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The Best Products for Oily Skin

We give you our recommendations for which products should be used by those with oily skin. The first step is to pay close attention to the labels and what ingredients are used in your products, and make sure everything you use is gentle and oil-free.

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These treatments for oily skin are great for absorbing excess oil, and are simple and inexpensive if you want to avoid over-the-counter products. Cornstarch - Mix enough cornstarch with warm water to make a paste, then rub the mixture on your face. After it dries, rinse off with warm water. Egg yolk - Apply egg to your face using a cotton ball. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Lime juice - Dab lime juice onto oily areas of your face, waits until dry, then rinse off with warm water.


Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid and sulfur, which helps to soak up oil and clean pores.  Use these cleansers in combination with your favorite LUNA, which helps to clear pores of oils and improves the absorption of your favorite skincare products.

We recommend:

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Oil-Eliminating Foaming Cleanser Biotique Pineapple Fruit Gel Murad Clarifying Cleanser

Toners and Astringents

After you’re finished cleansing, try a toner or astringent formulated for excess oil production. Look for toners and astringents that are mild and contain either or both glycolic acid and salicylic acid.

We recommend:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner Biore Triple Action Astringent Lancôme Tonique Pure Focus

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You need to moisturize your skin to combat the drying effects of all the oil-destroying skincare products you’ve been using. Use lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic products.

We recommend:

Matis Oil Control Gel Cream Clean & Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Moisturizer Dermalogica Active Moist


When doing your weekly exfoliating session, look for a scrub that contains beta hydroxy acid, which will gently unclog pores without causing irritation.

We recommend:

Dermalogica Microfoliant Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant Korres Pomegranate Scrub


If your skin is excessively oily, try applying a mask once a week that contains clay or charcoal, as well as skin-soothing ingredients.  

We recommend:

Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear GLAMGLOW Super-Mud Clearing Treatment SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque

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Primers and bases go on underneath makeup, helping absorb excess oil throughout the day and keep makeup in its place.

We recommend:

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer


When choosing a foundation for oily skin, try to find something mattifying that absorbs excess oil.

We recommend:

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Clarins Ever Matte Nars Sheer Matte Foundation

Finding What Works for You

It may seem overwhelming - the number of products, and all of the ways to prevent and treat oily skin - but a bit of patience is key, and very worth it. FOREO has a variety of devices to help with skincare needs from oily skin to acne breakouts to under-eye circles, but if we don't have what you’re looking for or you need advice in choosing the device that’s right for you, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll be glad to help!   Disclaimer: The information on this website and any related links are for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, contact a professional healthcare provider.   All product images courtesy of Sephora.

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