Oily skin can develop wrinkles and similar signs of aging just like other skin types. Unfortunately, many anti-aging creams are too heavy for oily skin and will only clog your pores and make your face feel greasier. For the best results, skincare expert Paula Begoun suggests using a serum- or gel-based anti-aging treatment. Such products deliver anti-aging nourishment without adding unnecessary emollients or oils.
BeautiControl Platinum Plus Face Serum
Begoun reports that BeautiControl designed its serum for mature skin to help reduce signs of aging like sagging. She gave it her rare "Paula's Pick" award thanks to its exceptional performance and notes that it's "loaded with ... beneficial ingredients," which include oat protein, vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate--vitamin A fights wrinkles, says the University of Maryland Medical Center--and niacinamide.
Neutrogena Clinical Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment SPF 30
"Self" magazine's beauty editors raved about Neutrogena's serum, calling it 2010's best anti-aging system. It's composed of a two-part treatment made up of a gel serum and a lightweight sunscreen. The gel is formulated with various minerals and other ingredients to stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles, while the sunscreen protects your skin and hydrates your cells.
Vichy Laboratoires NormaDerm Pro Mat Ultra Mattifying Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15
"Allure" magazine's Best of Beauty awards picked Vichy Laboratoires' anti-aging treatment as the best moisturizer for oily skin. It contains basic vitamins and moisturizers to help nourish and repair damaged cells that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. Vichy also adds broad-spectrum sunscreen filters to shield your skin from the aging effects of the sun. Its SPF rating meets the recommendations of the American Cancer Society. Meanwhile, oil-absorbing particles help reduce the shine and greasy look of your skin.
Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance-Free
Olay's serum is good for both oily skin, thanks to its lightweight texture, and sensitive skin, since it contains no irritating fragrances. Begoun loved it, saying it was exceptionally good "for the health of your skin." She also notes that it contains effective amounts of niacinamide, which may help fight wrinkles, as well as skin-regenerating peptides. Begoun concludes that it will leave your skin looking and feeling "unbelievably silky."
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- Self Magazine: 20 Ways to Get Perfect Skin
- Allure Magazine: Best of Beauty 2009
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