Citrus Fruit Juices- Citrus fruits are naturally acidic. They naturally dissolve oil off the surface of your skin without drying it up completely. This ingredient works best by simply being applied to your face.
Witch Hazel- I have been using witch hazel in between Proactiv deliveries since about middle school. Commonly used as an astringent, it's also good for controlling oily skin. It contains Gallic acid, which helps get rid of excess oil yet it also contains essential oils so that your skin isn't completely dried out. The result: a nice balanced amount of sebum and a beautiful face!
Clean & Clear's Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Scrub with Bursting Beads is like an army. It employs Lime and Grapefruit extracts, Witch Hazel, and Glycerin to absorb and dissolve oil. Plus is exfoliates which is very necessary to avoid dead skin cells clumping with sebum and clogging pores. - $5.84 for 5 oz
Take Caution with Beta Hydroxy Acid- Aka Salicylic Acid, this is an lipid soluble substance meaning it gets right to the sebaceous gland to exfoliate dead skin cells clogging your pores. It is a commonly found ingredient in many acne products. While this may sound absolutely wonderful it has a downside. It can cause skin to be more sensitive to the sun by up to 50%. This makes your skin more susceptible to sun damage such as dark spots and premature wrinkling. Many people also find Salicylic Acid to irritate their skin and experience symptoms such as redness, burning, or even scarring. Yet still many acne sufferers also find this to be their saving grace. If you decide to experiment, this is better in concentrations of 1-2%