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The best cleansers for oily, combination skin

The best cleansers for oily, combination skin

Using a cleanser dedicated to minimising sebum production is an essential first step for those with oily skin. Mattifying your complexion with a balancing, purifying cleanser can help to refine your skin, keeping your pores clear and minimising the chances of breakouts.

We have curated an edit of the very best balancing products to help you find the perfect cleanser for your skin which will leave your complexion clean, fresh and refined.

Top 10 cleansers for oily skin

  1. Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel
  2. Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser
  3. ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser
  4. Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
  5. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel
  6. DECLÉOR Micellar Oil
  7. Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel
  8. Gallinée La Culture Foaming Facial Cleanser
  9. philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser
  10. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel

With a luxurious gel formula, Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel deeply cleanses your skin, lifting away dirt and impurities without stripping the skin. The oil-free formula helps to clear spots and blackheads, unclogging your pores to leave skin refined and refreshed. Suitable for daily use, the Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel washes off easily with water and can even be used on the body.

Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser

Rich in active ingredients, Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser helps to gently balance your complexion, controlling oil and sebum production without over-drying your skin. Lime Blossom works to deeply cleanse the skin, removing impurities and balancing excess surface oils to leave your skin fresh and clear. The lightweight texture of the Lime Blossom Cleanser makes it the perfect product to use on oily skin every day.

ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser

Infused with Coconut and naturally foaming Yucca, ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser works to gently remove dirt and impurities from the skin whilst balancing oil production to leave your skin clear and smooth. Organic Mandarin helps to balance and Olive Oil nourish, ensuring the effective cleanser does not dry out your skin. Simply lather into damp skin and wash away for a balanced, radiant complexion.

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

Refine the texture of your skin and deeply cleanse with Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser. With both Kaolin and Green Clays, the Dermal Clay Cleanser purifies the skin, removing excess oils and smoothing the texture of your complexion for a fresh, radiant finish. Anti-inflammatory Cucumber and healing Sage Extracts soothe irriation and minimise any redness to neutralise even the most angry, blemish prone skin.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel

Harnessing the healing powers of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel cleanses and soothes the skin to leave your complexion fresh and clean. Whilst still being gentle to the skin, the cleansing gel works to elimate impurities, dirt and excess sebum using minimal ingredients and fragrance. 100% hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel is suitable for even sensitive, oily skin types.

DECLÉOR Micellar Oil

Many of those with oily skin shy away from skincare products which include oils as they fear they will only make their skin worse. In reality, oil-based cleansers can be really effective on combination and oily skin types and can help to deeply cleanse the skin without drying it out.

DECLÉOR Micellar Oil uses a potent blend of oil and water to clarify and draw impurities out of the skin and remove toxins, dirt and excess oil. The formaul is also enriched with Sweet Almond Oil and Vegetal Squalene to replenish long-lasting hydration and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function for a clear, brighter complexion.

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel

Fortified with Salicylic Acid to deeply cleanse your pores, Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel helps to clear the skin and protect against further imperfections whilst still being gentle enough for every day use. The soap-free formula means the cleanser does not dry out the skin and instead leaves your complexion refreshed, refined and smooth.

Gallinée La Culture Foaming Facial Cleanser

Respecting your skin’s natural pH, the light and creamy Gallinée La Culture Foaming Facial Cleanser gently revitalises and cleanses your complexion to leave your skin soft and radiant. Enriched with the brand’s patented complex of Prebiotics, Probiotics and Lactic Acid, the gentle formula is made up of 98% natural ingredients to remain kind to skin whilst ridding the complexion of dirt, impurities and excess oils.

philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser

Designed to cleanse, tone and remove makeup in one step, philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser is a wonderful product for those with combination and oily skin types. Enriched with natural oil extracts, the creamy formula effectively melts away impurities on the skin and extracts dirt from deep inside the pores for a full, balancing cleanse that does not strip your skin’s natural moisture.

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser

Formulated with Red Clay, known for its detoxifying and deep cleansing properties, First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser helps to prevent breakouts by drawing out toxins in the skin and removing excess oils. The deep cleansing gel works to balance and reinvigorate your complexion by unclogging pores and detoxifying the skin for a renewed, refreshed appearance.



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