Even if having oily skin requires extra effort in having to control sebum and acne, did you know that this skin type actually benefits your complexion in the long run? Yes, that oil you badly want to get rid of maintains your skin's moisture levels, allowing less wrinkles and sagging to occur as you age. You might even find yourself thanking your skin for being oily in the future. But for now, all we can do is try our best to not look like a greasy mess especially in this humid country.
A reason why there are days when we produce more oil than normal is dehydration. This is usually caused by harsh cleansers that strip off the healthy oils on our skin's protective barrier. As a result, they overproduce oil once to prevent moisture loss. If you want to keep that from happening, use a gentle facial wash that can cleanse excess sebum without overdying your skin. And if you think your current cleanser doesn't pass that standard, it’s time for you to make a switch. Ahead, we listed 10 lightweight cleanser choices that can benefit your oily complexion.
10 Gentle Cleansers for Oily Skin
1. Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash
Elemi is a powerful ingredient that lies in the sap of the majestic pili trees which are mainly found in the Philippines. It's carefully infused into this Human Nature cleanser that is not only affordable, but it does the job in balancing sebum, banishing bacteria, and reducing inflammation on oily skin.
Balancing Facial Wash, P200, HUMAN NATURE, Watsons
2. Celeteque Dermo Science Acne Solutions Acne Cleansing Gel
If you’re looking for a simple and gentle cleanser, then you’ll surely enjoy this gel formula from Celeteque. It’s blended with salicylic acid which can improve the condition of your acne while also removing excess oil. Simple but effective!
Acne Solutions Acne Cleansing Gel, P495, CELETEQUE, Watsons
3. Careline Skin Gentle Jelly Cleanser
If you have both oily and sensitive skin, this gentle cleanser from Careline contains glycerin, aloe vera extract, and centella asiatica which will not only keep shine at bay but keep your skin hydrated and soothed. You’ll be saying hi to a fresher-looking complexion in no time!
Gentle Jelly Cleanser, P285, CARELINE, Shopee
4. Senka Perfect Whip Acne Care
Senka's Perfect Whip line is one of when it comes to skincare products. It’s known to create an airy, luscious foam to easily seep into your pores to lift hard-to-reach oil, dirt, and acne-causing bacteria that oily skin individuals are prone to. That's all thanks to its salicylic acid and chamomile extract-boosted formula!
Perfect Whip Acne Care, P299, SENKA, Lazada
5. Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Another foaming cleanser option is this gentle facial wash from Neutrogena. It boasts of its Amino Micellar Technology which can suck the gunk out of your pores without the need to disrupt your healthy skin barrier, leading to clean skin and good oil control.
Deep Clean Gentle Foaming Cleanser, P225, NEUTROGENA, Lazada
6. Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser
This stylish bottle houses a gel cleanser that’s concocted with rich mandarin rind. It was designed specifically for oily and combination skin usually exposed to humidity and pollution, gently taking away sebum and dirt. You’ll also look forward to its citrusy scent that will remind you of summer after each wash.
Amazing Face Cleanser, P1500, AESOP, Powerplant Mall
7. Luxe Organix Miracle Solutions AHA/BHA Gel Cleanser
If you need extra help in decongesting clogged pores and calming persistent acne, this non-drying facial wash mixed with gentle amounts of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid to improve troubled skin. It also has niacinamide which helps in regulating your oils and minimizing the appearance of pores!
Miracle Solutions AHA/BHA Gel Cleanser, P289, LUXE ORGANIX, Watsons
8. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
Say goodbye to impurities and not your natural oils with this CeraVe cleanser. It contains a good mix of ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to make your skin hydrated and grease-free! Even better, it's a fragrance-free formulation, so it's also suited to acne-prone and sensitive-skinned individuals.
Foaming Facial Cleanser, P1450, CERAVE, Look
9. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
Infused with thermal spring water, each cleansing session with this foaming gel will feel like a trip to the spa. It’s packed with zinc and glycacil, which are effective in diminishing excess shine and dirt. It also has a pH level of 5.5, which is the perfect mildly acid pH that won't compromise your skin barrier.
Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, P1273, LA ROCHE-POSAY, Zalora
10. CosRx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
This cleanser is a Cosrx best-seller for a reason. It's blended with juicy botanicals that provide a refreshing feel especially when rinsing off the grease and impurities, and of course, 0.5% salicylic acid that clears pores and banishes shine.
Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser, P540, COSRX, Lazada