When it comes to acne prone skin, using face oils can be quite tricky. This guide breaks down the best face oil that protects & enhances your skin.

It’s a common misconception that facial oil should not be the product of choice for people with acne prone skin.  We’re here today to debunk this myth, and explain all the reasons why facial oil can actually soothe your acne prone skin.  Acne is often caused by the overproduction of oil, which usually happens when you are using drying products on your skin.  These oils are produced naturally by your skin for protection, but unfortunately can become a breeding ground for pore clogging bacteria.  So moisturizing your skin properly can actually help reduce the amount of oil your skin produces, and therefore leave your pores less clogged and acne-free.  In this article we’re not only going to cover how you can pick the best oil for acne prone skin, but also the right way to apply a facial oil, and the best times to use facial oils for your acne prone skin.  Hopefully this article can help shed some light on the benefits of using a facial oil, especially Most Wanted Radiant Facial oil, the oil we developed specifically for acne prone skin.  Keep reading if you want the glowiest skin you’ve ever had!

The most important thing when choosing the best oil for acne prone skin is to know what to look for in terms of ingredients.  There are a number of ingredients that are going to give you the best results, and we’re going to break those down for you.  Most facial oils are blends of other oils, and the first thing to look out for is that none of the oils in the blend are comedogenic.  Comedogenic oils are oils that clog your pores, causing the eruption of comedones (aka pimples!)  Unfortunately not all brands do their research when it comes to what is best for your skin.  Luckily, when we developed Most Wanted, it was our number one priority to make sure this would be the best face oil for acne prone skin.  We searched far and wide for the absolute best ingredients that are sourced in the very best and cleanest way.  Our ingredients are not only researched with extreme caution, but we actually crowdsourced them, seeking answers from aestheticians, dermatologists and YOU to create the perfect all-natural blend of luxurious, high-performing oils that you wanted most. We’re going to give you a quick cheat sheet of ingredients that are extremely beneficial for acne prone skin, and yes, Most Wanted is made up of all of these!

Jojoba Seed Oil:

It’s rich in antioxidants, and skin healing properties to soothe, reduce redness, and repair.  Jojoba oil naturally softens and smooths your complexion.  Since it acts similarly to our skin’s oil, it helps balance out the skin for anyone who has either too much or too little oil.  It’s also rich in vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant that defends the skin against oxidative damage (aka signs of aging).  Finally, Jojoba oil is amazing for acne-prone skin.  The vitamins found within it soothe the skin (especially if you have sensitive skin!), and since it’s non-comedogenic it will never clog your pores.

Marula Oil: 

A deeply moisturizing oil rich in critical antioxidants and omega 6 and 9 which nurture the skin.  Marula oil is amazing for both its anti-aging functions and its ability to help heal damaged skin, including spots and blemishes. Though it is on the comedogenic scale, we use a very small amount of it in Most Wanted Radiant Facial Oil, just enough so you can get the moisturizing natural goodness!

Rosehip Oil: 

Repairs skin damage by restoring elasticity and collagen, giving the skin a rejuvenated look and feel. It brightens and evens the skin, regenerates and heals blemishes, and helps with skin elasticity and collagen production.  The reason Rosehip oil is beneficial for acne is that it contains linoleic acid, retinoids, and is rich in fatty lipids and ascorbic acid. 

Evening Primrose Oil: 

Promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion by addressing roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation.  Evening Primrose Oil helps reduce acne by balancing the body’s ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids.  It also contains high quantities of Linoleic acid, which reinforces the skin barrier, preserves skin elasticity, prevents skin infections, and regulates sebum production.  

Hemp Derived Broad Spectrum CBD: 

Most Wanted contains 500mg of Broad Spectrum CBD.  Our highly potent Broad Spectrum CBD not only calms, soothes and balances skin with anti-inflammatory properties, but is also extracted in the cleanest possible way.  At The Feelist, we pride ourselves in using the highest quality organic hemp and a subcritical CO2 extraction method.  The result is the most clean and safe form of CBD that preserves the effective, superpower properties of the plant.  CBD is the non-intoxicating component of the hemp plant.  Numerous studies have shown that CBD has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to the skin.  

Next, let’s talk about the right way to apply a face oil.  Believe it or not, the order in which you apply products to your face makes a big difference!  Firstly, you are going to want to cleanse your skin with a milky or oil based cleanser that doesn’t contain any drying ingredients like alcohol which will cause your skin to produce pore clogging oils.  Follow this with a toner that again, doesn’t contain alcohol.  Many skin care professionals highly recommend leaving the toner damp on your skin, and applying a moisturizing serum immediately after.  We recommend a hyaluronic acid serum for extreme hydration.  As your last step, you are going to want to pat four to five drops of facial oil into your skin.  If you are completely new to facial oils in your skincare routine, you can absolutely start with two to three drops just to get your skin used to it.  After a week or so, once you know your skin loves it, you can add an extra drop or two.  

If you are completely new to facial oil, it’s going to be best to use it only at night for the first few weeks, and as previously mentioned, always as the last step.  The reason you want your facial oil to be the last step in your routine is because it can penetrate through all the products you used first, but those other products would not be able to penetrate through the facial oil (which means your skin wouldn’t be getting all the benefits, and the product would be wasted).  The oil is going to act like a moisturizing sealant, and make sure all the products below it are working efficiently to moisturize your skin.  Nighttime use of facial oils is also beneficial because that is when your body goes into repair mode, and will be able to do the most for you while you rest.  

Hopefully, this article has helped you understand how to pick the best face oil for acne prone skin, as well as how to best utilize it for the best results.  We want to reiterate how important it is to check the ingredients in the products you use to make sure that they are clean and non-comedogenic.   Here at The Feelist clean skincare products are our number one priority. We pride ourselves in sourcing the absolute best of every ingredient we put into our products.  Most Wanted Radiant Facial Oil was developed for people who “can't use face oil” and has been named the best face oil for acne prone skin.  This is because of all the superpowered, hydrating ingredients we have formulated it with. Remember that if you are oil averse, you can always start slowly with just a few drops and slowly add more into your routine.  The key is to make sure the skin is extremely moisturized before adding the oil as your last step.  Skincare experts often say there is no such thing as too much moisture!   As always, if you have more questions for us, we are always happy to chat and help, just email

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