Having oily or blemish prone skin can be extremely difficult. You never know when a blemish will appear and how long it will last.

The most important thing to do when a dreaded spot appears is to avoid touching it at all costs! Picking or irritating spots will only make them stay around for longer. This can also result in inflamed skin or even worse, infection.

Alongside the no touching rule there are some other steps you can take to encourage a clear and healthy complexion. Making sure that skin if thoroughly cleansed morning and evening is essential to ensure impurities are wash away. Alongside this, the ingredients you put on to your skin can give you a head start to your clear skin goals.

Read on for 4 must have ingredients everyone with an oily or combination skin can benefit from.


Although not very well known, Neem extract is incredible beneficial to oily or combination skin. Neem has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, helping to combat acne and reduce scarring in acne prone skin. Neem is also great for sensitive skin, as it helps to control excess oil without drying out your complexion.


Rich in antioxidants and minerals, Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties to help heal and moisturise stressed skin. With high contents of polysaccharides and minerals, Aloe Vera is known for its softening and moisturising effects on skin.


The menthol in Peppermint has the ability to sooth and cool irritated inflammed skin. This oil helps to control excess sebum, leaving skin looking fresher and brighter. As well as this, Peppermint essential oil has toning, stimulating and refreshing properties.


Another skincare ingredient that helps with oily and blemish prone skin is Hyssop which belongs to the same family as mint. It is a wonderful ingredient as it has natural antiseptic properties to encourage faster healing for any blemishes. Hyssop also provides natural cleansing properties that can help reduce the appearance of pores.

Luckily, you don’t need to start a search party for skincare with these ingredients. They can all be found in our Purifying range which has be specifically formulation for oily and combination skin. This simple three step routine includes; a face wash to deeply cleanse, toner to remove impurities and gel moisturiser to hydrate without clogging pores. Discover the Purifying Range here.