June 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm #177423
I have tried to find a really good face cleaner, because I myself have oily skin, and all of the cleaners I have used have not helped to fix that, so if anyone knows then please let me know B.T.W. I love Make Up Geek.com it has helped me pull off amazing looks.June 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm #177443
Oil Cleansing Method (use your Google-fu ). I know it sounds crazy, but there are those who swear by it, including ones with oily skin. (Personally, I’ve never tried it; I don’t think it’s for me.)
Meanwhile, a question: Do you moisturize your skin after cleansing it? If you don’t, it may exacerbate the problem.June 20, 2012 at 9:09 am #177464
No I have not, thanks for the tipJune 21, 2012 at 12:10 am #177591
Even us oily gals need to moisturize after cleansing. *nods*
If you’d like a product rec, currently I’m using one by Bioderma called Sebium Mat. (It’s a bit expensive Stateside, but the brand is more widely available in Canada and in Europe.)
For a less expensive option, I also like Alba Sea Moss Moisturizer. It’s not a mattifying moisturizer, but it gets the job done, IMO. Also contains SPF 15.June 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm #178183
You should definitely look into Neutrogena products. I love their make up wipes! Even my dermatologist suggested the Neutrogena brand. Ulta sometimes have BOGOs on their skin care products and you can print $3.50 coupon from their site.June 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm #178782
I’m not a skin care rep, dematologist, makeup guru, but I can share from experience. I’m a bargain shopper, so I hate paying more than $10 for a product that won’t last me at least a few months. Prior to pregnancy I had very oily skin. During pregnancy I had combo/oily, and now after pregnancy I have normal skin. I’ve tried the following cleansers:
Mary Kay TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleansing bar
Mary Kay TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleanser Combo/oily (gel product)
Olay Total Effects Cleansers
Clean and Clear cleansers
I love Mary Kay’s TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleansing Bar http://www.marykay.com/skincare/cleansers/cleansers/10027914/default.aspx. I’m really lazy when it comes to cleaning my face, and I really don’t like multiple steps to removing makeup etc. I’m a new mommy, so I don’t have much time for myself. I didn’t like their 3-In-1-Cleanser in Combo/Oily because I have to use a toner after cleansing.
I usually wash my face twice just to make sure I got everything off. I know I’m supposed to use eye makeup remover, but again, I’m lazy and I don’t have much time. I’ve noticed that I don’t need a toner with this bar. This bar is great for all skin types. I always use an eye cream and moisturizer after.
Since you have oily skin, I recommend looking for a light weight moisturizer. Perhaps a gel moisturizer will be good for you. Prior to pregnancy I had oily skin. During pregnancy I had combo/oily skin. Now after birth, I have normal skin. Always always always moisturizer after cleansing. Someone explained to me that when you wash your face, you remove the oils you skin makes. You need to replenish the oils removed so that your face doesn’t overcompensate and make more oil.
Moisturizers I like:
1. I really like the Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream. It’s super light weight, doesn’t feel greasy, and absorbs extremely quickly.
2. I also like the Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer in Combo/Oily. This is another light weight moisturizer that absorbs quickly and is not greasy.
Neutrogena didn’t work for me as I broke out with them. One great thing is that most drugstores and Ulta will take a product back if it breaks you out.
A few other things to keep in mind is to stay away from any moisturizers that have “natural light diffusers” such as Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer, and products with shimmer. These natural light diffusers and shimmer products make the skin look more oily throughout the day.
Happy hunting!June 30, 2012 at 9:00 am #178895
I remove my makeup with Bioderma, which is easy to find and cheap here, unlike in the US. But for cleansing I love the oil cleansing method (ou can read everything about it here: http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/
Twice a week I use my own blend of almond and castor oil, which helps hugely with blackeads but the castor oil being drying, I can’t use that daily. On other days I use almond alone, or a Shu Uemura oil but that one isn’t cheap at all.June 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm #178907
Hands down, the best CHEAP face wash for all types of skin, but especially oily (I have dry and can still use this with a face lotion after) is
Basis cleaner clean Face Wash.
It’s only 4$ at cvs/Walgreens/Walmart and it is a surprisingly amazing deep cleaner. It is ’100% oil free and soap free with botanicals that foam away makeup, dirt, oil and pollution fast for clean and refreshed skin’. When they say refreshed they mean it! There no other word to describe how your skin feels when your done, aside from super clean. This stuff really gets down in your pores and is extremely effective for eliminating oil (say that five times fast! Lol)
I use and have tried countless facewashes of all brands and prices. This stuff def give you a bang for your buck. For four bucks you got nothing to lose. Use in morning or at night and follow with an oil free moisturizer. As the others said, even oily skin needs some lotion, you just need to get the right type for your skin. Aveeno makes some lovely ones for all different skin types. I believe the one you need comes with the green top, oil free and lightweight won’t add any unwanted shine leaving your skin soft. These run about 15$ but it is a nice amount and will last, you only need one pump a day.
Def try the Basis Cleaner Clean wash if anything. I promise it will make your face and wallet happy good luck!June 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm #178933
Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar. It is about $4.July 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm #179429
I’ve been using Clinique products for my oily skin, the soap is great, and their new cream – gel moisturizer “Moisture Surge” is the best! it has a matte finish, you won’t tell you are wearing anything.
The Bear Wipes by Josie Maran are also great!July 3, 2012 at 2:14 am #179445
My skin is oily prone as well (especially during the summer). Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash works great and is very affordable. If you’re just looking for something cleansing for oily skin and having an acne fighting ingredient isn’t an issue for you I’ve heard lots of good things about Cetaphil cleansers, and I know they have one specifically formulated for oily skin. Both cleansers can be found at any drugstore or supermarket.
Like someone else said, even if you have oily skin you need to moisturize too. Washing your face too often and not moisturizing can actually make the problem worse by causing your skin to produce even MORE oil. Plus, there are lots of moisturizers out there that have ingredients to help absorb excess oil. I personally use the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion by The Body Shop. It’s a little more than I usually like to spend on moisturizer (you can get it for about $13 at Ulta), but it’s the only thing I’ve found that keeps my skin completely de-slicked during the hot and humid Houston summers.July 3, 2012 at 11:39 am #179488
I consider Mario Badascu’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel to be fairly inexpensive at $12 a bottle & I really love this stuff!! It is an awesome non-detergent cleanser that smells really fresh & clean. It also works well with a Clarisonic.July 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm #179597
Hello fellow makeupgeeks,
I would like to agree to some of your that mentioned that we need to moisturize even if we have oily/combo skin. However, let me just give my thoughts on the proper procedure on skin care.
First, I don’t want to sound to conceited or bragging on this, but this is just what I do on my clients. I am a professional makeup artist and I like helping people on their skin regimen that is why I posted my thoughts on this.
- Step 1: CLEANSE/CLEANSING. Skin cleansers would always depend on each skin type. People who have oily or combo/oily skin may want to consider using gel type cleansers, liquid form or lotion type cleansers. Avoid using cleansers in a creamy type, as this may just trigger your skin on producing more oil than the usual. Sometimes, oily skin may become acne prone because of the excessive secretion of sebum in our skin. You may need to use an acne medication cleansers (oil-free).
For dry skin, use creamy type of cleansers as it may help your skin have that needed moisture which this skin type lacks.
2. Step 2: TONE. After we have cleansed the skin, toning or using toners is an important step on achieving healthier skin. One misconception or myth on toning is they are supposed to remove the make up residues that our cleanser leaves behind. However, the main purpose of using a toner is to bring back the pH of our skin back to its balanced state. Toning will help keep your skin clear and firm by leaving you with a layer of new healthy skin cells.
3. Step 3: MOISTURIZE. The last step on keeping our skin feeling young and healthy looking is moisturizing. It replenishes/gives back the natural moisture which can help prevent break-outs, early wrinkles, and dull looking skin. Moisturizers may also vary upon your skin type. The same thing on choosing cleansers, if you have oily skin or acne prone skin, use a lightweight moisturizer in gel type, lotion type or liquid type. You may also like to consider a moisturizer with UV protection if you are always exposed to the sun. For dry skin, a cream type of moisturizer is best. However, don’t apply too much, as this will feel heavy, and prevent your skin from breathing. Also make sure all excess cream is rubbed in.
You may also put moisturizer to your throat and neck.
Step 4: PRIME. (Optional) Step 4 is optional if you are not to put make up on. So this depends on the situation.
These are the products I normally use, it may be effective on my skin type (oily/combo/acne prone) but may not work for you. Test first, and observe if your skin will react.
Neutrogena Acne Medication Wash (oil free) – pretty cheap around $5.
clean & clear Advance cleanser for acne or oily skin
Cetaphil Gel Cleanser for oily skin
Purity-Philosophy – this can really remove all makeup residue, including waterproof mascara.
Murad Cleanser – for acne prone
I hope I was able to address some concerns. I am sharing my knowledge to help us be more sensitive on our skin so we can all achieve a healthy and glowing skin. Hope i helped you guys from this.
*Feel young, look young
KayeJuly 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm #179978
Definitely look into Neutrogena. They have products for all types of skin, and I am currently obsessed with their Oil Free Grapefruit Wash, which is amazing for oily skin, especially if you have common breakouts. I also use Oxy Face Wipes(3 in 1) and they work quite well to cleanse skin:)July 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm #180063
I took my daughter to the dermatologist and the recommended Cerave, it comes in a cleanser and a lotion. The cleanser deserves serious consideration by anyone with normal to dry skin that’s also sensitive, including those dealing with rosacea. It is an exceptionally gentle, soothing cleanser that contains several ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. The moisturizing lotion is the lotion version of a Moisturizing Cream, and other than having a lighter texture and smoother dry-down, the same formulary comments apply. The blend of glycerin, ceramides, cholesterol, and hyaluronic acid will help normal to dry skin look and feel very good.
I, along with my daughter and husband began using these and can tell a remarkable difference in our skin. The dermatologist said it was “One of those little hidden treasures no one ever hears about.” Boy, he wasn’t kidding! I will never use another face product. He said he also recommends this to people with mild to sever Rosacea and they see wondeful results as well.
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