When you’re living life with oily skin, the thought of slathering oil all over your face can make you pretty nervous. But it shouldn’t! We’re here to quell your worries with our guide to the best oil cleansers for oily skin.
We recently published an extensive 10 step Korean skin care routine for oily skin, and in that post we explain in detail how using an oil cleanser on oily skin will not make you breakout or make your skin more oily. It’s kind of tricky to understand, but oil cleansers actually help reduce excess sebum and regulate oil production!
When you’re looking for one to help control your oil production, it’s really all about choosing the right oil cleanser with the right ingredients. In our oily skin routine, we suggest using the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, which controls sebum production. But there are other great oil cleansers for oily skin! Check out four more that are perfect for keeping oil at bay.
A cult favorite for a reason! This balm-like oil cleanser completely removes the heaviest makeup and leaves skin feeling clean and fresh. It’s also hypoallergenic, which means it’s great for sensitive skin. We love it because it effectively cleanses but also retains essential oils that help keep your skin properly moisturized.
Sure, this oil cleanser has a thick consistency, but that doesn’t mean it feels heavy on your skin or will clog your pores. I’m personally in love with this cleanser because you only need one pump to sufficiently cover your face and it spreads out into a thin layer that smoothly removes makeup and lifts impurities. It’s also infused with pearl extract to help brighten your skin and it smells like vanilla (in the best way). After using this Klavuu oil cleanser, your face feels simply clean—without any dryness or leftover residue.
If you have both oily and acne-prone skin, this cleanser was made for you. It deeply removes the most stubborn makeup (like liquid lipsticks and waterproof mascaras) and it has tea tree oil in the formula to help prevent blemishes. You’re left with skin that’s deeply cleansed with no oily feeling remaining.
Here’s another cleansing oil that comes as a balm! The great thing about cleansing oil balms for oily skin is that you can control exactly how much you’re putting on so you never overdo it.
Scoop up a penny-size amount of this balm and spread it on your dry skin. It will quickly dissolve any dirt, makeup, and pollution without adding a heavy oily feeling to your skin. Once you rinse it off with lukewarm water, the balm will turn into a gentle foaming cleanser that lifts up any residue that was still lingering on your skin. The formula also contains moringa pterygosperma seed extract, an ingredient that helps rebuild collagen and prevent fine lines from creeping up.