facial oils for acne prone skin

in Product Reviews, Skin Care


Biossance is one brand that is having its roots from advanced biotech , they have kept it targeted to one hero ingredient and are mastering the delivery of their products using the rising hero ingredient in skincare industry ” Plant derived Squalene ” .

I am in absolute love with squalene and how it can change the game of Hydration for oily and problematic skin . Biossance has taken this brilliant molecule that is already present in our body to a whole new level with their range of skincare and have produced squalene in conjunction to other luxurious ingredients .Biossance derives Squalene from Sugarcane and the quality cannot get better than this .I have made this Biossance AM & PM basic ritual for those who have been having major problems to add any type of oil in their skincare regimen .

Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

This cleansing oil has become one of my favorite cleansing oils ,as good as it looks on paper is its performance.This antioxidant cleansing oil not only removes waterproof makeup it leaves a dewy look once the skin is thoroughly cleansed .This cleansing oil is formulated with plant derived squalene
, 8 plant oils : Orange Oil, Lavender Oil,Rosa Moschata Seed, Oil, Oat Kernel Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Moringa Oil, RosemaryLeaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and is packed with the goodness of antioxidants and vitamin E . It leaves skin smooth and calmed and does not irritate or cause any blotches on skin .

Step 2 : PREVENT (AM & PM)
Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel

Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel is a boon who have oily skin and cannot use thick eye creams that sit on skin and cause acne .Finally say bye-bye to puffy eyes as the unique eyeseryl&argireline work their magic each morning . A very potent formulation of this product includes swiss apple stem cell extract that brightens the under eye area and of course the plant derived squalene for hydration . I love to use this every morning under my makeup as it perfectly hydrates the under eye area and gives a flawless look .

Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

This Squalane + Probiotic Gel moisturizer infused with squalane has taken the squalene hydration game to the next level with its unique probitic infusion .An absolute must have moisturizer for those who suffer with acne or roscea , this moisturizer contains actococcus Ferment Lysate a probiotic that conditions skin and strenthen it ,Red Seaweed that renew skin and detoxifies skin from environmental toxins.
Ginger extract and apple extract that brighten skin and reduce skin stress .It is a gel based moisturizer and is a hit in AM routine .

Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

This is included in my luxurious weekend ritual ,that takes away stress and preps skin for the long week ahead.Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is a luxurious face oil that hydrates skin and brighten at the same time .This contains oil soluble Vitamin C 50x more powerful than ascorbic acid which leaves an evident radiant glow when you wake up in morning. The formulation also contains 100% plant derived squalene that hydrates and binds the moisture,chios crystal oil and damacus rose extract that boosts skin collagen, detoxifies and refines skin.A must try oil for all acne prone and oily skin types , as there are barely any oils that suit sensitive skin on market .

in Skin Care

Do facial oils work on acne prone or sensitive skin ?

It all started with a popular belief that oils are amazing for oily skin and acne prone skin as oils moisturize the skin and prevent excess secretion of sebum . I am sure it must be a post just like the one i am writing now that went viral and thus the statement became a belief.
Being a big fan of facial oils , the benefit of any facial oil that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants are endless . Its a boon for those who can use facial oils and enjoy the results of nature’s liquid gold that will detoxify skin , repress free radical formation , prevent premature aging ,moisturize skin deeply,reduce pigmentation,lighten blemishes and leave a lasting glow.

But its not the same for people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin , the fatty acids present in any of these facial oils are dense and dont breakdown easily, resulting in congested pores ,enlarged pores , formation of white heads , breakouts and cystic acne.
After trying almost every oil in the market , I am almost on the verge of giving up on facials oils for our genre . Josie Maran Argan oil , Virgin coconut oil ,Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil , Sunday Riley Artemis , Rodin ,Clarins Santal Oil , I am only left out with Tatcha’s Camelia Oil and Tarte Maracuja oil. So , watch this space if i happen to find the HG facial oil for sensitive and acne prone skin.


Its alright if you cannot find “your” holy grail facial oil while all your friends rave about their favorites and benefits , switch to water based moisturizers and oil-free antioxidant serums.

Oils might be very tricky and cause skin congestion for a good 30 days. So, whenever you try an oil for your sensitive skin / Acne prone skin
• Make sure you try it under you chin area for 10 days
• Buy an oil that is plant based which is rich in Linoleic acid
• Avoid nutty oils rich in oleic acid
• Apply oils only 4 days a week
• Use a good cleanser every morning to get rid of any oil deposits
• Avoid using oils twice a day and add it to your PM routine instead.

Hoping to find a oil that is good for sensitive skin and that wont cause breakouts , the hunt is still on.