The 15 Best Oil-Control Products for a Shine-Free Face
from the L’Oréal Portfolio of Brands
Have oily skin? You’ll want to read this! We’ve rounded up our picks of some of the best oil-control products in the L’Oréal portfolio of brands to help you find ways to control the shine!
There’s a fine line between skin that’s glowing and skin that’s downright greasy. Of course, the former is what everyone’s after and the latter is what everyone wishes to avoid. If your complexion shines brighter than a new penny, consider revamping your skin care regimen with the right products. To help you control shine during your 9-to-5, we went ahead and rounded up 15 of our favorite products that can help below. From moisturizer to SPF, there’s a mattifying formula out there waiting for you!
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR MAT
The Effaclar Mat moisturizer— enhanced with La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Spring Water— works to target excess oil, in addition to providing the skin with daily hydration. As a plus, the formula is non-comedogenic, you won’t have to worry about it clogging your pores.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, $31 MSRP
MAYBELLINE SHINE FREE OIL-CONTROL LOOSE POWDER
Keep your greasy T-Zone in check with this oil-free makeup powder. It glides on smoothly and evenly for a flawless, matte finish. Skin is kept fresh, clean, and shine-free for hours. Best of all, it won’t cause blemishes or over-dry skin! We like to wear it over makeup to hold everything in place, though it can be worn alone as well.
Maybelline Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder, $5.99 MSRP
GARNIER CLEAN+ SHINE CONTROL CLEANSING GEL
For oily skin to look and feel its best, it needs customized cleansing with skin type-specific care. That’s where this daily gel cleanser comes in. The formula—with charcoal—draws out impurities like a magnet and dissolves dirt, excess oil, and makeup, so skin is deeply clean and shine-free in just one use! With continued use over time, skin’s clarity is visibly improved and pores are less noticeable.
Garnier Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel, $7.99 MSRP
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BLOTTING PAPER
If you have oily skin that’s prone to midday shine, chances are you always have blotting papers on hand…or at least you should. These ultra-portable papers are a must-have to help you instantly absorb excess oil and shine to leave skin looking matte without disrupting makeup. We store them in our purse, on our desks and nightstands, and in our car for easy access anywhere and everywhere. Choose from four unique sheets—Matte, Fresh Face, Green Tea, and Tea Tree.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE TONER
Take your oil-control cleansing routine one step further with this non-drying, alcohol-free toner. It’s formulated to visibly reduce excess oil on the skin’s surface, while leaving it instantly fresh and healthy looking. The formula—made with Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine—gently removes any remaining residue, dirt, and oil without stripping skin of vital moisture.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner, $16 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL MATTE UV DEFENSE SPF 50
Who said all sunscreens need to make skin feel greasy? This broad-spectrum SPF 50 blend— formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide—boasts an oil-absorbing protective base to provide a matte finish, plus a universal tint to help enhance and even skin’s tone. It’s one of our favorite products to wear underneath makeup since the weightless non-comedogenic mousse texture dries to a powder finish.
L’ORÉAL PARIS INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION
Looking for a foundation that boasts an air-light texture, demi-matte finish, and medium coverage? Look no further than L’Oreal Paris’ Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation! The formula offers up to 24 hours of wear, which—as you can imagine—is no easy feat to achieve on oily skin! Plus, unlike other matte-finish foundations that can leave a complexion looking flat and full, this formula gets it just right. For flawless coverage, smooth it onto your skin in rolling motions. Choose from 12 shades.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, $12.99 MSRP
URBAN DECAY DE-SLICK OIL-CONTROL MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY
It’s no secret that excess oil can, over time, begin to smudge your makeup. Ugh! Be sure not to let your hard work go to waste. Mist on this weightless spray— with high-tech ingredients that control oil and deflect surface shine—to help keep foundation, shadow, and blush from smudging, sliding, or fading. Bye-bye excess shine, hello vibrant, long-lasting makeup!
Did you hear? De-Slick recently underwent a mini makeover! The former packaging—a white bottle with a purple cap—has been replaced with a brand new black soft-touch bottle, purple sprayer, and frosted white cap. Learn more about its fresh new look at the link below!
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP SHINE KILLER
Primer is one of those products that gets mixed reviews in the beauty sphere. Some don’t give primer a second glance and deem it an unnecessary step, while others swear by it. We at Skincare.com fall into the latter camp. From offering longer-lasting makeup hold to helping address problem areas, primer is an absolute must-have in our opinion. If you have oily skin, one of your skin concerns is likely excess oil and shine. If so, reach for Shine Killer. The formula—which can be worn over, under, or without makeup—eliminates the look of excess oil and shine, leaving skin looking matte and fresh all day.
NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer, $14 MSRP
Editor’s note: Make sure to apply your primer the right way so you can reap all the benefits. We share an expert-approved, 3-step technique to applying primer, here!
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR
Are enlarged pores, excess shine, and blemishes your current skin concerns? Reach for this instant oil-absorbing coverage cream mousse. The formula blurs the look of pores and covers blemishes while absorbing oil all day long for matte, even skin.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, $29.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR SHINE CONTROL CLAY MASK
Treat your oily complexion to a mask that can help keep shine under control. Formulated with gentle clays, this mask works to help eliminate excess oil and impurities. As a result, the skin is left feeling soothed and purified, with pores unclogged.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Shine Control Clay Mask, $19.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR PURIFYING MICELLAR WATER
If your T-Zone usually looks very oily, it’s time to put this purifying micellar water on your radar. It’s formulated with the brand’s beloved thermal spring water, excluding potential irritants like alcohol and parabens. As a plus, it also helps eliminate surface impurities and excess sebum so that the skin can feel fresh and clean.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water, $15.49 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE CLEAN + PURIFYING OIL-FREE CLEANSING TOWELETTES
These oil-free cleansing towelettes help draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil, and makeup. The best part? They’re gentle on the skin and won’t clog your pores.
KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE CLEANSING MASQUE
Enhanced with Amazonian White Clay, this mask helps eliminate debris and dead skin cells that can cause dullness and clogged pores. The unique formula rich in minerals also helps purify the skin so pores look minimized.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, $26 MSRP
MAYBELLINE FIT ME! MATTE + PORELESS FOUNDATION
Excess oil can get in the way of a flawless skin finish. For best results, reach for a mattifying foundation. Ideal for normal to oily skin types, this pore-minimizing formula from Maybelline features micro-powders and controls shine.
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation, $7.99 MSRP