Posts Tagged ‘comedogenic oils’

Welcome to the first of a number of pieces that will illuminate the importance of including oil in your lifestyle—qualities I hope you will refuse to live without! The first piece will focus on why I recommend using oil topically on every type of skin.

Oil is a healthy, often easily accessed, natural, and effective ingredient that has myriad uses. There are hundreds and hundreds of types of oil, each with a unique antioxidant breakdown, fatty acid content, molecular structure, and particular benefit to the skin. Applied topically, most oils are safe, effective, and all-natural. Further, they provide unique anti-aging, anti-acne, anti-infection, and anti-irritation benefits. And believe me, that’s only the beginning. (more…)


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Welcome to the blue-ribbon circle of oily skin oils.

When using oil as a moisturizer for oily skin, three things must be considered: texture, scent, and—most importantly!—ability of the oil to clog pores. See below for my top 3 oils to use to moisturize oily skin.

3. Jojoba oil: Almost completely non-comedogenic, medium odour, slightly rich in texture.

2. Grapeseed oil: Almost completely non-comedogenic, mild odour, and light texture.

1. High-linoleic acid safflower oil: Absolutely non-comedogenic, virtually no odour, beautiful golden colour, light texture.

Read my post on this wonderful oil.

Keep in mind that skin that is only moderately oily will benefit from the slightly richer texture of jojoba oil, and those of you without access to a good health food store will find it easiest to purchase grapeseed oil as it can often be found in better grovery stores. In other words, each of these oils is excellent for oily skin—try a blend of two and add a few drops of ylang ylang oil for added astringency!

To learn more about the comedogenecy of different oils, read my post on comedogenic and non-comedogenic oils and stay tuned for more Oil Olympics!

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