Skip To Content

    21 Of The Best Products For Oily Skin You Can Get On Amazon

    Grease: the name of a movie, but also a one-word descriptor for my t-zone.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A 3-in-1 oil-free moisturizer packed with SPF 30 because YOU KNOW WHAT? The sun and its mean old rays are out to hurt you. This is designed to protect your skin without making it break out.

    What is this 3-in-1 babble, you ask? WELL! This lotion claims to control oil, while still hydrating and protecting your skin. This is great for people with acne-prone skin because it provides protection and hydration without breaking you out in the process.

    Promising review: "I've used all kinds of moisturizing sunscreens (I always wear sunscreen), and have suffered from bad acne and oily skin for the past 17 years. And then sunscreen tends to add a lot of shine and's not pretty. But this product is great! There is no stickiness, especially an hour or two later, it goes on matte, and it has no scent. This stuff somehow absorbs into my skin and tells my oil glands to STFU. And the best part? It's non-comedogenic. This thing is a miracle. I'm so glad I found it — it's just too bad that took me 15 years to find something this great." —PikaVu

    Price: $14.19

    2. A pH-balancing toner formulated with tomato, cucumber, and parsley extracts to get rid of the remaining makeup your cleanser couldn't get rid of.,

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I've been searching for a toner that has natural ingredients and is good for acne-prone and oily skin. Well this, ladies and gentleman, is what you need to buy right now! I use it after washing my face, and it removes any excess dirt or makeup and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and balanced. It does have a little sting to it afterwards, so I just finish up with rose water spray. My skin has never broken out from this product or gotten irritated." —Kristen Curette

    Price: $11.39

    3. A balancing cream made from freshly-squeezed green tea, sourced from Jeju Island. *pretends to sip the crap out of it* *can you balance my insides too?*

    This is great for normal and oily skin — it ~balances~ out your complexion by hydrating the dry patches, while mattifying the oily ones.

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! It doesn't leave any oily residue, a little goes a long way, and it has a very, very light scent. Plus, the price point for this fantastic product is great! My wife got this for me, and I have been using it daily ever since. It makes my skin feel smooth, and doesn't break me out." —Scoggpod

    Price: $18.50

    4. A no-rinse micellar water to remove everything (oil, dirt, foundation, and waterproof mascara), all while mattifying your skin and cleansing your pores.

    Promising review: "This is the best makeup remover for the best price. A bottle of this lasts me two months if I use it every night to remove my makeup, and I wear a good amount of makeup. Micellar water does an amazing job of cleansing your skin! This particular bottle is great for people with oily skin who want some matte control." —Avery Russell

    Price: $6.96

    5. A daily facial scrub made with rice protein to control oil and shine (READ: not the good kind) for eight hours. Goodbye, greasy t-zone.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin that is super oily and prone to breakouts, and I wear a good amount of makeup because of the breakouts. So, it's tricky to find a face soap serious enough to clean deep into my pores while still being gentle enough to not cause more ugly face problems. But this soap works so well on my skin! The tiny beads are enough to scrub deeply while still being gentle, and I've see a vast improvement in my skin since I started using it." —Holly

    Price: $12.41

    6. A sulfur-based healing powder that not only helps absorb oil, cover breakouts, and conceal redness, but also helps to heal blemishes.

    Promising review: "This stuff works! I have extremely oily, sensitive skin and cystic acne. I've tried everything you can think of to deal with my acne and nothing has worked! I react badly to salicylic acid, so I steer clear of those products and decided to give it a try. I had broken out badly on my jawline and chin about a week ago, so I applied a thick layer of this powder on top of the problem areas every day for five days straight. My skin looks so much better! It takes out the redness and dries the acne up without drying out my skin. Definitely a must-have for people with difficult skin." —Christine Martinez

    Price: $12

    7. A face moisturizer because oily skin STILL NEEDS MOISTURE — and this provides lightweight, non-greasy hydration thanks to the aloe vera and hyaluronic acid formula. / Via @lorealskin

    Promising review: "This is the absolute best facial moisturizer I have ever bought. I generally do not like facial moisturizers because they end up feeling oily and making my acne worse, but not this! It's an ice gel texture that melts into your skin and it does not leave your face feeling greasy. I love this stuff so much! It has a great fragrance and I can see a notable difference in the mirror!" —coupleofnerds

    Price: $11.83

    8. A deep cleaning clay mask made with calcium bentonite. This thing would make a Dyson product run for its money. Why? This stuff vacuums out your pores.,

    Be sure to dilute this mask with either apple cider vinegar or water for the best results! AND! You can apply it with this golden facial mask brush.

    Promising review: "Cystic acne: the bane of my dermatological life, and maybe yours too? This clay has helped immensely in keeping it at bay. I do a treatment once a week (since it is a bit time-consuming), but I haven't had any of those awful underground, takes-two-weeks-to-surface pimples since I've started using the clay. Combined with apple cider vinegar, it's immensely helpful for oily, cystic acne-prone skin. My skin's been so much happier since I've started using it. You need this. Right now." —Cyn Tervention

    Price: $8.10

    9. A foaming cleanser with a rich lather designed to get all the gunk out of your pores. It's egg-cellent.

    This face wash contains Albumen (AKA egg whites) which helps naturally tighten your pores and gets rid of excess oil!

    Promising review: "Just a tiny bit of this wonderful cleansing cream is all you need for the foaming magic to begin. The scent has nothing to do with eggs at all; it has a fresh lovely scent, and it leaves my skin feeling clean, not dry or oily. It's just perfect. I'm so happy with my purchase." —Nina Catanese

    Price: $9.34

    10. An oil-free green tea scrub for (hopefully) karate chopping blackheads (UGH) without making your skin look like a ripe red tomato. / Via @stivesskin

    Promising review: "I'm 24 and have oily, acne-prone skin with a lot of blackheads. I've tried everything to get rid of them and nothing seemed to work, but I definitely noice a difference with this product. It smells amazing and has a really nice texture — many scrubs have large chunks that irritate my skin, but this one contains very fine grains that exfoliate without being harsh. Plus, the green tea helps sooth my skin and cuts down on the redness." —Samantha

    Price: $13.03 (for a pack of four)

    11. A peach sake serum that wants YOU to shine — not your t-zone. This helps curb excess sebum and minimizes the appearance of pores.,

    Promising review: "Where do I start? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have extremely oily skin and no product has worked for me before: this is seriously the ONLY product that has been able to control my oily skin. I've used other expensive oil controlling serums in the past, and none of them can touch this product. It may be my imagination, but I swear that it has actually changed the consistency of my skin. My skin feels very soft and supple. I use this under my makeup and before I got to bed, and I actually wake up shine-free!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $18.65

    12. A hypoallergenic foaming gel guaranteed to become a part of your nightly skincare routine. You will actually feel this cleanser purifying your pores.

    Psst, this cleanser is available in a pump and a tube bottle!

    Promising review: "This is the best face wash I have ever used. My skin has always had issues with oiliness, and you can feel your face healing when you use this — like you can feel the oil being lifted away! It's awesome. My skin has never looked better, and I've even made it through law school final exams without any stress blemishes." —Jsal

    Price: $9.99

    13. A snail repair cream (don't be squeamish, it's fine) that promotes skin regeneration. In English? It can help with cystic acne, scarring, and enlarged pores.

    Yeah, so this stuff is made from 92% snail mucus extract and vitamin C. AND! It's free from artificial colors, parabens, and chemical-smelling fragrances.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. My skin drinks it in like it's nobody's business, and my face stays moisturized without getting excessively greasy all day. It has helped with my acne, my oily skin, dry patches, and my skin looks more even. I have been using this for FOUR MONTHS (that's how long one container of this has lasted me, which is basically the longest lasting moisturizer that I've ever had), and I'm about to open my second one. I love it. Just buy it." —AC

    Price: $18.98

    14. A mattifying lotion promises the same effects! But this formula is slightly more lightweight, making it perfect to use on the daily.

    And, yup, it's vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I have oily and acne-prone skin, and most moisturizers just give me more of both. But this lotion doesn't cause breakouts and, what's most amazing to me, is that I can apply this to my oily skin and it actually takes away shine rather than adding more. I use this during the day, and it definitely helps control my oil and shine!" —Damon McLay

    Price: $12.81

    15. A drying mask to keep impending pimple apocalypses at bay. Colloidal sulfur will dry out your zits while calamine soothes all the redness.

    Don't want to use this as a mask? No problem! This works great as a spot treatment, as well.

    Promising review: "I've been getting a lot of cystic acne and I use this to help dry acne out. I've noticed that this mask helps bring them to a head a lot sooner than if I let them be, and you really do not need a lot of product meaning this jar will last a long time. The smell isn't pleasant (it's sulfur-based), but in the end, I'd rather have an effective product." —Jen B.

    Price: $18

    16. Charcoal makeup removing wipes you'll want to stash by your nightstand or pack in your suitcase. These get rid of foundation, oil, and dirt with just one swipe.

    Promising review: "I love these makeup wipes — they're the best ones I've ever used! I have very oily skin and these work great because they don't leave my face feeling oily and gross. Plus, I love that the packaging has an extra guard to make sure that the wipes don't dry out." —Coops

    Price: $4.97 (for a pack of 25 wipes)

    17. A foaming cleanser perfect for anyone with a sensitive nose. This formula is free of any harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances that would make you want to pinch your nostrils.

    It's also formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5, chamomile, geranium, and glycerin.

    Promising review: "I have INCREDIBLY sensitive and acne-prone skin. Not only has my skin cleared tremendously since switching from benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid cleansers to this, but my skin is far less oily and red. I love how clean my skin feels after washing, without feeling overly dry or stripped of moisture." —Victoria

    Price: $5.83

    18. An alcohol-free toner made with plant extracts to calm, soothe, and moisturize skin AND balance its pH level. Plus, one bottle will last you a lifetime.

    Promising review: "This toner is a total game-changer! I have oily skin, but this toner is so moisturizing and hydrating that it doesn't make my skin feel greasy. It definitely absorbs quickly into my skin, and the bottle itself has lasted for a long time." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $18

    19. A paraben-free gel cleanser available in a travel-sized bottle you'll want to keep in your carry-on. You know, for your next tropical vacation.

    This foaming face wash cleanses oily skin without making it feel super dry and tight afterwards.

    Promising review: "I've tried Proactive and had been using OXY face wash before deciding to try this. It's better on levels that I didn't know was possible. I have oily, acne-prone skin and the only thing that usually works are harsh washes that dry your skin out and make it feel uncomfortable. As long as I use this cleanser with a rag (for circular scrubbing), it works better than anything I've used before on helping my acne AND is not harsh at all. My face is actually soft and while still slightly oily, it's not as bad as it was before." —Wisti

    Price: $7.59

    20. A daily moisturizer guaranteed to have people with sensitive, combo skin screaming "HALLELUJAH." This will moisturize dry patches, balance out oily patches, and won't irritate your skin.

    Promising review: "This makes my skin feel so soft! I use it as a morning moisturizer under my makeup, and it is perfect. I have oily skin with dry patches, so it's hard to find a moisturizer that will work for both issues without producing too much oil or causing dryness! My skin looks so radiant when I wear this!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.16

    21. A cleansing foam sure to make your skin say "I lava you." It's made from volcanic clusters proven to deep clean your pores...

    ...and get rid of all the excess oil and gunk.

    Promising review: "One of the best foaming face washes I've used, and I've tried a lot. It really cleans your face well without being overdrying. I usually try to always remove my makeup first, but when I forget to or am just too lazy, this face wash still gets my face super clean!! It has also significantly reduced the congestion in my pores." —LLD180

    Price: $10.20

    The oil on your t-zone right now:

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form