Guide for Oily Skin - Expert Tips, Best Ingredients & Routine

Guide for Oily Skin - Expert Tips, Best Ingredients & Routine

Dealing with oily skin can be frustrating, but the good news is that you can improve it and achieve a healthy, balanced complexion. What is the best serum for oily skin? Should I use a moisturizer? What ingredients decrease oiliness? In this guide, we'll look for the reasons behind oily skin, reveal the best ingredients for oily skin, and present a skincare routine tailored specifically for women with oily skin. By the end of this article, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to embrace your skin's unique needs and achieve a radiant, shine-free glow.

Oily Skin Concerns

Excess Shine: Oily skin often appears shiny due to overactive sebaceous glands, which produce more oil than necessary.

Acne Breakouts: Oily skin is more prone to acne and clogged pores, leading to pesky breakouts.

Enlarged Pores: People with oily skin tend to have larger pores, which can be more visible and prone to clogging.
Makeup Meltdown: Oily skin can cause makeup to slide off or look less fresh throughout the day.
Uneven Texture: Oily skin can have a rough or uneven texture due to excess sebum production.

    Best Ingredients for Oily Skin

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Despite its name, this ingredient is lightweight and hydrating, providing moisture without adding extra oil.

    You can find this ingredient in our Desert Rain Light Moisturizer.

    Salicylic Acid

    This beta-hydroxy acid exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores, and helps reduce acne and blackheads.

    Witch Hazel

    Known for its astringent properties, witch hazel helps control oil production and soothes irritated skin.

    Tea Tree Oil

    With natural antibacterial properties, tea tree oil targets acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation.

    We used all these ingredients in our Oasis Spot Treatment.


    A powerful ingredient that regulates sebum production, reduces inflammation, and minimizes pore appearance.

    Our Phoenix Day & Night Serum is formulated with this ingredient.

      If you want to learn more about ingredients in skincare, you can go to our Ingredients page

      Our Expert Tips

      Cleanse Gently: Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin. Don’t exfoliate your face everyday.

      Don't Skip Moisturizer: Opt for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers to hydrate your skin without adding extra grease. This will help your skin stay hydrated and not produce too much sebum.

      Don’t use too many aggressive products: you may think that using lots of aggressive ingredients (like acids, scrub or exfoliant and acne cream) to dry out your skin will prevent it from becoming too oily, but on the contrary, your skin will feel aggressed and produce more sebum and oil to try and fight this sudden aggression. Worse still, you risk burning your skin and seriously damaging it, even causing redness and pimples.

      Don’t touch your skin during the day: Constantly touching your face with your hands can transfer bacteria, dirt, and oils, leading to clogged pores and potential breakouts. Remember, hands can harbor various germs throughout the day, so keep them away from your face after you have applied your skincare products or makeup.

        Adapted Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

        ☀ Morning:

        Cleanse with a gentle, oil-free cleanser.

        If you use a spot treatment, beware of ingredients that increase photosensitivity like Retinoids, Fragrance or Benzoyl peroxide.

        Apply a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer.

        If you wear make-up, opt for a mattifying powder that can help your skin look less oily during the day as well as non-comedogenic foundations.

        ☽ Evening:

        Double cleanse to thoroughly remove makeup or/and impurities.

        Use a treatment with Witch Hazel to control oil production.

        Apply a lightweight, oil-free serum with salicylic acid or niacinamide.

        Finish with a non-comedogenic, oil-free moisturizer.



        While oily skin can sometimes be frustrating to deal with, by incorporating the best ingredients and following expert tips, you can successfully manage excess oil, reduce acne breakouts, and achieve a balanced, healthy glow. And remember that generally, oily skin can help delay the onset of visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Embrace your skin type, follow our tailored advice, and enjoy the journey to beautiful, well-nourished skin!