Are Oil-Free Products Only For Oily Skin?

Are Oil-Free Products Only For Oily Skin?

There are many oil-free products on the market and if you’ve ever wondered if only oily skin requires oily products you are not alone. We’re looking at how oil-free products work and when you should consider using them. Find out if you should go oil-free in your skin care routine and discover the best cleanser and moisturizer to use if you want to have an oil-free routine.

Can All Skin Types Use Oil-Free Products?

There are many good things about oil-free products — they won’t add extra shine to your skin, are less likely to clog pores and are typically light in consistency. Should all skin types be able to use them? We asked the experts.

“All skin types can benefit from using oil-free products although I usually recommend them for acne-prone skin types,” says Garnier consulting dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “However if your skin is dry and you don't want to use products with oil, look for formulas with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and urea for skin hydration. Both of these ingredients bind water.”

What Are The Benefits Of Using Oil-Free Products?

There are many different reasons to use oil-free products but the most obvious is to avoid adding extra oil onto skin. “Consumers with oily skin generally prefer to use oil-free products in an attempt to avoid extra oils being introduced onto their skin,” says Dr. Angelike Galdi, Chief Scientific Advisor of Garnier SkinActive’s skin care labs. “More importantly, consumers should look for products which are specifically tested and found to be suitable for oily skin.”

Oil-Free Products To Use In Your Skin Care Routine

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Face Wash: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel

A refreshing oil-free cleansing gel is a great way to deep clean your skin. You will easily dissolve makeup, dirt and oil off your face with a refreshing cleansing gel. The formula contains charcoal and can help attract and lifts off impurities off your skin. It’s easy to reveal fresh, clean skin with this face wash.

Towelettes: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing

Towelettes are a great way to refresh skin without adding extra oil to it. In fact, it’s a great way to absorb any excess shine while you are on the go. These oil-free wipes are formulated with charcoal and helps to purify your skin. It can help you achieve clean skin no matter where you are.

BB Cream: Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free

BB cream has the unique ability to make your skin look and feel beautiful. That’s because it has both makeup and skin care qualities rolled into one. This BB cream’s formula contains mineral perline, antioxidant wild berry and tinted mineral pigments. It helps control shine on your skin, evens your skin tone and makes your complexion more luminous all without adding any extra oil to it.