Best Products for Sebaceous Filaments

In this product, we will be talking about the best products for sebaceous filaments.

Note: we have products with active ingredients that help to reduce sebaceous filaments.

1. Products with Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide

Using products with salicylic acid and niacinamide can help reduce sebaceous filaments. Salicylic acid is oil-loving. it focuses on the pores and decreases the amount of oil on the skin’s surface and the size of your sebaceous filaments. Niacinamide also minimizes pore appearance and regulates oil.

Products containing Salicylic Acid:

For salicylic acid, it is better to use a cleanser than a leave-on as it might irritate your skin and further increase the appearance of sebaceous filaments.

  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
  • The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
  • Zapzyt – Acne Wash Cleanser

Products containing Niacinamide:

  • The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

2. Clay Masks

Clay masks are another product for sebaceous filaments. It contains kaolin and bentonite that help to absorb excess oil from the surface of the skin and a little bit from the pores.


  • Cetaphil DermaControl Purifying Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin
  • The Inkey List – Kaolin Clay Mask

3. Retinoids

Retinoids like adapalene (Differin) and tretinoin (prescription) can help decrease oil production and the size of the oil glands. You can use this if you have ultra-oily skin.

You can also use retinol but won’t be that effective.


  • Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
  • La Roche Posay – Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1%
  • Cerave – Resurfacing Retinol Serum

5. Moisturizer

An oil-free moisturizer can also help decrease sebaceous filaments. Look for gel or milk-based moisturizers as they would be non-comedogenic and suitable for oily skin.


  • Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
  • La Roche Posay | Toleriane Fluide Oil-Free Moisturizer
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer
  • Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

6. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product in this. UV rays can destroy the pores and make them seem larger, so sunscreen is compulsory.


  • EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (best product for oily skin. It is fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic. It also contains niacinamide).
  • Shiseido – Urban Environment Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 42 (It controls excess sebum during the day and is non-comedogenic).