Your Oily Skin’s Guide to Great Ingredients That Actually Work!

Curbing oil, blemishes and blackheads often means you’re trying many remedies at once. And everyone has advice. From your Mom’s DIY home cure to your bestie’s must-have latest product, it can get confusing. Enter solid tried-and-tested ingredients known to combat oil and care for your skin beautifully.

Feel like you’re always scrolling to see what oil-fighting skin savers the influencers are using? If you’re coming up short – and shining more than you’d like – it’s time to get your head around the ingredients that never go out of the formula mix. And there’s a reason for that. There are some classic actives in oily skin routine ranges that are in the blend because they’re known to work. Let’s talk about oily skin’s needs: gentle cleansing, hydration, oil absorbers and very importantly, nothing that’s comedogenic. In other words, ingredients that don’t clog pores. What are the heroes that actually help? Let’s look at them product, by product.  


Cleansing Oily Skin: Green Tea Extract, White Clay & Hyaluronic Acid  

Ensuring your skin is clean and refreshed is a delicate balance. With this particular skin type, the trick is to ensure as much dirt and oil is swept away as moisture is replenished. In other words, it’s not about stripping the skin clear of oil at the risk of essential hydration. This can simply result in more oil being produced. 


White clay is known for its ability to remove dirt and impurities. Green tea extract helps to regulate oil (sebum) production.  


Find these ingredients in:  

NIVEA PEREFCT & RADIANT 3in1 Detox Cleanser

for oily and pimple-prone skin 


Other well-known oil-fighters are Natural Lemon Extract and Vitamin C.   Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that help control sebum (oil) production within the skin.  Lemon Extract purifies skin, helping control oil production and unclogging pores. 


Find these ingredients in:

NIVEA Perfect & Matte Effect Oil Control Face Wash  


Moisturising Oily Skin: Algae Extract, Vitamin C & Lemon Extract 

When you’re feeling shiny, the last thing you may want to dose your skin with is moisture. However, just like with cleansing, if you deny your skin it’s essential hydration, your oil could go into overdrive. Day creams are essential. To see skin shine-free and mattified use moisturisers with Vitamin C and Natural Lemon Extract which are known to reduce sebum (oil) production.  


Find these ingredients in: 

NIVEA Perfect & Matte Effect Vanishing Cream

for 12 Hour Oil Control with mattifying ingredients for a shine-free, oil-free look. 


NIVEA Perfect & Radiant Eventone Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15

contains Pearl Extract and Vitamin C to reduce oil and shine for a matte skin appearance, while visibly reducing the appearance of dark marks and spots.    


Algae Extract controls oily shine and is a hydrator too, working to soothe blemishes associated with oily skin types. 


Find this ingredient in:

NIVEA Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Power Pore Minimising Day Cream SPF 15

targets the needs of oily skin to minimise pores for a natural, long lasting refined skin look. 


Don’t Forget the SPF 

While you may think that the sun may dry out your oily skin, the opposite is in fact true.  Exposure to UV rays triggers more oil production in the skin, so wearing an SPF every day will help control oily skin.  Try a shine-control formula with mattifying ingredients.  


NIVEA Sun UV Face Shine Control SPF 50

for sun protection and mattifying care of oily skin.