There’s nothing worse than trying on a product that claims it can “control your oily skin,” only to see shine on shine on shine within mere minutes. Thanks, but no thanks! That’s why we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite products that will keep your slick to a bare minimum! You’re welcome.
1. Cleanser: Garnier Clean + Shine Control Cleansing Gel
Keeping your oily skin under control starts at the very beginning — your cleansing routine. We know you’re trying to “dry out” your skin, but using anything too harsh or stripping will only kick your oil production into overdrive. This gentle cleanser removes excess oil and mattifies with the powers of charcoal — which is known to draw out impurities without irritating skin. Plus, you’ll notice a difference after just one use!
Since sun protection is practically known for leaving skin feeling either (a) chalky or (b) greassssyy, we know how hard it can be for oily skin to find the right SPF formula. In comes Matte Defense to the rescue! Not only do you get full UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 50, but this broad spectrum sunscreen maintains a matte finish, even in hot and humid conditions.
3. Moisturizer: The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
Oily skin needs moisture too, ya know! But how about a hydrator that actually stops the shine?! This gel-cream hybrid is light enough to deliver moisture, while balancing your oil-production to give skin a matte and shine-free finish.
4. Primer: Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser
You’ve carefully applied your makeup, only for it to come out looking greasy at the end. That’s because you skipped a step! Before swiping on foundation, use this lightweight and oil-free primer that not only blurs away fine lines and pores, but also mattifies skin for a smooth and shine-free canvas. Now, onto the makeup application!
5. BB Cream: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur
Some days are just too hot for a full face of foundation! For those extra humid summer days, BB cream is all you really need. But, one that blurs, provides real coverage and absorbs oil for an all-day matte finish is that much better!
6. Foundation: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
And when medium-to-full coverage is needed, this foundation is your summer go-to! The air-light formula delivers a 24-hour matte finish that goes on smooth for a perfectly clear complexion, every time. No more sweating through your makeup!
7. Pressed Powder: Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
Stop T-zone shine in its tracks without messing up your makeup, thanks to this pressed powder! Because it’s made from rice powder and infused with tea tree oil, the absorbent formula banishes shine and absorbs oil — without the cakey feel.
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About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.