Skincare Adviser: Oily Skin
Part of our Skincare Adviser series, this page focuses on finding the best skin care products for oily skin. Visit the main adviser page for other skin types.
Spot the Signs: Oily skin is generally characterized with a high production of sebum, which translates as a natural dewiness. There is often a possibility of some tendency toward spots, but this isn’t the case for all. Often oily skin will begin to look shiny shortly after washing, and usually after makeup application.
How to Care for Oily Skin: Remember to treat skin gently. You may feel a need to scrub skin harshly, or use strong formulas, but it is better to use gentle products with natural ingredients formulated to bring balance to the skin.
Keep skin clean with a gentle, yet effective, cleanser that will remove excess oil without disrupting your skin’s natural balance.
Tammy Fender Purifying Cleansing Gel contains purifying herb infusions, oxygenating spearmint, and phytonutrient-rich alfalfa. This gel cleanser gently washes away impurities, while detoxifying and balancing skin.
Osmia Organics Gentle Foaming Cleanser A gentle, sulfate-free liquid cleanser, packed with herbal extracts. Essential oils heal and nourish the skin, leaving it clean and soft.
Graydon The Cleanser is a creamy oil-based cleanser that dissolves pulls out dirt, sebum and makeup lodged deep within pores, leaving your face feeling clean and taut.
Use a toner to prepare skin for the following step of lotion or facial oil, or throughout the day to refresh and balance.
Crawford Street Rose Geranium Toner contains natural astringent rose geranium which balances oil production.
Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Toner calms, tones and rebalances. Used regularly, the amino acids, vitamins, and minerals help to cleanse and purify the skin.
YÜLI Skincare Panacea Elixir A soothing daily facial elixir for oily skin rebalances, refines and primes skin’s delivery system for corrective regeneration, and decongests skin of excess sebum, toxins, & waste. Made from the finest botanicals collected from around the world, this toner is a cure-all!
Even though oily skin tends to feel as if it has plenty of moisture, you’ll likely see and feel the benefit of using a cream or lotion for your skin type. The right one will feel smooth and light, and feel one with skin, not greasy or slick. A natural option will help to balance, and you may even find that with regular use your skin feels less oily to the touch.
Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer has a silky, matte finish that improves hydration, restores balance and minimizes pore appearance without leaving an oily residue. Perfect for oily/combination skin or for hot, humid climates.
Pai Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream uses ingredients to specifically target an oily t-zone and contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids in organic Thistle and Borage oil that calm skin and even out skin tone. Perfect for wearing under makeup.
Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer is specially formulated for oily skin types to provide lightweight hydration with a matte finish. This moisturizer helps clarify and balance by removing impurities and congestion from the surface of the skin. The formula boosts moisture while leaving a soothed and toned appearance.
Oil + Serums
Though it may feel counter-intuitive to include more oil in your skin care routine, natural oils host a number of benefits for oily skin, including balancing and providing nutrients.
Vered Organic Botanicals Therapeutic Balancing Face Oil is a protective herb-infused oil that heals and balances sebum production. It contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and was created especially for those with problematic, inflamed, damaged or oily skin.
Osmia Facial Calibration Serum used regularly, this face serum can help oily skin behave as it contains a combination of balancing oils. It is lightweight and absorbs quickly.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a multi-correctional infusion of 22 of the world’s most active organic and wildcrafted botanicals that help fight signs of aging – but this luxe oil is great for oily skin too!
Exfoliating + Masks
Exfoliating regularly will keep skin in tip top shape, remove excess oil and help brighten your natural glow.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask is an easy-to-use and effective mask that enhances the skin’s radiance and improves its appearance by eliminating dull and blemished skin cells, reducing the appearance of pores and softening and refreshing the skin. Leaves the skin feeling fresh, smooth and glowing.
May Lindstrom Skin The Problem Solver is an intense treatment mask that detoxes and purifies to recharge and balance skin. It contains a small amount of cayenne pepper along with cinnamon, clove and turmeric for a jump-start for circulation.
DeVita Solar Face Moisturizer SPF 30+ is a feather-light, non-greasy mineral sunscreen and light moisturizer created specifically for oily skin and those sensitive to breakouts.
Eye + Lip Care
A greasy eye cream is nobody’s friend, especially yours. Find a light cream that will hydrate the delicate eye area effectively.
Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream, a powerful eye treatment suitable for all skin types, but oily skin types will benefit from the light texture and the sophisticated formula.
Ilia Beauty Balmy Nights Lip Exfoliator is a lip exfoliator in stick form. Tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliate leaving smooth, kissable lips.
Weekly or bi-weekly masks and treatments deserve a place in your beauty cabinet. Find masks that purify or products, such as a steam, to open and cleanse pores.
Pai Copaiba AHA Deep Cleanse Mask rebalances excess oil to fight blemishes and blackheads and clarifies and brightens skin tone in just 10 minutes.
Visit our complete list of products for Oily Skin.
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