Summer can be brutal on oily or combination skin, so in the next instalment of our weekly High Five series, we’ve rounded up the top five best moisturisers for oily and combination skin, allowing skin to stay thoroughly protected against nature’s harsher elements.
During the summertime, the heat from the sun causes skin to produce excessive amounts of oil (sebum to be exact), making it tricky to keep our faces feeling refreshed and cool. For those of us with oily or combination skin, the quest for the perfect [moisturiser](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) can be likened to Goldilocks finding the perfect bed to sleep in - a.k.a it takes a lot of trial and error.
Ideally, we want something that moisturises dry areas and leaves a soft, shine-free finish. However, a good moisturiser shouldn’t take away all the oil on our skin as it’s important to preserve natural oils. Attacking the skin with harsh chemicals only proves to do more bad than good and causes even more sebum to be produced. Instead, a [moisturiser](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) should do two things, absorb surface oil and hydrate the skin. If you have oily or combination skin, look for oil-free formulas as they will help prevent the build-up of surface oils. A good tip to keep in mind is to search for ‘non-comedogenic’ on the label, as it means a product will prevent breakouts because it is designed not to clog pores.
With several new formulations about, from mineral-based creams to water-infused ingredients, we round up the top five best [moisturisers](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) for oily or combination skin, leaving you feeling nourished and replenished all season long.