13 of the Best Face Masks for Oily Skin, According to Experts

Finding the perfect face mask is kind of like dating—you'll probably have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding The One. After all, there are things like short- and long-term goals to be considered, expectations, standards, trust, and even a certain degree of loyalty. In the short term, we gravitate toward a face mask that will deliver a satisfying "I just did something super wonderful for my face" feeling—inducing butterflies and excitement. However, we also set our sights on the future, hoping that with regular use (or dates), we'll only see the connection (and our complexions) improve for the better. If we have oily skin, we're hopeful our fated face mask will slowly curb those pesky midday greasies while cultivating an unsaid trust said mask won't irritate our skin or cause or exacerbate a breakout. And lastly, we'll hopefully develop loyalty—eventually integrating the face mask into our network of skincare staples and possibly even introducing it to our closest friends and family (if they should be so lucky).

That being said, however, finding a face mask boasting sizzling chemistry and potential for oily skin can be a tricky task. And while some face masks might have the dashing good looks (sparkles, flamboyant colors, 24-karat gold—we've seen it all), a tryst with oily skin could yield disaster and maybe even a touch of heartbreak. Because ultimately, what's worse than investing time, money, and hope into something you discover to be misleading? So to nip these potential complications in the bud, we turned to four leading experts within the skincare industry and asked them to play matchmaker. The ultimate goal: to curate the be-all and end-all collection of face masks for oily skin. And not surprisingly, they delivered. Plus, in addition to suggesting 13 exciting potential suitors, they also explained which personality traits (aka ingredients) those with oily skin should always look for while searching for their beloved.