Finding The Right Products – For Oily/Acne Prone Skin

The oily/acne prone type individual usually instinctively wants to remove as much oil and shine from their face ASAP. Keep in mind that it is key that you do not strip your skin of its essential oils or you will put your skin in “protection mode”, the result is that your skin will naturally be stimulated to produce more sebum. Here are some helpful product comparisons for your skin type – you get to decide which one works for your budget.
Make-Up Removers

About $20
Boscia Purifying Cleanser – This cleanser deeply cleanses with amino acid and refines pore size with Hydrangea Leaf extract. Its also contains Jojoba Leaf and Green Tea for potent antioxidants and Willow herb to calm and soothe the skin.

About $30
Yonka Gel Nettoyant – This is a lightly foaming gel cleanser which thoroughly removes all traces of make-up and surface debris. Also consists of powerful essential oils to brighten and refresh the skins complexion.


Over $10
Stiefel PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash – Contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide to inhibit bacteria production and Lactic Acid (AHA) to exfoliate the skin and also works as a peeling agent to increase cell turnover. Lactic Acid hydrates the skin with gentle exfoliation. When using a products with these ingredients be sure to wear SPF.

About $50
Euoko A-10 Matte Foam – Salicylic Acid (BHA) to gently exfoliate the epidermis and prevent clogged pores. This product also contains Hyaluronic acid to ensure the skin is not left dehydrated. Soybean derivatives help to balance oil production. This is a multi-functional product that offers a variety of results.


About $20
La Roche Posay Effaclar Toner Astringent Lotion – This is an astringent lotion that will eliminate bacteria and impurities. This will also prevent clogged pores with LHA™ a form of micro-exfoliation. It safely and effectively removes bacteria to improve the overall skin tone and texture.

Over $50
Euoko A-20 Matte Water – This is not only your astringent toner but also a treatment. Bonus! It has Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids for gentle exfoliation and meadowsweet, cornflower and distilled witch hazel to reduce pore size. This will also stimulate new cell production with the deep penetration of plant acids.

All Over Treatments

Under $20
Glytone Acne Gel – This product contains 10% benzoyl peroxide to remove excess surface oil and control p. acne bacteria. This gel is suitable for the most oily and acne prone skin types. Be sure to use a SPF product whenever using products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.

About $40
Exuviance Night Renewal Hydragel – This is an oil-free silky gel that will repair and provide the skin with essential hydration and nutrients. It contains a proprietary blend of beneficial botanical ingredients called Phytotal to neutralize excess sebum, retexture the skins surface, and improve pore size.

Spot Treatments

Under $10
Neutrogena on the Spot Acne Treatment – Contains 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide to dry out current pustules and prevents any new (unwelcome) pustules from forming. It also controls inflammation. A special blend of ingredients improve the penetration of the Benzoyl Peroxide to target the source of acne.

Over $40
Pevonia Spot Treatment – This treatment contains a combination of potent ingredients, glycolic and salicylic acid, betaglucan and aloe. These anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory ingredients provide excellent results. It contains potent ingredients, all while controlling irritation with a soothing dose of aloe vera.

Daily Moisturizers

About $20
SensiClear Blemish Free Acne Treatment Lotion – Contains a patented ingredient Retextra, one of a kind formula that destroys and inhibit bacteria while resurfacing the skin, all without drying the skin. It’s like Proactiv’s bigger, smarter brother. This powerful product helps to quickly zap away blemishes. When using this product don’t forget your sun protection. I have found that oil-free, water based products work best for oily/acne prone skin types.

Over $50
Kinerase Clear Skin Moisture Light – Reduces sebum production with natural based plant-derived ingredients, while visibly calming the skin. Skin is hydrated, clear and refreshed without creating excess oil. Additionally formulated with anti-aging Kinetin, oil-controlling avocutine, softening dexpanthenol and hydrating fitoderm. Great choice to treat adult acne, keeps skin perfectly matte all day, so you can leave your oil-blotting sheets at home!

Night Moisturizers

Under $30
PCA SKIN pHaze 18 Clearskin – This product is a unique oil-free formula that hydrates, reduces inflammation and promotes healing of damaged tissue. This is ideal for those who are looking to calm and confort their skin. (Great for after using harsh acne products!) It truly is gentle, yet highly effective.

About $90
Jan Marini Age Intervention Transitions – This product dramatically improves the skins appearance thanks to the new generation formula. Proven results are improved texture, smaller appearance of pores and even skin tone. Antioxidant properties give this product a one up on most.

Weekly Masks

About $20
Glytone Acne Facial Masque – This afforable, yet powerful mask contains 6.4% Sulfer which helps banish excess oil. It deep cleans clogged pores and even prevents future blemishes from showing up. You can use this mask 1-3 times per week depending how oily your skin is.

Over $40
Cellex-C Betaplex Clear Complexion Masque – This is a creamy mask with kaolin clay that dries on the skin to remove and loosen dry flaky skin. It also exfoliates with 3% alpha and beta hydroxy acids while herbal antiseptic properties calm irritated skin.

A majority of the time, oily skin can be a passing phase. So with patience and a proper skin care regimen your oily skin will no longer have to feel like a burden, it will be something you’re proud of.
Don’t have oily/acne prone skin? Be sure to check out my other articles: Dry/Sensitive Skin and Normal/Combination Skin. Coming Soon: Body and Beauty Products!
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Products featured in this article: Boscia Purifying Cleanser, Yonka Gel Nettoyant, Stiefel PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash, Euoko A-10 Matte Foam, La Roche Posay Effaclar Toner Astringent Lotion, Euoko A-20 Matte Water, Glytone Acne Gel, Exuviance Night Renewal Hydragel, Neutrogena on the Spot Acne Treatment, Pevonia Spot Treatment, SensiClear Blemish Free Acne Treatment Lotion, Kinerase Clear Skin Moisture Light, PCA SKIN pHaze 18 Clearskin, Jan Marini Age Intervention Transitions, Glytone Acne Facial Masque, Cellex-C Betaplex Clear Complexion Masque.
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