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5 of the best serums for oily skin

When we think of serums, we often think of hydrating and plumping products which moisturise the skin are cater for dry and dehydrated skin types but in reality serums can work wonders on oily, break-out prone complexions.

Enhancing the effects of the skincare products you apply over the top, a serum is a vital part of any skincare routine.

Working to balance the skin, control sebum production or hydrate the skin without leaving it greasy, serums for oily skin can actually make combination or blemish-prone complexions much more manageable and prep the skin for makeup.

Which are the best serums for oily skin?

  1. Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
  2. The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%
  3. Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
  4. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
  5. Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum

To help you find the best product for your skin type and target your specific skin concerns, we have curated an edit of the best serums for oily skin.

5 best serums for oily skin

  1. Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
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    Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum

    Suitable for sensitive, oily complexions, the Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum treats your skin with Salicylic Acid to draw out impurities while soothing the skin with Rosewater for a healthy, natural glow.

    Balancing the skin and gently treating it with each application, the silky formula melts into the skin and even prevents further irritation by infusing the skin with antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Polyphenols. Expect a clear, refined complexion with a soft radiance.

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    The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%

    By taking their best-selling “The Buffet” and adding 1% Copper Peptides, The Ordinary have made the perfect serum for oily skin types. Ideal for neglected, stressed-out skin, the lightweight formula restores damaged texture, minimises blemishes and works to even out your skin tone.

    Vegan and cruelty-free, the serum feeds your skin with goodness for a complexion which is plump, radiant but balanced with the chances of breakouts minimised.

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  3. Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
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    Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial

    Capture the essence of Sarah Chapman’s world famous Skinesis facial in a bottle with Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial. The non-greasy formula leaves skin looking plumped, rejuvenated and glowing.

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  4. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
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    Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

    Even oily skin needs hydration. Despite oil production and breakouts, your complexion can still be dehydrated and benefit from a lightweight hydrator to complement your routine.

    The simple yet effective Pure Hyaluronic Serum from Pestle & Mortar works to hydrate deep beneath the surface of your skin to plump and smooth your complexion without overwhelming the skin and causing oily skin to look greasy.

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  5. Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum
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    Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum

    With a base of Aloe Vera to soothe and calm irritated skin, the Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum from Aesop works wonders on all skin types and concerns.

    For those who find creams and lotions too rich for their skin, the serum can work alone to hydrate the skin. If your skin needs something a little extra from time to time, you can apply the serum to oily skin before your moisturiser for a skin-quenching boost which will not leave the skin greasy.

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Discover more from all the brands featured in the edit:

Caudalie

The Ordinary

Sarah Chapman

Pestle & Mortar

Aesop



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