Raise your hand if you've tried just about every cleanser, toner, and treatment at your disposal in an attempt to control your oily skin. Everyone? Cool. Us, too. And like every solution to any skincare journey, it starts with finding the right products.
Lucky for you, we're giving you an all-access pass to our list of beauty products for oily skin that end all our greasy concerns — and some.
An extra bonus, these 9 beauty products make an affordable skincare routine for oily skin, considering it's all under P1000.
After much trial and error, Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid proves to be an amazing skincare addition that 'wipeout' trapped dirt and oxidized sebum deep within the pores. Crafted with 4% BHA (a blend of natural BHA and betaine salicylate) it dissolves dulling dead cells and future blemishes that both wreak havoc in anyone's oil production.
Perfect for nighttime routine, it rebalances the stress and chaos of the whole day — prepping the skin to be less oily for the day ahead. This is one of the best Korean product for oily, acne prone skin.
Here's a 5-star review from one of our customers.
"I prefer this over the AHA/BHA toner from Cosrx since this has 4% BHA and suits my needs more since I have blackheads that I want to get rid of. I only apply this to my t-zone as I have combination skin and I find that it makes my cheeks and the surrounding parts of my mouth area drier. Please bear in mind to use this 2-3x a week only since this can dry you out if you have dry skin. All in all, very effective."
See:Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid,₱990.00
Every superhero has an origin story, and this one started from the island of Jeju in South Korea. "Cult-favorite" doesn't even begin to explain the hype around the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam. With Innisfree’s signature Jeju Volcanic Ash Extract, it works hard to unclog pores of dirt and oils.
Simply add water to this formula and work it into a rich lather, then oiliness will be a thing of the past.
Let's hear it from one of our customers.
"This Jeju pore cleanser is one of my favorite foams. I use it to double cleanse, especially when I have makeup the whole day. I love the scent and does not make my skin dry and tight after use. I even tried a different Jeju cleansing foam from another brand but this one is still better. The only con I can say is that the beads are a bit few for my liking but no biggie."
See:Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, ₱540.00
Oily skin can appear at any time, especially when you are busy and on the go. Use this as your setting powder and touch-ups and experience mattified complexion in an instant. Infused with Jeju minerals, it cut downs the T-Zone shine so nicely and leaves skin unbelievably radiant.
This handy and chic pact is easy to carry around and the perfect size to be in anyone's makeup bag.
Here's a helpful testimony from one of our customers.
"This pact does what it claims to do. It does blur your skin imperfections and does really well in controlling oil. Most of the time I would just pat this one my T-Zone (it won't smudge or clump!!) and I would look shine-free again. I don't swipe this on my face, just pat. I don't think it's designed to function as a foundation, so I use this as a setting powder after applying foundation and for retouching when needed. Don't be fooled by how small it is because it does last for months. I bought this in May of this year and it's already October and I still have a lot."
See:Innisfree No Sebum Blur Pact, ₱759.00
If your skin looks as shiny as a disco ball come lunchtime, repairing and strengthening it are great ways to combat oiliness and attain an on-trend dewy glow. If you're looking for a product that does just 'that', reach straight for Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream.
Containing 74% snail mucin, this lightweight and gel-textured cream accelerates cell renewal and helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.Truly, this is an ultimate korean moisturizer for oily acne prone skin.
Let's take a look at what one of our customers said about this product.
"Since it is a gel, it's very light. It spreads easily and can be used in the mornings. I had a cat who scratched me on my forehead and that left a long light wound. After applying Snail Recovery Gel Cream on it, it's gone the next day, as if it's never there. This product helped with the breakouts. When my skin moisture became stable, I can definitely attribute the short stay of sebum on my skin. I've had some itchy spots that I know is the early on-set sign of acne, but I've never had acne fully develop ever since. This is a trustworthy product and I have purchased this time and time again. This maybe my 6th tube."
See:Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream,₱550.00
Picking up Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel is another great product to ready your skin to a day of commute and too much sun. Like any other skin type, oily skin need to be balanced and protected. Formulated with the all-time moisturizing aloe vera, it delivers a heavy hit of hydration to the skin and helps it to retain it for a longer time. Propolis then heals damaged skin cells and shrinks inflamed pores that are both big help to regulate sebum production.
Here's a 5-star review from one of its users.
Rhea Elaine, Combination:
"I have a combination to oily skin that is also prone to milia that's why I prefer gels rather than creams. This product from Benton has been always in my skincare routine because it was able to hydrate and soothe my skin. I also keep this in the fridge to have a cooling effect whenever I apply it. Additionally, it doesn't make me oily and I never experienced irritation/breakouts with this product. This is probably a holy grail for me!!''
See:Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel,₱900.00
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a best seller for a reason. Chock full of concentrated Niacinamide (vitamin B3), this heavenly formula speeds up healing of acne scarring and improves the skin barrier. Of course, with the addition of zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, this ultimately tones down the oil activity in the skin thus eliminating the sudden midday glare and any sweaty appearance on hot summer commutes.
One of the best skincare products for oily skin out there, this is also vegan, cruelty-free and alcohol-free so you don't have to watch out for any side effects.
Let's hear it straight from one of our customers.
"I’ve been using this product for a week now every morning and bago matulog. But even just for 3 days, makikita mo na agad yung improvement ng skin mo. In 3 days, nabawasan yung oiliness ng face ko and yung pamumula. And now hindi na gaano obvious yung mga acne scars ko. The only downside of this product is sobrang shiny niya sa mukha and sticky kapag tumagal. But still recommended. If you are looking for a product to treat the redness and oiliness of your face and you don’t mind the texture of it (tiis ganda) this is perfect for you."
See:The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%,₱750.00
Green tea extract is a life-saver when it comes to resetting damaged and congested complexions. And Neogen Real Fresh Foam (Green Tea) has a lot of this ingredient to offer. A wonderful water-based cleanser, this melts away dirt and oils deep within the pores. It also helps exfoliates blackheads and makeup residue, leaving skin comfortably clean and healthy.
Here's a testimony from one of our customers.
"This is the first facial foam cleanser I have ever used which is the second step after my cleansing oil, all I can say is that it cleans my face well with all the dirt accumulated, foundations and sunscreen I applied during the day and did not cause me breakout at all which is a plus factor for me. I also like its green tea scent which is very soothing and makes my face smooth after. Will definitely repurchase :)"
See:Neogen Real Fresh Foam (Green Tea), ₱900.00
Dehydrated, dull skin got you sweating like crazy? That's where an effective sheet mask comes in. And look no further than Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask. This soothing mask replenishes hydration while balancing oil production. With Bamboo Charcoal as its star ingredient, it works hard to draw out trapped dirt, makeup residue and excess oil — all the things that can damage your skin if left unattended.
LOVE THIS MASK!
5 stars for this sheet mask! I must say its the best one ive tried so far. Really soothing and calming. I put it on when my face feels very sensitive from exfoliation and just like that the redness goes away and my face feels plump after. I made a purchase here on go bloom which consisted mainly of these masks! thats how much I love this product!
See:Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask,₱160.00
Whether you want to get serious about your weekend skincare routine, hit refresh on your complexion or make your skin significantly less oily, this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is here for you.
Uniting the rejuvenating power of green clay or bentonite, this facial treatment can easily suck out toxins and oils. Nothing short of a miracle worker, it also regulates oil production and reduces the appearance of pores.
Let's hear it from one of our customers.
"I was so excited to try this ever since reading about it from Buzzfeed. Following the instructions, I used ONLY 1 tbsp of clay powder + 1 tbsp (1:1) for the clay mixture. I was only able to consume half of that for my entire face. I am so amazed that after washing off the clay MY PORES DID SHRINK! TOTOO XA GUYSH! It's been 3 days since I used the product and my skin still feels soft. The pimples growing on my forehead and chin stopped developing. Overall I'M HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT, will recommend to anyone and will definitely repurchase."
See:Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, ₱600.00
Oily skin can be caused by pollution, hormones and climate, which are are all components of modern society that (definitely) do our skin no favors. Truth be told, there are many amazing products for oily skin, but if there are only nine goodies to take with you, take a closer look at this list. After all, affordability and quality always mean a good thing for any Filipina skincare routine.
What are your favorite beauty products for oily skin? Let us know in the comments below!
|Romanne Tiangco spends her time searching for the perfect sleep, skin care, & The Shire. When she's not busy doing these things, you can probably catch her writing and creating content. Say hello to her on Twitter (@romanneliz)!|
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