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12 Lightweight Moisturisers That Are Great For Humid Weather

Great for oily or combination skin, these hydrating lotions and creams keep skin moisturised while preventing excess shine or grease so your complexion looks and stays fresh the entire day.

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#1: La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion, $410
This oil-free version of the brand’s iconic Creme de la Mer is formulated with smart algae to help control excess oil and do away with shine. It creates a smooth and comfortable, soft matte finish and is great for warmer climates. Enriched with Miracle Broth, it helps to soothe and calm inflamed or irritated skin. #2: Kose Sekkisei Herbal Gel, $56
This hydrating gel spreads over skin quickly without leaving any sticky residue. It has a cocktail of oriental herbal ingredients like angelica and mugwort extract that helps to refine skin texture, reduce dullness, firm, enhance radiance and soothe inflammation. #3: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, $70
This gel-cream moisturiser is infused with real roses to drench your skin with deep hydration. It also has time-release hydropatches, angelica leaf extract and a combination of hyaluronic acids that form a protective moisturising veil to help attract and seal in moisture for up to 24 hours of intense hydration. #4: Biotherm Purefect Skin Hydrating Gel, $49
A refreshing and hydrating moisturiser with mattifying powders, it is great for combination and oily skin. It has a fresh and light gel texture that is non-sticky and easily absorbed into skin, and helps to control shine for eight hours. #5: Porcelain Flawless Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF 20, $165
This lightweight moisturiser not only doubles up as a sunscreen, but also has a non-comedogenic, oil- and paraben-free formula. It helps prevent congestion that may lead to breakouts or milia seed formation and leaves a sheer tint. #6: 3LAB Shine Stop Moisturiser, $90, Escentials
This lightweight, antioxidant-rich moisturiser helps to seal in hydration while blocking excessive shine. Its oil-free formula hydrates without clogging pores, and it also provides anti-ageing and anti-pollution benefits. #7: L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream, $65
Formulated with peony extract, this helps to refine pores and boost radiance. It contains beeswax and jojoba wax to hydrate, and supposedly has a smart texture agent that is able to adapt to the climate and humidity levels, adjusting its hydration level according to the environment you are in. It is said to be able to mattify skin in humid weather, while giving you a dewy complexion in dry conditions.   #8: Nars Narsskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, $85
This refreshing, oil-free moisturiser hydrates, revitalises and fortifies the skin with a silky, lightweight gel texture. Enriched with Dynamic Aqua Technology to improve water retention, it softens fine lines and leaves the complexion radiant, supple and smooth. #9: IDS Oil-Free Moisturizer, $89
Ideal for combination or oily complexions, this boosts skin’s hydration levels while controlling grease. It has vitamins C and E, as well as moisturising botanical extracts to help fight acne and lighten acne scars by suppressing unwanted melanin. #10: Kenzoki Belle de Jour Fantastic Fluid, $205
The anti-ageing fluid has a light texture suited for our tropical climate and combines the white lotus extract with a unique resynchronisation complex to stimulate cellular metabolism and repair skin to leave it firmer, smoother and more luminous. #11: Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer, $66
This multi-functional moisturiser works on tired, stressed skin and helps to improve visible pores, the appearance of breakouts and blemish marks, skin roughness caused by dryness while maintaining skin moisture all day long. It strengthens skin’s barrier function to smooth and refine skin texture. #12: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream, $48
This visibly reduces the appearance of oil and leaves skin looking and feeling more balanced. The non-greasy, oil-free gel cream works with skin’s natural lipids to visibly reduce excess oil on skin’s surface. It helps skin retain essential moisture in skin for a healthier skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance. Like this? Check out these 10 awesome mattifying foundations for a shine-free complexion.