Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion

A hydrating, oil-free, featherlight lotion containing additional microsponges to help absorb even more oil on skin’s surface and maintain an all-day matte finish. Active sebum regulating complex helps control oil production while enantia chlorantha bark extract helps reduce oily shine.

Key features

  • Minimize excess skin surface oils
  • Helps clear impacted follicles and minimize acne formation
  • Prevents future breakouts
  • No artificial fragrance or color

Honest reviews


best moisturizer ever

This lotion is the perfect moisturizer for balancing problematic, acne-prone, oily, sensitive, hormonal, reactive skin. It doesn’t give too much moisture, just enough to heal rawness and redness. It also seems to normalize the skin pH so that it doesn’t get too oily or too dry. I can’t live without this lotion. I pray that they never discontinue it! My skin stays perfect as long as I use it. I’ve tried oil-free moisturizers from Shideido, Dr Brandt, Bliss, Clinique, Philosophy, etc, and this is BY FAR the best at regulating sebum and keeping skin clear without irritation.

Sandy Montague, MA

Doesn’t Do Anything

I used this product for about 7 months. When I ran out recently it took me awhile to order some more. I haven’t been using this product for about three weeks now and my skin is no different (actually it might be looking a bit better). I have combination skin and am prone to brake outs on my chin with some minor blemishes on my cheeks from time to time. This lotion has salicylic acid in it which is supposed to be good for acne prone skin. My breakouts never improved while using this product and now that I’ve discontinued using it, I haven’t noticed any difference except that my skin actually seems to be looking clearer. Needless to say, I won’t be restocking this item in my medicine cabinet since I never saw an improvement in my skin while using it. I’m still using Active Moist as my general facial moisturizer.

Gretchen Brighton, TN

Like it as a moisturizer

When I first got this, I tried to use it only on my T-zone, but I didn’t notice that big of difference on the T-zone. So, I started using it on all my face. This works better as a moisturizer than an oil controller.* Pros- very light.- Goes on my skin without stickiness, and gets absorbed quickly.- Some difference, not dramatic though, in oiliness on my skin.* Cons- I don’t like the bottle. It’s a squeeze bottle, so at first I had hard time controlling how much lotion I dispense when I squeezed it. Often times too much lotion came out, so I felt like I was wasting it. Squeeze it gently without holding the bottle upside down.

Katherine Blue River, KY

A must for oily skin

I have (or I should say had) oily skin. I use this in conjunction with the Dermalogica mattifier and I must say my face stays oil free all day. Don’t let the little bottle make you not purchase this. You only need a couple drops making this bottle last you several months. Amazon always has the lowest price compared to anywhere else that sells Dermalogica.

Vicki Lakeville, OH


I have VERY oily skin and this lotion helps reduce the appearance its oiliness and it also helps control it. With other lotions my skin would look and get oily by noon, but this lotion seems to work all day when controlling the oiliness. GREAT product.

Lashonda Powhattan, KS