There seems to be some misunderstanding between moisturising and hydrating. They aren’t the same thing. Oily skin can still be thirsty and needing hydration. Hydration comes from ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, propylene glycol, urea, sodium lactate etc. Something like an oil free hydrating gel might be just the ticket for you. If your skin doesn’t like oil but you need moisturising and not just hydration (most of us do) there are oil free moisturisers available. If you omit oil from your skincare routine and use astringent products there’s a good chance that your skin will become more oily because the sebum production is in overdrive trying to compensate for the lack of oils. It’s about finding a balance for your skin. Here Mamaearth’s Oil-Free Face Moisturizer balances the pH level of skin, and helps reduce breakouts. It delivers long-lasting hydration, and retains the natural moisture of skin.