Simple & Cruelty Free Skincare Routine for Oily Skin


The thing I hate about my skin the most is how oily I get. Whenever I wear makeup, my natural oils start to shine through within an hour and I find myself needing to blot or applying more powder throughout the day. So annoying!! 

Recently I’ve been on the search for products that will reduce the oil on an everyday basis rather than trying to mask my oil with tons of different makeup products throughout the day. 

Here is what I have found works the best for my skin!


1. Cleanse 

The first step is always to cleanse. My absolute favorite cleanser at the moment is Drunk Elephant’s Beste No.9 Jelly cleanser. It doubles as a really good makeup remover as well as a really great cleanser for oily skin. It contains glycerin which is great for oily skin because it hydrates your skin while minimizing your natural oils. My skin feels so soft, plump and dry after I use it. It’s not a drying product, it hydrates but gets rid of oils leaving your skin feeling dry if you do get oily. 

Price: $34


2. Tone

Toning your skin is so important but I feel like a lot of people overlook this step. Toning will help so much if you have oily skin. It will also help with texture, dullness and uneven skin tones which are a few things that come hand in hand with oily skin types. 

One I have really been into is Korres Pomegranate Tonic Lotion. I like this one specifically because not only does it remove excess oils but it’s clarifying, and minimizes pores. 

Pomegranate is a great natural product that helps remove excess oil for your skin so when your out there looking for a great toner or any other skincare products that don’t contain alcohol (which can be very aging and although it will dry out your skin for the moment, sometimes it can create more oil over time) look for things containing pomegranate.

Price: $22


3. Hydrate

Even if you have really oily skin, you still need to hydrate your skin every day. Your natural skin barrier can get really dry and needs hydration if you don’t moisturize your skin can actually create more oil and can cause your skin other issues later on. 

When choosing a moisturizer always go for oil-free. Moisturizers containing oils are really only for if you have dry skin, it can clog your pores and make your skin feel greasy if you struggle with oily skin. 

I really like Drunk Elephant's New Protini polypeptide cream. It contains glycerin so I will help with oily skin but it's also anti-aging, reduces fine lines, dullness and uneven skin tone while giving you a deep hydration. It also contains proteins and amino acids that give you immediate results and adds necessary and hugely beneficial nutrients to your skin.

Price: $68


My everyday routine only consists of these three steps and in the order that they are listed; but here are a couple other steps I like to add into my routine on a weekly basis. 

I will maybe only do these last steps 1-2  times a week at the most.




Doing a weekly face mask will help your skin soooo much… but keep these to 1-2 times a week or else you can stress out your skin. 

A great one for oily skin it Herbivore’s Blue tansy resurfacing mask. It’s great for acne prone oily skin because it’s very clarifying. It also reduces any redness, pores, and texture. I love using this one! 

Price: $48


Facial Oils

I rarely use face oils but I love using Herbivore’s Lapis oil right after the blue tansy mask or 1-2 times in between masks. It does everything that the mask does but on a smaller scale. It’s also great for balancing and managing oily skin because it removes any excess oils from your skin but hydrates as well without ever clogging your pores like a lot of facial oils will for oily skin types. 

Price: $72

You can also get small sizes of both these products together for $25 here:


Every single one of these products I mentioned is cruelty free, natural for the most part and does not contain any parades, sulfates, or phthalates. 

I really hoped you enjoyed this blog post. I have been SUPER into skincare lately and I thought this was well overdue. If you have any questions or need advice on managing oily skin, feel free to ask. I’d love to help out. I hope you test out some of these products and let me know what you think! Thanks for reading ♥