Skin Care Advice

How to Find the Best Skin Care Products and Makeup Products for Oily Skin

Different skin types require different treatment, and oily skin is no exception. Using the wrong products with oily skin can increase the oiliness of your skin, or even cause a breakout. Oily skin also tends to be more acne prone, so it can be important to use products that can treat and help prevent acne symptoms. Makeup is important, as well, because the wrong products can clog your pores.

Here are the features you should look for in the best skin care products for oily skin:

Use matte finish makeup

Matte finish makeup is intended to have a drier-looking finish, and many matte products contain ingredients that help the skin to absorb oils. This makes matte makeup the perfect fit for those with oily skin because it pulls those oils away from the surface of your skin, and gives your skin a less oily look.

Use mineral makeup

Mineral makeup is great for oily skin because it offers excellent coverage without clogging pores. It’s also great for sensitive skin and is made with natural mineral ingredients.

Look for skin care products and makeup with these key ingredients:

Kaolin clay – Clay is great at absorbing oil, and kaolin clay (also known as kaolinite) is especially absorbent, as well as removing toxins from the skin. Kaolin clay can be found in a lot of makeup products, including this Photo Finish matte airbrush foundation, which also contains silica, another highly oil-absorbent ingredient.

Glycolic acid – Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that helps to exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, clearing pores while also reducing excess oil.

Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic Acid is a great natural humectant to moisturize the skin and retain that moisture without increasing oiliness.

Niacinamide – Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is great at fading hyperpigmentation and protecting the skin from free radicals, and it has also been found to absorb excess sebum, the oily substance on the surface of skin that gives it its oily appearance.

Retinol – Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is less harsh than its counterparts (such as Retin-A), renowned for its ability to boost cellular turnover, fade hyperpigmentation, and increase collagen production. Retinol is found in many of the best skin care products for oily skin, as it can reduce pores, leading to less oil production.

Salicylic acid – Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in acne-fighting products. This ingredient pulls oil from pores, helping to unclog them, and reduces oil on the skin overall. It can be found in many skin care products, including this Retinol Plus serum, which also contains retinol.

Find moisturizers and skin care products that are oil free

Avoiding oils in your moisturizers and skin care products may seem like a no brainer, but it’s important to look out for, as many moisturizers and creams are formulated using various oils. Always check labels for oils or look for moisturizers and skin care products marked oil free. Plenty of great moisturizing serums are oil free, like this Bio-Vive Tri-B complex serum, which includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamins B5 and B7, and snap-8 peptide.

There is no shame in having oily skin, but like any skin type, it is important to take care of oily skin to keep it healthy, and to do so in the right way. Following these guidelines will lead you to the best skin care products for oily skin.



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