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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.

ShiseidoPerfect Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 1641778

Size: 6 oz/ 180 mL

148 Reviews


It takes off makeup well, and didn't break out my acne prone skin. However, it is almost all mineral oil, which is fine because mineral oil is a great hypoallergenic oil to cleanse with but this product is $32 which is not the special cleansing product it could be for that price...Love this cleanser! I was using a Korean oil cleanser and found this. I have very breakout prone skin (im 32) and this works so well to remove my makeup.

What it is: A lightweight, hydrating facial cleansing oil that thoroughly dissolves makeup and removes visible impurities.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grape Seed Oil: Helps improve the look of skin roughness and dullness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This multitasking cleansing oil quickly melts away waterproof makeup while maintaining skin’s moisture. It can be used on wet or dry skin.


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

DermalogicaPrecleanse Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2002079

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL

1.3K Reviews


Awesome I have acne prone skin discoloration and large pores I use it for a double cleanser its helping with all my skin issues only been using this product for a couple days and it works wonders....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.


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. ...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.

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.

innisfreeGreen Tea Hydrating Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2640415

Size: 5.07 oz / 150 mL

20 Reviews


I have combination skin that’s acne prone so I tend to stay away from oils, but I loved this one!! ...Feels heavier and greasier and even made my skin break out a little. The old formula in the old bottle has different ingredients.

What it is: A lightweight cleansing oil with green tea water that hydrates while dissolving makeup, sunscreen, and excess oil for a thorough cleanse.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Oiliness

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea Water: Delivers antioxidant-, amino-acid-rich hydration.
- Triple Amino Acid Complex: Helps add moisture to deliver a gentle, non-stripping cleanse.
- Blend of Eight Botanical Oils

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less t


**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.


Acne Friendly Double Cleansing!...This cleanser complimentary from Dermalogica has been amazing for my acne prone skin! I’m very picky when it comes to my cleansers. ...It’s perfect for double cleansing. I have acne prone skin and have not had any issues with breakouts since using this product.

What it is: A deep-cleansing vegan oil that helps remove makeup and impurities from skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Nourishes and protects skin from damage.
- Rice Bran: Gently exfoliates.
- Rosemary: Protects skin from damage.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.


While it cleanses well on its own without having to follow with a second cleanser, I have acne prone skin so I always follow with a second cleanser just to be sure....This is the only cleanser/cleansing oil that has worked for my combination, acne-prone skin!

What it is: A certified organic dual-phase cleansing milk that gently and thoroughly removes the appearance of dirt, oil, and makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silver Ear Mushroom: Natural alternative to hyaluronic acid with better moisture retention.
- Babassu Oil: Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants to help nourish, soften, and smooth skin.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Contains cleansing properties that help remove excess oil and dirt.


If you are looking for a similar product comparison, I have used Biossance squalene cleansing oil and Clinique take the day off cleansing oil, and both are less expensive with a larger amount of product and more effective with better formulas in my opinion....It takes off a full face off makeup easily, however it smells like straight vegetable oil.

What it is: A refreshing, rinse-off cleansing oil that activates with water, transforming into a silky milk that removes long-wearing, heavy, and waterproof makeup and pollutants.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Golden Gentian and Lemon Balm: Soothe and soften the skin for ultra-gentle cleansing.
- Moringa Extract: Gently dissolves makeup and pollutants.
- Sunflower Oil: Facilitates easy makeup removal.

Ingredient Callouts: This product comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Clarins’s laboratories have created an exclusive gentle complex, a blend of natural ingredients sourced from Le Domaine Clarins.

amikaReset Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2674224

Size: 6.7 oz / 200 mL

10 Reviews


this cleansing oil is much more than you think. it does not promote oiliness or heaviness. ...I love this product and use it multiple times a week (if not every wash..which I prob shouldn’t do lol). but it’s that amazing! It really cleanses the scalp and in return, removes any flatness from oil build up and therefore gives nice bounce to the roots.

What it is: A charcoal-infused, oil-to-foam pre-wash that breaks down product buildup and oil while refreshing the scalp.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oily Scalp
- Flaky and Dry Scalp
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Removes product buildup, odor, and sweat
- Refreshes scalp
- Deeply cleans

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Clay and Charcoal: Absorbs dirt, odors, and oil.
- Indian Cress Stem Extract: Enriches hair with antioxidants for a healthier scalp.
- Sea Buckthorn: Superfruit loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fatty acid omega-7.

Ingredient Callouts: This product

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