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serums for oily skin

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

If you have oily skin, you know that it's a constant battle to keep your skin looking matte. But with the right products, you can manage your oil production and still have a glowy, healthy-looking complexion. Here are some serums perfect for dry and oily skin types.


Before I started using it, I had really oily skin and this has definitely managed my skins barrier really well by maintaining its hydration throughout the day and preventing my skin from overproduction of oils on my face....The best product for oily skin ever!!! For years I’m fighting with my super oily skin all over my face. ...Definitely fixed my oily skin!...The best for oily skin!!!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating formula with ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This formulation combines low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, as well as a next-generation H.A. crosspolymer at a combined concentration of two percent for multi-depth hydration. This system is supported with the addition of B5 for enhanced hydration.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates


I work at Sephora so I’ve tried almost every serum for my oily skin. This one is AMAZING & it works well before applying makeup...My oily skin is no longer dehydrated!...Okay so I really like this serum! I've never used anything with hyaluronic acid in it, but it's really helped to control my oily skin (and I have superrrrrrr oily skin; like it drips off my face sometimes).

What it is: A potent, triple-peptide infused hyaluronic acid eye and face serum that intensely hydrates, visibly plumps and firms to sustain bouncy, youthful skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness/Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- 4D Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates, visibly plumps, and revitalizes thirsty skin cells.

- Triple Bio-peptide Blend: Visibly improves look of fine lines and wrinkles.

- Cactus and Rambutan Peel Extracts: Moisture-binding plant extracts help skin hang onto hydration longer.


dry skin girlys may have a better experience...thought this could have been better, if you have oily skin stay away.. if ur skins dry this may be for you....Good for oily skin...Made my skin feel so soft. I have oily skin and this didn’t make it any worse and didn’t separate.

What it is: A breakthrough, multi-use highlighting serum that hydrates and visibly reduces the look of hyperpigmentation for a dewy, reflective glow—without mica, glitter, or gray cast.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Vitamin B3 and antioxidants visibly reduce hyperpigmentation, correct the look of dullness, and minimize the appearance of pores.

- Watermelon: Hydrates, delivers essential vitamins and amino acids, and visibly brightens skin.


OILY SKINS DREAM!...I have really bad oily skin … this serum helps reduce your oiliness by a good 70-80%. ...Great for controlling oily skin!...Definitely recommend for people with oily skin!

What it is: A high-strength vitamin-and-mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and signs of congestion, visibly brightens skin tone.
- Zinc PCA: Visibly regulates excess sebum activity.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Niacinamide (vitamin B3) reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion.


A must have for oily skin...Works wonders on my combo skin. I use it night and day. My skin is not as oily throughout the day. ...this serum is my holy grail, makes skin super dewy and glowy without being oily and is amazing for combination/oily skin types!

What it is: A serum that's perfect for oily skin to help control excess oil, while reducing blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation.

Skin Type: Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Oiliness, and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps control excess oil and works to reduce blemishes and tackle redness.
- Hyaluronic Acid Solution: Helps to hydrate and plump skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, 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.

Fashion FairFabulous Face Priming Serum

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477057

Color: Peach-tinted - all skin tones; translucent finish

26 Reviews


An amazing priming serum...One of the things I really appreciated about this serum was how quickly it absorbed into my skin. It didn't leave any greasy residue behind and my skin felt hydrated for hours after application. ...I think oily skin types would enjoy this. I have dry skin and although this feels nourishing when applying it definitely has a matte finish when applying makeup over it.

What it is: A do-everything serum-primer to visibly even tone and texture, boost radiance, and prep your skin for seamless makeup application.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Pores and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Shea Butter: Smooths, visibly plumps, and delivers an abundance of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins.
- Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens and reduces hyperpigmentation.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Promotes visibly bright, glowing skin.


This is basically a medicinal serum. No non-sense, simple and clean formula, non irritating and absorbs very quick. ...Oily nose, YOU NEED this product!...Thanks god I find this product! I have a really oily nose. In the past i tried acide salicylique but, this is NOT what you need.

What it is: A concentrated facial serum formulated with just 10 ingredients to absorb oil and minimize the look of redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Uneven Texture, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Visibly brightens skin.

Ingredient Callouts: It comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This serum is formulated with just 10 ingredients to absorb excess oil and minimize the look of redness. It is free of fragrance and colorants and is minimally formulated for skin absorption and efficacy.

Clinical Results: In a consumer 4-week study, after 1 week:
- 92% agree skin feels soothed


Excellent Dewey Serum...I have been using the Activaor Serum & really noticing results. My skin is firmer. a bit tighter & definitely dewier! ...Really hydrating and light! Not oily. Easy to apply and absorbs quickly! Used as a primer under my makeup

What it is: An all-in-one serum packed with 12 actives including hyaluronic acid, peptides, and niacinamide to visibly soften fine lines, boost firmness, and hydrate.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Firmness and Elasticity, and Uneven Texture.

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Four Types of Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Noni Fruit: Flood skin with hydration, soften the look of fine lines, and support natural collagen.
- Niacinamide: Visibly evens tone, targets pores and pigmentation.
- Prickly Pear Cactus Extract: Soothes quickly and over time and supports skin’s barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This pro


great serum!!...I really like this serum. Saw results very quickly without having any skin irritation. ...Best face serum I had ever tried...Best serum I had tried. It left my skin feeling fresh and highly moisturize.

What it is: A skin-repairing, nighttime treatment that combats visible signs of aging with the multidimensional power of retinol for comforting hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinol 0.3%: A pure form of vitamin A, retinol is an effective ingredient known to help visibly reduce lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of pores, and smooth and refine texture.
- Youth-Boosting Blend: Helps skin look smoother.
- Comforting Hydrator Blend: Infuses skin with hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.


Lightweight and not oily at all...It has a fresh feeling after applying serum.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A strengthening, visibly lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This powerful treatment provides a first line of defense against the effects of aging skin. Formulated with cypress extract, this ultra-lightweight Age Defender easily absorbs and helps to visibly firm sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, resilient appearance. Highly concentrated ingredients target specific concerns, as the formula boosts the efficacy of skincare.

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