gel cleansers for oily skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for gel cleansers for oily skin.

A gel cleanser is effective in reducing acne and removing dirt and grime. It is gentle on the skin. It's mostly made up of natural organic substances that help to restore skin's pH balance.

$40.00

I love that it’s targeted for oily skin as other cleansers don’t leave my skin feeling clean enough....Perfect for oily skin - cleans thoroughly but not harsh!

What it is: A fragrance-free, soap-free gel cleanser that decongests pores and balances oil without stripping to reduce makeup slip-off for primed, shine-free skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Japanese Kyo-Matcha: Rich in antioxidants known to calm visible redness.
- BHA Botanical Alternatives: Willow bark and coix seed decongest pores, visibly smooth skin, and rebalance oil.
- Japanese Mugwort: Acts like a ceramide to support the skin barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

DermalogicaMini Special Cleansing Gel

ITEM: 2221091

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

768 Reviews

$14.00

Great for Oily skin...I have oily skin so I can guarantee a fresh face after each use. ...The scent is not overwhelming, very good for oily skin.

What it is: A soap-free cleanser that gently removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lavender: Soothes skin.
- Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract: Naturally foams and cleanses.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$15.00

This is by far my favorite! It leaves my skin feeling so clean, but not dry. I have problem skin & this cleanser is the best for my oily skin....My face feels clean without feeling stripped and dry! I’m combo/oily skin with slight sensitivity to skincare products.

What it is: An essential daily gel cleanser with a pH-balanced, luxurious foaming formula to thoroughly remove dirt, oil, and makeup (even around the eyes) while unclogging pores—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid (AHA): A naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that supports cell renewal.
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Visibly minimizes signs of aging.
- Willow Bark Extract: A natural source of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and clears pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$39.00

Cleansing, skin tightening & pore minimizing...I got this as a sample & bought it the minute my obagi cleanser ran out. I have oily skin & this really takes the oil off, but isn't drying. ...I have oily skin prone to hormonal cystic acne and every time I use this I can immediately see a difference that lasts all day.

What it is: A gel that effectively cleanses pores and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin texture.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the appearance of problem skin.
- Citric Acid Extracts: peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit and arginine extracts help to clarify and brighten skin‘s appearance.

$39.00

Amazing cleanser for oily skin! I use it as a second cleanse to ensure proper removal of my oil cleanser and any spots I maybe have missed!...Worked quickly/ best for oily skin...Definitely recommend for oily skin.

What it is: An essential daily gel cleanser with a pH-balanced, luxurious foaming formula to thoroughly remove dirt, oil, and makeup (even around the eyes) while unclogging pores—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid (AHA): A naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that supports cell renewal.
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Visibly minimizes signs of aging.
- Willow Bark Extract: A natural source of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and clears pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

DermalogicaSpecial Cleansing Gel

ITEM: 2010171

Size: 16.9 oz/ 500 mL

768 Reviews

$68.00

This is a nice cleanser for OILY skin. My skin is more on the dryer side so it did strip a lot of my oils, leaving my skin irritated with dry patches (kinda painful). ...Reliable Cleanser for oily skin...This is my new go to cleanser! I love this cleanser because it doesn’t break out my sensitive oily combination skin.

What it is: A pH-balanced, foaming gel cleanser that gently removes impurities without disrupting your skin’s natural moisture balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Quillaja saponaria Bark Extract: A naturally foaming ingredient that cleanses skin.
- Lavender: Calms and soothes skin.
- Balm Mint and Aloe Vera: Cool, soften, and hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

$12.00

Great Cleanser for Oily Skin...I love this cleanser for my oily skin. No break outs, doesn't dry out my skin and, with the Peter Thomas Roth toner, seems to control my oil a little more than previous cleansers. ...Best cleansing gel for oily skin...Finally a clean refreshing cleansing gel for oily skin that does the trick. Afterwards, your skin feels clean not dry.

What it is: A gel that effectively cleanses pores and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin texture.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the appearance of problem skin.
- Citric Acid Extracts: peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit and arginine extracts help to clarify and brighten skin‘s appearance.

$16.00

Great for oily skin and smells amazing!...I received this last week and it’s all I want to use! I have very oily skin and many foaming cleansers leave my face feeling very dry and tight but this did not! ...Must have cleanser for oily skin...I have oily skin and this is one of the best cleanser that helps alot .Definitely a must have for oily skin

What it is: A plush gel cleanser, made with orange fruit water and PHA, that deeply cleanses and invigorates skin in one simple step—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Dryness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Orange Fruit Water: Helps revive and refresh skin.
- PHA: Helps loosen and lift dead skin cells.
- Truth Botanicals (Orange, Lemon, Rosehip, Gojiberry, and Seabuckthorn Extracts): Help condition skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

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