Carrier Oils

I recommend safflower oil or high linoleic acid sunflower seed oil as carrier oils since they have ratings of 0 (won’t clog your pores!) on the comedogenic scale. Check out Holistic Health Herbalist for her detailed field guide of comedogenic and noncomedogenic oils.

Below, I have created a list of natural cosmetic ingredients that seem to work well with my acne-prone skin. Your mileage may vary.

Surfactant: Micellar Water, Kiwi Seed Oil

Astringent: Apple Cider Vinegar (Hair), Rose Water, Witch Hazel, Spearmint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Willow Bark Extract/Salicylic Acid (Face)

Humectant: Water, Aloe Vera, Manuka Honey, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid (Face/D├ęcolletage)

Occlusive: Argan Oil (Hair), Safflower Oil (Face/D├ęcolletage), High Linoleic Acid Sunflower Seed Oil (Body)

Emollient: Shea Butter (Hands/Feet/Elbows/Knees)

Acne Scarring: Tamanu Oil (Shoulders)

Sun Spots: Rosehip Oil (Shoulders)