The Best Skin Care Products

The Best Skin Care Products For Oily Skin: Cleansers

Hey there! Long time, no see! I hope you all enjoyed reading the last post. It got a little personal, but hey that’s the whole point of keeping it real and being transparent with people.

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So, with today’s post, I’m going to be showing you guys the first segment of the best skin care products for oily people like me! If your skin is like mine, then you already know the struggle we as oily people go through. Such as big pores, whiteheads, blackheads, and looking greasy as hell and consistently having to wipe our face with makeup remover and even blotting with blotting paper. For some reason, I was blessed with oily skin which is a good and bad thing. I mean I am happy that I don’t have dry, flaky, or combo skin…but some days I would love to have “moisturized, clear, matte looking skin”. With that being said, I have been on a quest to find skincare products that have to meet my three skin requirements.

  1. How much is it going to cost me to get “moisturized, clear, matte looking skin”?

  2. Are the products Eco-friendly, bio-friendly, OK to use on the skin?

  3.  Is it going to work?

With those three requirements in mind, I went to my local Marshall's and TJ-Maxx to find the perfect skincare products for me and what any other oily skinned person needs!

Disclaimer: I am not being sponsored by any of the companies being mentioned in this post. I paid with my own money and these are my own thoughts and opinions that I am blogging about.

Let’s start with cleansers, soaps, makeup wipes, etc. basically, anything to cleanse your skin with.

The Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

The Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

My favorite cleansers are the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal CleanserFormula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing WaterPolish'D Facial Cleansing Wipes in Grapefruit, Urban Skin RX 3-in-1 Even Tone Facial Cleansing Bar and the Nubian Heritage African Black Soap. These products were all under $15 at Marshall’s.

Having oily skin makes us prone to a lot of breakouts because of the oils, dirt, and debris that get trapped under our pores. Although we don’t want that, it happens anyway because that’s just life. We go out to the gym, work, mall, and even travel abroad and our skin is open to gathering these things. So, in order to prevent that we need to cleanse that skin every day. These cleansers and soaps are what pulls these dirty particles from your skin. Which is helpful for keeping your skin clean, clear, and smooth. 

The Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser makes my skin feel squeaky clean. You just feel that sticky and grimy feeling of dirt and oil from the day taken off! There is also this tingly sensation you feel when the product hits your skin. It feels like the cleanser is working through your pores to help clean the skin and prevent future breakouts. The So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water from Formula 10.0.6 helps get rid of the remaining dirt such as makeup. I'm not sure if this is just me, but it also somewhat moisturizes my skin. 

The Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water

The Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Micellar Cleansing Water

I usually use a sponge, a washcloth, and or my own two hands when it comes to cleansers. The sponge acts as my exfoliant to help scrub the dirt, oil, debris, and dead skin cells off of my skin. The washcloth does the same thing. And as far as my hands, they are soft, so the application of the cleanser goes on smoother and soft.

The Urban Skin Rx 3-in-1 Even Tone Facial Cleansing Bar and the Nubian Heritage African Black Soap are the solid cleansers that I also have been using. When I started my freshman year of college, I was introduced to the African Black Soap because of the reviews I have read about how this type of soap can cleanse your skin and get rid of acne. Mind you, this is not the raw handmade black soap they sell at the beauty supply store, markets, etc. I believe this black soap is solely made with oats, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E. Unfortunately for me, I can't use the raw African black soap due to my skin being sensitive. Trust me it really does remove any dirt and oils you see and feel on your skin, but it also makes your skin feel dry. For me, it dried out my skin and caused it to burn.

But I think that is why I like the one that I mentioned because my face doesn't feel dry and sensitive when I use it. The Urban Skin Rx product works the same for me.  Except for the fact that it comes with two sponges and its a 3-in-1 skin care product. I use it as a daily cleanser, mask, and exfoliator. This is what the product was created to do for people who have oily skin, acne, uneven skin tones, and even rough skin textures. 

The Urban Skin Rx 3-in-1 Even Tone Facial Cleansing Bar

The Urban Skin Rx 3-in-1 Even Tone Facial Cleansing Bar

Lastly, the make-up wipes that I have been using for the past three years are the Polish'D brand. It doesn't matter which scent you get the wipes will remove all of your make-up as well as the dirt, sweat, and debris from your skin. During my recent visit to Marshall's I picked up the grapefruit scent, which is my favorite, for less than five dollars. And it was a two pack! So I was able to get two full-sized packs of make-up wipes for one cost! The price is awesome, but using the wipes is also a bonus because they actually work. It makes my skin feel clean and smooth. Which is what all make-up wipes should do.

The Polish'd Grapefruit Facial Wipes.

The Polish'd Grapefruit Facial Wipes.

In conclusion, these are the best cleansers for people like myself who are on a budget or not in-to expensive skincare. I believe these work just as well. But at the end of the day, you have to find out what works best for your skin type.

So this concludes the first segment of my skincare series. Other than that, I hope you enjoyed this post of what cleansers are available for oily skin! Make sure to subscribe to my blog by entering your email for updates on my blog and new posts! Also, don't forget to comment in the comment section and let me know what your favorite cleanser is to you!


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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kira, I'm a 23 y/o college student and DC Native. Here on my blog, you'll find advice about my college experience, skincare, travel, food, and a space where I can share my life with you.