Updated: Jul 18, 2021
There is a huge misconception when it comes to facial oils. Some think that all oils cause acne and will definitely block our pores, which is totally wrong! In fact, some oils help clean your pores from dirt and oil build-up, which help in treating acne.
To classify oils, scientists came up with a scale to measure the degree to which oil can clog facial pores. The comedogenicity rateranges from 0 to 5.
Let’s take a look at some of the oils that provide lots of benefits to the skin and have a very low comedogenic rate:
Shea Butter and Oil
Surprised? Although, Shea has a very bad reputation of being greasy and heavy and can clog pores; it doesn’t!
Shea butter has a very low rate ranging from 0-2 depending on its origin, which is considered safe for acne-prone skin! If you are prone to acne, try using creams rich in shea butter for extra nourishment.
Rich in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and carotenoids, Rosehip oil facilitates collagen and elastin fibers production, promotes cell regeneration, and regulates oil/sebum production. It has a comedogenic rate of 1.
A very lightweight emollient oil that you can easily spot in light moisturizers. Although being popular with cooking, sunflower oil has plenty of vitamins and antioxidants that protect the skin and moisturize it. It has a comedogenic rate of 0!
Jojoba is a holy grail oil that does it all! With a comedogenic rate of only 2, It mimics our natural sebum/oil, controlling our sebum production. It creates a very thin film on our skin, which inhibits moisture loss. On top, it repairs our skin barrier, speeds its recovery, and unclogs pores, making it perfect for acne-prone skin and all skin types!
It is an oil derived from the infamous olive oil, without its greasiness! It’s a non-comedogenic botanical oil with a comedogenic rate of 1. It acts as an emollient that deeply moisturizes and hydrates your skin without clogging your pores or causing acne. It’s packed with omega 2 fatty acid and, just like jojoba. It resembles our natural skin oils so it controls sebum production.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Ready to fight acne like a mighty soldier? Pumpkin seed oil fights acne from the inside out. Rich in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and carotenoids, it facilitates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, promotes cell regeneration, and regulates sebum production.
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with Omega 3 & 6, vitamin E, and powerful antioxidants which:
• Repair skin barrier and damaged skin.
• Regulate sebum production, thanks to jojoba oil.
• Create a protective thin layer on the skin.
• Enhance collagen and elastin fibers production.
• Soothe irritated sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Share with us in the comments section your favorite facial oil!