Skin care products for oily skin should be non-comedogenic, meaning they don’t clog pores, and oil-free. Look for labels that have active ingredients that help your oil glands function more normally, like sulfur, retinol and salicylic acid. “Lighter formulations can also be tolerated better”. “These include serums, gels or lotions rather than creams or ointments.”
When it comes to cleansing, being gentle is key. So is keeping exfoliating to a minimum (once or twice a week tops). That’s because over-cleansing and scrubbing too harshly can lead to increased oil production. Using a clay mask twice a week will help control excess oil. Moisturizing daily is also very important so is using of sunscreen.
Here is list of the best skin care products for oily skin,
1. Cetaphil Pro-Oil Removing Foam Wash – N8,500
An instant foaming face wash designed to deep clean oily skin. It is clinically proven to effectively remove pore-clogging oil, impurities and makeup from the skin.
2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Fighting Face Wash – N 4,800
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash is the #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting facial cleanser. This daily acne face wash contains 2% salicylic acid acne medication and is formulated to gently clean deep into pores for clearer skin and even helps treat acne before it emerges. Clinically proven MicroClear technology helps boost the delivery of acne medication to help clear up acne and blackheads, and even helps prevent future breakouts. The acne-fighting formula oil-free formula rinses clean without over-drying or irritating the skin.
3. AcneFree Kaolin Clay Detox Mask – N 9,000
“This can be used as either a face mask or a cleanser,” says King, “and either way, the kaolin clay absorbs oils and reduces shine.” It also features a mild amount of salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and remove excess oil and vitamin E for antioxidant protection.
4. Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer – N 13,900
This non-comedogenic and oil-free moisturizer is a great pick for oily skin, says Sperling. It has a matte finish, so you don’t have to worry about looking shiny, and it contains SPF 30 for that much-needed sun protection.
5. Garnier SkinActive Mattifying Micellar Cleansing Water – N 6,000
This all-in-1 mattifying cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to oily skin, even sensitive. It is specially formulated to effectively cleanse, remove makeup, and help purify pores. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean without a greasy residue left behind.
6. St Ives Blackhead Clearing Face Scrub – N 3,000
Problem skin has met its match. Salicylic acid packs a punch in this dermatologist-tested, blackhead-tackling green tea face scrub that unclogs pores and calms redness for glowing, bump-free skin.
7. Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream – N 12,000
A truly innovative and hydrating cream formulated with 92% snail extract. You heard right. This best-selling cream has sold by the millions across Asia for its high efficacy ingredients. The All-In-One Snail Repair Cream hydrates, helps improve the appearance of fine lines, and helps reduce the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes. Try it to see what all the buzz is about.
Ideal for oily and acne-prone to combination skin types. Not ideal for dry skin but those with dry skin types can apply this cream under a heavier moisturizer.
Unscented with a milky white, slightly translucent color, this lightweight almost gel-like cream has a viscous texture that goes on silky-smooth. The cream quickly sinks into skin for an instantly hydrated, healthy appearance. We’ll let you in on a little secret – this product makes for a great spot treatment for stubborn blemishes.
8. The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion – N 10,000
Tea tree mattifying lotion is a lightweight daytime moisturizer suitable for blemished skin. Infused with our organic pure tea tree oil, this easily absorbed lotion provides hydration, without clogging the pores or leaving skin feeling greasy. Use daily for matte, shine free results.