11 Best Skincare Products For Oily Skin in 2020

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Summer is just a little over a month away which means if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and you have oily or combination skin like my twin sister and I, you’re likely rethinking your beauty routine in preparation for the warm months ahead.

Ah yes, the struggle to find products that keep us shine free and don’t cost a fortune is real. That’s why we’ve put together our list of the best drugstore beauty products for oily skin.

1- Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

If you have oily skin, you should know that one of your most important weapons against excessive oiliness is a cleanser that gently removes oil and impurities and doesn’t over dry or irritate skin. This cleanser from Neutrogena is my twin sister Colleen’s pick for keeping her face clean and fresh on those hot summer days. Buy on Amazon

2- Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Gel Cream

A good moisturizer is important regardless of skin type. For oily or combination skin, the trick is finding one that provides adequate moisture without bogging down your skin and clogging up pores. This oil-free moisturizer checks all those boxes. It has a lightweight gel-cream consistency and a non-comedogenic formula that won’t clog up pores. This is another one of Colleen’s summer skincare staples. Buy on Amazon

3- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen

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It’s so hard to find a sunscreen that doesn’t make you look ghoulish (white cast) and is lightweight enough to be worn under makeup. What’s more, if you have oily skin it’s damn near impossible to find one that doesn’t make the already greasy situation worse. I had nearly given up my quest when I stumbled upon this baby. The cream dries to a satin finish so it feels light and fresh on my skin and doesn’t sting or cause breakouts. It’s also Oxybenzone-free which is important for me. At $19.99, it’s the most expensive item on our list but so worth the investment. To make sure it lasts, I reserve it for my face/neck and use a cheaper sunblock for the rest of my body. Buy on Amazon

4- Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer

Oily skin is gonna be…well, oily. It’s just a reality for some of us. So while we can’t change our skin type, we can use products that help control and temper oiliness. Primer is one of those products if you wear foundation. This one from Nyx does a great job of holding makeup in place when oiliness starts to set in later in the day. It also fills in pores and makes your foundation look smooth and flawless. Buy on Amazon

5- Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation

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This amazing foundation works well with all skin types but oily peeps can really benefit from its lightweight breathable formula and satin finish. I personally don’t wear foundation on a daily basis. However, if I’m attending a daytime function where I need a bit more coverage, I’ll wear this foundation over the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sunscreen for a sheer natural makeup look with all the sun protection I need. Buy on Amazon

6- Nyx HD Studio Loose Finishing Powder

Setting powder is another one of those must have makeup products for oily skin types. Also, do you notice a pattern here? What can I say? Nyx Cosmetics just makes really good mattifying products. This loose setting powder is great at absorbing excess oils and keeping your makeup looking fresh and matte. Apply it after foundation and dust it on throughout the day if needed to keep the shine away. Buy on Amazon

7- Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray

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Rounding out the best makeup products for oily skin is this amazing setting spray from…you guessed it…Nyx Cosmetics! Spritz it on at the end of your makeup routine to seal everything in and give your makeup a gorgeous non-shiny matte finish. Buy on Amazon

8- Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

I always have at least one of these packs in my handbag and, of course, a stockpile in my medicine cabinet. These oil absorbing sheets have been around the drugstore for a long time and I hope they’ll continue to be around because they’re definitely a skincare staple for a lot of us oily skin queens out here. Buy on Amazon

9- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

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I’ve never been big on masking but I decided to give this one a try after a friend (also with combination oily skin) told me about her great results. And boy am I glad I did! Now I use it about 2 or 3 times a month to purge my pores of all that gunk. My skin feels so incredibly smooth and clean afterwards and the effects are long lasting. For sensitive skin folks, I’d go in cautiously. My skin isn’t overly sensitive but I did feel a bit of stinging at first and it took some getting used to. Buy on Amazon

10- Biore Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

These deep cleansing yet super gentle pore strips do an amazing job of stripping pores of all that built up oil and dirt. Colleen uses them around her nose and T-Zone area once a week and whenever she’s getting ready to do a YouTube makeup tutorial. This ensures her skin and makeup look as flawless as possible. Buy on Amazon

11- Tresemme Healthy Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

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If you’re like us, you have hair that gets greasy after a day. (Ugh, the struggle.) This is the only shampoo and conditioner set from the drugstore that keeps both of our locks grease free. The volumizing formula means it strips the scalp of excess oils that can weigh hair down and make it look limp. We both have thick waves so volume isn’t an issue for us, but we do find that this formula helps a lot with preventing grease buildup on the scalp. Buy on Amazon

Final Thoughts On Best Drugstore Products For Oily Skin

That’s all we have for today guys. What did you think of our favorite drugstore beauty products for oily skin? We hope you enjoyed reading and would love to hear about your go-to skincare products for oily skin this summer. Let us know in the comments. Until next time, be well!

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