Facial Oils for Acne Prone Skin

Myth Busting: Are facial oils good for acne prone skin?

One’s knee jerk reaction to putting oil on acne prone skin, is a hard no. Many people wonder if you should use only oil-free products on acne prone skin. Or if you should just fight oil with oil. The answer to whether facial oils are good for acne prone skin, is yes they are. However, in the right amounts and using the right type. The trick is knowing which oil to use for your face, how and when to apply it. We have done all the research for you, so just read on to find out which facial oil you should be using to help reduce and fight acne.

What is the best face oil for face acne?

Managing oily and acne prone skin often feels like an uphill battle. An uphill battle on a road paved with products that promise instant magical solutions with a swipe of their metaphorical wands. Some of the more traditional anti-acne products out there are promoted as ‘oil-free products’. Which leads one to think that a facial oil would be the worst possible skincare treatment for acne prone skin.

However, this is not the case! There are not only certain facial oils especially designed to treat acne prone skin. However, it has now also been proven that skin breakouts are reduced by using facial oils. So, disregard the outdated notion that oily and acne prone skin types cannot benefit from using facial oils and read below to find out which oil you should be using.

Best Face Oil for Acne Prone Skin

All skincare oils out there are made up of a unique combination and blend of ingredients. There are several oils to look out for if you suffer from acne prone skin. If you suffer from acne prone skin, it is likely that your skin does not naturally produce a fatty acid named linoleic acid. This acid is one of the primary cleansing and purifying factors that occurs organically within your skins natural oil barrier.

Skin that does not have enough linoleic acid typically has thicker and more congested pores, which can result in acne. By supplying your skin with linoleic acid in the form of a facial oil before you sleep greatly helps reduce acne and gives you healthy looking skin. In fact, recent studies have shown that when skin specialists re-introduced linoleic acid to acne prone skin in the form of a topical application (a.k.a. facial oils), it resulted in a reduction of acne microcomedones by an incredible 25% in just 4 weeks.

So, which facial oils contain linoleic acid?

Our soothing facial oil contains rosehip oil which is high in linoleic acid. Moreover, safflower oil is a brilliant carrier of linoleic acid, this is one of the core ingredients used in our very own Reviving Facial Oil. Finally, you can find linoleic acid in grapeseed oil, which is used in our Purifying Facial Oil.