Having oily skin can be an absolute nightmare and Im always on the look out for products that will help reduce oil and keep the dreaded shine at bay. I've tried lots of different products, most of which do nothing or very little for my oily skin, but I've also discovered a few little gems that I had to share to help out any other oily girls out there!
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Scrub
Botanics Mattifying Day Cream
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser
First up is this Neutrogena face scrub that claims to mattify the skin and tighten pores. I'm always a bit skeptical when it comes to face washes, and I can never tell how good they are at keeping oil at bay, but after using the scrub I always feel very clean and oil free but without my skin feeling tight or dry. It's helped keep my spots away and has a lovely sent of tangerine and lime which really wakes me up in the morning. At the moment Im really loving this product but I'm open to any suggestions of a great face wash/exfoliator for oily skin. I wouldn't recommend this for people with normal or dry skin as it is an exfoliator and might be a bit too harsh.
The second product has become my holy grail moisturiser! After reading a review on Hanna's blog I decided to give the Botanics Mattifying Day Cream a go and it really didn't disappoint. It's a very light cream that sinks into the skin quickly ready for you to apply make up. It contains clarifying willowbark which helps to keep your skin clear, it also has an SPF of 15. I found that using this cream made a huge difference in keeping my make up looking matt and my skin oil free, it's definitely a product I'd recommend to anyone with oily skin.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser is a product I'm really loving at the moment. I've been on the hunt for a primer that works well with oily skin and after trying a lot but never feeling truly happy I stumbled upon this. This product won't be for everyone as it does have a strong tea tree smell, however as someone who suffers from spots the added tea tree really helps to reduce breakouts and add a layer between spots and my make up. I find it works well to mattify my T-zone but doesn't feel heavy or thick.
Boots Skin Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder
Revlon Colourstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin
One of the most talked about products for oily skin is the Revlon Colourstay foundation. It's designed specifically for combination or oily skin and gives a matt finish, and although it probably wouldn't last 24hrs it would definitely get you through the day. I'd say it gives a full coverage, which is something I don't go for everyday, but I love it for nights out or when I want my make up to last and I need a fuller coverage.
On a normal day I tend to stay away from foundation and either use a BB cream or just concealer and powder. This is where the Soap & Glory powder comes into it's own. After deciding I was bored of my Rimmel Stay Matte powder I went on the hunt for something new and after hearing great things about this I decided to ignore the slightly high price tag and treat myself and that was a brilliant decision! This powder is amazing for keeping shine away, it's translucent and quite fine so never looks cakey even if you reapply. It doesn't cling or look to heavy and It works amazingly at keeping shine away! I'd definitely recommend this product for anyone looking for a great powder!
The final product to help battle my oily skin is these Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets. These are a really great product to have in your bag for a quick de-shine. They are a thin sheet of what feels like tissue paper that you blot across your face to remove any excess oil without smudging or removing your make up. They also contain salicylic acid to help prevent spots and mean you can de-shine without having to apply more make up. I love having these in my bag to use when Im out and looking a bit oily as they remove oil immediately and leave you looking matt and shine free.
If you're a fellow oily skin girl I'd love to hear your product recommendations or let me know if you've tried out any of these and what you think.