This Year's Best Products for Oily Skin
For our 23rd annual Best Beauty Buys, we surveyed leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can't get enough of. The votes are in: You'll want to clear a shelf for these 165 beauty game-changers.
Ah, oily skin. If you've got this skin type, you probably feel like your face has a permanent glaze to it. Then come even greater struggles: your makeup usually slides off and breakouts are inevitable.
Instead of throwing our hands up, we turned to our Best Beauty Buys panel to find the skincare products for oily skin that put you in control. From moisturizer to spot treatment, these eight must-haves come out on top in the fight against overambitious oil glands.
Put down the blotting papers and keep scrolling for our pro-approved skincare basics for women with oily skin.
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The Best Daytime Moisturizer: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
Skipping moisturizer is a rookie mistake often made by those with oily skin. It may seem counterintuitive, but the more oil you strip from your skin, the more it may produce. An easy solution? Using this year's pro-approved, residue-free moisturizer.
The Best Night Cream: SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Oily
Thanks to exfoliating orange oil and 10-percent hydroxy acid, this moisturizer gets rid of dead skin cells while hydrating.
The Best Cleanser: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
Chances are you've had this orange cleanser in your bathroom at some point. The drugstore favorite has 2-percent salicylic acid to exfoliate and cleanse pores. Calming chamomile and aloe round out the formula to prevent irritation.
The Best Exfoliator: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Buff away all of the junk and dirt that's clogging up your pores by mixing this exfoliating powder into your cleanser or with water.
The Best Serum: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
Serums have a reputation for being greasy. This year's winning formula sinks into skin quickly and weightlessly. It's enriched with ferulic acid, vitamin C, and phloretin, a cell-protecting antioxidant that's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
The Best Targeted Pimple Treatment: Neutrogena On-the-Spot
For many people with overactive oil glands, breakouts are inevitable. Luckily, this drugstore benzoyl peroxide-based spot treatment exists to kill blemishes fast.
The Best Face Mask: L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Detox & Brighten
Two of the hottest ingredients in skincare right now? Charcoal and clay. Together in this mask, they suck all of the gross stuff from your pores to completely detox your skin.
The Best Toner: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner
Hung up on how large your pores look? This panel-approved toner is formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA to smooth skin texture and refine pores.
Each of these products is voted on by a panel of pros or selected by our editors. If you purchase through our links, InStyle may earn a commission.