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Here are some common ingredients you may find in BB creams designed for oily skin:


Perlite is a natural volcanic mineral powder that is a common ingredient in makeup products, especially ones for oily skin. It’s popular because it’s great at absorbing excess facial oil and moisture while allowing the skin the breathe (won’t clog pores). It also provides a matting effect which helps to reduce the shine on oily skin.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is an ingredient that helps prevent acne. It’s a popular ingredient found in BB creams made for people with oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid has a drying effect which may not work well for you if you have dry patches on your skin.

Vitamins and Antioxidants

Essentially, a good BB cream is made of light, refreshing ingredients enriched with vitamins and antioxidants. Good skincare can help you control your body’s oil production. Before investing in a product, do some research into the ingredients to determine what’s in the product.

Here are some vitamins and antioxidants that work great on oily skin:

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that reduce skin damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. It also helps to promote the production of collagen, your skin’s structural protein that helps to lock in moisture.
  • Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps to prevent premature skin aging by protecting your skin against sun damage.
  • Vitamin E – Vitamin E helps to protect your skin against sun damage and reduces inflammation on your skin.