Coconut oil has become so popular that it’s been incorporated into everything from food, skincare, and makeup products. If you pick up a face moisturizer, you’ll probably see on the packaging that the product now “contains coconut oil” as if coconut oil is a new revelation and for some people it is, but now its time to move on.
In recent years, research shows that coconut oil has a level 4 Comedogenic rating. Comedogenic ratings which scale from 0 to 5 help determine how oils and emollients will clog your pores, 0 meaning oils won’t clog your pores and 5 meaning oils are highly likely to clog your pores.
According to byrdie.com, coconut oil is a thicker oil that’s hard for the skin to absorb. Meaning that coconut oil just sits on top of the skin, leaving bacteria to fester under the skin and producing extra sebum resulting in acne.
Now, before you go throwing out your coconut oil that’s still usable, keep it to soften your cuticles or use it on your body, but if you’re already tired of your coconut oil, here are some better options that are great for sensitive, oily, and combination skin.
This oil is very popular, it has a comedogenic rating of 0, has a nice scent depending on which brand you buy, and it contains essential fatty acids, that’s great for the skin. The only downside to argan oil is it can be a bit pricey.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil also has a comedogenic rating of 0, has a natural SPF of 6, and is high in Omega 6 and Omega 3 acids which aid in rebuilding epidermal lipids.
Is my personal favorite. This oil is very light and can be applied in the morning before your skincare or makeup routine. It’s deeply nourishing, contains fatty acids and contains vitamin E, A and D oils which are great for your overall skin health and it gives your skin a youthful radiant glow, (Now who wouldn’t want that?)
What’s great about all of these oils is, they can be used from head to toe, so your whole body reaps the benefits and gets a lovely treat.