cleansing oils for acne-prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cleansing oils for acne-prone skin.

If you're acne-prone, you know that the right products can make a big difference. These oils are packed with nutrients that can help improve your skin's texture and reduce redness and inflammation.

$24.00

Nice texture, did remove makeup fairly well, not amazing. Did not break out my acne prone skin. But also not noticeably clean out pores. ...(Dry/acne prone)

What it is: A green tea- and amino acid-infused, hydrating cleansing oil that dissolves makeup, sunscreen, and oil-based impurities—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea Water: Provides rich hydration and is packed with antioxidants and amino acids.
- Amino Acid: Moisturizes, ensuring a gentle, non-stripping cleanse.
- Five Botanical Oils: Includes green tea seed oil to dissolve impurities.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulf

$40.00

love this oil cleanser...I usually have to double cleanse to really clean my skin, but with this cleansing oil i don’t have to. ...I wouldn’t use it as your sole cleanser like the instructions say though, as it leaves a film that I can see being especially problematic for those of us who suffer from acne-prone skin. I do recommend it as a great first step to a nighttime skincare regime.

What it is: A luxurious oil-based cleanser cuts through, breaks down, and grips makeup, SPF, pollutants, and impurities to leave skin clean, bright, and refreshed without the need for a double cleanse.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Two Forms of Vitamin C: Visibly brightens and fights free radicals.
- Lactic Acid: Helps product absorption.
- Colloidal Oatmeal: Visibly softens and soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Packed with two forms of potent vitamin C, this multi-action, antioxidant-powered clean

DermalogicaPrecleanse Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2002079

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL

1.3K Reviews

$49.00

Finally found my cleansing oil staple....I have hormonal acne prone skin and honestly taking off the day is crucial whether its just sunscreen or a full face of makeup. ...only answer for my sensitive, acne prone skin...I love this product and it is perfect for my sensitive, acne prone skin. It’s the perfect formula to where I feel like my skin gets clean, unlike balms I’ve used.

What it is: A thoroughly cleansing oil that melts away waterproof makeup, SPF, debris, and oil without clogging pores or stripping your skin’s natural oils.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E and Rice Bran Extract: Antioxidant-rich ingredients that moisturize, smooth, and soften skin.
- Kukui Nut Oil and Borage Seed Oil: Supply vitamins A and C, as well as skin-barrier-supportive omega-3 fatty acids.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Soothes irritated skin, nourishes, and moisturizes.

$58.00

All I can say is wow. My skin has always been acne prone. Anything and everything would irritate it but so far I haven't broken out from this cleanser which is a plus for me! ...Not to be dramatic, but this cleanser changed my life, I HAD acne prone skin, now my skin has never been clearer or this smooth.

What it is: A gentle, exfoliating cleansing oil with fruit enzymes, chia, and squalane that effortlessly removes makeup, SPF, and grime, leaving skin hydrated and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pumpkin, Pineapple, Papaya, and Grapefruit Enzymes: Skin-smoothing fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and visibly brighten dull skin.
- Squalane, Chia, and Moringa: Act as superfood hydrators that are rich in nutrients and omegas.
- Spirulina and Kelp: Boost hydration and nourish skin for a superclean feeling.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and c

$38.00

The lavender oil helps reduce redness and dryness, the primrose oil is great for inflammation (in pimples and acne prone skin), and rosemary oil is great for treating acne and oily skin because it’s an astringent....great, but not for my acne prone skin...It smells fantastic and removes makeup well but my acne prone skin just cannot handle it and I get tiny itty bitty breakouts whenever I use this too often even after double cleansing.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

What it is:
A lightweight oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, gently yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying.

$36.00

One of the best cleansing oils...My makeup just came right off and this cleaning oil made it so easy. I have acne prone skin and I had no issues with breakouts or irritation. ...It took my waterproof makeup and eyelash glue off so easily. My sensitive and acne prone skin has also been loving this product.

What it is: A gentle, exfoliating cleansing oil with fruit enzymes, chia, and squalane that effortlessly removes makeup, SPF, and grime, leaving skin hydrated and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pumpkin, Pineapple, Papaya, and Grapefruit Enzymes: Skin-smoothing fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and visibly brighten dull skin.
- Squalane, Chia, and Moringa: Act as superfood hydrators that are rich in nutrients and omegas.
- Spirulina and Kelp: Boost hydration and nourish skin for a superclean feeling.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and c

$32.00

**The Squalane is amazing for acne prone skin, and has so many other skin benefits! ...This is my first time using this kind of product as my first cleanse. I’m so glad I decided to try! I have oil, acne prone skin, and my skin loves it!

What it is: An antioxidant-rich cleansing oil that gently removes long-wear makeup and impurities to leave skin looking and feeling hydrated.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 8 Plant-Derived Oils and Extracts: Calm, soften, and deliver nourishing, antioxidant-rich oils to the skin.
- Sugarcane-Derived Squalane: Weightlessly locks in essential moisture.
- Sugarcane-Derived Hemisqualane: Gently and effectively cleanses and removes makeup.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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