5 Best Skincare Products for Oily Skin

Oily skin have you looking like a disco ball at the end of the day? Put down the blotting paper and skin-drying products and re-check your routine. Here are the 5 best skincare products for oily skin.


About Oily Skin Types

We each have our individual skin type (different from skin concern) which is determined by our genetics and generally how our skin acts in the long term (rather than temporary changes). Those with oily skin have an overabundance of sebum which can cause acne and blemishes, and often can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. 


Problems with oily skin types is that excess oil can give the complexion a greasy look, make makeup run, and build up to cause breakouts and acne. The good news? People with oily skin often find their skin ages more slowly than those with dryer skin as the extra oils help keep skin soft and supple, slowing the formation of wrinkles. 


But if you want to help regulate your overly oily skin, fear not, the team at La Clinica HQ have rounded up the 5 best skincare products to help curb oil production without stripping and keep skin happy and healthy.


1. The Clear Skin Intensive Spot Serum

Ah Niacinamide, we think you’re just the best. And this serum is just brimming with it. Niacinamide is an essential ingredient for oily complexions as it works to regulate oil production in the skin. Bonus is that it also works to calm angry, irritated skin. So if red, sore blemishes are also a worry, this will help you out.

The Clear Skin Intensive Spot Serum is a refreshing option for acne-prone skin. A fast absorbing, gel-like lotion to target spots and break-outs. Containing Niacinamide, Ethyl Linoleate, Vitamin E, Allantoin, Panthenol, Willow Bark and Grape Seed Extract to support the skin barrier and calm the skin. It also contains Bakuchiol, Sulfo Peptides and Amino Acids to regulate oil production. Topped off with a refreshing scent of lemon myrtle and tea tree.

Your choice - use it as a serum underneath your moisture cream, or use it as a final layer like a lotion-cream, follow with SPF of course.

Shop the Clear Skin Intensive Spot Serum


About Niacinamide for Oily Skin

Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is a great ingredient for many skins, but especially oily as it can help control oil production and provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin.


Keep reading: Ingredient focus: Niacinamide


    2. The Clear Skin Anti Blemish Face Wash

    Wash your face twice a day - but don’t overdo it!

    It is important to cleanse the skin twice a day to break down makeup and whisk away excess oil but no more! Over-cleansing will only encourage the skin to produce more oil by drying it out. The Clear Skin Anti Blemish Face Wash helps to effectively remove built-up oil and impurities without stripping your skin. Containing Salicylic Acid, a proven chemical exfoliant to clear out and unclog pores, removing the bacteria and debris lurking beneath.


    Shop the Clear Skin Anti Blemish Face Wash


    About Salicylic Acid for Oily Skin

    Salicylic acid is a BHA exfoliant that is most beneficial at treating oily, congested skin as it is oil soluble, which can help regulate oil production.


    Keep reading: The Best Ingredients For Fighting Acne


    3. The Clear Skin Multi Fruit Acid Serum

    Want your Salicylic Acid in a serum?


    The Clear Skin Multi Fruit Acid Serum contains 2% Salicylic Acid, it is gentle and hydrating enough for regular use and is a useful ally against oily skin and acne. Also featuring a multi-fruit acid with a high amount of glycolic and lactic acid which will leave you with a beautiful, radiant glow.


    Designed to gently exfoliate and resurface whilst helping tackle oil congestion.


    Shop the Clear Skin Multi-fruit Acid Serum

    Keep reading: Which Chemical Exfoliator is best for your skin?

    4. The Hydrating Gel Cream


    It may seem counterproductive, but a moisturiser might just be what the oily skin is craving. Dry and dehydrated skin only encourages the glands to produce more oil so it is important to keep skin hydrated. Dehydrated skin can also block pores and because our glands deliver oil through these pores, the result is congestion and a lacklustre complexion.

    Thankfully, the Hydrating Gel Cream is loaded with oil-regulating ingredients including Niacinamide, Linoleic Acid, and 6 different Hyaluronic Acids ensure your skin is hydrated, including Zinc Hyaluronate and Hyalorepair. To target, fortify and retain hydration in the skin barrier as well as support the skin’s natural healing abilities.  Lightweight and full of skin-replenishing ingredients, without clogging pores.

    Shop the Essentials Hydrating Gel Cream


    About Linoleic Acid for Oily Skin

    Acne-prone skin is typically associated with low levels of linoleic acid, and adding the ingredient into your routine topically can help clear things up.  (Ottaviani, et al., 2010)


    Keep reading: The Best Moisturisers for your Skin Barrier

    5. Retinoids / Vitamin A

    A double whammy of anti ageing and anti acne, retinol really is a miracle product for oily skin sufferers as it helps slough off dead skin cells (preventing pores from getting clogged) and regulates oil production. It requires patience, however, as it takes several weeks to see results. If you want to use vitamin A / retinol for oily skin, ensure you choose the best product for your skin type.


    Retinol Cream for Oily Skin

    The Rebalancing Night Cream is a do-it-all night cream that contains both retinol and retinal to help rebalance, repair and restore a radiant complexion while you sleep.

    Shop the Rebalancing Night Cream


    Keep reading: Do you need a Night Cream?


    Retinol Oil for Oily Skin

    La Clinica’s Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils range starts at 0.2% and offers 4 strengths, all the way up to a full 1%. The Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oil range is perfect for first-timers or those who are worried about skin flare-ups due to its oil format and don’t panic, the oil is lightweight and won’t clog your pores.


    Shop the range of Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oil 



    Retinol Serum for Oily Skin

    Try the Rebalancing Vitamin A Emergency Booster Serum - a gentle vitamin A serum that helps balance the skin with peptides and herbal extracts such as Green Tea and Ginkgo Biloba.

    Shop the Rebalancing Vitamin A Serum

    The Age Reversal Potent Retinol Serum Concentrate 1% is an advanced level retinol serum to help rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and give an overall improvement to skin texture.

    Shop the Age Reversal Potent Retinol Serum Concentrate 1%


    About Vitamin A / Retinol for Oily Skin

    Retinol helps limit key factors of what causes blemishes. It does this by increasing skin cell turnover, regulating oil production and reducing over keratinised skin cells within hair follicles that can block pores.


    Shop all Vitamin A / Retinol Skincare


    Keep reading: Which Retinol Percentage is Right For Me?



    Ottaviani, M., Camera, E., & Picardo, M. (2010). Lipid mediators in acne. Mediators of inflammation, 2010, 858176. https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/858176

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