Face oils get a lot of buzz and a lot of controversy in the beauty world leaving many of us confused on if we can use them and how to incorporate one into our skincare routine. Can I use it with oily skin? How much is too much? When to apply? To every good question though, there is an answer! And we shouldn’t let these questions stop us from using face oils because they can do so much good for your skin. So, to make it easier we’re breaking down everything you need to know about face oils.
What is a face oil?
Face oil is a blend of skin-friendly oils often formulated with natural botanical ingredients and antioxidant rich ingredients to add both moisture and extra benefits.
How do face oils work?
When oils are applied to the skin, without the interference of waxes & other ingredients in traditional moisturising creams, they are absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, where they instantly go to work to improve the lipid barrier function. By replenishing the oils you’ve lost due to the natural aging process and exposure, you enable your skin to do what it does naturally—retain moisture and repel assaults from sun and wind.
Who should use face oils?
Contrary to popular belief, face oils can be for every skin type. Yes, even oily ones! If your skin’s prone to oiliness, the right face oils can actually help re-balance excess sebum production, meaning your skin will actually be less greasy. For example, the pure plant oils we’ve selected for our face oil range are similar to sebum, meaning they’re easily absorbed and won’t leave behind an oily residue. They’ve also been shown not to clog or irritate pores, or disrupt normal skin function.
Face oils are especially good for dehydrated and mature skin as well because they add deep and long lasting hydration to the skin that results in a glowy and healthy appearance.
When should you apply a face oil?
Face oils can be used both day and night and should be the last product you apply before SPF. Depending on your skin type, oils can replace your regular moisturiser or can be used in addition to a light moisturiser. If you have mature skin for instance, you could lightly apply a few drops of oil directly to your skin as a last step after your anti-aging retinol cream or even mix a few drops directly into your moisturiser to add an extra boost of hydration.
How to Apply?
You either lightly pat a few drops onto your skin as a last step in your
morning skincare routine (before SPF) for a nice glow or you can spend some time massaging it in.
At night, we like to take our time and do a facial massage while applying. Use 3-4 drops and and massage into your skin in upward and outward motions to relieve tension and encourage lymphatic drainage throughout the face.