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It can be a struggle trying to find the right products for oily skin, so we have put together this list of Colorescience solutions that will work for you. Whether you are looking for a primer as a replacement for your daily routine, a total mineral sunblock SPF 50 that won't interfere with your skin, or a corrective kit for redness, the team here at Colorescience has put in the work to make sure you get only the highest quality, safe and effective products that do what they say and give you value for money.
What is oily skin?
Oily skin is a condition that means you have open pores and you are more prone to acne than other skin types. The excess oils are responsible for having a shiny complexion in all the wrong places, and also leads to having more blackheads and pimples. It's a common condition among teenagers because the changing hormone levels at this age also changes the amount of oils produced, but it can affect adults too.
The simplest method of treating oily skin is to wash your face with soap and water multiple times throughout the day, but this can become a burden or almost impossible to keep up with if you're in school or working all day.
Other than washing your face a lot, you should switch to targeted skincare for oily skin and stop using products that could be making it worse. For example, you want to look for products that are non-comedogenic. What that means is that they won't block up your pores, allowing them to breathe freely. Mineral makeup and skin care products such as those you see here from Colorescience are non-comedogenic so you can rest easy knowing that you're not doing anything to make this skin condition worse.
What key ingredients are in Colorescience products for oily skin?
Our range of oily skincare products contain a range of nourishing botanical extracts and antioxidants, but the two key active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. You can view the list of all ingredients in each product on their individual pages, but for now let's take a look at the main active ingredients.
Zinc oxide is derived from zinc, which is a natural mineral that comes from the earth, and we use it in all of our products for oily skin because it is proven to be safe and effective. It acts as a protective layer on the skin, reflecting harmful UVA and UVB rays while it soothes the skin and helps to regulate oil levels. It is not a cure for oily skin by itself, because the condition will likely return once you stop using it, but when combined with other ingredients and proper hygiene it will definitely help.
Titanium dioxide is derived from titanium, which is another natural earth mineral and is also safe and effective for use on oily skin. This mineral provides UVA and UVB protection, just like zinc oxide, and is also great for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin.