How often have you heard "Don't worry, oily skin keeps you looking younger" and for your annoyance to be completely dismissed?
We know how much oily skin can be an enormous pain in the backside, whether it's always looking a bit sweaty or just that feeling of grease on your skin.
That's why we've curated this collection with our most effective skincare essentials to combat oily skin.
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Oily Skin Face Cleansers
It's natural to want something very stripping to wash oily skin; like you're removing fat of pan with washing detergent.
The problem is that unlike a pan, your skin responds by producing even more oil. So these options are effective but gentle, removing debris but not stripping you bare.
Mild + Lightweight Formula Face Wash with Lavender and Mint Extracts
Anti-wrinkle + Soothing with Pomegranate Extract for All Skin Types
Soothing Natural Formula with Green Tea Extract
Gentle and Low-Foaming with Vitamin C, Kent Cherry + Grape Extracts
Gentle Fragrance-free Formula + Targets Blemishes
Non-Drying Daily Cleanser with Purifying Mandarin Rind & Ylang Ylang
Hydrating Olive-Derived Face Cleanser with Purifying Botanicals
Natural and pH Balancing with Anti-Ageing Properties
Hydrators for Oily Skin
It sounds ridiculous to moisturise when you have oily skin, right? Oily skin is often caused or worsened by a compromised 'moisture barrier', a balance of oils, waters and fats in the skin that keep us protected.
You have plenty oil, so by adding in lots of water, your skin gets a break and starts to reduce its over-compensating oil output.
Lightweight Cream with Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid, Ideal for Dry Skin
Oil Control Hydrator to Prevent Excess Sebum Production
Nourishing Anti-aging Formula + Shine Control
Anti-Shine Face Cream with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide for Oily Skin
Non-Greasy Formula with Refreshing Citrus & Ginger
For a Smooth Glide + Reduced Razor Burn, with Exotic Masculine Scent
Plant-Based Antioxidant Serum with Key Vitamins for Reduced Breakouts
Mattifying Moisturiser for Oily Skin with Vitamin E
Targeted Treatments for Oily Skin
Sometimes oily skin needs a kick slightly deeper in the skin to balance things up.
Our selection of treatments are designed to be used after cleansing, and before putting on your moisturiser. They get to work helping to balance the skin's protective moisture barrier and restore natural skin function.
For Oily Skin with Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid + Salicylic Acid
Energising, Lightweight Treatment with Anti-Ageing Vitamin E
Anti-Ageing Formula with Firming & Hydrating Hibiscus
Oil-Controlling Daily Moisturiser Ideal for Oily Skin Types
Nourishing and Brightening Facial Serum Skin with Squalane + Bakuchiol
Tone, Soothe and Firm the Skin with Hydrating Hemp Seed Oil + Ginseng
Age-Defying Eye Treatment with Liquid Crystal and 4 Hyaluronic Acids
Reduces Wrinkles with Clinically-Proven Anti Ageing Formula + Peptides
Men's Oily Skin FAQs
Oily skin in men can be due to several factors including genetics, diet, stress, hormonal changes, and environmental factors. However, it's primarily caused by overactive sebaceous glands that produce excess oil.
If your face looks shiny or greasy a few hours after washing, or if you frequently have blackheads, pimples or other blemishes, you likely have oily skin. Also, if your pores appear larger, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), this is a common sign of oily skin.
Yes, look for oil-free and non-comedogenic products that won't clog your pores. Use a gentle cleanser specifically designed for oily skin, an alcohol-free toner, and a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. A salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide-based product can help control acne.
Men with oily skin should wash their face twice a day - in the morning and at night. Over-washing can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing it to produce more oil in response.
Yes, diet can contribute to oily skin. Foods high in sugar and fats can stimulate oil production. Incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins into your diet can help control oiliness.
Absolutely, even oily skin needs hydration. Choose a lightweight, oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated without making it greasy.
Shaving can sometimes cause irritation and increase oil production. Using a quality shaving cream or gel and a clean, sharp razor can help. Also, consider using an aftershave lotion that's designed for oily skin to hydrate and soothe the skin without adding excess oil.