Non-Comedogenic Oils for Skin

Best Non-Comedogenic Oils for Skin & Hair – Comedogenic Rating 0 & 1

Had your skin ever broke out using Coconut oil before? or may be any other oil in that case. It’s because the oil that you used may not be non-comedogenic. Don’t exactly know what that means? Nothing’s scary. Comedogenic means, the products which tends to cause blackheads/acne by blocking the pores of the skin. It is not only important to know about the comedogenic rating of the products that you use, but also about the natural oils that you use too. Yes..! Not all the oils has same benefits, so why think that every Natural oil is suitable for your skin?

If coconut oil is working excellently well on a Vlogger’s/blogger’s skin, that doesn’t mean it should work for you. On a scale of Comedogenic rating of 0-5, while “0” being the non-comedogenic to “5” being the most comedogenic, Coconut oil have a comedogenic rating of 4. So, it is rated as high on clogging the pores and can still be a irritant to many skin types. Personally to me, coconut oil did not suit well. Well it was OK to use for my hair and body in winters but for my face it wasn’t.

But Hey, wait.! Don’t stop loving natural oils yet. Though some are really high on comedogenic, there are still some amazing natural oils that are low on comedogenic rating and reap excellent skin benefits on regular use. These oils that I will talk about now are some of my favorites and use them at different times in a year depending upon my skin needs. So ready to find out some of the best non-comedogenic oils for skin and hair? Let’s get started then…


Best Non-Comedogenic Oils for Skin & Hair that you can choose from..

Hemp Seed oil

Hemp seed oil is in top of this List for a reason. Hemp seed oil or “Hemp Oil” is an all purpose wonder oil for both skin and hair. It is one such oil that is suitable for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging out pores. It helps to balance the sebum production in oily skin and hydrates and regulates the skin’s oil production in dry skin.

Hemp Carrier Oil helps to refresh and strengthen the skin, even out the complexion, enhance its texture and appearance, maintain its suppleness and softness, and repair dryness as well as damage.

As Hemp seed oil has zero Comedogenic rating, it can be used as a daily moisturizer. This oil feels light on skin and thus absorbs on the skin very easily.

This is the reason Hemp seed oil is been used in many organic face serums that claim to fight Acne, clear blemishes and dark spots on face. It is even used to treat skin conditions like Eczema and dermatitis.

Prolonged used of Hemp seed oil in your daily skin care routines will help fight signs of early skin aging like fine lines and skin sagging caused by harmful sun rays.

Hemp seed oil is also proven to be a staple ingredient in hair care. It is known to naturally calm inflammation of the scalp and to condition the strands, thereby promoting their rejuvenated appearance and texture. One of the best ways to use Hemp seed oil in your hair care routines is by applying a wee amount of oil to your hair strands after washing your hair. Using it as a after shower hair serum will avoid dry and frizzy ends and brings back the shine in your mane.


Argan oil

If there is one product that can replace all the stuff that you have in your beauty care regimen will be this “Liquid Gold” a.k.a Argan Oil. Argan oil can become your go-to beauty elixir from head-to-toe for any skin and hair type.

The nutrients and the vitamins that this oil is praised for are, Vitamin E and A, essential fatty acids, minerals and loads of anti oxidants that keeps your skin looking young and refreshed. It protects your face from sun damage and free radicals.

You can use Argan Oil either as a daily moisturizer or as a cleanser. Using Argan oil as a daily skin moisturizer will improve skin’s appearance slowly. It reduces the pore size, unclogs pores and also reduces the appearance of fine lines.  The saponins in Argan oil help to reactivate the skin cells’ ability to regenerate, keeping your largest and most important bodily organ healthy and strong

The anti inflammatory property of Argan oil is also helpful to treat acne. It controls the excess sebum production on skin, which if not controlled will lead to the birth of acne causing bacteria on your face. It can also improve the health of your cuticles and nails.

When it comes to Hair care, Argan oil is unstoppable. Argan oil is proven to make hair soften, smoother and silkier. In fact, this is one of the oil that I used during my hair repair days after my Hair smootheing gone wrong. It controls frizz and adds shine to brittle and dry hair too. It can be used as a after shower hair serum, before styling to control dryness or before washing as a natural conditioner.


Castor oil

We all know that Castor oil is used since ages for growing long and thick hair here in India. But do your know that Castor oil is also used for face to treat many different skin problems?

In its organic, cold-pressed form, it serves as an excellent anti-inflammatory agent that works wonders for dry and irritated skin. It soothes sun burnt skin and heals dry, scaly and flaky skin in winters. It is an excellent skin cleansing agent. In my Best Oils for Oil cleansing method, I have talked about how Castor oil can help cleanse your pores deep within and gives you that supple and soft glowing skin.

Besides treating mild acne, it also helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars on face. As castor oil is a high viscous oil, it is mostly used as an Cleansing oil mixed with other different carrier oils before using it as a cleanser.

Castor oil promotes stronger, thicker and longer hair with regular use. To know how to use castor oil to increase hair growth 2 times faster, Follow this trick. One trick on How to apply castor oil for Hair growth and thickness

Things to consider while choosing the Best Castor oil for your skin and Hair + Best Castor oils available in India


Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil is an amazingly light-weight moisturizer. It is lighter than coconut oil and jojoba oil. The oil can also offer protection against sun damage, and it has astringent properties which work to tighten the skin. Vitamin E is the component in the Grapeseed that helps the skin stay smooth and firm.

Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid, which is said to reduce clogged pores and balance excess oil production too. Grapeseed oil also has skin lightening properties. That’s because it’s rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which both aid in improving skin tone and lightening it. If you have scars, blemishes or hyperpigmentation, apply grapeseed oil on your skin in the night after cleansing your face well.

The oil can be used to help reduce the appearance of age spots, relieve a sunburn, diminish wrinkles and stretch marks. Grapeseed oil is good for lightening dark circles and making your under-eye area look young and vibrant.

And for Hair, This oil is ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair, as it’s lighter than coconut oil and olive oil, and won’t leave your hair feeling greasy. Grapeseed oil is also effective, and even surpasses its counterparts, with the ability to address hair loss, dandruff and weakened hair. Try massaging a couple of tablespoons of grapeseed oil (using more or less, depending on the length of your hair) into your hair and scalp before shampooing


Neem oil

Neem needs no introduction. Neem oil has a wide history of use as a folk remedy around the world, and has been used to treat many conditions. Neem oil contains many ingredients that are extremely beneficial to the skin. It’s anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties help prevent the growth of problematic bacteria on skin.

Pure, Cold pressed Neem oil has a yellow mixed green color and a pungent strong bitter smell. It has been used in beauty regimens and skin care to treat dry skin and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, kill problem causing bacteria. It is mainly used in many DIY treatments to reduce scars caused by deep cystic acne and pimples.

Neem oil protects the scalp skin from ongoing damage that is caused by the free radicals. Neem also has regenerative properties that support healthy cell division and stimulate hair follicle growth and function.

It helps to remove lice, reduce scalp infections and provides relief from from dandruff and itchy scalp.

ALSO READ: All the ways that you can think of to use Neem for dandruff is here, Tried it Yet?

Coming Up…

Safflower oil

Rosehip Seed oil

Camellia oil

Calendula oil



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