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Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion

Dermalogica

Oil Control Lotion

Item #: 2152602 Size: 2.0 oz

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A feather-light lotion containing microsponges to absorb oil on the skin's surface, helping to combat shine and maintain an all-day matte finish. Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Yeast Extract, Caffeine and Biotin purify and inhibit overactive sebaceous gland activity while soothing irritation. Salicylic Acid clears congested follicles to minimize future breakout activity, while Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract controls over-active oil glands, helping to reduce oily shine on skin's surface. Naturally-antiseptic Camphor, Balm Mint and Cornflower cool and calm inflammation. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Hw it works:

  • Microsponges absorb excess oil and eliminate shine while providing an all-day matte finish.
  • Salicylic Acid aids in exfoliation of dead surface cells to help keep follicles clear of congestion.
  • Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract helps regulate sebum to reduce oily surface shine.
  • Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) and Caffeine regulate sebum production and soothe inflammation.
  • Zinc Gluconate regulates overactive sebaceous glands. Hyssopus, a plant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, helps prevent future breakouts.


We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store.

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Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying. Cover entire affected area with a thin layer one or two times daily. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. Can be used under make-up, or alone in oily-prone areas, to reduce oily shine.
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (1.0%).

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Potato Starch Modified, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Bisabolol, Niacinamide, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Phospholipids, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Camphor, Menthol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Oleanolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

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DermalogicaOil Control Lotion
 
4.2

(based on 95 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Effective (49)
  • Hydrates skin (26)
  • Soothing (20)
  • Not greasy (18)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (29)
  • Adult acne (25)
  • Oily skin (22)
  • Moderate acne (18)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (38), Budget shopper (25), Beauty conscious (9), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 10 minutes (8)

Reviewed by 95 customers

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2.0

Bad Product

By Sammy T.

from Orlando, FL

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Burning Sensation
  • Causes Flakey Skin
  • Drying

Best Uses

    Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

    I was recommended this product by skincare specialist working at Ulta. Within a week I noticed my skin becoming even drier and flakey. Never again.

     
    5.0

    One of my favorite cosmetic products!

    By MC

    from Naples, FL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

      This product is a must for preventing a shiny face! I struggled with greasy creams and moisturizers, this is very light, no scent and really helps keep oil production to a minimum!

       
      5.0

      Great control of oils

      By Tatlo

      from Naperville Illinois

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Not Greasy
      • Work great under cosmetic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

        I started using this product to help with oils that were breaking my face out. For me it has made a big difference. I also like they way it does not leave a film on my face. It allows me to apply my cosmetics with no issues smoothly.

         
        5.0

        Great daytime moisturizer

        By MN

        from Annapolis

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

          Great daytime moisturizer for acne prone skin

           
          5.0

          Game changer

          By Kiki

          from western WI

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

            I love this product. I have combo-oily, middle-aged skin and this keeps me matte with or without foundation all day. It doesn't overdry. I can use foundations I never thought possible before. I will use this product for as long as I have combo-oily skin.

             
            5.0

            Favorite Moisturizer

            By ninab33

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

              I use this Dermalogica moisturizer every morning and love it! It goes on smooth, combats oil, and has 1% salicylic acid so doesn't over dry my skin, but keeps away the occasional pimple! I use something heavier and more moisturizing at night, but love this for daily AM use.

               
              5.0

              So far so good!

              By Wheresmissy

              from Moreno Valley

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use
                • Dryness

                Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

                I started using this product after receiving a facial, where I was told that my forehead and chin were oily and my cheeks were dry.... well, I frequently have acne on my cheeks & I figured that moisturizing would help control it.

                I bought this product so I that I can moisturizer my face, but keep it from looking greasy.

                So far so good! No new acne break outs, and my face doesn't look oily or too Dewey.

                 
                5.0

                I love this!

                By J

                from Fort sill OK

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

                  Love this lotion

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I don't know what to do now that my skin isn't oily!

                  By Maria the Ship girl.

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

                    I use Dermalogica oil control lotion with two of their other products, the precleanse and the cleansing wash from the acne clearing line. I'm loving product but I also don't know what to do now that my skin isn't oily. My face usually begins to get shiny an hour or two after washing and moisturizing. This REALLY controls that, I am shocked! The only thing I don't like is that my skin does feel a little tight and dry. Maybe I didn't use enough? I plan on calling ulta and asking the skin care person there.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best thing ever

                    By Kate

                    from Utah

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion:

                      This product works so well I was able to stop one of my prescription creams.

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                      • Q:

                        Is this a water based lotion?
                        Asked on 4/1/2017 by softball7 from San Diego, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Oil Control Lotion is an oil free, water based moisturizer that is good for oily, acne prone skin.

                          Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I just started using Active Moist and so far so good, it isn't breaking me out like most products but it's making my chin very oily. Can I use this product on just my chin and active moist on the rest of my face?
                        Asked on 2/15/2017 by Apryl

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You can use oil control lotion on your chin to help control excess oil. We also recommend using Charcoal Rescue Masque on this area 2-3 times a week to help regulate oil production.

                          Answered on 2/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have used this product - it cleared up my breakout but it made my skin dry. Will it still be effective if I use a moisturizer on top, and which moisturizer should I use? I have sensitive combination skin.
                        Asked on 2/13/2017 by Problem Skin from Korea

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use Active Moist which is more hydrating. You may layer these moisturizers if you like the results of using Oil Control Lotion on your skin.

                          Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi! I am currently using the dermal clay cleanser, toner, and active moist. I was using the oil control instead of the active moist and it works awesome but doesn't give me enough moisture alone but the active moist makes me really shiny. I have very oily skin, acne prone, and very enlarged pores. Can you let me know what would be best to use.
                        Asked on 12/28/2016 by Nicki from Kansas

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Nicki,

                          Oil Control Lotion is not only oil free but it also has oil absorbing properties where as Active Moist doesn't absorb extra oil. You can try using Skin Hydrating Booster under Oil Control Lotion to give you the moisture you are missing.
                          We hope this answers your question. Thank You!

                          Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi there I just purchased the medi bac kit and a small package of the oil control lotion was inside to sample. can I layer this on top of the mattifier or is it best to use them separately? Will this product provide lightweight moisture as well? Thanks so much!
                        Asked on 4/2/2016 by beautyluv88 from boise Idaho

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. These products work best together. Apply a thin layer of Clearing Mattifier and a thin layer of Oil Control Lotion on top. Oil Control Moisture is a light weight, oil absorbing moisturizer. It will add light hydration while controlling shine.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 4/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this product meant to be used underneath a primer?
                        Asked on 3/30/2016 by MelTells from NorCal

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Primers are meant to be worn over moisturizer, including oil control lotion. This moisturizer is for oily skin and will help to absorb excess oil.

                          Kindest Regards,
                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 3/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        My question is similar to a previous question, but I'm asking anyway...is it necessary to use this product with the Clearing Mattifier in order to see true results or can it be used alone? My skin is incredibly oily, prone to breakouts, and I have an issue with blackheads and enlarged pores on my nose. On top of that, I'm a veterinary student on a budget and I live in an incredibly humid area. I would love to cut down on the oiliness of my skin, but I'm not sure which product would be best?
                        Asked on 8/19/2015 by Vet Student on a Beauty Budget

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. It is not mandatory that these products be used together however, for enlarged pores and wanting to reduce oil production it is recommended that you apply a very thin layer or Clearing Mattifier under Oil Control Lotion. Clearing Mattifier is a treatment product that will actually regilaute oil production. You may also do touch ups with Clearing Mattifier throughout the day.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 8/19/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have very oily skin and I wash my face at night with Cetaphil oil control foam wash. After that I apply a prescribed acne medication called Ziana. In the morning, I don't apply the medicine, and I need something to keep my face matte. Will I need this oil control lotion paired with the clearing mattifier to keep my face matte? Or can I buy just one of the two, as I'm on a budget.
                        Asked on 6/30/2015 by Jas from Canton, MS

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Jas,

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend starting with Oil Free Matte SPF 30 for daytime if you can only afford one product. Clearing Mattifer will help to control oil production however, this can be added later. It is also important to exfoliate and use Sebum Clearing Masque regularly.
                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 7/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is there an oil control lotion by dermalogica that does NOT have the acne component? I bought an oily skin kit and that control lotion did not have that in it. Worry it might not agree with my skin otherwise.
                        Asked on 5/13/2015 by Desk Lady from Tonawanda, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. The only oil controlling product we have that does not contain salicylic acid is Oil Free Matte SPF30. This is a daytime moisturizer that has microsponges to soak up excess oil and sun protection. This product can be used everyday to minimize shine with light hydration.
                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 5/13/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I use the clearing mattifier, oil control lotion and soothing clearing booster. I have oily skin and I am 51 yrs. old. A dermalogica rep. recommended that I use the dynamic skin recovery spf 50 as a daily sunscreen. won't this make my skin too oily as it is a moisturizer?? PLEASE HELP!!!
                        Asked on 1/21/2015 by sandy from fl

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