Oily & Acne Skincare Guide

Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores and excessive sebum that generates shine on the surface.  Pores get easily blocked and cause blackheads and blemishes. You may, on occasion, experience some tightness. 

People who have oily skin tend to have an overactive sebaceous gland that produces excessive oil.

To treat and manage oily skin it’s important to neutralize and balance the production of oil.  Trying to remove the oil with harsh drying chemicals or medications cause the sebaceous gland to produce even more oil leaving skin feeling greasy and lead to excessive shine and blemishes.

We formulate our products for oily acne prone skin with gentle, lightweight plant oils that mimic the body’s natural sebum.  When the two come in contact, they blend to keep skin calm and balanced to reveal skin that is clean, clear and shine-free.

Every Evening:


Cleansing and Refreshing Facial Cleansers

Option A: Our lightweight Facial Cleansing Oil effectively dissolves impurities, dirt and waterproof makeup without stripping the skin of its natural defenses or leaving any oily residue.  It keeps skin hydrated and moisturized to balance the production of oil while eliminating breakouts and shine.

  • Cleans without leaving any oily residue
  • Balances the production of oil to eliminate breakouts and shine.
  • Non-comedogenic, won’t clog pores.
  • Safe for eye area to remove waterproof mascara.

Option B: Our Botanical Facial Wash is infused with gentle all-natural ingredients formulated for sensitive, oily and acne skin. A refreshing lather removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling calm and purified. Reduces redness and inflammation and helps balance the production of oil to eliminate breakouts and shine. 

  • Gently removes impurities and excess oil.
  • Reduces redness and inflammation.
  • Balances the production of oil to eliminate breakouts and shine.
  • Leaves skin silky soft and smooth.
  • Non-comedogenic, won’t clog pores.
  • Alcohol and fragrance free.

Option C: If enlarged pores are of concern, try one of our facial cleansing scrubs that cleanses skin and minimizes pores.  For oily acne skin you can choose the Activated Charcoal Scrub or the Facial Cleansing Scrub in Rosemary Mint.  Both are made with detoxifying clays that gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and unclogs pores while leaving skin soft, smooth and refreshed.

  • Gently cleans as it exfoliates to remove dirt, dead skin cells.
  • Formulated with clay to remove toxins
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Balance the production of oil to eliminates breakouts and shine.


Soothe, Balance & Refresh With Our Toning Mist

The most effective way to balance skin while removing excess oil is by using our facial toning mist.  This alcohol-free toner is formulated for oily skin types to help visibly reduce oil and shine while preparing the skin for facial creams and lotions.  It’s also a great way to refresh your skin during the day.

  • Hydrates while it balances skins pH levels to reduce shine.
  • Soothes and calms irritated skin.
  • Minimizes pore size and appearance.
  • Balances the production of sebum.

Understanding HYDRATION for Oily Skin

People with oily skin have a misconception about using moisturizers and serums that are formulated with natural oils.

Most try desperately to dry up the surface with harsh chemicals and medications to get rid of the oil.  But oily skin is sensitive, and it naturally produces higher amounts of oil (serum).

The purpose of a moisturizer is to increase water content to the skin and prevent moisture lose. A plant-based moisturizer is essential for people with oily skin because when you slow down the evaporation of moisture it also slows down the sebaceous gland from producing excessive amounts of oil (sebum).

The best way to treat and manage oily skin is to keep it hydrated with an all-natural lightweight moisturizer that balances the production of oil.  Trying to dry up the surface or stop that production will only aggravate the sebaceous gland and cause it to increase the production of oil which leads to an increase in shine and blemishes.

The Best Natural Oils for Oily Skin

Natural oils have different amounts of natural fatty acids.  Some are lightweight and mimic our own natural oil (sebum).  These lightweight oils are ideal for oily skin because they restore pH balance and dissolve pore clogging sebum which helps eliminate shine and breakouts.  Even more, they keep skin soft, smooth and well hydrated.


Hydrate Eye Area Creamy Eye Treatment

Even though the rest of your skin feels oily, the delicate skin around the eyes is thin and without sebaceous glands. It’s critical to treat this area with hydration.  Our power packed Creamy Eye Treatment brings hydration and so much more. 


Repair, Restore, Heal with Skin Treatments

Due to the therapeutic ingredient our treatment creams, we suggest that they be applied before your facial cream to ensure they absorb into the skin. Allow them to dry completely, it takes 30 seconds for the skin to completely absorb the topical treatments.

Option A: If occasional breakouts and skin discoloration is your concern, reach for our Ultra Calming Sea Buckthorn Repair Cream that calms irritation, reduces inflammation while encouraging skin cell growth.  Sea buckthorn heals and repairs skin that is red, inflamed, chafed, or cracked.  Nightly application is suggested due to the natural orange pigment of sea buckthorn.  The orange pigment doesn’t stain and washes way in the morning.

Option B: For stubborn acne or cystic acne, Neem Cream is your go-to.  Neem Cream is an ideal repair cream for mild to severe acne due to its therapeutic properties.  Neem aids in the relief, repair, and healing of skin.  This powerful cream effectively calms and soothes skin.  Above all it eliminates itching and irritation, as it tackles redness and inflammation.


Hydrate Skin With Our Moisturizer For Oily Skin

Stay matte and shine-free with our non-greasy Facial Moisturizing Cream for Oily and Acne Prone skin that balances the production of oil.  Our gentle lightweight moisturizer is formulated hydrate and instantly refresh skin without clogging pores or adding shine.

  • Balances and normalizes the production of oil without clogging pores.
  • Controls the shine and prevents more breakouts.
  • Soothes redness and irritation.
  • Reduces itching, inflammation and breakouts.
  • Repairs and heals blemishes and reduces scarring and dark spots.

STEP 6 (Optional)

Treat your skin to with a few drops of our beloved all-natural Blemish Rescue & Relief Serum that is made for oily, acne, and cystic prone skin.  Due to its powerful natural active ingredients, Blemish Relief & Rescue works to minimize the appearance of pores while balancing the production of oil and finally controlling the shine.

It’s made to calm irritation as it targets bacteria and works to clear current blemishes and reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne while preventing new breakouts.  Furthermore, it heals and repairs as it moisturizes, soothes, and softens the skins surface.


Apply Lip Balm

The best time to apply our Vegan Lip Balms is at night just before your head hits the pillow. Keep one on your nightstand. Lip skin is most receptive to repairing itself from damage caused by daily aggressors at night. Our lip balms are formulated to replenish and repair lips to keep them soft and healthy. Our go-to lip balms flavors for nighttime repair are Peppermint Tea Tree or Lavender Vanilla.

Every Morning:


Refresh your skin with a few quick splashes of water followed by a spritz of our toning mist. Let Dry.


Apply Eye Cream followed by any repair cream, if using. Let dry. This step may be necessary during seasonal changes and if your skin needs additional treatment.


Protect Skin Lightweight Sunblock Lotion

Daily sun protection is an important step in keeping your skin healthy.  For oily skin we formulate our SUNCARE light facial lotion for oily and acne prone skin with Zinc Oxide, a natural sunblock ingredient.  Not only does it block the sun’s rays, it also provides a matte finish to leave skin feeling smooth and shine-free throughout the day.

  • Made with non-Nano Zinc Oxide that provides natural protection from UVA/UVB damage.
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky, and non-whitening formula.
  • Balances and normalizes the production of oil without clogging pores.
  • Zinc oxide naturally mattifies skin without clogging pores.
  • Restores elasticity while conditioning and softening.

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Revitalize & Renew Skin Facial Cleansing Scrubs

Our Facial Cleansing Scrubs are gentle enough to use every day, but exfoliation is essential to keeping skin healthy.  Exfoliation removes dead skin and cleans out pores while improving tone and texture.  It leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and looking radiant.

  • Gently cleans as it exfoliates to remove dirt, dead skin cells.
  • Formulated with clay to remove toxins
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Balance the production of oil to eliminates breakouts and shine.
  • Our go-to for oily acne skin is the Activated Charcoal or Rosemary Mint

Detox with our Ready-to-use Pore Minimizing Mask

For those days when your skin feels exceptionally oily and has visible signs of blackheads or blemishes, treat your skin to a quick detox with our pore minimizing face mask.  In under 10 minutes, our Pore Minimizing Face Mask for oily skin helps cleanse skin, minimizes pores and visibly reduces oil.

  • Detoxifies and exfoliates.
  • Clears pores while minimizing pore size.
  • Eliminates blackheads while treating existing blemishes.
  • Leaves skin silky soft and smooth.

Body Cleansing with Goats Milk Soap

Goats Milk Soaps are the perfect cleansing bar for all skin types and conditions.  We encourage you to stop using commercial soaps and body washes that contain harsh detergents and chemicals that strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation to skin that is already sensitive and inflamed. 

Goats Milk Soap is mild, and it gently cleanse and naturally exfoliates the skin and keeps it moisturized due to the high fat content in goats’ milk.  Our soaps help balance the production of oil leaving skin soft and smooth.

We offer over 40 different fragrances of our Goats Milk Soap and any one of them will be beneficial for oily skin.  Our best-selling bars for oily skin are Peppermint-Tea-Tree, Eucalyptus Wave, Oats N’ Honey, Fragrance Free, and Energy.  We also recommend our Neem Tea Tree Shampoo & Body Bar for people with acne blemishes and cystic acne.  Neem and Tea Tree have therapeutic properties that help heal and repair skin while reducing redness and inflammation.

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