We all want shiny hair and nails, but when it comes to our skin – not so much. Whether you have oily skin all year round or notice that it’s looking and feeling slicker thanks to the soaring humidity, it’s time to invest in a couple of oil-busting skincare products. The idea here is to perfect your pores, look after your skin, and keep unwanted oiliness at bay. Products of this sort keep your skin balance in check, but without stripping it of its natural oils as this will makes your sebum glands go into overdrive, causing even more oiliness. Not what you want.
From a clever Aesop cleanser to a magical mask by Sephora, Savoir Flair’s top five products that are specifically formulated to help oily faces promise to be your new skincare staples.
Not only does this cleanser smell amazing (it’s infused with mandarin peel), but it’s also amazing for oily skin – hence the name. Citrus-based botanicals work together with lavender, sea salt, and natural oils to create a gentle foam that carefully cleanses and balances skin without drying it out or causing excess sebum production.
Aesop ‘Amazing Face Cleanser’
Working to control the production of oil, this super scrub gently (but thoroughly) cleanses skin to remove the build-up of dirt that is deep inside the pores. Harnessing the power of natural clay, which works to draw out toxins and impurities whilst remineralizing skin, it also contains corn granules to gently exfoliate, and petitgrain and geranium to rebalance the skin’s oils. Simply mix with warm water, gently massage in, and watch oiliness and open pores disappear.
Aromatherapy Associates ‘Purifying Facial Scrub’
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Even if you don’t have oily skin, this moisturizer is perfect for hot summer months thanks to its lightweight, oil-free formula. It absorbs into the skin in seconds to deliver high-power hydration, but without making it oily or greasy. It also contains skin-strengthening ingredients to leave you looking and feeling fresher and younger, whilst its refreshing feel soothes and smoothes.
This mighty mud mask is the best when it comes to beating oil. Packed full of zinc and copper to purify pores, and white clay to soften skin and absorb excess sebum, it also helps banish breakouts whilst loading skin with essential mineral salts. Use once a week for clean, matte, smooth, soft, and – you guessed it – oil-free skin.
When your skin is in serious need of an oil-busting boost, look no further than this luxury treatment from Nuxe. Use it morning, noon, or night – whenever you feel that slick of grease starting to build – and watch the fluid emulsion rapidly sink into your skin to leave it matte and free of shine. Containing salicylic acid and meadow-foam extract to look after skin from the inside out, the product also includes zinc, rice powder, and extract of wild pansy to tighten pores, absorb excess oil, and mattify skin. An added bonus? Its fabulous floral fragrance, mixed with soft woods and amber, will leave your skin smelling sublime all day long.