Oily Skin Lotion

sku # 1314-11


Face the day wonderfully refreshed and with oily skin under control.

Primary Benefits:

Complete the cleanse, remove tap water impurities, prepare the skin for further treatment as well as control excess oil, refine pores, hydrate, and brighten with this non-drying, alcohol-free toner.

Who Needs It:

For oily skin types to remove tap water impurities and balance hydration.

Product Overview

Refresh and control! Face the day wonderfully refreshed! Pevonia's Oily Skin Lotion controls oiliness and removes residue. Alcohol-free, it combines Lactic Acid and Azulene to control over-production of sebum, rendering your skin bright and fresh.

About Oily Skin
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician

Oily skin is a skin type with higher than normal oil production all over the face. Oily skin appears shiny or greasy and pores appear enlarged, and visible, especially on the forehead, nose and chin. Skin thickening, clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes may also be present. Additionally, makeup tends to “melt” off or disappear and hair around the face tends to look dull and stringy.

Oily skin is caused by overactive oil (sebaceous) glands that produce excess oil (sebum). This can be due to genetics, stress, hormones, medications, climate, and improper skincare.

Heredity plays a role in the size of the oil glands and the amount of oil an individual makes. The good news is that the genetic tendency towards larger oil glands and higher than normal oil production also helps keep the skin hydrated and locks in moisture which tends to make oily skin age more slowly than dry skin types.

Stress causes a surge in hormones like cortisol and testosterone, which stimulate the oil glands to increase oil production. Additional hormonal fluctuations that occur with during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or with the onset of menopause can also trigger the oil glands to pump out more oil.

Oil production increases when humidity and temperatures climb in the spring and summer or when living in or travelling to tropical climates. Dry winter air can also cause an increase in oil as the skin tries to compensate for getting dehydrated.

While many causes of oily skin are outside our control, factors within our control include the products we choose and how we use them. Mineral oil based skincare products, such as moisturizers, or makeup (foundation and powder too!) aggravate oily skin, clog pores and create blemishes. Harsh soaps or cleansers that contain sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate further irritate and strip the skin of natural oils. Product misuse such as excessive washing, overzealous scrubbing, use of hot water or simply inadequate use of moisturizers can further dry out the surface of the skin. All of these scenarios trigger the skin to produce more oil in an effort to compensate in a process called rebound oil production.

To control oily skin, it is important to choose skincare products designed to minimize oil, refine pores and hydrate the skin. Being consistent and gentle with the appropriate regimen is equally vital for treating oily skin. At minimum, cleanse, tone and use an oil-controlling moisturizer twice daily.

Oily skin types should always use an alcohol-free toner after they cleanse. The right toner will complete the cleanse by further removing excess oil without drying the skin. It will also remove irritating hard water deposits that can leave a residue on the skin as well. Great toner ingredients for oily skin include aloe and lactic acid to increase moisture and geranium to prevent excessive oil.

Additional ways to control oily skin include exfoliation, masking and face oils. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser three to four times per week and along with an enzyme peeling cream once or twice a week will remove the excess dead skin cells that tend to accumulate with oily skin and clog the pores. Incorporate a clay-based mask once or twice a week to further absorb excess oil and control the symptoms of oily skin. A professional deep cleansing facial treatment is also highl
Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Beta-Carotene, Azulene, Lactic Acid, Sodium PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Geranium Maculatum Oil.
Use morning and evening, after cleansing with the Phyto-Gel Cleanser. Wipe your face and neck with a cotton pad moist with the Oily Skin Lotion. Ideal as a refresher anytime.