From ZO to Zelens, all manner of skincare brands are formulating their cleansers with glycolics, AHAs and skin-friendly acids to cut through the oil and greasiness that often leads to both breakouts and that dreaded 1pm shine. Shop our pick of the bunch that'll leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated and satisfyingly matte to the touch, even under make-up.
This foaming gel treatment is packed with 12 high-performance botanicals that flush out impurities, balance sebum production and soothe redness. Ideal for squeaky clean skin minus the tightness.
Dr Sebagh’s fast-acting foaming cleanser is formulated with oily and combination skin specifically in mind, meaning it actually works. Hurrah! Consider breakouts a thing of the past and pores minimised.
If your skin resembles an oil slick come 1pm, you need to add this French pharmacy favourite to your beauty regime. The foam may be as light as a cloud but it dissolves excess sebum in seconds and leaves skin feeling matte, rather than dry and tight.
The underdog of the cleanser family, this budget buy rids the skin of a day's grease and grime, but, thanks to moisture magnet glycerin, hydration isn't compromised. It is kind on sensitive skin and perfect for those who suffer with acne.
Bursting with both probiotics and skin-smoothing lactic acid, this sloughs away face oil and keeps it at bay throughout the day. Using your fingertips, massage onto wet skin for 40-60 seconds and rinse off with tepid water.
Formulated with glycolic acid, this lighter-than-light foam cleanser dislodges the thick sebum that leads to spots and blackheads without upsetting your skin's pH balance. The result is a taut and spotless complexion.
You can't get rid of oil with oil, so choosing a product totally void of the stuff is a must if you're serious about stopping that dreaded shine. This Origins offering also boasts bacteria-busting saw palmetto and salicylic acid which locks pores.
A god send for oily skin sufferers, this works to mop up oil instantly and cumulatively throughout the day. Use morning and night and you'll soon notice a big difference.
Don't underestimate this gel cleanser's ability to cut through oil. Including polyphenols, it prevents skin from absorbing pollution which often combines with sebum to form a heavy, waxy substance that leads to shininess.
With both glycolic and lactic acid, this stops pores from becoming clogged and leaves you with fresher, firmer and smoother skin. A single pump goes a long way.
Slathering on thick, creamy cleansers may feel luxurious at the end of a long, hard day, but they fail when it comes to erasing oil from the skin's surface. Lighter than air, this works wonders at mopping up sebum without stripping the skin of goodness.