Many women have mixed feelings about oily skin. It can be a blessing because oil can sometimes act as a natural moisturizer that can keep skin looking youthful longer. But it can also be a curse because oily skin can act like a dirt magnet and be harder to clean. Dirt that gets deposited in the pores of oily skin can lead to whiteheads and blackheads, which can easily turn into acne if not removed immediately. Therefore, it is important to find the right facial cleanser that can keep oily skin healthy and clean.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
For a nonirritating formula that can work for normal, combination, or oily skin, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is one of the best products on the market today. It can remove surface oils, dirt, and makeup without causing dryness. Some facial cleansers for oily skin can leave the skin feeling tight. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser does not do that. This product, with its foaming effect, leaves the skin feeling clean. It is noncomedogenic and does not leave any residue that can cause irritation. You can buy Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser at most drugstores.
Average cost as of 2009: $9 per 8 oz. bottle
Neova Purifying Facial Cleanser
For women with skin that is heavily oily, Neova Purifying Facial Cleanser has a strong cleansing power that dissolves excess oil. It contains natural ingredients — including purifying tea tree, sage, thyme, and eucalyptus — that clean deep down to the pores. Neova also contains a moisture-protecting formula that keeps skin looking fresh and smooth while preventing blemishes — such as whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples — from becoming problems. Although Neova is a bit pricey, it is very effective. You can buy this product at some department stores or any leading online stores specializing in beauty or skin care, such as SkinWest.com, DermatologistRx.com and SkinCareRx.com.
Average cost as of 2009: $30 per 8 oz. bottle
Glycare Cleansing Gel
Glycare Cleansing Gel is a professional facial cleanser for oily skin. Its main ingredient is a glycolic acid compound, which helps clean deep into the pores. Use a small amount, and massage it all over your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water for a refreshing and clean result. To prevent an increased sensitivity to the sun, apply SPF15 or greater sunscreen after use. You can buy Glycare Cleansing Gel at online skin-care stores, such as DermatologistRx.com and SkinCareRx.com.
Average cost as of 2009: $25 per 8 oz. bottle