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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

140 Reviews

$35.00

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...I can't really blame the product too much, it IS pure oil and it DOES do it's job of taking makeup off - however, if you are prone to breakouts of have sensitive skin, I would stay away!!! ...Beware if you have acne prone skin!

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.

$159.00

zits be gone!...I really love this product! I have oily, acne prone skin and most my dark spots come from acne scars. ...I’ve struggled on and off with cystic acne for years. For months or years my skin may clear up, then out of the blue breakout for months and I have to do everything i can think of to clear it up.

What it is: A device that uses the dual power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic pulsations to address acne-causing bacteria, painlessly, in as little as 30 seconds.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes

What Else You Need to Know: The ultra-hygienic silicone surface inhibits bacterial growth. The blue LED light activates when the device touches the skin to address bacteria. T-Sonic pulsations support natural blood microcirculation to facilitate the skin’s renewal. Red, cross-shaped light precisely targets blemishes. ESPADA is FDA-approved.

$32.00

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....Amazing cleansing oil!...I have combination skin and prone to breakouts but this has not made me breakout at all.

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.

La MerThe Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2000099

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

36 Reviews

$95.00

I use this daily and have dry acne prone skin, I do love this product because it don’t dry me out and it leaves a nice “glow” to my face the only thing I would change is the price. ...My skin responds really well to oil and oil attracts the oil in my skin and removes it.

What it is: A detoxifying oil that soothes the skin and removes impurities and makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and uneven skin tone

Formulation: Oil

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. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

DermalogicaPrecleanse Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2002079

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL

1.2K Reviews

$47.00

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 also has a very pleasant scent and doesn’t break out my acne prone sensitive skin which is a huge win!

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.

$32.00

Irritates my eyes and break out...Irritated my eyes, its hard to get it off and after using it I have break-outs. I miss the Sephora version :(...Oil cleanser must have...I have acne prone skin and this did not make me break out.

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.

$13.50

This really helped with my acne- had a break out phase this Summer and trusted this oil/brand for it. ...I have never really used an oil pre cleanser before and I totally thought this might break out my oily skin but it didn’t in fact it actually cleared up my hormonal acne.

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.

Dr. Jart+BB Dis-A-Pore Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Size: 1.69 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2344539

Color: Medium-Deep

444 Reviews

$39.00

Not only did it blend like a dream, bit when applied I had a acne breakout and it covered them flawlessly. Skin looks luke skin and not matte or oily. ...The balm also caused me to break out at first, but as I continued using the product the breakouts diminished.

What it is: A cream is that designed to blur the look of imperfections, minimize the appearance of pores, and leaves a beautiful soft-matte finish on the skin.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Okra Fruit Extract: Contains rich vitamins that address free radicals in the skin and maintain visible strength and firmness for a smooth, even-looking texture.
- Mastic Gum and Non-Nano Powder Particles: Target visible signs of aging and support natural sebum on the skin’s surface, keeping it looking soft.

ClarinsTotal Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2438430

Size: 5.0 oz/ 150 mL

4 Reviews

$36.00

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.

$42.00

New favorite cleansing oil...I was gifted by Kora Organics this cleansing oil and I really like this product. Some oil based products make me really break out but this one has not at all. ...This supercharged cleansing oil works amazing and leaves my skin feeling buttery soft!

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.

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