The Best Ingredients for Oil Control

Having oily skin can be a real pain. The skin can look greasy even produce excess sebum, which clogs the pores and makes it easier for toxins, environmental pollutants and dead skin cells to build-up; ultimately leading to a breakout. Bacteria can thrive on oily skin, making it more prone to those pesky breakouts. 

Luckily our moisturizer is here to help! The following ingredients used during formulation are great for controlling oil production:


Kaolin is one of the most gentle clays used in skin care. It is a silica-based clay that is derived from rocks in hot climates. It is known for strongly absorbing excess oil and toxins in the skin, making it perfect for oily skin types. It provides mineral nutrients to help firm the skin up as well. Kaolin gently exfoliates the skin of debris and is great for mattifying the face.


Bentonite originates from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments. It highly absorbs and detoxifies the skin. This clay draws up oil, dirt and other impurities that has built up on the skin. It loves to unclog all the gunk trapped in the pores. It also helps to shrink pores and reduce oil production. Bentonite has amazing abilities and is often recommended for oil-control and decongesting your skin by professionals.

Barosma Betulina (Buchu) Leaf Extract

Buchu Leaf Extract is derived from South African buchu leaves. It assists in sebum regulation and reduces the amount of sebum secreted by the skin cells. Buchu extract is great for mattifying shiny areas on the the skin, improving the skin’s natural shiny appearance. Many studies have shown that buchu helps with balancing sebum secretion in order to give an overall smoother look and feel of the skin.

Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract

Parsley is a very popular herb that’s not just great for cooking! Parsley helps balance your sebum production and problems that are caused from the imbalance of sebum level. Parsley extract contains many great antioxidants that help scavenge for free radicals and control excess oil. By balancing out the skin, buchu helps gives off a more healthy glow instead of a ‘I put highlighter all over my face’ look.

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For a list of all our ingredients, visit the Ingredients page on our website.