If you struggle with oily skin, incorporating a serum into your skincare routine could be a beneficial addition. Many serums are formulated to target oily skin issues such as excess oil, even tone, and texture. Two ingredients that often appear in serums are vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which are great for balancing oily skin. Vitamin C gets a lot of hype and for good reason. It’s a powerful antioxidant that blasts free radicals and regenerates the skin. As for hyaluronic acid, it’s found in our bodies naturally and is a powerful hydrator to add moisture and volume without making the skin appear greasy. Here the 5 of the best serums on the market that target and combat oily skin concerns.
Taking a different approach to antioxidants, this serum is formulated with OPCs, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, which are found in the skins of fruits and vegetables, such as grape seed extract, red wine extract, and pine bark extract. OPCs are thought to be more potent than vitamin C in helping protect skin from UV damage and even repairing what damage already exists. The brand also claims the formula will reduce redness caused by Rosacea or acne.
The secret is in the name with this Physicians Formula serum. It’s oil-free so it won’t cause breakouts or leave your skin feeling greasy. What it will do, however, is help brighten tone, and firm the skin. Enriched with rose water, which is known to have soothing and hydrating properties, it’s also formulated with goji, as an antioxidant, and with Kakadu plum, one of the richest sources of vitamin C in the fruit family.
Hyaluronic acid is a potent ingredient in skincare that hydrates and plumps the skin. This serum is also formulated with vitamin C and E, two key anti-aging ingredients. We like this brand because it’s made in America, is cruelty-free and most important for those with oily skin, its natural ingredients are fast absorbing and won’t clog pores. It’s also recommended for those with sensitive skin.
The beauty brains behind Neutrogena know that even those with oily skin want a concentrated serum to keep skin moisturized while addressing texture and tone. This oil-free serum is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores. Its main active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which our bodies contain naturally, so the skin will soak it up and you’ll feel the benefits immediately.
This serum has 10 percent ascorbic acid, which is one of the purest forms of vitamin C. Like many serums, it also contains hyaluronic acid for hydration and to improve the tone and texture of your skin. This brand is also formulated with three ceramides and vitamin B5 to keep moisture locked in. It’s fragrance, paraben-free and non-comedogenic so it’s super gentle, even on sensitive skin.