face oils for acne

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for face oils for acne.

If you're looking for a natural way to clear up your skin, an oil-based treatment can be a great option. And if you have acne-prone skin, these oils can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and prevent future breakouts.


I wake up feeling like my skin is more smooth and clear without feeling too oily or sticky like some oils feel. I would definitely recommend this to those with acne prone skin....I was happy to try the Dermalogic retinol acne clearing oil. The scent wasn't the best but the oil was the best I have ever tried. ...Great oil for my acne!

What it is: A high-performance oil combining retinol and salicylic acid to target breakouts and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overnight.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Stimulates natural exfoliation to visibly reduce breakouts and blackheads, revealing clearer-looking skin.
- Time-Released Retinol (Vitamin A): Works all night to support skin recovery while visibly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, boosting skin’s elasticity, and reducing hyperpigmentation with minimal irritation.


It helped me reduce the acnes and my skin feels clean and smooth...It was very helpful for my acnes.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, smoother skin.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Blackheads
- Pores

If you want to know more…
With 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated oil clears acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores for smoother, blemish-free skin.


best face oil !!!...I’m usually not a fan of face oils because I feel they never sink into my skin and I just end with my face feeling super greasy. ...Omg my skin has never looked better! My acne is gone! My dry patches are gone! My lines under my eyes diminished in just a week!

What it is: An oil that delivers antioxidants and nurturing hydration to the skin with a lightweight blend of Mediterranean botanical extracts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Oil

What Else You Need to Know: Ideal for normal-to-dry skin, this complexion-supporting oil will leave you visibly radiant and glowing.

La MerMini The Renewal Oil

ITEM: 1932532

Size: .5 oz / 15 ml

14 Reviews


I know it’s way too expensive but this is an amazing face oil! I’ve very sensitive skin and this oil never irritates my acne prone face! ...Nothing like the other oils...This oil is a combination type of oil and needs to be shaken before use.

What it is:  A multitasking face oil that floods skin with hydration, improve skin firmness, and help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Oil

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hy

tarteMini Maracuja Oil

ITEM: 1659556

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

60 Reviews


I have sensitive skin with PCOS acne and combo dry/oily spots that are never happy. ...I use this every morning and night with my face lotion. I mix them in my hand and rub on my face.

What it is: A vegan, multitasking powerhouse from maracuja seeds that promotes firmer, brighter, and smoother-looking skin. 

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, smoother-looking skin.

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


I have stopped using other products at night and have stopped dreading discovering what surprises my face has in store for me each morning - no surprises with this oil!...I have extremely dry/acne prone skin and not to mention acne medication I use that has left my skin dull and dry and this oil has saved my skin!!

What it is:
An extra-soothing treatment oil containing aromatic, 100 percent pure plant extracts to tone, soothe, and comfort dry skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This luxurious oil is enriched with 100 percent pure plant extracts of sandalwood, cardamom, and lavender to tone and calm skin that is dry, irritated, or stressed. Hazelnut oil soothes, smooths, and reduces redness while the formula helps prevent moisture loss. When added to your night cream or applied over your toning lotion, it delivers comforting relief. For an extra relaxing sensory experience, warm a drop or two between your hands and inhale.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


Great face oil...This face oil has been absorbing nicely into my skin. ...Whenever I do my makeup I try to go for a natural look, so I use little to no product on my face. I don’t normally use oils on my face, for I have this theory that it gives me acne.

What it is: An oil that acts like a personal trainer for your skin, encouraging it to look strong, firm, youthful, and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mastic Tree Extract: Visibly tightens and revitalizes skin’s youthfulness.
- Coenzyme Q10 and Carotenoids: Protect against free radicals.
- Plankton Extract: Supports collagen production and visibly reduces expression lines.

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


Redness gone, acne gone...It really does help with acne. I was getting a lot of acne near my chin area, they just kept on popping up. ...amazing face oil for dry acne prone skin...I have never tried a face oil that is so light and can absorb so fast into my skin ( i tried almost every face oil out there: josie maran argan oil regular/light, tarte oil, drunk elephant oil, fresh seaberry, etc.; some of these oils are greasy and some broke me out) After 2 weeks of using this product, my dry skin becomes normal and acnes disappearing.

What it is: A skin-soothing face oil that balances congested complexions while visibly smoothing and softening to a glowing finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Tansy: Calms and soothes redness and visibly clarifies the complexion without drying.
- Vegan Squalane: Supports the skin‘s natural protective barrier to help lock in moisture.
- Kukui Nut Oil: Balances surface sebum in blemish-prone skin.

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


Many of my blemishes lightened, and I had very little acne while using this. The only thing I get a little worried about is how heavy/thick the oil is- I don't want my face to be too oily and result in acne. ...I have oily, acne prone skin and this oil doesn’t break me out, which I love!

What it is: A retinol face oil that minimizes the look of lines, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and sun damage, locking in moisture and restoring a healthy glow.

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