The best face creams for oily skin 2022
A feature of this type of skin is excessive activity of the sebaceous glands, which causes oily sheen, enlarged pores, and even inflammation (acne). However, everything can be solved with the right care.

What are the benefits of oily skin care? How to choose the right skin care product for you? How to protect yourself from the sun? Is it true that oily skin ages later than dry skin? Popular questions we asked cosmetologist Ksenia Smelova. The expert also recommended the best face creams for oily skin in 2022.

Top 10 rating according to KP

1. ALPHA-BETA Restoring Cream

Brand: Holy Land (Israel)

It belongs to universal, that is, it can be used at any time of the day and on various parts of the skin. It contains a high concentration of active ingredients, which allows you to perform several functions at once: it is used for acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, photo- and chronoaging, pigmentation disorders. Recommended for rough uneven flaky skin. To achieve the desired effect, a small amount of cream is enough, so it is very economical.

Cons: High price compared to similar products of competitors, can not be used during pregnancy and lactation.

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2. «LIPACID Moisturizer cream»

Brand: GIGI Сosmetic Laboratories (Israel)

Soft cream with a light, non-greasy base. After application, the skin becomes silky to the touch. It has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, promotes the healing of small wounds and cracks.

Cons: leaves a greasy sheen.

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3. Cream-gel for problem skin

Brand: New Line (Our Country)

Corrects the secretion of sebum, reduces the number of comedones and inflammatory elements. Soothes irritated skin. Maintains a balance of beneficial skin microflora. Evens out the surface and color of the skin and gives it an even matte tone. The composition contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), which, by increasing the rate of exfoliation of the stratum corneum, helps to smooth out small scars and post-acne elements. Well absorbed. Convenient dispenser and compact tube.

Cons: fast spending.

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4. Day cream for oily and combination skin

Brand: Natura Siberica (Our Country)

A series of products for oily and combination skin based on Japanese Sophora keeps the skin fresh throughout the day and prevents the appearance of oily sheen. Perfectly absorbed. Contains natural phytopeptides that stimulate collagen synthesis; hyaluronic acid, moisturizing the skin; vitamin C, which increases protective functions, and SPF-15, which reliably protects the skin from UV rays. It has a pleasant smell, it is economically consumed.

Cons: comedogenic, contains chemical components.

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5. Botanic face cream “Green Tea”

Brand: Garnier (France)

The texture is medium-weight but spreads easily on the skin. With a pleasant aroma of green tea. Moisturizes well. Judging by the reviews, the cream is an amateur: someone is great, someone does not like it.

Cons: rolls on the skin, slightly matting, gives a greasy sheen.

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6. Moisturizing aloe cream. Matting. Narrowing of pores

Brand: Vitex (Belarus)

Eliminates oily sheen and tightens pores. Gives the skin a velvety smoothness and freshness. Suitable as a base cream for make-up. Due to the high content of smoothing microparticles on the skin, a perfect matte powder effect is created without a sticky feeling.

Cons: chemical components in the composition.

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7. Mattifying day cream for combination and oily skin

Brand: KORA (pharmacy line from the company New Line Professional)

It has a pleasant texture and delicate aroma. It is economically spent. Well moisturizes. The sebum-regulating complex (Decylene Glycol in combination with natural phytoextracts) stabilizes the work of the sebaceous glands, has porosity and intense soothing properties.

Cons: No mattifying effect.

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8. Face cream “Mumiyo”

Brand: One hundred beauty recipes (Our Country)

Natural mumiyo extract is known for its rich combination of vitamins and minerals, has a regenerating and anti-inflammatory effect, which are necessary for proper and balanced care of normal and oily skin. The components of the cream have a beneficial effect on the skin, and also contribute to natural rejuvenation and maintaining a healthy appearance.

Cons: dense texture, tightens the skin.

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9. Emulsion “Effaclar”

Brand: La Roche-Posay (France)

Means for daily care. Eliminates the cause of oily sheen, provides a mattifying effect thanks to Sebum technology, which contributes to the normalization of sebum production and narrowing of pores. After a few days of use, the skin becomes healthy, smooth and even. Good base for make-up.

Cons: Rolls off if applied more than needed.

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10. Cream “Sebium Hydra”

Brand: Bioderma (France)

Product of a well-known pharmacy brand. It has a light texture and absorbs quickly. Mattifies. Intensively moisturizes and soothes the skin, reduces redness, eliminates peeling, burning and other manifestations of discomfort due to special substances in the formula (enoxolone, allantoin, kelp extract). In the shortest possible time, the skin acquires a clean and radiant appearance.

Cons: High price compared to similar products of competitors with small volume.

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How to choose a face cream for oily skin

— I recommend emulsions. The cream acts on the surface of the skin, penetrating to the water-lipid mantle, and the emulsion “works” in the deeper layers of the skin, says Ksenia.

In the composition of the cream for oily skin are welcome:

A cream for oily skin does not necessarily have to smell good, as fragrances and fragrances do not have the desired healing effect.

Features of oily skin care

– People with oily skin often make one big mistake: they think that it is necessary to constantly use alcohol-containing products that will dry the skin. This is absolutely wrong! – warns Ksenia Smelova. – This is how the protective water-lipid mantle is broken, and the skin eventually becomes permeable to microbes and dirt. The main principle of care for oily or combination skin is not to forget about moisturizing.

– And the owners of oily skin prefer to wash with soap. Does it also act aggressively on the skin?

– It is strange to think that “newfangled” products are not able to clean the skin as well as soap. Soap will speed up the aging process. It contains alkali, alcohol and other dehydrating ingredients. The skin is under extreme stress. The sebaceous glands begin to secrete sebum more actively, as a result, the skin becomes even more oily, new inflammations appear … It is very difficult to restore the normal state later.

Wash your face with gel in the morning and evening. It is better to use a product marked “for mild skin cleansing” or “for normal skin.” If the skin is prone to breakouts, you need to have a gel for problem skin at home. It should be used periodically when inflammation and rashes appear (for example, during PMS). But for daily use, such gels are not suitable, because they dry the skin, and with prolonged use they can dry out. After washing in the morning, you can apply a basic moisturizing tonic, and in the evening – a tonic with AHA acids or to dissolve comedones. Followed by a light moisturizer or emulsion.

Popular questions and answers

How can you tell if you have oily skin?

There are two ways. The first is visual. Examine your skin in natural daylight. If enlarged pores and oily sheen are visible not only on the T-zone, but also on the cheeks, you have oily skin.

The second way is using a regular paper napkin. An hour and a half after washing your face in the morning, apply a napkin to your face and lightly press it with your palms. Then remove and examine.

Traces of fat are visible in the T-zone and the cheek zone – the skin is oily. Traces only in the T-zone – combined. There are no traces – the skin is dry. And if the prints are barely visible, you have normal skin.

Why does the skin become oily?

The main reasons are the genetic feature of the body, disruption of the hormonal system, improper nutrition, improper care and aggressive cleansing.

Does nutrition affect the condition of the skin?

Sugar can provoke and increase inflammation, so in the morning after an evening chocolate bar, you are likely to find a few fresh acne. Fast food and snacks contain saturated and trans fats, simple sugars, and chemical additives that can also trigger inflammation and can trigger an allergic reaction.

To have healthy and beautiful skin, you need to eat right. Fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, healthy fats. Drink clean water. An unbalanced diet, as well as starvation and diets that exclude important fats and carbohydrates, deprive the body and skin of the necessary substances. Creams and cosmetic procedures only partially combat the effects of exhaustion, but they do not replace nourishing the skin from the inside.

Are there any special care for oily skin in the off-season?

I don’t really like separating home care based on season or age. We have a problem and we must solve it. If you are uncomfortable in summer using a nourishing cream that suits you in winter, then replace it with a cream of a lighter consistency or emulsion. For summer, choose products that intensely moisturize, but do not clog pores.

How to protect oily skin from the sun?

During the period of active sun, add an SPF protection product to your home care to avoid pigmentation. Now there are good sunscreens that are light in texture, non-comedogenic, and don’t roll off during the day. For example, Sunbrella with a tone from the Holy Land brand.

Is it true that oily skin ages later?

There is no scientific evidence. However, it is known that oily skin is more resistant to environmental influences and wrinkles and folds appear much more slowly on it.

Does oily skin decrease with age?

Yes, with age, the thickness of the layers of the epidermis and dermis decreases, atrophy of the subcutaneous fat and small sebaceous glands begins. Connective tissue degeneration occurs, the amount of mucopolysaccharides decreases, which leads to dehydration of the skin.

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