The idea of applying oil over acne-prone skin is sure to raise a few eyebrows. After all, isn’t too much oil a main cause of acne? Well, that depends—because oils that improve your skin do exist. Just a few drops can hydrate thirsty skin, infuse it with nutrients, and ironically, balance sebum production. What you want is a gentle, non-comedogenic elixir that nourishes without clogging. Here are 6 facial oils that have earned our customers’ 5-star approval!

Skin Genie Heal All Tamanu Oil, P200
Andrea, 27, Oily Skin: “Per research, this is a carrier oil and should be mixed with other essential oils like tea tree, or lavender. I however use it alone, rolled directly onto my blemishes. It helps calm down redness and cystic acne. I don’t think it helps with milia and blackheads, so this is more of a spot treatment for me. I just love that this is a one-ingredient skincare, and is based locally.”

Human Nature Tea Tree Oil (30ml), P295
Kat, 20, Combination Skin: “I bought this product during my worst acne breakouts. Now, my skin has gotten a lot better ever since I added this to my skincare routine. I mix it with my clay mask, which I use once a week, and it helped a lot with the texture of my skin. I also use it as a spot treatment for my cystic acne during that time of the month, and it helps dry them in less than 3 days. What I love about it the most is that it does not irritate my skin at all. Plus, it’s organic so I know it’s 100% safe. One little thing, it smells quite strong so be warned! Other than that, it’s definitely worth trying!”

Lumiere Organiceuticals Rosehip Oil (30mL), now on sale at P1200 (limited time only)
Naomi, 23, Combination Skin: “I’ve been using this Rosehip oil for nearly a month and I can definitely see a huge improvement with my bare face, especially in pictures. My face looks more glowy and the dry patches I used to have around my mouth have all disappeared. It’s also great in keeping my under eye area moisturized especially when applied before makeup. While my dark eye circles seem to need something more potent, my pimple scars seem to be slowly fading. Overall, this is a lifesaver and I feel I’m getting my money’s worth as its very versatile in terms of usage.”

Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence, P1900
Samantha, 25, Combination Skin: “I used to use rose oil and found that it kept my entire face oily all day and my skin just wouldn’t absorb it well enough. With Huxley, I never had that problem. Immediately after application, as I pat it in, it just sinks in with no problem. I immediately noticed a difference and feel as if my skin is hydrated throughout the day when I use this! I highly recommend and would definitely repurchase!”

V&M Naturals Argan Oil, P800
Andy, 25, Combination Skin: “I saw this product was on sale so I jumped at the opportunity! Argan oil has a wonderful reputation already, added to that is the fact that I have a lot of friends who swear by V&M Natural’s products. Hence, I had no doubts when I purchased this. It comes with a dropper so it’s perfect for application and my skin has gotten WAY better! I use this nightly and I really feel my skin seeping it in. I always feel hydrated in the morning!”

Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil LUXE, P300
Christine, 30, Dry Skin: “When this came out, I was truly happy to see that it had more ingredients, which means more moisture for my skin! I fell in love with this on my first use and have been using it as my night facial moisturizer. I always wake up with soft and plump skin every time I use it. It is also helpful in taming my dry, frizzy hair. I have recommended it to my friends and they also fell in love with it!”

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