People with annoyingly oily and acne-prone skin know: the skin-care products you choose are crucial for preventing and treating breakouts in all their many forms, whether they’re showing up between your shoulder blades or along your T-zone. For this year’s Healthy Beauty Awards, we asked a range of testers, many with oily and acne-prone skin themselves, to evaluate the best new creams, cleansers, scrubs, and even beauty devices for oily skin types (including a tiny red-light pen from Dr. Dennis Gross and a remake of Origins’ best-selling night cream).
To guide us in our selection process, a panel of dermatologist experts singled out a few beneficial ingredients for oily skin types, including exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids and salicylic acid, and recommended looking for non-comedogenic (or non-pore-clogging) formulas. Each of our winning products contains some sort of skin soother or acne-fighting ingredient like the above, and has received gold stars from our diligent testers. Here, we present the best skin-care products for oily skin types, which will help you keep breakouts to a minimum. And if you want to learn more about skin-care for oily or acne-prone skin, read our brand new comprehensive guide to skin care here.
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