A Shine-Free Look with These Three Must-Have Grooming Products

There are two things everybody needs to know about oily skin. Well, besides that it requires extra care. First, there’s nothing inherently wrong with having oily skin because, under normal circumstances, the oil—or technically sebum—is what keeps our skin supple while at the same time protecting us from environmental stressors, which—if left unchecked—can lead to premature aging of the skin. On the other hand, excessive oil or sebum production can lead to clogged pores and makes your skin prone to acne. Moreover, some men find it worse during the summer months when high temperatures and humidity stimulates extra sebum production.

Photography Tony Narotama / Styling Primawan Hakim ⁠/ Model Vinicius Dolata / TMA Models⁠

Now, when it comes to taking care of oily skin, it’s important to minimize oil production without dehydrating the face. Natural mineral ingredients are able to help control sebum production and cleanse the skin by absorbing impurities. Having products with those ingredients and that are designed specifically for oily skin is definitely a handy way to soak up excess oil and leave the skin shine-free. A good oil-free moisturizer is also a definite must-have for days like these.


1. Dermalogica

Active Day Cleanser is a prebiotic face wash that deeply purifies to help balance oily skin. Kaolin Clay and Activated Binchōtan Charcoal act as the key ingredient to absorbs impurities and excess oil.

2. Clinique

The lightweight formula of Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer helps keep oil levels down to achieve a matte, shine-free look. The oil-free hydration replenishes the skin and improves its strength.

3. Innisfree

Formulated with Jeju Volcanic Cluster Sphere, the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X is a 10-in-1 mask that addresses problems related to skin pores, such as pore tightening, sebum removal, exfoliation and blackhead removal. Furthermore, the mask provides deep cleansing, cooling, skin smoothening, brightening and firming care with a cooling finish.