The Top 9 Products to Fight Oily Skin

BY Sam Pick · June 8, 2015

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It may look gorgeous on your lips, tresses and nails, but shine has no place when it comes to your complexion. If you want to balance oily, breakout-prone skin and discover a complexion that’s clear, gorgeous and shine-free, then these essentials are your best bets.

Why we love it:

Its smooth, fragrance-free formula features hyaluronic acid to moisturize while lactic acid refines the skin to clear pores and reduce shine.

What the shopper says:

“I have acne-prone skin, and this does not break me out. I use it every morning as my moisturizer, and it is the only sunscreen I ever use on my face.” —Troy, MI

Why we love it:

This formula boosts the production of essential proteins and fibers while enhancing cell turnover, allowing damaged skin to regain a healthy, undamaged appearance.

What the shopper says:

“My esthetician recommended this product to me about 10 years ago, and I am almost never without it in my cabinet.” —Tarzana, CA

Why we love it:

With a blend of conditioners and moisturizers, this facial wash thoroughly yet gently cleanses and lubricates dehydrated skin without causing irritation.

What the shopper says:

“I will never buy another face wash again. My pores are minimized and my brown patches are gone. I look years younger!” —Holly Springs, NC

Why we love it:

Its versatile formula provides anti-aging, anti-acne and brightening benefits, with both rapid and long-term results.

What the shopper says:

“This one product not only helped clear up the already existing breakouts but it continues to keep me clear.” —New Britain, CT

Why we love it:

Its gentle formula maintains moisture retention that in turn can help control sebum production and minimize excess oil.

What the shopper says:

“This moisturizer keeps my oiliness at bay, and now my face isn’t super shiny or oily during the day.” —McMinnville, OR

Why we love it:

With a high concentration of Avène thermal spring water, this rich, nongreasy formula is able to hydrate and calm irritable, redness-prone skin.

What the shoppers say:

“It doesn’t break me out, contains no strong scents and supplies adequate hydration. Plus, it’s comfortable, nongreasy and absorbs well.” —Kew Gardens, NY

Why we love it:

Harnessing salicylic acid, this clarifying moisturizer banishes blemish-causing bacteria to give you a clear, smooth complexion free of bumps and shine.

What the shopper says:

“I love how rich and nourishing this moisturizer is, yet it’s light enough for acne-prone skin. It doesn’t make my skin greasy and oily.” —West Hollywood, CA

Why we love it:

Uniquely refreshing, this cleansing bar utilizes charcoal to reduce oiliness to prevent blocking pores that can cause breakouts.

What the shoppers say:

“I have sensitive skin, and this mud soap has helped tremendously in reducing oil. My face feels a lot cleaner and smoother.” —Grapevine, TX

Why we love it:

It’s formulated with 6 skin-clearing acids that penetrate deep into the pores to remove excess oils and breakout-causing bacteria.

What the shopper says:

“I love how this cleared up my skin so well. It really helped clear and heal my acne.” —East Northport, NY

READERS – Do you have a special remedy for oily skin? What exactly are you looking for when it comes to oil control? Tell us in the comment section below.

Sam Pick

Sam Pick is the Social Media Specialist behind DermStore. Joining the team as a Copywriter back in 2012 after working for various online fashion and entertainment publications, Sam has nestled into his new role by helping expand the social voice and... Read More >

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