While a lot of people’s thoughts are turning to moisturising products to see them through the drying winter months, those of us with oily skin will still be thinking about ways to mop up that extra sebum. Having oily skin is a constant battle for many people and investing in the right products is the first part of the fight. Oil-based products are usually a no-no as they just exacerbate things, so we thought we’d take a look at our shelves a curate a list, dedicated to mattifying your oily skin:
Dermalogica know that oily, acne prone skin can be tricky, and that it’s not just limited to teenagers. They’ve put together this kit, which contains Dermalogica Foaming Wash, Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster and Dermalogica Clearing Defense SPF30. The specially curated selection of products are designed to get you into a regimen of targeted skincare products which will help to clear excess sebum, mattify the skin and prevent the formation of acne, blackheads and other blemishes. It’s the perfect way to try these products before committing to buying the full-size versions.
This day cream from Elemis is a little miracle in a pot! It’s a daily moisturiser that also primes the skin, leaving it with a satin matte finish that never feels dry. Your skins oil production tends to peak in the early afternoon, leading to excess shine in the T-zone. This daily moisturiser adapts to your skins needs, keeping your complexion looking balanced and smooth throughout the day.
Products containing SPF are often very oily and do not play at all well with skin which already has a high sebum production. This SPF from Dermalogica gives a high level of broad-spectrum sun protection but helps prevent shine, regulate oil production and soothes inflammation at the same time. It’s perfect for skin with excess oil production and will help maintain an all-day matte finish without a powdery residue.
This mask from Elemis will help to soak up excess oil in 10 minutes. It’s inspired by fruit smoothies and is 100% vegan, so you know you’re only putting the best ingredients on your skin. Brazilian purple clay helps to draw out skin impurities whilst gently exfoliating to leave the complexion looking balanced and smooth while an omega-rich super berry complex leaves skin feeling healthy and hydrated. Finally, a prebiotic, naturally derived from sugar, helps to maintain balance in the skins microflora for a healthier looking complexion.