Skincare

The Best Face Serums for Oily Skin

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Guess what? Skin serums actually help oily skin. By nature, when our skin gets oily, one of the last solutions we think of is to moisturize. However, our bodies always try to compensate for whatever is lost. Therefore, if we resist moisturizing, we are actually causing our skin to produce more oil. Serums are heavy duty skin hydrators and treatments that dive deeper into your skin. They are perhaps the most direct route to ensure your skin isn't overproducing oil. 

Here are five high-quality face serums to get you started! 

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Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
BY SUNDAY RILEY
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.5 / 5 (8,782 reviews)
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Juliet A.Juliet A. said...
When I was at Sephora a couple months ago I picked up this Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit. I had heard a lot of buzz about Sunday Riley so I bought the Power Couple Duo as an "introductory kit".

The kit comes with the Good Genes treatment and the Sleeping Night Oil.

What it claims:

The Good Genes treatment claims to clarify, exfoliate, plump lines and correct uneven skin tone.

The Sleeping Night Oil claims to reduce the appearance of pores, lines, and sun damage and calm redness and irritation.

Note: the box indicates that the night oil is NOT safe to use during pregnancy, so for you mamas-to-be, steer clear. And do NOT wax while you're using these products. I had forgotten that I had switched products when I went to get my brows waxed, and my skin immediately turned red so I ended up having to tweeze.

After about a week or two of using the combo, I did feel like my skin tone looked more even. But I think this was more attributable to the Good Genes treatment rather than the night oil because I ran out of the Good Genes pretty fast. I was a bit disappointed in the way it was packaged, because the nozzle stopped working after about a week of use, and I had to unscrew it to get to the product.

With the night oil, a little goes a long way so don't be overly generous when applying on your face. My skin tends to be oily around the t-zone, but applying this oil didn't make me break out, so I was pleased with that.

Overall, if I were to purchase this again, I'd stick to the Good Genes treatment and skip the night oil, since I don't think the night oil did much for me.

Have any of you guys tried Sunday Riley? What are your favorites? ...read more
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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
BY DRUNK ELEPHANT
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars70%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.5 / 5 (6,826 reviews)
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Jessica D.Jessica D. said...
This was my first Drunk Elephant purchase, and several months later I've nearly switched all of my skin care over to DE. I have combination/oily, sensitive, acne prone skin. Since I started using this at night- after cleansing and before my moisturizer- my acne has cleared, my skin is tighter, my face looks healthier, I've not had any adverse reactions, and even my oily skin has calmed to the point I'm more inclined to describe my skin type as "normal"- barely any excess oil is plaguing my face. ...read more
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OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum®
BY OLE HENRIKSEN
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (9,820 reviews)
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Melissa S.Melissa S. said...
After daily, consistent use of this serum, I am on board 💯. My skin is brighter and firmer while never feeling dehydrated after application. It doesn't leave my skin oily, either. The scent is a light, orange smell, which I adore. With my skin being sensitive, I had no issues adjusting to this serum or using it everyday 👐🏻. Bonus: I have the mini version and even after consistent use for weeks, I have 3/4ths of the bottle still left 🙊. I recommend this to anyone looking to add Vitamin C to your skin routine! ...read more
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Caudalie Radiance Serum The Anti Dark Spot Solution
BY CAUDALIE
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (5,395 reviews)
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Ari S.Ari S. said...
Great brand and I saw results in just a week, it helped out my oily skin a lot and goes on super easy just dab a few drops on your skin and smooth it all over. I’m not sure how expensive it is but I’m sure it’s pricey just due to the brand. ...read more
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The Ordinary. “Buffet”
BY THE ORDINARY
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (1,711 reviews)
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Abi C.Abi C. said...
The Ordinary. “Buffet” My first purchase from The Ordinary and there is not one thing that I can complain about! I bought it online after reading a review on reddit. I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry cheeks) and it works beautifully to make all parts of my face feel hydrated and healthy! I use this everyday after cleansing and toning, before my moisturiser. Pricing from this brand is absolutely amazing, and I love the pipette that comes instead of a standard pump as it’s much easier to get the desired amount of product out the bottle (and minimise wastage!). I’ve had this for about a month and a half and I am 1/4 if the way through the bottle. I would definitely recommend to anyone with any skin type! ...read more
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