The 13 Best Oil-Control Products for a Shine-Free Face
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 glowing skin and an oily T-zone — we want to look dewy, not greasy. Of course, the former is what everyone’s after and the latter is what everyone wishes to avoid. If you do struggle with an oily complexion, consider revamping your skin-care regimen with the right products. To help you control shine, whether you’re at the beach or working your 9-to-5, we went ahead and rounded up 13 of our favorite oil-absorbing products. From moisturizer to SPF, there’s a mattifying formula out there waiting for you.
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 bonus, the formula is non-comedogenic, so you won’t have to worry about it clogging your pores.
Keep your greasy T-zone in check with this oil-control 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 the skin. We like to wear it over makeup as a setting powder to hold everything in place, though it can be worn alone, as well.
It’s no secret that excess oil can begin to smudge your makeup over time. To help fight it, mist on this weightless spray makeup setting spray by Urban Decay. Its blend of high-tech ingredients 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!
To keep your oily skin feeling clean and fresh, a cleanser designed specifically for your skin type is best. That’s where this daily gel cleanser by Garnier comes in. The formula, which is infused with charcoal, draws out impurities like a magnet and dissolves dirt, excess oil and makeup, to leave the skin clean and shine-free. With continued use, skin’s clarity is visibly improved and pores may become less noticeable.
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 refreshed. The formula is made with Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine to gently remove any remaining residue, dirt and oil without stripping skin of vital moisture.
Toner is often overlooked in people’s skin-care routines, but it’s actually a key product in keeping the skin balanced. This mattifying toner by Acne Free is formulated with witch hazel, a natural astringent, and glycolic acid to remove excess oil and dirt. You apply it to the areas of your face where you typically have excess oil — like your T-zone — after you cleanse to balance the skin’s pH and keep the shine away.
Who said all sunscreens need to make your skin feel greasy? This broad-spectrum SPF 50 blend is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It boasts an oil-absorbing protective base for 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 because the weightless non-comedogenic mousse texture dries to a powder finish.
If your T-zone produces excess oil, it’s time to put this purifying micellar water on your radar. It’s formulated with the brand’s beloved thermal spring water and excluding potential irritants like alcohol and parabens. Plus, it helps eliminate surface impurities and excess sebum to decrease your chances of breakouts.
Excess oil can get in the way of a flawless finish to your makeup. For best results, reach for a mattifying foundation that will keep you looking both shine-free and luminous (in a non-greasy way). The Fit Me! Matte +Poreless Foundation is ideal for normal to oily skin types, as it features a pore-minimizing formula with mico-powders.