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The Best Natural Ingredients for Oily Skin

One of the wonderful things about using clean health and beauty products is that it is much easier to see what ingredients are inside. Even better, over time you can easily begin to understand which ingredients to look for depending on your skin type. Nature has pretty incredible abilities to heal many of our physical ailments and skincare is no different. If you’re ready to begin learning a bit more about why certain products work so well on your skin and which ingredients to keep an eye out for when choosing new products, read on. 

best ingredients for oily skin

The truth is that sometimes our intuitive way of dealing with oil - by stripping and over drying - can do more harm than good. If naturally oily skin has the oil removed too aggressively our body can react by producing even MORE oil, or sebum, as the oil our body is producing is actually called. This is why the ingredients and treatments we choose for oily skin are so important. Here are some ingredients that will help even out oily skin:


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There are a wide variety of clays available in skincare products (Kaolin, French Green, Bentonite, Rhassoul) and they all will help remove excess oil from your skin and also unclog pores of any impurities. Clay is a gentle way to clear your skin, without being so rough that your body reacts by overproducing oil. 


The ability to gently absorb excess oil and then moisturize skin at the same time, makes oatmeal a wonderful ingredient for oily skin.

manage OIL PRODUCTION by moisturizing skin

Jojoba Oil

This is one of best ingredients to seek out if you have oily skin. See what we mean about the treatment of oily skin sometimes being counterintuitive? Who would think an oil is one of the best ways to treat oily skin? But it is! The makeup of Jojoba Oil is extremely similar to our natural sebum so using the right among of this oil after cleansing your face sends the message to your skin that it is properly moisturized and can pause on creating more sebum. 

Olive Oil

Working as a moisturizer that clears bacteria and inflammation, olive oil calms your sebaceous glands (that can over produce sebum, causing oily skin) and therefore curbs excess oil production

Balance Your Skin

Witch Hazel

A great way to both moisturize oily skin and remove excess oil and impurities from pores is by applying witch hazel

Aloe Vera

Because Aloe Vera hydrates, absorbs easily and is antibacterial, it is a great companion for oily skin, as it helps prevent oily skin turn into blemished skin 

Rose Water

Removing excess oil is the primary benefit of rose water for oily skin, but it also hydrates your skin, while creating a balanced pH, which helps tone skin and prevent excess oil production.



Another antibacterial (and also antiseptic) wonder that is also one of nature’s best humectants, honey will draw moisture to your skin, helping your body slow it’s oil production. Its antibacterial properties will also help ward off acne that can often follow behind oily skin.

Tea Tree Oil 

The antiseptic properties of Tea Tree Oil help combat oiliness. It’s antibacterial as well, which helps prevent acne, which can often be an issue for oily skin.

Lemon (vitamin C)

The astringent properties of lemon help lessen oil, as well as offering antibacterial benefits and tightening pores once they’ve been cleansed


Let nature help your skin by seeking out the ingredients listed above.  I truly think you will be wowed at the difference a few of the right ingredients can make in balancing your skin and making it the healthiest it can be.  Let us know in the comments if you have tried any of these natural solutions for oily skin. 

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