5 Best Oily Skin Face Wash And Treatments [How to get rid of oily skin]

Despite the high prevalence of the condition called oily skin, its’ successful treatment is sometimes really hard and requires constant care, so that you do not end up with melted makeup at the middle of the day.

Even if your oily skin does not cause inflammation and acne breakouts, the typical shine is unpleasant and disturbing enough, especially for the ladies. The reasons why sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum can be numerous. Apart from genetics, other factors — such as your daily activity, hot environments, or your hormonal stage in life  — can exacerbate oily skin and provoke clogging of the pores.

Apart from genetics, other factors — such as your daily activity, hot environments, or your hormonal stage in life  — can exacerbate oily skin and provoke clogging of the pores.

The reasons why sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum can be numerous. Apart from genetics, other factors — such as your daily activity, hot environments, or your hormonal stage in life  — can exacerbate oily skin and provoke clogging of the pores.

Luckily, nowadays there are various methods for restoring the skin appearance. The list below will show you the products that have proven effective for oily skin treatment with all the important positive and negative features (based on customer reviews):

Skin Obsession

Face Mask Controls Oil for 24-48 Hours and helps treat Acne

Skin Obsession Face Mask Controls Oil for 24-48 Hours and helps treat Acne
72 Reviews
Skin Obsession Face Mask Controls Oil for 24-48 Hours and helps treat Acne

 

  • Controls oil 24 hours with 10 minute mask treatment
  • Helps reduce the redness of Acne outbreaks
  • Helps dry up Acne Outbreaks when used as a drying lotion

The first product is a liquid mask that claiming to control oil secretion for an astonishing 24-48 hours. It contains ingredients such as kaolin clay [1], magnesium hydroxide and extracts of cucumber and green tea [2].The most important features of the kaolin clay are related to the reduction of sebum production, as clay has natural absorbency properties. Thus, the pores are purified and the acne breakouts can be avoided. Magnesium hydroxide helps regenerate the skin, the cucumber extract restores skin vitality, while the green tea extract has anti-inflammatory activity.

The most important features of the kaolin clay are related to the reduction of sebum production, as clay has natural absorbency properties. Thus, the pores are purified and the acne breakouts can be avoided. Magnesium hydroxide helps regenerate the skin, the cucumber extract restores skin vitality, while the green tea extract has anti-inflammatory activity.

Magnesium hydroxide helps regenerate the skin, the cucumber extract restores skin vitality, while the green tea extract has anti-inflammatory activity.

Customers are generally satisfied with the product:

„This controlled the shine all day and I actually have a beautiful matte finish.”

The bad news is that the mask is not suitable for every skin type. There are customers who did not see improvement in their problems with the excessive oiliness:

„Тhis really didn’t do anything for my oily skin! Still oily…ONLY thing it has done is shrink my cheek pores”


NeoStrata

Oily Skin Solution AHA 8, 3.4 Fluid Ounce

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NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution AHA 8, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
47 Reviews
NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution AHA 8, 3.4 Fluid Ounce

 

  • Removes excess oil and sebum from oily or acne-prone skin
  • 8% Glycolic Acid can be used after cleansing or throughout the day
  • Plumps and hydrates, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles

This product’ ingredients make it seem a little harsh, even aggressive but after checking all the customer reviews available online, it turned out that the product is very gentle. Product reviews are impressively positive:

„ I’ve found that it works as promised and not only significantly reduces acne, but also makes my skin appear brighter and healthier. It significantly reduces scarring and has improved the overall texture of my skin.”;

„Best product to resolve the problems of oily skin I’ve ever used.”

Almost 80% of the customers rated it 5 stars and another good news is the product price (according to customer reviews and comparing to similar formulas, it is very reasonable).


La Roche-Posay Effaclar

Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin Purifying Foaming Gel Face Wash

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin, 6.76...
605 Reviews
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin, 6.76...

 

  • Gently cleanses impurities while respecting skin's pH balance
  • Helps remove excess oil
  • Soap-free. Alcohol-free. Oil Free.

This one is extremely popular all around the world, as the brand is one of the most successful in the skin care industry. This particular product is zinc-based (zinc may prevent pores from clogging).

The product has really good performance, what is more – it is recommended for people with sensitive skin type, as it does not cause irritation.

There are loads of people who are „Faithful to the brand” and are very satisfied with the results provided:

„Cleans up the excess oil, removes makeup, is soap free, and has a light fresh fragrance”

A downside about the product is tested on animals, which according to most customers (including myself) find unacceptable:

„i really hated when i discovered this product was tested on animals, but it clears my face up so damn fast”


OIL CONTROL Acne & Oily Skin Face Wash

Clarifying Acne & Blackhead Treatment for Clear Smooth Skin – Oil-Free Face Cleanser for Teens, Men & Women – Natural, Paraben & Sulfate Free

The product contains natural ingredients and essential oils to deep cleanse, combat clogged pores and keep oil production under control. The foaming gel is designed for daily use and according to customer reviews:

„There is definitely a change in the amount of oil my skin has been producing and I can go all day without my makeup melting off.”;

„I’ve used this for about a week now and I have seen a significant change in my skin. My pores are smaller and my face is a lot less oily.”

People who purchased it also say that the smell of the product is nice (although customers usually find fragrance-free products more appropriate for the treatment of facial skin)

Bad reviews inform about the size of the product, as customers consider it very small.


Dead Sea Mud Mask for Face & Body

100% Natural Spa Quality – Best Pore Reducer & Minimizer to Help Treat Acne, Blackheads & Oily Skin – Tightens Skin for a Visibly Healthier Complexion – 8.8 OZ

Dead Sea Mud Mask for Face & Body - 100% Natural Spa Quality - Best Pore...
986 Reviews
Dead Sea Mud Mask for Face & Body - 100% Natural Spa Quality - Best Pore...

 

  • DEAD SEA MASK works for all skin types, including dry, normal, oily, combination, sensitive, and...
  • MINERAL-INFUSED Clarifying Mud Mask is based on an advanced formula composed of Dead Sea mineral mud...
  • PURE DEAD SEA MUD helps to effectively cleanse the skin and provide a soothing sensation. Rich in...

People are highly impressed by this mud mask – it has excellent reviews and comments. The content is all natural. There are no chemical formulations added and ingredients list includes F[Deionized water, Pure Dead Sea Mud, Kaolin, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Hickory Bark Extract, Calendula Oil, Xanthan Gum. None of these ingredients could cause harm to your skin and this is quite important, having that most products for oily skin treatment are quite aggressive.

Customers claim to notice the difference even after the first application of the product:

„Used it once and I can already see and feel the difference in my skin. I have really sensitive skin so I can break out easily. This mask truly feels amazing when on as well.”

Almost all of the comments available are extremely positive, what customers dislike is the thickness of the mask:

„Applying it was easy and it went on well. Skin felt great afterwards. Taking it off was a little harder though, maybe try to take it off in a shower?”


Important

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Everyone's skin is unique, and even if you have chosen the best product for your skin condition, the containing ingredients may still cause some irritation, burning sensation, rash or allergy.

To avoid potential skin reactions, we highly recommend performing a patch test before using the product (you can download printable PDF version here)

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5 Best Oily Skin Face Wash And Treatments
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The reasons why sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum can be numerous. Apart from genetics, other factors — such as your daily activity, hot environments, or your hormonal stage in life  — can exacerbate oily skin and provoke clogging of the pores.
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Monika Hristova

Monika is the Editor-in-Chief at SkinPractice. She is a skin care addict and researcher, who feels strongly about helping people with different dermatology conditions from alopecia to warts.

You can read her recommendations and advice both here at SkinPractice or at Quora where she answers skincare-related questions frequently and is the most viewed author in the Skincare category with more than 3 million views or follow her on LinkedIn.

She is also a certified skin care specialist with certification from the Medical College in Sofia.

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