How Do I Choose the Best Oil-Free Products?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 17 October 2019
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When choosing oil-free products, it is often a good idea to not put too much stock in the oil-free label and instead evaluate each item as you would any other skin-care or cosmetic product. This is because even oil-free products can contain ingredients that might contribute to facial shine, irritate skin, or clog your pores. Before shopping for oil-free products, make a list of what you are looking for in the personal-care products that you buy. This will help you narrow down your choices while shopping so that you have a better chance of selecting the products that you really need and that will be good for your skin. Another important consideration is the cost of any cosmetic or skin-care products that you buy, as you may find that there is little correspondence between the price of a product and its efficacy.


Many companies market oil-free products to individuals who have oily skin or skin that easily breaks out into blemishes. The idea is that a product that does not contain oil will not make skin look and feel greasy or clog pores and contribute to the formation of blackheads and pimples. Some cosmetics experts, however, have pointed out that ingredients other than oil can contribute to clogged pores. In addition, some ingredients used in various types of cosmetics, such as mineral powders, can make skin appear shiny. As such, it is not enough to purchase oil-free products to prevent shine or blemishes. You should carefully read cosmetics labels and try out sample sizes of products before investing in products that may not work for you.

In addition to taking the time to find oil-free products that do not cause shine or contribute to acne, you may also want to consider the possibility that a product may contain ingredients that can irritate or trigger an allergic reaction in your skin. If this happens, the product can actually make your acne look worse, as it increases redness and irritation. You should also avoid using oil-free products that contain harsh ingredients that can dry your skin and cause redness and flakiness. If your acne is severe or you have very sensitive skin, it is often a good idea to speak with your personal physician or even a dermatologist about the makeup that you choose to use on your skin. He or she may be able to direct you to products suitable for your skin type.



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