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oil control lotion

oil-absorbing hydrator

Feather-light lotion to hydrate while reducing shine. Salicylic Acid helps clear congested follicles, as a purifying blend of Meadow Sweet helps regulate excess oil production for a lasting matte finish.Learn More

Feather-light lotion to hydrate while reducing shine.Learn More

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oil control lotion

Feather-light lotion to hydrate while reducing shine. Use in conjunction with MediBac Clearing product to help combat shine and maintain an all-day matte finish. A purifying blend of Meadow Sweet helps regulate excess oil production. Help clear congested follicles with Salicylic Acid as Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract induces a long-term decrease in sebum without overdrying skin. Naturally-antiseptic Camphor, Balm Mint and Licorice Root cool and calm inflammation.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Absorbs excess oil.
  • Provides an all-day shine-free, matte finish.
  • Eliminates congestion, soothes and moisturizes.

how to use

After cleansing with Clearing Skin Wash apply with light, upward strokes. May be re-applied as needed throughout the day. Can be applied over or mixed with Special Clearing Booster or prescribed Dermalogica Concentrated Booster for skin condition-specific results.

quick tip

In need of more oil control? Apply Clearing Mattifier to your t-zone before applying Oil Control Lotion.


Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid (1.0%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Potato Starch Modified, Silica, 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, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of medibac clearing product system

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

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mediBac clearing®

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

The MediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult acne sufferers. MediBac Clearing® controls acne without compromising skin’s integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.

how it works

Dermalogica’s MediBac Clearing® system is formulated specifically to treat adult acne. Each product, with its unique acne-fighting and clearing ingredients, is designed to be layered upon the skin to provide around-the-clock, maximum control of the main factors that contribute to acne.

I would buy this product over & over


This product is absolutely amazing if you have extremely oily skin like myself!! I don't get half as oily by the end of the day as I would if I wasn't using this product.

NSW, Australia




I started with a sample and loved it soooo much. Light non-greasy all day feel! Prevents shine. Amazing

Santa clarita


Great for controlling oil


The oil control lotion really helps with my excess oil without drying out my skin. I use it under my moisturizer and makeup. Towards the end of the day my skin still gets oily, I would probably benefit more if I was able to apply morning and mid day.

Tucson, AZ


i am definetly buying more


I use it at bed time and before I put on makeup

dallas, TX


I am for sure buying this again.


I used this product with the other products in this line. It has worked so well for me. It's hydrated my skin, while keeping it oil free.. I've been looking for a very long time for a product like this and I'm so glad I found this one.

Sault St. Marie, ON


So far really good


I've only used this once, i washed my face with the clearing wash from the same product line then used this, aftrr i put my makeup on top with no primer. I normally Get shiney on my chin and T-Zone... the whole day i looked so matt! I had hardly any oil come through and my makeup looked so matt throughout the whole day didnt even need any touch ups. Only downside is it does dry very quickly and also very runny. I actually dropped alot on the floor, so be careful when taking out the bottle its very runny.

United Kingdom


Highly recommended


I have been using this product for the last 2 years. Prior to this my forehead was constantly oily and prone to spots. Now after using this alongside the special cleansing gel, I am very happy with my skin.

London UK


Great for oily skin


Helps keep my oily forehead skin at bay even in the summer!



OMG so effective


This is the best product for oil control. The mattifier is nice but it has acid in it. This does the same thing but without that burn from the acid after using it a couple of times. Wonderful under makeup- the best product.



Oil Control without the Burn


I like this oil control lotion because it's gentle but still does the job. Some oil control lotions strip my skin and leave it red and sensitive. I use this every morning after washing with the clay cleanser, and it really works well to decrease the oiliness of my skin.

Vero Beach, FL



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Is it ok to use the oil control lotion on other acne prone areas on the body, such as the upper chest area?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Clearing Skin Wash and Breakout Clearing All Over Toner on those areas. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Has this product been discontinued? What can I use instead for oily skin?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Active Moist at night and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I have combination skin that can get oily during summer and dry in winter. What would be the best moisturisers/products for me to use? Thanks!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day and Active Moist at night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi Is the clearing mattifier no longer available? I was after an oil control product to use under make up. I have the oil free matt spf which i use when not wearing makeup, but the combination of makeup and spf makes me get pimples Hence looking for a non-spf oil control product. Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Active Moist. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have whiteheads on my cheeks , Can i use this product for white head .??? as i use Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant once in a week , and Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser , Ultracalming Mist-toner for morning and night.

shikha gupta

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may prefer Active Moist or Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I had a few questions & concerns about the products results ( oil control lotion ) . This has been my regimen prior to sleep considering I have really oily / acne prone skin : - clearing skin wash - multi active toner - clearing mattifier - oil control lotion Although every time I apply the oil control lotion, it tends to leave behind a white / chalky looking residue behind . I feel like it just doesn't fully absorb . I'm an 18 year old male which I assume has nothing to do with it . Thanks I appreciate it .


Hello Adrian, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day and Overnight Clearing Gel or Active Moist at night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can teens with acne use this?


Hello Ben, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For best results, teens should use Clear Start. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I've only used this product once (included in the oil control kit purchased from ULTA). Is the consistency of the lotion supposed to be this liquidy and thin?


Hello Keeta, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, this product is very light weight for extremely oily skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I suffer from moderate adult acne (some cystic), but my skin is consistently pretty dehydrated as well. My t-zone does get oily towards the end of the day. I need a moisturizer that sufficiently hydrates my dry skin without being too heavy/rich for my acne-prone skin. I am not sure if I should try a moisturizer from the Medibac line (oil control lotion/oil-free matte), as I would like the added acne-focused treatment; but am worried that they won't be hydrating enough. On the other hand, I am not sure if another moisturizer (active moist/skin smoothing cream/intensive moisture balance/etc.) would be light enough for daytime use under makeup, or could increase the likelihood of breakouts. Can you help me pick a moisturizer? I currently use Medibac Overnight Clearing Gel at night and previously used AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery as my moisturizer. Thank you so very much!!


Hi Gracie, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel may be a great option for you. It is light weight, calming and hydrating. It won't clog pores. If you like Overnight Clearing Gel for the evening, you may like Calm Water Gel for the day time. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does this specific mouisterizer have spf or salicylic acid in it? Either one would be great and I heard about a mouisterizer on here from Nikki's Joy on YouTube that has sacilyic acid so I'm wondering if this is the right one, thanks!


Hi Annie, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Oil Control Lotion has Salicylic Acid. It's amazing for oily skin, blackheads or acne. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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