shipping icon

pickup icon

Skip to main content

Here are the right oil-balancing products for your skin type

Here are the right oil-balancing products for your skin type

Sasha Booker Sasha Booker
5 minute read

Listen to article
Audio is generated by DropInBlog's Blog Voice AI and may have slight pronunciation nuances. Learn more

Whether your skin type is dry, oily, or combination, finding that perfect balance in your skin's oil production can feel tricky if you don’t know where to start - but we're here to walk you through it. The key is to incorporate products that draw out excess sebum (oil) and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils altogether. Before you reach for that super sudsy cleanser to address your skin's oil level, let’s talk about why you might want to opt for oil-based products instead (even if that sounds counterintuitive). Here are the right oil-balancing products for your skin type.

For your first cleanse:

Dermalogica - Micellar Prebiotic PreCleanse

Dermalogica - Micellar Prebiotic PreCleanse

$49.00

This nourishing, milky micellar precleanse lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup while helping balance skin’s microbiome with prebiotics. Gentle, lightweight first-step cleanser with oat milk melts into skin, attracting and dissolving impurities with cleansing micellar murumuru butter, then rinsing them… read more

Did you know that experts typically recommend washing your face twice? This method is called double cleansing. Oil-based cleansers are often recommended for the first wash because oil attracts oil, so this type of cleanser will pull out excess sebum, debris, and pollution as well as melt away makeup so that the skin is ready for its second cleanse. One of our favorite oil-based cleansers for balancing out the skin’s oil levels is Dermalogica’s PreCleanse. Formulated with nourishing oils like Micellar Murumuru Butter and Apricot Kernel Oil, as well as a prebiotic blend, PreCleanse lovingly pulls impurities from the skin without hijacking and throwing off the skin’s oil balance.

Here’s how to use it:

●  Dispense a small amount of PreCleanse into the hands to warm it up before applying to the face

●  Massage PreCleanse into the face with fingertips in circular motions, covering the face and neck areas, and focusing especially on the breakdown of any lingering makeup

●  Rinse thoroughly

●  Follow the same steps again with your cleanser of choice before drying the face and continuing with your skincare routine

For a perfectly purifying cleanse (that doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry and tight):

Eminence - Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

Eminence - Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

$48.00

**THIS ITEM IS AN IN-STORE EXCLUSIVE AND MUST BE PICKED UP AT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE LOCATED IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT.** Cool and balance your skin with the Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser. This clarifying cream-gel… read more

For oily and acneic skin types, finding a cleanser that thoroughly cleanses the skin without causing that dry, tight feeling can seem like an impossible task—but it’s not. Here’s where Eminence’s Skin Probiotic Cleanser comes in. Many facial cleansers formulated to treat these skin concerns use overly aggressive ingredients that strip too much of the skin’s oil, either making it dehydrated and chapped or causing the body to overcorrect by producing excess oil in an effort to replace sebum the skin is now lacking, making skin look and feel even oilier. 

Eminence opts for more gentle ingredients like Tea Tree Essential Oil to draw out excess oil and impurities. It gives a super clean feel and minimizes the appearance of pores without compromising the oil barrier. Bonus: As the name suggests, this cleanser nourishes the skin with probiotics, meaning it balances out bad bacteria (which can cause skin concerns like acne) with good bacteria.

To cleanse and balance dry skin:

FarmHouse Fresh - One Fine Day Shea Sugar Flawless Face Polish

FarmHouse Fresh - One Fine Day Shea Sugar Flawless Face Polish

$30.00

This shea-sugar cleanser/exfoliator is a refreshing makeover for your daily routine. Fabulous for those with dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin. Why You’ll Love It: Some regular cleansers leave your face feeling tight and stripped, causing skin to work overtime to… read more

One Fine Shea Face Polish doubles as a cleanser and an exfoliant. Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin E balance, soothe, and moisturize while citrus oils cleanse the skin. It’s gentle enough to use daily and works with dry skin to encourage a healthy oil level.

According to FarmHouse Fresh, “Some regular cleansers leave your face feeling tight and stripped, causing your skin to work overtime to replace lost natural oils. This voluptuous whipping micropolisher brings radiance back – reducing signs of redness and discoloration.”

For a fast-acting balancing treatment:

Eminence - Seabuckthorn Balancing Masque

Eminence - Seabuckthorn Balancing Masque

$52.00

**THIS ITEM IS AN IN-STORE EXCLUSIVE AND MUST BE PICKED UP AT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE LOCATED IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT.** Winner of Organic Category, Best Product Awards, LNE & Spa, 2021 A balancing and conditioning… read more

Any time you’re looking to quickly and effectively address a skin concern (in this case, maintaining a healthy oil balance) you’ll likely want to have a concentrated treatment to reach for. Our go-to quick fix to tend to the skin’s oil barrier and balance its production is Eminence Seabuckthorn Balancing Masque. This masque combines Jojoba Oil, Calendula, Carrot, and Seabuckthorn to revitalize, balance, and hydrate skin without clogging pores.

For the perfect moisturizing and clarifying oil:

Eminence - Charcoal And Black Seed Clarifying Oil

Eminence - Charcoal And Black Seed Clarifying Oil

$118.00

**THIS ITEM IS AN IN-STORE EXCLUSIVE AND MUST BE PICKED UP AT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE LOCATED IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT.** Visibly transform skin with this lightweight clarifying oil. Ideal for all skin types, including oily… read more

Eminence combines Activated Charcoal and Black Seed Oil for a perfectly balancing oil suitable for all skin types. Activated Charcoal absorbs excess sebum and draws out impurities while Black Seed Oil prevents clogged pores and balances the skin’s oil level. Other oils in this product including Cica Oil, Immortelle Oil, and Moringa Oil soothe, moisturize, and add antioxidants to the skin. The combination of these nourishing oils with the Activated Charcoal truly makes for the best of both worlds.

For post facial shaving:

Let’s not forget our daily face-shavers. Gone are the days that shaving the face means chapped and dry skin. Meet Fur Oil by Fur. This oil has quickly become a cult classic in the skincare industry due to its ability to soften hair, relieve post-shaving irritation, and balance with a blend of gentle yet effective oils. Grape Seed and Jojoba Oils soften hair and skin while Tea Tree and Clary Sage Oils offer antibacterial, antimicrobial, and astringent properties. Fur oil soothes, reduces redness and post-shaving irritation, and prevents ingrowns.

Fur - Fur Oil

Fur - Fur Oil

$52.00

Multipurpose lightweight softening oil intended for use everywhere hair meets skin, including the public area, underarms, chest, legs, and face, to soften hair and clear pores for fewer ingrowns and healthier skin. Safe for most sensitive areas. Gynecologically tested. Free… read more

« Back to Blog