Oily Skin Products

“What are the best oily skin products?”

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Best cleanser for oily skin

Best foundation for oily skin

Best make-up for oily skin

Best moisturizer for oily skin

Best toner for oily skin

Best Cleanser for Oily Skin

Name of Product
User Rating
Price - Approx US $
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Pink

This new motorised skin brush gives a deep but daily cleanse and has an ever growing fan-base. Very popular right now.
Bioderma Sebium H2O Solution Purifying Non-Rinse Cleanser 500ml Oily

4.517A lot of very happy users, declaring it the 'best cleanser I've ever used' for oily to combination skin. Also makes a great make-up remover too.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, 6.76-Ounce Tube

4.619Many users report acne has disappeared since using this product and is routinely recommended by dermatologists for oily acne-prone skin.
Epicuren Citrus Herbal Cleanser (8 oz)

4.860For very sensitive skin. No sulfates, all natural ingredients. Very long-term happy users as it works so well to keep skin clear, many using it for over 10 years or more.
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

4.640Oily skin feels soft and clean but not dry after using this very well-loved product. Those prone to break-outs rate this highly as one to try if others haven't worked for you.
Cerave Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 oz

4.412One of the cheapest but best cleansers on the market. Many great stories and reviews of skin clearing up and staying clear for years.
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Foam Wash, 8 Fluid Ounce

3.810No cleanser review would be complete without Cetaphil in there! This cleanser is for the most acne-prone and oily skin but there are others to choose from, with many very happy long-term users of this brand overall.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser 8oz

4.420A cleanser which you may have to 'power through' but which will give outstanding results after a few weeks. Many different ages and sensitive yet oily types using this to very good effect.

Best Foundation for Oily Skin

Product Name
Price Approx US $
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation

Medium445An oil-free matte foundation. It is very buildable so you can go as sheer or as matte as you like. Users say it doesn't cause break-outs like so many other foundations have.
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet

Medium to Full404.4There's a soft finish to this foundation, so that some 'real skin' can still be seen through but it generally 'evens things out'. Quite a few users swear by using the Make-Up Forever primer to make it really long lasting.
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10

Full604.5One of the big names that everyone with oily skin should try at least once. It gives a full coverage, literally covering everything, but feels light and non-greasy. Another big plus is that it has real staying power, lasts and lasts until the end of the day and oiliness is kept at bay. Outstanding.
Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10

Full454.5True staying power - lasting anywhere from 8 to 10 hours. True covering power too, covering everything to give a smooth finish. Works well for oily and sensitive skin, doesn't cause break-outs.
Maybelline New York Super Stay 24Hr Makeup

Full104.3Another great drug store foundation, it has long-term staying power, lasting the whole day with no break-through shininess. Users say it gives a full but natural coverage. Some find it feels lighter on the skin than Revlon Colorstay and another added bonus is that it doesn't smudge, it's smudge-proof.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Combination/Oily Skin

Full104.3The Best Drug Store Foundation for oily skin, this liquid stays in place, even on the hottest days of summer. There's no feeling of melting away and shine stays away for the whole day. A really great 'go to' foundation.
glominerals gloProtective Liquid Foundation

Medium to Full335Glominerals is a relative newcomer on the cosmetics scene, but with its pharmceutical grade ingredients and parabens-free products, it's fast gaining a fantastic reputation. This liquid mineral foundation goes on easily and gives good coverage. It doesn't cause break-outs and is good for sensitive acne-prone skin. A little goes a long way so the price works out being worth the extra in the long-run.
Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup

Light to Medium11 to 244.3Light to medium coverage, this is a great foundation for anyone with acne skin. Due to the salicylic acid which acts as a mild exfoliant, it can help reduce break-outs and prevent further ones as the salicylic acid keeps pore unclogged. The long-lasting power of this foundation also makes it a firm favourite with many users.

Best Make-Up for Oily Skin

Product Name
Part of Face
Price US $
Too Faced Shadow Insurance 10ml

Eyelid Primer184.3Hundreds of happy users give a big thumbs up to this eyeshadow primer. If you have oily eyelids and find that your eyeshadow rubs off within a few hours or settles into the crease of your eyelid, then this is for you. Users say it stays on all day and all night and the packaging it is in makes it easy to use and apply.
e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

Eyelid Primer64.0For the price, this eyelid primer can't be beaten. Many people buying this one as it seems to do what other very expensive ones do, equally well.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer

Eyelid Primer404.5It does get mentioned a huge amount on forums as the best product for keeping eyeshadow in place. It is expensive though and the bottle shape puts some people off. But it is still a great primer, no getting away from it!
Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer

Face Primer304.3Gives a really smooth soft canvas to apply make-up onto, with some choosing just to apply nothing after, as it feels so great. Non-greasy, almost gel-like and few reports of break-outs from most users.
Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish

Face and Makeup Setting Spray193.9A spray before and after applying your makeup is great to control oiliness on the face and keeps make-up in place for hours.
Mac Paint Pot

Eyelid Primer with Tint264.5It gives a fresh even start to applying eye make up. Many users very very happy with this product, swear by it and say its their favorite eyelid primer by far!
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil

Eye Pencil (vast color range)54.5The 'Milk' shade is very highly rated as a great way to make eye-shadow colors really vibrant. Many users trying this instead of Mac Paint Pots or over Mac Paint Pots and very happy with the results too. This brand is also much cheaper than MAC.
Hourglass Veil Primer

Face Primer304.6It's expensive, it's true, but the results speak for themselves. Users say it really does work, smooths out skin to a perfect canvas, making it the best primer ever, no break-outs and so on. Lots of gushing. Seems like it could be worth spending the money!

I’ve spent many hours going through different websites such as make-upalley.com, amazon.com, sephora.com to find the best information I can to help people find what they need. I will be adding more tables as time passes so check back from time to time to find more information about other areas of skin care.


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