Contrary to the belief that oils and acne are mortal enemies, some oils can be your skin's best friends. The trick is choosing the right oil whose benefits reflects your skin’s needs. Let’s get into some of our favorite oils for sensitive, acne-prone skin.
Jojoba Oil: Nature's Mimic
Jojoba Oil, often hailed as nature's mimic, closely resembles the skin's natural oils. This makes it an excellent choice for acne-prone skin. It hydrates without overwhelming, providing a soothing touch that helps regulate oil production.
Jojoba Oil is also a carrier oil for Retinoids, meaning it helps it penetrate more into the skin. Pat 1-2 drops of pure Jojoba Oil or a facial oil that contains this oil over your Retinoid. Our favorite Jojoba Oil-infused facial oil is our antioxidant boosting Pure Perfection Facial Oil, packed with other nourishing ingredients like Squalane and Sunflower Seed Oil to deeply moisturize dry skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
Squalane: The Other Mimic
Like Jojoba Oil, Squalane mimics the natural oils in our skin. This non-comedogenic, lightweight oil sinks moisture into the skin without leaving skin too greasy or heavy. This is one of our favorite oils for acne-prone skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Argan Oil: Liquid Gold for Your Skin
Often referred to as liquid gold, Argan Oil is a multitasking non-comedogenic wonder. It hydrates, nourishes, and helps regulate sebum production.
Sunflower Seed Oil: Locally Sourced Goodness
Sunflower Seed Oil does it all; it deeply moisturizes skin, evens out skin tone, and protects your skin from environmental stressors. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins like E, A, C, and K, this oil strengthens your skin barrier and allows inflamed skin to heal.
We locally source our Sunflower Seed Oil locally from the Hudson Valley to ensure quality and freshness while supporting our local community as well as the environment.
Who said oils and acne-prone skin can’t be friends? Acne-prone skin is often dried out and dehydrated by harsh actives, and the right oils can help to keep your moisture barrier strong and protected.