Moisturizers That Don't Clog Pores

Keep a blemish-free complexion like Kate Hudson's with the right moisturizer.

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So you're glancing (okay -- staring) at the girl across the coffee house with skin that looks like butter, wondering how you, too, can achieve hydration. Only you are tired of goop that is way too heavy, sticky and only ends up breaking you out. Thanks to a bevvy of carefully formulated moisturizers, you can get glowing without ending up with those frustrating clogged pores.


You live in one of those areas that is so humid you think your backyard resembles a rainforest. Which, unfortunately, means you don't do that whole nature girl thing and so makeup is a part of your daily life. Create a clean-pore canvas with a lightweight moisturizer such as DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew that won't bog you down. loves this product because "it's weightless but still very hydrating, and it won't overwhelm oily types."


While your pores have a tendency to become congested, your skin gets parched really easily. Most super rich moisturizers you find, however, tend to be packed with pore-clogging oils that can easily lead to breakouts. Fret no more! calls Skinceuticals Renew Moisturizer the Best 2011 Night Cream Acne Prone Skin. Beverly Hills dermatologist Lori Hobbs loves that the "rich formula coddles but miraculously won't clog pores." So go ahead and get rich (with moisture)!


Bad enough you have trouble finding moisturizers that don't send you into hysterics while visualizing pores that are impossible to minimize again. But SPF? Even worse. Fortunately, products such as Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer Sensitive Skin SPF 15 are incredibly gentle on the skin while providing protection from those pesky harmful sun rays you love to play in. "Allure" Best of Beauty winner for 2009 and 2010 and Readers' Choice recipient for 2004, 2006 and 2011, this moisturizer does it all.

Acne Prone

Your skin isn't just a little bit acne prone -- it's gotten to the point that even thinking about putting on a new product makes it break out into blemishes of rebellion! End bad pore behavior with Best 2010 Acne Regimen for Acne Prone Skin winner Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer. Dermatologists and editors alike love that "benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid clear pores and keep oil at bay."

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