Non-comedogenic Oils: What You Should Know

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Your skin contains millions of tiny receptacles known as pores, which allow your skin to actually breathe and expel excess oils or toxins. In your efforts to beautify your skin and keep it soft and supple, you may be drawn to specific oils. Certain natural oils can be incredibly good for your skin, many of which you will find in our skincare products here at Elmore Mountain Therapeutics.

Some oils will clog your pores and may cause problems, while others soak right into the skin to deliver the benefits. Oils that absorb rapidly are usually referred to as non-comedogenic oils.

What are non-comedogenic oils?

Non-comedogenic oils, to put it simply, are oils that aren’t believed to clog your pores. While some oils that make the list as “non-comedogenic” may fill the pores, most rank very low on the comedogenic scale.

The comedogenic scale is used to rank different types of oil by how likely they are to clog pores from 0 (least likely) to 5 (most likely). Most dermatologists agree that an oil with a rating of up to “2” can be deemed as non-comedogenic. Obviously, oils ranked at 3 or more could clog your pores, and those ranked at 5 can cause some people major skin issues.

The Benefits of Non-Comedogenic Oils for Face and Skin

While each individual has their own skin type, most people find that comedogenic oils are less likely to cause issues with things like oiliness or acne. As an adage, many of the non-comedogenic oils that you can find come along with poignant benefits for the skin, such as:

  • Anti-aging effects like reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the appearance of scars or stretch marks
  • Deterring skin infections
  • Reducing breakouts or acne
  • Offering moisture without causing excessive oil production

A Look at Commonly Used Non-Comedogenic Oils

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is considered a non-comedogenic oil because absorbs into the skin quite well. The oil is often found in anti-aging products but also is used as an ingredient in quite a few natural skincare products aimed at treating skin inflammation issues. With a high concentration of vitamin C and boasting anti-inflammatory properties, rosehip oil works well for people who have acne-prone skin.

Almond Oil

Almond oil, specifically sweet almond oil, is thin, offers a slight natural scent, and rapidly soaks into your skin. The oil is commonly touted for its non-comedogenic properties, contains a nice level of omega-3 fatty acids, and can be good for issues with psoriasis and dermatitis. Almond oil is commonly used as a carrier oil because it easily mixes with other agents, and is also one of the most common forms of non-comedogenic beard oil.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is considered to be non-comedogenic, so it is unlikely to cause issues with caused pores. This oil has a slightly waxy consistency, which mimics the consistency of the oils naturally produced by the skin. One of the interesting factors about jojoba oil is it may support the absorption of other agents when applied with that agent. This attribute makes it a good ingredient for CBD-based oils, such as EMT Lavender CBD Body Oil. The benefits of jojoba oil are not hard to find; the oil is considered anti-inflammatory, good for acne, and supportive of wound healing.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed il is especially thin and light, which makes it ideal for formulation with other ingredients. Not only is sunflower good for your skin because it is rich in beta-carotene, fatty acids, and vitamin E, this oil can also help to restore the skin barrier. Elmore Mountain Therapeutics CBD Face Serum is formulated with sunflower oil for this reason.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is considered to be a non-comedogenic oil, as it is also quite light and absorbs quickly into the skin. This lightweight oil is thought to offer a wealth of benefits for the skin, including:

  • Moisturizing
  • Healing properties
  • Deters acne
  • Soothes dermatitis
  • Thwarts skin infections
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Stretch-mark prevention

Other Mildly Comedogenic and Non-Comedogenic Oils

  • Neem Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Squalane Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Baby Oil
  • Neutrogena Oil
  • Apricot Oil

Comedogenic Oil

  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Coconut Oil

Find Quality CBD Skincare Products with Non-Comedogenic Oils

Looking to give your skin a boost, a glow, or rejuvenation without worries of clogging your pores? Take a few minutes to check out some of our CBD-enriched skincare products. Each is specifically formulated with ingredients that are hand-selected because they complement the integrated CBD or offer amazing benefits for your skin.