Carrier Oils For Acne Prone Skin
Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is the oil extracted from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to parts of Arizona, California and Mexico. It is a highly prized moisturizer for oily, acne prone and/or sensitive skin as it is very light and its molecular structure is very similar to that of the skin’s natural sebum. It is an excellent carrier oil for oily skin given that it makes the skin halt the overproduction of its oils. Active essential oils should always be contained in carrier oils like jojoba when used in facial care.
Comedogenic scale: 2
Hazelnut Oil is cold pressed from the nuts of Corylus avellana. It is known for its ability to absorb quickly and completely while leaving no residue. It is one of the best oils for oily and/or acne-prone skin as it is antibacterial and acts like an astringent which helps prevent excess oil production. Excellent for those with sensitive skin but avoid with anyone who has nut allergies.
Comedogenic rating: 2
Hemp seed oil is a green oil that in cold pressed from hemp seeds. Very high in omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. A simple, inexpensive remedy to moisturize skin but is also used to treat acne (including cystic acne), reduce the appearance of scars, reduce redness and promote healing. It is also used for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Does not clog pores and like the other carrier oils mentioned, it can be used as a daily moisturizer!
Comedogenic rating: 0