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19 Skincare Products For People With Oily Skin



Finding products that work can feel impossible, so we asked the BuzzFeed Community what skincare products have ACTUALLY helped them manage their oily skin.

1. Using oils instead of traditional moisturizers, like this organic Jojoba oil for $13.95.

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I know this sounds contradictory, but the best thing I’ve ever done for my oily face was to switch my moisturiser to oil. I use a blend of jojoba and argan oil with a little bit of lavender and tea tree oil mixed in for their anti-inflammatory properties. You only need a couple of drops each time, and I always put it on right after I shower / wash my face. — littleblip

2. Lush's Coalface Solid Cleanser Bar for $13.95.

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I swear by Coalface Cleanser at Lush. I'm oily AND prone to pimples and it's the only one I have tried that has helped with both oil and helping the breakouts. And I've tried many different facial cleaners over the years! — Amanda Niblett, Facebook

3. Lab Series Oil Control Solution for $20.

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This product works amazingly on my skin, it is an alcohol based toner with some powder in it, it leaves your skin feeling very refreshed and matte. The whole range is amazing as well!! — Abelpoony


4. Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder for $12.

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Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder has been so amazing for my skin. It's a pale green powder that reduces the visibility of pores, conceals redness, and prevents oil. It's a great product to wear under foundation, on its own, or to just use as a treatment. — Alison Whitney, Facebook

5. Use a Konjac sponge for about $13 to cleanse your face.

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You use it to wash your face with your normal (hopefully low pH) cleanser. Does a great job of exfoliating without being harsh like scrubs that tend to dry out and irritate, which only causes your poor skin to make more oils in self-defense. Plus, it makes your cleanser all bubbly! — Liz Bohnen, Facebook

6. Lush's Ultrabland Cleanser for $17.95.

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It’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever done for my face. It has beeswax, rosehip, and a bunch of other great stuff. It’s a built in lotion. I use it morning and night. — caityr44b746b99


8. Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer for $18.99.

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I use Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer as my daily face lotion and it does wonders. It makes my face look matte all day by keeping my facial oils in check, as well as keeping it protected with SPF 30! — piajeraldinem

9. Kiehl's Blue Herbal Collection for $18 - $27.

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Kiehl's Blue Herbal line is amazing for oily/acne prone skin. I love their cleanser and moisturizer--not too greasy or too drying. I like to mix a little bit of beauty oil into my moisturizer at night though so that my skin doesn't start to overproduce! — Emily Duncan, Facebook


12. It Works Cleanser for $49.99 and It Works Exfoliating Peel for $42.99.

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Nothing worked to keep my skin even remotely less oily. I tried wipes, like 30 face washes, medication. Then gave these a try at the recommendation of a friend. They are perfect for sensitive skin too and even got rid of my “bacne.” — ashleylynnb458edcf46

13. Gold Clover Fresh Face Tallow Whip for $35.

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Gold Clover Fresh Face Tallow balm/whip is amazing! I use it after I wash my face as a moisturizer, and it keeps my skin smooth and hydrated without making it oily. — lyndsayp4e0a400ff


16. Drink more water! Be sure to use a reusable water bottle, like this Swell bottle for $35.

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I have super oily skin and my esthetician told me it was actually because my skin was dehydrated and I wasn't exfoliating enough. Drink, drink, drink your water, exfoliate that shit and find a really good moisturizer. — Krystal Pearson, Facebook

17. Tea Tree Oil like this Body Shop mattifying moisturizer for $9. / Via

Tea tree oil is my go to for combating my oily and break out prone skin. I just mix about a half a cup of water and half a teaspoon of tea tree oil and apply with a q-tip and in about 3 days, voila! It works great for people like me who can’t resist popping their pimples and thanks to tea tree oil I’ve been spared many scars and stubborn disgusting break outs. — belisles1601

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