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    21 Products That Can Save Your Skin From Being Excessively Oily

    Oil be gone.

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    1. A Coty Airspun translucent face powder with a lightweight finish that'll keep your face in place all day long, no matter how oily it gets.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.33+ (available in six colors, including translucent).

    2. A mineral-rich Boscia peel-off mask infused with activated charcoal to leave your skin feeling cleaner and less oily from the moment it comes off.


    Promising review: "Using this mask is extremely gratifying, like those old nose pore strips, but much less damaging to the skin. Every time I use this product it leaves my skin silky soft and the tone more even. I love it!" —shellypants

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    3. A NYX matte finish setting spray that'll have your foundation and eyeshadow snatched all day, without the stress of oils melting it off.


    Promising review: "This stuff will make your makeup last and last! I have severely oily skin, which means that most foundations just slide right off my skin. And then I found this! I spray this on before I do my makeup, after I do any cream makeup (foundation, concealer, etc), and then again after I set with powder. This helps my makeup easily last from seven in the morning to seven at night." —Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89+.

    4. An Aztec Secret Indian healing mask with 100% calcium bentonite clay to vacuum out your pores like never before.,

    This product is cruelty-free and formulated without additives or fragrances. There is a bit of mixing involved — you'll need to add some apple cider vinegar for it to do its best work. But trust us, it's worth it!

    Promising review: "I have heard so much praise about this clay that I was very skeptical. But this stuff is great! You can actually feel a throbbing pull about half-way through the timing. When I rinsed it off, my 60+ face felt like baby skin. I have really oily skin (which is great for keeping wrinkles at bay), but hard on the pores. This is like a charcoal detox AND a facial. I get as good a result from this once a week as the very costly micro-abrasion cream I had been using. I was surprised that this clay didn't pull the fast-reverse and leave my skin dry. Yes, you do have to mix it up yourself (like a DIY project); but it's worth the time. I'm amazed that a product this affordable, is so good." —Shari's Peculiar Fascination

    Check out more details about this popular clay mask.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    5. A Foreo Luna silicone vibrating face cleanser, because it can almost magically remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, residue, and dead skin cells. It's also waterproof so you can keep it in the shower and use it daily for a lil' pick-me-up.

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    Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago after seeing all the hype it got on BuzzFeed. I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, and have always been wary of chemical exfoliants-most just tend to irritate my skin and make me break out more. After nearly a month of use, my skin is more radiant, softer/smoother, breaking out less, and even I'm starting to see a reduction in the size of my huge pores (which no product has ever given me before-so yay!) and a better oil balance in my skin." —Knonymously

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in six colors).

    6. SheaMoisture's African black soap clarifying mud mask for an at-home spa night. This natural remedy can assist with oily skin and help it feel refreshed and clean.

    This mask is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.

    Promising review: "I recommend this for anyone with troubled naturally oily skin. I started using this product in the middle of a pretty intense breakout and continued to use it every other night and within a month my skin is the clearest it has been since I was on a prescription. It doesn't over dry or irritate, and smells great." —Nel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.93.

    7. A pack of oil blotting tissues made with natural bamboo charcoal to eliminate that T-zone oiliness in an instant., Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oil-blotting sheets because they're lifesavers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knockoffs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try; they are completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Check out our in-depth look for more!

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95.

    8. Glossier's niacinamide and zinc serum for blemish-prone, stressed, and oily skin that needs to balance out. It has a cooling, water-gel formula that won't leave skin feeling greasy.


    This product is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

    Promising review: "Love love love this product! I have oily skin but I still love the look of a glow. This product reduced the 'greasy' look and still left me with a glow! So soft and smooth to apply and it's made its way into my everyday skincare routine." —Love S.

    Get it from Glossier for $28.

    9. A Skyn Iceland cooling lotion to wake up your face with a soothing chill, keep it hydrated, and minimize oiliness and redness.

    Promising review: "I am somewhat of a moisturizer junkie and have tried so many products. I received a sample of this and immediately knew I needed more. It has such a nice cooling feeling and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or oily. My skin alternates between dry and oily (depending on the weather), and this product leaves my skin always feeling refreshed. It is on the more expensive side but I feel that it's worth it. Also, a little bit goes a long way. One pump takes care of my whole face and neck. I've had this bottle for about a month now and still have about 60-70% left." —Sarah Myrna

    Get it from Amazon for $46.

    10. A foaming cleanser containing egg whites, which are used to help naturally tighten pores, rid skin of excess oil, and give you a smoother completion. Your face will be feeling egg-cellent in no time!


    Promising review: "I have oily large-pore skin. And it's sensitive to boot. My regular face wash is getting discontinued so I took a chance on this. So glad I finally did! It cleans without drying my face out too much. It's smooth and gentle. I use one of those silicon face scrubbers and I only need a tiny glob — like the size of a dot of glue. This will last forever that way! I have other Skinfood stuff and this is on point with their other products! Worth. It." —M. Bates

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A Mario Badescu sulfur-based healing powder that's highly oil absorbent. It can also help heal blemishes, cover breakouts, and reduce irritation.,

    Promising review: "I'm 33 with extremely oily, sensitive skin. I have cystic acne too. I've tried everything you can think of to deal with my acne and nothing has worked. I react badly to salicylic acid, so I steer clear of those products. I found this stuff and decided to give it a try. I had broken out badly on my jawline and chin about a week ago. I applied a thick layer of this powder on top of the problem areas every day for five days straight. My skin looks so much better! It takes out the redness and dries the acne up without drying out my skin. Definitely a must have for people with difficult skin." —Christine Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    12. A classic mint julep mask to absorb excess oil and help minimize the appearance of pores. And don't forget to snap a selfie with your green face!

    Promising review: "I love this mask! I'm 38 and have oily skin. This is a bit drying (which is why it works so well!) so use a good moisturizer after rinsing this off. I like the minty scent but you can also smell the clays, which I don't mind. I use this mask anytime I feel like my skin is stressed, whether from traveling, internal stress, etc. I also use it just to treat myself and feel like I'm pampering myself. Finally, it's great as an overnight spot treatment if you have a blemish. Just don't forget to wash it off in the morning!" —stacia_angel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.52 (available in two scents).

    13. A facial sponge made from activated bamboo charcoal for a unique way to pamper yourself and have that oily face feeling fresh. Plus, it's cruelty-free and vegan.

    Promising review: "I love this sponge! It was a little intimidating when it comes and it's hard as a rock, but it softens up quickly after you run it under the water. When I use it, when I squeeze out the water I can literally see the oils from my face floating on the water! Crazy! It also leaves my face so smooth and soft after using. I will definitely purchase again!" —Bshea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    14. A natural mineral-infused dead sea mud mask to use as a daily skin treatment. Its job is to gently purify and clean clogged pores, while leaving your skin super soft and oil-free.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mask! I have been using it at least once a week, for about a month now. It’s been taking care of my main skin issues such as blackheads and my oily T-zone. I hardly get blackheads anymore, nor do I experience the super oily T-zone. This mask is PERFECT for combination skin. It makes my face feel exfoliated, nourished, and clean (exactly as described on the back of the jar)." —McQuail

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in three scents).

    15. La Roche-Posay's purifying gel cleanser for oily skin to gently cleans impurities while respecting your skin's pH balance.

    Promising review: "I've been using this cleanser for about six months now and it's great. First of all my skin is oily and I reckon is also sensitive and since using this product nothing bad has happened to my skin. After every use my face feels refreshed and clean. I don't feel dry or tight after using this product. The scent is also good; just a neutral skincare type of smell. I recommend it." —A Vega-Valle

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in three sizes).

    16. A tea tree oil face cream formulated to soothe, nourish, and hydrate oily skin without bringing back the oils you just washed away.


    Promising review: "This is my first review and I had to make an exception. I love this moisturizer, and I had to share it. I have thick, oily Italian skin and a lot of times my skin regime dries my skin out very bad. This moisturizer softens my face without bringing my oil back. It’s really important to me to use natural products and I was skeptical at first, but I’m so happy I bought this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.80.

    17. An anti-shine stick so you can control shine and blur pore appearance on-the-go.


    Promising review: "I have very oily skin (T-zone). I’ve tried a number of cleansing and moisturizing products that halfway work but still leave me using blotting papers and powder several times a day. By the evening, my makeup ends up looking caked and dirty. I didn’t have my hopes up when I got this product but I was totally amazed! I use it under make-up in the morning and I can go until evening without blotting papers or powder and there’s absolutely no shine! A little goes a long way, it goes on easily and leaves my face soft, smooth and much younger looking. I feel beautiful!! I didn’t realize how damaging always batting oily skin has been to my self esteem." —D. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    18. A salicylic acid and hemp seed facial cleanser, because it's a vegan and organic (and pink) way to wash away the gunk from your pores.

    Promising review: "After years of struggling with oily skin and testing a plethora of skin care products with little to no results, I came across Clar-i-ty and I couldn’t be happier. This easy-to-use cleanser gently exfoliates, nourishes, and purifies the skin for quick results! I highly recommend this product!" —Sebastian Sawicki

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    19. A pack of Bioré deep pore cleansing cloths for a quick and easy way to wipe away the dirt without having an oily residue left behind.


    Promising review: "Use these nightly to take off my makeup. Work great for acne, oily skin and the best part is that they don't leave a filmy residue!! I usually feel like I need to wash my face after using most wipes but with these I definitely don't!" —A B

    Get them from Amazon for $9.42.

    20. An EltaMD broad-spectrum SPF 46 facial sunscreen to wear every day (yes, even in winter). It's lightweight, oil-free and will protect sensitive skin without making it feel gross.


    Promising review: "I started using this product more than a year ago. I can honestly say it is hands down best daily sun screen. Not greasy, doesn’t give that white look, and also doesn’t cause breakouts whatsoever. From time to time I have tried other brands but always go back to this one." —Anonymous

    Get it from Dermstore for $35.

    21. An organic vitamin C facial cleanser that'll work to clean oily skin, unclog pores, improve breakouts, and still keep skin hydrated.

    Promising review: "I love this facial cleanser! It’s gentle enough to use daily, but still safely removes any buildup/oil. I have combination oily/dry skin and this product works great for me. It smells great and feels soft and supple against my skin." —Sara Woldai

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    You bidding farewell to all of the excess oil you no longer have to stress about:


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