Oily Skin


What are the best face masks for making dry, combination, undernourished or mature skin look its best? We asked a few of our expert Beauty Stylists to tell us about their favorite masks. Find out what they’re loving at home and recommending in our stores for any skin concern.


   Tenille Masaki Delp, Nordstrom Ala Moana

COMBINATION SKIN: Oily skin that lacks moisture is what I’ve had most of my life (symptoms: enlarged pores, oily T-zone, redness, slightly flaky skin at the chin, under the nose and upper cheeks). My secret combination infuses lightweight, nongreasy hydration into the skin while balancing out my oily but dry areas with vitamins and natural plant extracts. Here is my super easy and low-maintenance routine: 1) Using clean hands, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask along with 3-5 drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate to the face and neck (if applied thinly, you can sleep with this mask on). 2) Remove mask after 10-15 minutes with a clean, warm-water-soaked towel. 3) Apply my favorite Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream for a naturally balanced glow day or night!

ALL SKIN TYPES: Lavender is an amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antidepressant ingredient. Here is my favorite super simple, 4-step luxurious lavender mask routine: 1) Using clean hands, gently remove makeup with peppermint/lavender oil–infused Lancer Face Polish. 2) Rinse off exfoliator, apply a generous nickel-sized amount of Fresh Rose Face Mask to the face and neck then wait 10-15 minutes. 3) Apply 5 drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate to a warm-water-dampened towel to remove mask. 4) Apply Dr. Dennis Gross Oil-Free Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Cream to the face and neck for a naturally happy, nongreasy complexion!



Our last round of tips for a winter-ready skincare routine comes from one of our Beauty Stylists in Riverside, CA: Shanilton Jackson. Her four-step process is perfect for oily and combination skin types.

Beauty Stylist: Shanilton Jackson, Riverside, CA
Skin Type: Oily, Combo

Winter is the time for me to truly indulge my skin. I like to keep it simple while giving my combo/oily skin the ultimate pamper treatment.

1. Cleanse. When I finally jump out of the bed in the morning, I go straight for my Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser and Clarisonic. This gently exfoliates and deep-cleans my skin while the Amazonian white clay detoxifies and closes my gigantic pores.

2. Refresh. After drying off and wishing I were blessed with perfect, angelic skin, I spray on philosophy hope springs eternal facial mist to give my skin the refreshment that it needs while bringing my pH balance back to normal.

3. Treat. Then, while I sip on my soy green tea latte, I lightly rub on Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum to help close my pores with its exceptional formula of flower acids and alpine willowherb to keep those bad boys closed!

4. Balance. And I like to finish it off with Clarins Ultra Matte Rebalancing Lotion to keep my oily T zone at bay while I decide whether I should wear something warm or cool, seeing as California doesn’t want to make up its mind!

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