5 Best Facial Oils For Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin requires gentle care and attention, especially when it comes to choosing skincare products. While the idea of applying oils to sensitive skin might seem counter intuitive, the right facial oils can actually work wonders in soothing, hydrating, and protecting delicate skin. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best facial oils specifically tailored for sensitive skin, helping you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion without irritation. 

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If you’re someone who struggles with sensitive skin, you know first hand how hard it can be. Whether it’s rosacea symptoms, eczema, atopic dermatitis, or a chronic skin condition choosing products can be tricky. When looking into different skincare products, it’s incredibly important to look at the ingredients. Many ingredients can be the cause of persistent redness and skin irritation. Ingredients like, fragrance, phthalates, preservatives, and parabens should be absent from the ingredient list especially if you struggles with sensitive skin. We recommend a natural skin care routine, with natural ingredients that will support a healthy skin microbiome.

The Right Facial Oil Matters

Choosing the right facial oil for sensitive skin can make a significant difference in maintaining a healthy, radiant complexion without exacerbating irritation or redness. In today’s post we’ll break down the best face oils for those with irritated skin. 

Jojoba Seed OIl:

The benefits of jojoba oil are endless. It has antimicrobial properties making it ideal for sensitive skin and acne prone skin. Jojoba oil comes from  the seeds of the jojoba plant, jojoba oil closely resembles the natural sebum produced by our skin. This makes it an excellent choice for sensitive skin types, as it helps to balance oil production without clogging pores or causing irritation. Jojoba oil is lightweight, non-comedogenic, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making it ideal for soothing inflammation and providing long-lasting hydration.  

Jojoba oil is what we have in all of our ozonated skincare products. We ozonated the jojoba oil meaning we infuse the oil with a form of oxygen known as O3 (AKA activated oxygen). This supercharged form of oxygen + organic Jojoba provides even more benefits when using our skincare products. Clinical research shows ozonated oil to be one of the strongest antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral oil on the market. Ideal for sensitive skin, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and any common inflammatory skin condition. You can read more about ozonated skincare and oil here

Sea buckthorn Oil

Sea buckthorn oil is derived from the berries, seeds, and leaves of the sea buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides), which is native to the Himalayas. Its bright orange color is from the high carotenoids, including beta-carotene, making it ideal for aging and sensitive skin. The high carotenoid content is known to help brighten skin as well. Sea buckthorn oil contains compounds such as quercetin and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. It can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea. Applying sea buckthorn oil topically can help calm redness, itching, and irritation.  It also helps to repair damaged skin, improve elasticity, and enhance the skin’s natural barrier function for a smooth skin texture. We have chosen to incorporate sea buckthorn oil into our ozonated facial serum and ozonated cleansing oil because it really is a powerhouse for so many skin conditions. 

Rosehip Oil 

Known for its rejuvenating properties and anti-aging benefits, rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes. Great for protecting the skin barrier and decreasing fine lines, we love rosehip oil. ich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants, rosehip oil deeply nourishes sensitive skin while promoting cellular regeneration and improving elasticity. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant without feeling greasy or heavy. We have rosehip in both our ozonated facial serum and ozonated facial balm because we just can’t get enough of this powerful oil. 

Argan Oil 

Derived from the kernels of the argan tree native to Morocco, argan oil is prized for its hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Packed with vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and linoleic acid, argan oil helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, soothe irritation, and protect against environmental damage. Its non-greasy texture makes it suitable for sensitive skin and dry skin providing intense moisture without causing breakouts or congestion. Argan oil is not only great for skin but incredibly hydrating for hair and scalp health. Promoting hair growth and deep hydration for a dry & flaky scalp. We love to use argan oil in our herbal infused hair oil and ozonated body oil. This incredibly hydrating oil is perfect for extra hydration with so many great skin benefits. 

Squalane Oil:

Squalane oil is a lightweight, odorless oil derived from olives, a natural compound found in human sebum. Squalane oil mimics the skin’s natural lipid barrier, making it an excellent choice for sensitive and easily irritated skin. This non-comedogenic oil absorbs quickly, delivering deep hydration and replenishing the skin’s moisture levels without clogging pores or causing sensitivity. Squalane oil also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for calming redness and irritation. We find it to be deeply hydrating and one of the best ingredients for facial products geared toward sensitive skin. If you see squalane oil in a facial oil blend, you know you’re getting deep hydration. The best part? It’s non-pore clogging so your skin can breath while applying this oil. We chose to add squalane oil to our ozonated facial moisturizer and have been so pleased with the incredible results! 

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Which Facial Oils Can Irritate Sensitive Skin?

When dealing with sensitive skin like rosacea, eczema, severe dryness, and even acne choose oils wisely. Believe it or not, some oils can be very irritating and extremely pore clogging. Clogged pores can worsen acne and aggravate skin issues. You’d be so surprised what happens when you remove irritating oils that clog your pores and how it can help your skin texture. Here are some oils to avoid if struggling with sensitive or acne prone skin:

Coconut Oil

  • While coconut oil is praised for its moisturizing properties, it can be comedogenic (pore-clogging) for some individuals, leading to breakouts and irritation.
  • Coconut oil contains high levels of lauric acid, which may be too harsh for sensitive skin, causing redness, itching, or inflammation.

Avocado Oil

  • Avocado oil is rich in oleic acid and various vitamins, making it deeply hydrating and nourishing for the skin. However, its heavy texture may be too occlusive for sensitive skin, leading to congestion and breakouts.

Fragrant Essential Oils

  • Essential oils such as peppermint oil and citrus oils are often used in skincare for their aromatic and therapeutic properties. However, their strong fragrances and potential allergens can be irritating for sensitive skin.
  • Fragrant essential oils may cause allergic reactions, photosensitivity, or contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals, leading to redness, irritation, or inflammation.

Wheat Germ Oil:

  • Wheat germ oil is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, making it beneficial for nourishing and repairing the skin. However, it may be too rich and heavy for sensitive skin, potentially causing congestion and exacerbating acne.

Choosing the right oils for your skin is key. At Faithful Family Farmer we always recommend choosing what works best for you. Always do a small patch test to make sure you don’t react. Especially if you have allergic reactions often, it’s better to stay on the safe side. When applying oil always apply to damp skin for best results. This will ensure you are locking in moisture and getting the most out of your product. It’s also recommend that you use cool or lukewarm water when washing your face and body with sensitive skin. Using water that is too hot can cause even more irritation and redness. 

Have you tried any of these oils before? Let us know which ones work best for you in the comments below! 

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