If you have oily skin, you know the struggle. There’s nothing quite like looking in the mirror during the day to find your face looking a little… slick and greasy. You also might notice enlarged pores and more frequent breakouts due to increased oil production (hey, acne).
If this sounds familiar, the general rule of thumb is to look for products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores). Experts also usually recommend incorporating exfoliating ingredients into your routine – which will help shed dead skin cells and excess oil.
Want more advice? Below, we’ve outlined some of the best Skin Virtue products for controlling oiliness and shine.
Super Clear Cleanse, $46.
If you’re not already cleansing your skin, you’re doing it wrong. Washing away pore-clogging dirt, bacteria and excess oil is one of the most important steps of any skincare routine. And while there are TONS of different cleansers out there (from oils to foams and creams), gel formulas are usually the best for oily skin.
A product like Skin Virtue’s Super Clear Cleanse if the perfect choice. Not only will this formula help cleanse the skin, but it will also regulate oil production, combat impurities and blocked pores all without stripping the skin of its natural protective barrier.
If your skin is oily, products such as Super Clear Clarifying Solution are formulated to both rebalance and purify the skin before going in with treatments.
Full of clarifying and soothing properties, this powerhouse toner is spritzed onto the skin post-cleanse to help calm the skin and ensure it maintains a balanced pH and microbiome.
Pure Radiance Glow Serum, $70.
Ask any skin expert and they will tell you just how important exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are for sloughing away dead skin cells and impurities.
Looking for a good option? Skin Virtues Pure Radiance Glow Serum contains ingredients like glycolic acid to help refine the appearance of pores and to control oil production for even, more balanced skin.
This AHA gel exfoliator also hydrates and calms the skin for a more glowing and radiant complexion.
When it comes to moisturisers, those heavy, thick formulations are generally a no-no for most oily skin types. However! Just because your skin is oily, doesn’t mean you skimp on moisturiser (because oily skin can still be dehydrated – duh!).
The best options to look out for are those non-comedogenic formulas like Skin Virtue Super Clear Purifying Crème Gel.
This ultra-lightweight gel-cream moisturiser offers an impressive combination of vitamin C, vitamin B5, zinc and botanical extracts to help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin, purify and refine texture, while helping to regulate oil production.
The result? Brighter, happier and healthier-looking skin.
Featuring AHA and BHAs, Super Clear Essential Cream is the perfect lightweight and fast-absorbing night cream you never knew you needed.
Not only does it work to rebalance oily skin, but it also contains a cocktail of skin-restoring vitamins, antioxidants and stem cell support to help tackle the signs of cellular ageing.
Have you tried any of the above products? Share your views with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Gary Williams, Bio