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Non-comedogenic Oils to Add to Your Skincare Regime
published on: 14 May 2020

Non-comedogenic Oils to Add to Your Skincare Regime

Oils don't have to break you out, you just have to choose the right ones for your skin type.

One skincare myth that has long been masked is that applying oils to oily skin will make your skin even oilier or cause breakouts but this is simply not true!

Moisture is a requisite for a healthy complexion, no matter your skin type. A non-comedogenic oil is an oil that does not clog the pores, it promotes suppleness in dry skin and controls acne-prone oily skin. It also allows the skin to breathe while doing its job. Whichever non-comedogenic oil you choose depends on what you’re trying to achieve.

When it comes to choosing oils for oily skin, you need to use oils within the comedogenic rating of 1 – 2.  The comedogenic rating is the ability of an oil to clog pores. The rating is from 0 – 5. The higher the comedogenic rating, the more likely the oil is to clog your pores. A comedogenic rating of 0 – 2 is usually a safe range for most skin types especially oily/acne-prone skin.

Here’s a narrowed down list of oils according to their comedogenicity rating (0-2) and the skin type best suited for:

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  • Hempseed oil – for most skin types especially oily/acne-prone skin
  • Argan oils – for most skin types
  • Rosehip oil – for oily/acne-prone skin
  • Shea butter – normal and dry skin types
  • Watermelon Seed Oil (Kalahari oil) – most skin types especially oily/acne-prone skin
  • Broccoli seed oil – for most skin types

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  • Castor oil – for most skin types especially acne-prone and dry skin
  • Maracuja oil (Passion Fruit Seed Oil) – for most skin types especially oily skin
  • Grapeseed oil – for most skin types
  • Neem oil – for acne-prone skin
  • Sea Buckthorn oil – for normal to dry skin
  • Emu oil – for most skin types
  • Babassu oil – for most skin types

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  • Jojoba oil – for most skin types especially oily/acne-prone skin
  • Baobab Seed oil – for combination skin types
  • Olive oil – for dry/acne-prone skin types
  • Sweet Almond oil – for dry/sensitive skin types
  • Tamanu oil – for acne-prone skin
  • Macadamia Nut oil – for dry skin types

On your next purchase or hunt for a new oil-based face serum, make sure to use the above list to help you choose the correct oil that will not clog your pores.  

We are gunning for healthier, happier skin and oils are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. In addition to using these oils, you also want to tone your skin, exercise, super boost your immunity with natural supplements, drink lots of water and eat foods with high water content and healthy fats.

published on: 14 May 2020