Fresh Moisturizer, $45, Amazon

Like the Boscia cream, this one also works to reduce pores and fine lines. Plus, it is free of all synthetic ingredients.

11. Mac Cosmetics Lightful Tinted Moisturizer

Mac Cosmetics Lightful C Tinted Moisturizer, $35, Nordstrom

This light weight, vitamin C formula controls oil while working on evening out skin tone and diminish the appearance of pores and dark spots.

OK, so now that we've covered all of the bases... happy shopping! And may your summer be oil-free.

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