13 Scrubs Your Oily Skin Will Thank You For Using
What is the best scrub for oily skin?
If you struggle with greasy or acne-prone skin, here are 13 face scrubs for oily skin that will help you get the good kind of glow.
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1. Radiance Enzyme Scrub
JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub and Enzyme Mask draws on skin-brightening botanicals like turmeric and clove flower seed oil to rejuvenate and freshen your complexion.
Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, this 3-in-1 formula fights against free-radical damage, clears clogged pores, and leaves skin looking radiant.
The presence of vitamin C prevents buildup in acne-prone skin and smooths fine lines for those with more mature skin. It also comes in handy if you're looking to lessen dark spots and address uneven skin tone.
There are rave reviews from aficionados of this face scrub who love how the natural exfoliants - bamboo and jojoba beads - gently exfoliate surface debris to improve skin texture. But that's not the only thing at work in this wondrous scrub.
Fruit extracts like apple enzyme work by breaking down the chemicals that bind dead skin cells together. This helps remove the uppermost layer of dead cells and clears the way for newer, fresher cells to arrive at the surface.
All of this is great news for oily skin, but it's worth repeating that the Radiance Enzyme Scrub brightens and beautifies your face, regardless of skin type.
2. Invigorating Coffee Scrub
And what about a scrub for oily skin that beautifies and polishes the whole body? Is there a product that addresses issues like acne on the back (with that oh-so-endearing moniker "bacne") and maybe even minimizes the look of cellulite?
There sure is!
JUARA Invigorating Coffee Scrub will not only wake up your olfactory senses, but revive your skin as well.
The rich, roasted Sumatra coffee beans bring an intoxicating aroma to your beauty ritual and act as a gentle scrub to slough off dirt, debris, and dead skin. The formula was derived from an Indonesian treatment that draws upon both the texture and caffeine content of coffee.
Caffeine can stimulate circulation and eliminate excess water while massaging this natural exfoliant on your skin will also help smooth the surface.
Coffee is rich in antioxidants that are essential to skin health. Plant-based antioxidants like phenols provide protection against oxidative stress and reduce the signs of premature aging.
This Invigorating Coffee Scrub also contains sulfate-free coconut cleansing agents. This gentle, yet effective ingredient not only purifies pores but delivers a healthy dose of vitamins A and E as well as the fatty acids that keep skin supple.
3. Lilyana Naturals Charcoal Face Scrub
Lilyana Naturals Charcoal Face Scrub works well with all skin types, but is especially great for aging and oily skin since it can absorb excess oil without depleting the skin of moisture.
Because it contains charcoal, a natural exfoliant, as well as lavender and tea tree oil, this product will draw out impurities from your pores, do away with dead skin collecting on the surface, and bring about a more balanced complexion.
This product is particularly proficient at removing blackheads.
Tea tree oil is known for fending off acne breakouts. Tea tree oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that battle against bacteria and work against the swelling that can accompany those bothersome blemishes.
After you wash it away and splash some cold water on your face, you're likely to see tightened pores but not experience that overall feeling of tightness or over-drying that can occur with some scrubs and masks.
4. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub
When searching for an exfoliating face scrub for oily skin, price is one important consideration. Of course, it's not the only factor, but beauty can be enhanced even on a budget.
Acure Brightening Facial Scrub is a favorite that won't break the bank. It's also another example of a product that addresses the woes of oily skin types while working well for dry or mature skin. Price aside, this product is a crowd pleaser.
Lemon peel and French green clay are cleansing agents while sea kelp makes for softer skin. The lemon peel, being rich in vitamin C, also brings about a brighter complexion.
As far as face scrubs go, this one has a multi-pronged approach.
It has gluconolactone, a gentle chemical exfoliant that dissolves dead skin cells and removes excess oil. It puts your skin back in balance and diminishes the look of fine lines over time. The molecules in gluconolactone are larger than many other exfoliating acids, which means it doesn't penetrate as deeply, and therefore minimizes side effects like flaking and redness.
French green clay and walnut shell powder are the physical exfoliants in this formula that remove dead skin cells that the gluconolactone helped loosen or dissolve.
In the end, it's a pretty good deal.
5. Blackhead Eraser Facial Scrub Clean & Clear
Clean & Clear is another affordable brand that offers a good face scrub.
The Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub is formulated for oily skin types.
It can be incorporated into your ongoing acne treatment, as it will cleanse and exfoliate without stripping the skin of its natural oils and minerals.
Often those in their teen years have skin concerns about acne and acne scars. This product is safe to use every day, and will help keep some of those breakouts at bay.
There's also glycerin in the mix, which is a hydrating humectant that keeps the skin surface moist and supports the natural barrier that protects against environmental irritants.
Those who enjoy a deep cleansing and cooling sensation in a scrub will welcome this product as an addition to their skin care routine. It doesn't contain plastic microbeads that are harmful to the environment.
6. Raya Herbal Facial Peeling Gel
If you're seeking a gentle exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and leaves fresh healthy cells intact, the Raya Herbal Peeling Gel might be a good option for you.
It works without any physical exfoliants and instead relies on pineapple and papaya enzymes to dissolve sebum and dead skin. This clears clogged pores and paves the way for a healthy glow.
The formula is recommended for all skin types, except those who have acne or other such skin ailments.
The gel includes aloe vera to help hydrate and soften skin. It also contains chamomile extract to nourish and calm the complexion. This treatment preps skin for improved moisture absorption from subsequent products.
Simply apply a thin layer of the gel to your face. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, massage it into the skin in a circular motion, and then rinse it off.
Just remember it's not the ideal option for problem skin going through a breakout or super sensitive skin types.
7. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
If you desire a deep cleanse and want to keep your skin smooth, treat yourself to this fan-favorite luxe face scrub.
ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment uses chemical exfoliants, fruit enzymes, and natural oxides to do away with dullness and address uneven skin texture.
Lactic acid (a chemical exfoliant) and fruit enzymes promote skin cell turnover, which helps newer, fresher cells arrive at the surface. Silica (a natural oxide) gently exfoliates dead skin cell buildup and other detritus.
Though it does have vitamin E to soothe and soften skin, it can still be a bit irritating to those with sensitive skin.
One way to mitigate these sensitivities is to use it less frequently or for less time than the standard instructions suggest. The recommended use is once or twice a week, massaging it in for 30 seconds, and leaving it on for up to two minutes. So for sensitive skin types, try once a week for just one minute.
8. The Method: Polish for Oily-Congested Skin by Lancer
The Lancer brand lifts up exfoliation as an essential part of skincare, and suggests making it the first step in your routine.
Face scrubs like The Method: Polish for Oily-Congested Skin address common oily skin issues while bringing about more youthful, revitalized, and brighter skin.
Containing quartz crystals, salicylic acid, and the enzymes from pumpkin and pomegranate, this face scrub dissolves and buffs off dead and dry skin cells. It nudges the natural skin cell turnover just a bit so you see fresher, supple skin sooner than you might otherwise.
A chemical exfoliant like salicylic acid deep-cleans pores, rooting out dirt, oil, and bacteria. It's often included in formulas that treat acne.
Together, the ingredients above help smooth the surface and give you glowing skin.
9. Microdermabrasion Scrub by DRMTLGY
The Microdermabrasion Scrub by DRMTLGY contains pumice granules to smooth out rough skin, while ingredients like glycerin replenish moisture. This makes it amenable to combination skin as well as those with an oily skin type.
This face scrub formula also includes sugar cane extract, lemon fruit extract, apple fruit extract, and green tea extract.
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties. That means it can help with swelling and redness. That's good news for those with acne-prone skin and those that may suffer from other skin conditions.
Microdermabrasion Scrub not only improves skin texture but protects your skin against free-radical damage. It even offers some anti-aging properties too.
10. So Poreless Deep Exfoliating Scrub by Tula
So Poreless Deep Exfoliating Scrub by Tula targets pores with precision. It's an exfoliating face scrub that uses a whole host of natural ingredients to beautify and brighten the skin.
Lactic acid and hibiscus flower break up dirt and oils to help unclog pores. Volcanic sand, pink salt, and pomegranate deeply exfoliate and get your skin feeling smoother. These particles help slough off all the material that the acids have dislodged.
The witch hazel and raspberry leaf both act as astringents, cleansing and tightening your pores. In addition, the polypeptides in raspberry leaves help to smooth skin.
A lot of folks with oily skin are looking for face scrubs that not only balance out the oils but also minimize the look of pores. This product will support those beauty goals. It also feels and smells super refreshing - like freshly-picked raspberries.
11. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
This face scrub is a cleanser with both chemical and physical exfoliants. The creamy consistency feels wonderful on your face and delivers dependable results with ongoing use.
The AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser by Murad contains the chemical exfoliants glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid and uses biodegradable jojoba beads to physically exfoliate.
As we've mentioned many times before, these exfoliation methods clear the dead and dull skin away to allow fresher-looking skin to emerge. What dusting and polishing can do for furniture, exfoliation can do for your face.
Helping your skin's renewal cycle along also helps it remain healthy and better absorb other skin-supporting ingredients.
In this formula, sodium PCA improves the skin’s moisture content. Like hyaluronic acid, another humectant frequently used in skin care, it helps attract and hold moisture. The result is supple skin.
12. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub
The Glycolic Fix Scrub contains the chemical exfoliant it displays in its name, but that's not all it has going for it.
This face scrub from Nip + Fab also uses salicylic acid to do its deep-cleaning, clearing out oil, bacteria, and other debris. As mentioned above, glycolic acid helps support skin cell turnover, which leads to a more even skin tone and glowing complexion.
This skin-refining formula also includes glycerin, aloe, and sweet almond oil. These moisturizing ingredients are essential even if you have oily skin.
The grapefruit-infused fragrance is also a great way to help you wake up in the morning.
13. Earths Cure Anti-Oxidant Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Like all of the exfoliating scrubs on this list, this product promises smoother skin. Like our JUARA skincare line, Earths Cure also borrows the best from nature and backs it up with science.
This Anti-Oxidant Exfoliating Facial Scrub scrub contains gentle exfoliating jojoba beads (like the first scrub on our list) and digs out dead skin and toxins from the pores so that skin can breathe free.
Hydrating aloe vera and antioxidant-rich citrus oils and extracts bring moisture to the skin and protect it against harmful environmental elements. This scrub cleanses, nourishes, and strengthens the skin.
Now that you've seen some great options as far as face scrubs, check out this DIY body scrub to add to your skincare ritual:
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