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10 of the best serums for oily skin 2019

10 of the best serums for oily skin 2019

When we think of serums, we often think of hydrating and plumping products which moisturise the skin are cater for dry and dehydrated skin types but in reality serums can work wonders on oily, break-out prone complexions.

Enhancing the effects of the skincare products you apply over the top, a serum is a vital part of any skincare routine.

Working to balance the skin, control sebum production or hydrate the skin without leaving it greasy, serums for oily skin can actually make combination or blemish-prone complexions much more manageable and prep the skin for makeup.

Which are the best serums for oily skin?

To help you find the best product for your skin type and target your specific skin concerns, we have curated an edit of the best serums for oily skin.

10 best serums for oily skin

  1. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
  2. GLAMGLOW Superserum
  3. Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
  4. The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%
  5. bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Anti-Imperfection Treatment Serum
  6. Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
  7. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
  8. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum
  9. Darphin Skin Mat Matifying Fluid
  10. Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum
  1. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
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    Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum

    Perfectly formulated to suit all skin types, the iconic Génifique Serum from Lancôme rejuvenates the skin overnight.

    Minimising fine lines and hydrating the skin without leaving it feeling greasy, the fast-absorbing formula blends antioxidants with Sodium Hyaluronate to leave skin brighter and more even by morning when applied at night.

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  2. GLAMGLOW Superserum
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    GLAMGLOW Superserum

    Combining a potent Super Six Acid blend to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores and promote skin regeneration, the GLAMGLOW Superserum is a must-have for oily skin.

    The oil-free formula is enriched with Activated Charcoal to purify the skin and Hyaluronic Acid to plump so your skin is left refined, healthy and radiant with no blocked pores or breakouts to be seen.

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  3. Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
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    Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

    Suitable for sensitive, oily complexions, the Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum treats your skin with Salicylic Acid to draw out impurities while soothing the skin with Rosewater for a healthy, natural glow.

    Balancing the skin and gently treating it with each application, the silky formula melts into the skin and even prevents further irritation by infusing the skin with antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Polyphenols. Expect a clear, refined complexion with a soft radiance.

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    The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%

    By taking their best-selling “The Buffet” and adding 1% Copper Peptides, The Ordinary have made the perfect serum for oily skin types. Ideal for neglected, stressed-out skin, the lightweight formula restores damaged texture, minimises blemishes and works to even out your skin tone.

    Vegan and cruelty-free, the serum feeds your skin with goodness for a complexion which is plump, radiant but balanced with the chances of breakouts minimised.

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  5. bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Anti-Imperfection Treatment Serum
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    bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Anti-Imperfection Treatment Serum

    If you frequently get spots or have acne-prone skin, the bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Serum could be the perfect skin treatment for you. Oil-free and infused with Liquorice Root and Zinc, it calms the skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes for an even, healthy skin finish.

    The triple-action formula also absorbs excess oils to keep your skin balanced and refined throughout the day.

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  6. Paula's Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
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    Paula's Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

    Water-based and super smooth on the skin, the Super Antioxidant Serum from Paula’s Choice helps to balance oily skin while fighting signs of ageing and dehydration.

    Harnessing the powers of antioxidants such as Vitamin C to repair and nourish the skin, the potent formula reduces the damage caused by sun damage and calms irritation to leave oily, sensitive complexions balanced, refined and radiant.

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  7. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
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    Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

    Even oily skin needs hydration. Despite oil production and breakouts, your complexion can still be dehydrated and benefit from a lightweight hydrator to complement your routine.

    The simple yet effective Pure Hyaluronic Serum from Pestle & Mortar works to hydrate deep beneath the surface of your skin to plump and smooth your complexion without overwhelming the skin and causing oily skin to look greasy.

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  8. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum
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    Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum

    Even out your skin tone and refresh your complexion with the Mega Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum by Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins. Proven to brighten the skin, the fast-absorbing serum is ideal for those with scarring and dark spots left behind from breakouts.

    With extracts of White Peony Root and Liquorice Root, it leaves the skin refreshed, radiant and rejuvenated.

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  9. Darphin Skin Mat Matifiying Fluid
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    Darphin Skin Mat Matifiying Fluid

    Control excess oils and balance your skin with the Darphin Matifying Fluid. The silky-textured serum feels so light on the skin and controls sebum production while also softening drier areas.

    Perfect to apply underneath a gel or lotion moisturiser, it is particularly good to use in the mornings to keep skin balanced and fresh all day. Skin is instantly refined and refreshed for a smooth and soft finish.

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  10. Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum
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    Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum

    With a base of Aloe Vera to soothe and calm irritated skin, the Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum from Aesop works wonders on all skin types and concerns.

    For those who find creams and lotions too rich for their skin, the serum can work alone to hydrate the skin. If your skin needs something a little extra from time to time, you can apply the serum to oily skin before your moisturiser for a skin-quenching boost which will not leave the skin greasy.

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