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Best Night Cream for Oily Skin 2015

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Oily

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Best Night Cream for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2012

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Oily

Good things come to those who wait—or those who apply this before bed. Five kinds of hydroxy acids slough dead skin, orange oil unplugs pores, and a blend of botanicals goes to work on fine lines. Of course it doesn’t hurt that "it smells good enough to eat," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Debra Jaliman.

$61
Best Toner for Oily Skin 2015

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel

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Best Toner for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel

A true miracle of nature, this 148-year-old formula shrinks pores, controls slick T-zones, dries up blemishes, and even de-puffs eyes, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Francesca Fusco. Now, if only it could do the dishes!

Walgreens

$4 for 16 fl. oz.
Best Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Oily Skin 2015

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

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Best Daytime Moisturizer with SPF for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

Prone to clogged pores and persistent breakouts? The one-two punch of zinc sunblock and hyaluronic acid in this featherweight formula won’t aggravate acne, says Dr. Karyn Grossman. And niacinamide—an anti-inflammatory that controls sebum production—also guarantees you’ll be knocked out.

EltaMD

$32
Best Spot Treatment for Oily Skin 2015

Neutrogena On-The-Spot

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Best Spot Treatment for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Neutrogena On-The-Spot

This cream puts 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide in the driver’s seat to clear pores and heal acne, but glycerin rides shotgun to keep anything unfortunate from happening (like dried-out skin and irritation). UltaNeutrogenaDrugstore

$6
Best Serum for Oily Skin 2015

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel

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Best Serum for Oily Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel

This easily absorbed blend of antioxidants is your first line of defense against the environmental toxins that target your face. Plus, the gel formula is much friendlier to oily complexions than serums are (they tend to feel sticky), says N.Y.C. dermatologist Leslie Baumann. Skinceuticals

$162
Best Mask 2015

Bioré Self Heating One Minute

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Best Mask 2015
WINNER 2015

Bioré Self Heating One Minute

After massaging in this dampened mask for just one minute, a pleasant warming sensation takes

over. That’s how you know the charcoal is attracting dirt “like a vacuum,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Debra

Jaliman. Rinse, and skin is left clear with a menthol tingle.

$7
Best Scrub 2015

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

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Best Scrub 2015
WINNER 2015

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

You’ll barely feel the beads in this polish, but that doesn’t make them any less effective at clearing pores. Expect fewer blackheads and more mellowed blemishes since cinnamon extract “calms in flammation,” says Dr. Annie Chiu.

$30
Best Zit Zapper 2015

Tanda Zap Acne Spot Treatment Device

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Best Zit Zapper 2015
WINNER 2015

Tanda Zap Acne Spot Treatment Device

The blue light emitted from this affordable device is like kryptonite to P. acnes, the pesky bacteria responsible for most unsightly blemishes. Hold it to the affected zone for two minutes, then follow with your go-to topical. “It can really reduce a blemish and calm inflammation,” Dr. Palm says.

$37
Best 2014 Mask for Oily Skin

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay

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Best 2014 Mask for Oily Skin
WINNER 2014

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay

This isn’t your grandma’s cakey, cracked clay. A modern mix of acids—including a mild glycolic— unplugs pores, while botanical extracts, like chamomile and aloe, spirit away impurities and calm the skin, says Minneapolis dermatologist Charles Crutchfield.

$51
Best Acne Treatment 2015

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

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Best Acne Treatment 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

What if Biggie and Tupac had made an album? This collaboration of lipo hydroxy acid and benzoyl peroxide is almost that epic. The former “clears pore-clogging dead skin” and the later “kills acne bacteria” says dermatologist Annie Chiu. A tiny dab clears up welts and pustules without scaling.

$37
Best Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin 2015

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

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Best Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Grapefruit extract cuts through grease, clearing the way for acne-blasting salicylic acid to penetrate the surface. "It's a gentle exfoliate, so it also treats hyperpigmentation," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Melanie Grossman. 

$8
Best 2014 Zit Zapper

Quasar Baby Blue

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Best 2014 Zit Zapper
WINNER 2014

Quasar Baby Blue

Think of it as a light saber defending the galaxy against acne. Its blue beam targets spot-causing bacteria and calms inflammation, says Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. And unlike topical treatments, it won’t stress surrounding skin.

$349
Best 2014 Night Cream Acne Prone Skin

Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Moisturizer

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Best 2014 Night Cream Acne Prone Skin
WINNER 2014

Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Moisturizer

Fighting an adult blemish battle? Consider this the cavalry. Gently exfoliating hydroxy acids stride around, de-junking pores while collagen-stimulating vitamin C smooths fine lines. So women “dealing with hormonal breakouts who still need the hydration” can rest easy, says Beverly Hills aesthetician Gina Mari.

$61
Best 2013 Editor's Pick

Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection

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Best 2013 Editor's Pick
WINNER 2013

Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection

Your complexion’s forecast with this kit: clear and bright,with little chance of irritation. Twice as nice, the twofer includes an oscillating brush designed just for acne sufferers (the bristles gently prod grime out of pores) and a 2 percent salicylic acid wash loaded withbotanicals, so it clears skin as it softens.

$169
Best 2013 Masks

Clinique Acne Solutions

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Best 2013 Masks
WINNER 2013

Clinique Acne Solutions

This treatment puts oil in its place (read: off your face) in five minutes flat. Micronized kaolin clay absorbs grease without drying out skin, while 1 percent salicylic acid prevents and controls acne, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Neal Schultz.

$22
Best 2013 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF Acne Prone Skin

Neutrogena Oil-Free SPF 35

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Best 2013 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF Acne Prone Skin
WINNER 2013

Neutrogena Oil-Free SPF 35

Oily types need their moisturizers whipped up as such: light, fast absorbing, and loaded with broad spectrum SPF 35 that won't clog pores. This non-chalky block ticks off all the right boxes and creates a flawless base for makeup, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Melanie Grossman.

$12
Best 2012 Exfoliator for Oily Skin

Clarisonic Cleansing System

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Best 2012 Exfoliator for Oily Skin
WINNER 2012

Clarisonic Cleansing System

The last thing oily skin needs is a scrub that’s going to force it to pump out even more grease. This oscillating brush has a gentle way of cleaning without messing with the skin's natural oils, dermatologists say. Plus, it's crazy-flexible. "You can use it in the shower, set a timer so you don’t over cleanse, and swap in an assortment of brush heads," says Amy B. Lewis, an N.Y.C. dermatologist.

$195
Editors' Pick 2012

Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget and Toner

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Editors' Pick 2012
WINNER 2012

Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget and Toner

No matter how gunked up pores get, this kit clears them out. Sonic waves loosen dirt and oils so skin can readily lap up the antioxidants of whatever cream you apply afterward.

$185
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