The Cleansers You Need in Your Routine if You Have Oily Skin
4 Cleansers for Oily Skin
Cleansing the skin is the base of any well-rounded skin care routine. The ritual helps remove impurities like makeup, dirt, excess sebum, and other impurities from clogging pores and causing breakouts. The key is to pick a hardworking cleanser that’s gentle yet effective. While you may think that a tight, squeaky clean feel post-cleansing means your face wash is working, it can actually mean that your skin has been stripped of vital moisture. For oily skin types, especially, a lack of moisture can cause the skin to hypersecrete oil to compensate for what’s believed to be a loss. A possible result? Skin that’s even greasier. No thanks! To help you find a cleanser that delivers a proper balance, we’re sharing four of our favorites—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that are formulated with oily skin types in mind.
Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel
For a cleanser that can help remove excess oil and mattify skin, look no further than Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel. Formulated with charcoal and menthol, this daily gel cleanser dissolves dirt, excess oil, and makeup—drawing out impurities like a magnet. In one use, skin is deeply clean and shine free. After one week, skin’s clarity is visibly improved and the appearance of pores are reduced.
L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Cleanser Detox-Brighten
This unique clay-to-mousse daily cleanser—formulated with charcoal and powered by three different clays in their pure form—removes everyday impurities like dirt, oil, and pollution without overdrying. But that’s not all! Pure Clay Detox-Brighten goes beyond daily cleansing to clarify and detoxify for skin that can breathe better. Immediately, skin is left with a clean, clear and healthy look.
L’Oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser Detox-Brighten, $6.99 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser
Why aggravate your oily skin with a harsh face wash when you can cleanse with one that’s gentle and effective? Formulated with La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Spring Water, niacinamide, and ceramide-3, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser helps to effectively cleanse the skin and remove excess oil while maintaining the delicate balance of the skin’s barrier.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser, $14.99 MSRP
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
Ideal for normal to oily skin types, CeraVe’s Foaming Facial Cleanser—formulated with ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid—can help gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural protective barrier.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $8.59 MSRP