Soap for oily skin: see 7 powerful products

Oily skin is one of the most common types here in Brazil and some people do everything to take care of it in the best way.

However, it is necessary to adopt some precautions on a daily basis – and this is where soaps come in. He will be responsible for eliminating impurities and also controlling oiliness.

But it is not just any type of soap, there are those produced just for this type of oily skin. In addition, many also help to prevent blackheads and pimples.

Soaps for oily skin need to control sebum production.

Basically, sebum is a fat produced in the sebaceous glands (structure responsible for lubricating and waterproofing the skin).

These increases in production can be caused by the genetic makeup, hormonal imbalance, or by exposure to the sun and fatty food.

Read more: What are the skin types? Characteristics and how to care

Taking care of cleansing the skin is a way to reduce sebum and maintain the health of the dermis. Therefore, we separate tips on how to choose the ideal product!


What is the best soap for oily skin?

In general, the best soap for oily skin is one that can provide a deep cleansing, eliminating the excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands. In addition, it is important that these products contain some active ingredients in their composition, such as salicylic acid, LHA, Nicotinamide and Zinc.

Each of these substances has a beneficial action for the skin.

The salicylic acid , for example, have exfoliating properties and seborreguladoras. This means that it is able to remove excess oil and dead cells, renewing the tissue. In other words, this is exactly what we want.

The LHA is a derivative of salicylic acid, but it is a little softer than the original, and for people who have sensitivity in the face.

The nicotinamide is an active derivative of the B complex , known for his role in the cells and be a kind of protective skin. Like the others, it is also capable of regulating the sebaceous glands (which produce oiliness).

And finally, there is Zinc , which stands out for its anti-inflammatory effect and also for decreasing the amount of sebum produced by the body.

So, when choosing your soap, it is important to observe the label of the products. So, if you notice the name of any of them, it is already a good sign to choose the best soap.

And here’s our last tip: it is important that, before using any product, you consult a dermatologist. This professional will be able to indicate the most suitable soap for your skin.

Read more: How to remove oil from the skin? Homemade recipes and tips

7 soaps for oily and acne-prone skin

Now that you have checked some tips on how to choose your soap for oily skin better, we have separated a list with 7 options that will help you take care of your skin:

* Prices consulted in July 2019 and may change.

Asepxia Detox

The Asepxia Detox bar soap is perfect for those who suffer from both oily skin as well as blackheads and pimples. Its main function is to regulate the oil production of the sebaceous glands.

It is a hypoallergenic product, that is, with a low potential to cause allergy .

However, Asepxia Detox does not contain the main allergy-causing components, such as DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, for example.

  • Assets: salicylic acid.
  • Available in: bar (80g, 85g and 90g) and liquid (100mL) .
  • Price: from R $ 9.04 to R $ 14.89.

Sabonete Actine Vichy

Actine Vichy Normaderm soap works by cleaning the deepest layers, unclogging the pores. Due to its assets, Actine Vichy works by performing a micro-exfoliation, capable of removing all dirt and dead cells.

So, in addition to leaving you free from oiliness, Actine Vichy also prevents the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads.

  • Assets: salicylic acid, LHA and Glycolic Acid (active responsible for cell renewal).
  • Available in: bar ( 40g , 70g and 80g).
  • Price: from R $ 19.12 to R $ 27.90.

Darrow Actine Soap

Here is a soap capable of regulating oiliness for up to 9 hours. In addition, it has an important function, that of moisturizing – yes, that’s right, moisturizing.

It is not because a skin is too oily that it does not need to be moisturized. But, of course, the properties of this product are aimed at people with this type of skin, precisely so as not to increase oiliness any more.

In addition to the assets we already know, it also has others with different properties, but which also help with cleaning.

For example, Lactic Acid, which removes dead cells promoting smoother and younger skin, and Glycerin and Propylene Glycol, both responsible for skin softness and hydration.

  • Assets: Salicylic acid, Lactic Acid Glycerin and Propylene glycol.
  • Available in: liquid ( 60mL and 140mL) and bar ( 80g ).
  • Price: from R $ 28.47 to R $ 42.99.

La roche facial soap

La Roche facial soap is the daily darling of people who have oily skin, being developed specifically for Brazilian women.

It is the ideal product for those who have more sensitive skin, due to sun exposure and even acne treatments .

It helps by exfoliating, removing dirt and dead cells, and also controls oiliness.

  • Assets: Salicylic acid, LHA and Zinc.
  • Available in: bar ( 70g and 80g ).
  • Price: from R $ 23.92 to R $ 39.90.

Neutrogena Facial Soap

Another soap capable of deep cleaning and without drying out the skin. In fact, this is an important differential.

As the function of these products is to control the oiliness produced, it is important to pay attention to the effects on the skin.

Controlling does not mean removing all oil, but keeping it in sufficient quantity, and this soap knows that.

Therefore, it promotes cleansing of the skin leaving it with a feeling of freshness.

  • Assets: Salicylic acid and Collagen;
  • Available in: liquid ( 80g and 150g );
  • Price: from R $ 5.75 to R $ 11.18.

Granado Sulfur Antiacne Soap

Granado’s sulfur soap is an option for people with sensitive skin, as it does not contain parabens (a preservative that can cause allergies), dyes and ingredients of animal origin.

This product is able to cleanse the skin while controlling acne and prevents the appearance of pimples. In addition, it regulates sebaceous secretion, reducing oiliness, and has low chances of allergic reactions.

Among the assets of its composition, it has especially sulfur (mineral with anti-inflammatory properties) and Triclosan (antiseptic).

  • Assets: Salicylic Acid, Sulfur and Triclosan.
  • Available in: liquid ( 250mL ) and bar ( 90g)
  • Price: from R $ 4.44 to R $ 21.76.

Nivea gel soap

Finally, we have the Nivea soap, with a gel presentation, which facilitates the use of the product.

It deeply cleanses the skin, even removing makeup residues and other impurities that come in everyday, due to pollution.

The product still contains some different actives from the others, able to reduce the sagging of the skin, stimulate the natural hydration and increase the firmness of it.

  • Assets: seaweed, Hydra IQ, Vitamin E.
  • Available in: liquid ( 150mL ).
  • Price: from R $ 21.34 to R $ 38.80.

For each skin type there is a suitable product type.

In the case of oily skin, it is important that the soap is able to remove impurities and control oiliness, without causing dryness.

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