There’s a common misconception that a face oil will make your skin greasy. However, a good face oil doesn’t do that. Our face oils help balance your skin’s oil production and help protect your skin barrier from external stressors.
Face oils are a type of emollient. This basically means they help strengthen the outer layer of the skin, otherwise known as the stratum corneum.
A facial oil isn’t reserved for dry skin, anyone can benefit from adding one into their skincare routine.
Using a face oil is also essential in helping balance the skin’s oil content overall. If the skin is naturally lacking in oil and is left to its own devices, it will produce excess oil to counteract this. However, this will cause the skin to have an excess of oil which can lead to clogged pores, breakouts and even acne.
Furthermore, skin oils also help the efficacy of water-based products. Without facial oils miracle water-binding ingredients such as hyaluronic acid are not as effective and can actually increase water loss from the skin. Facial oils are essential to lock water into the skin.
Our face oils contain Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and lots of antioxidants and nutrients which your skin needs to remain healthy and fight off pollutants.
Facial oils are also ideal to combat dry skin, which is caused by a lack of natural oils in the skin.
Face oils are designed to add moisture to the skin, whilst locking in hydration. They are typically formulated with a combination of plant oils, which work to soften and nourish the skin, while delivering a healthy glow.
Facial oils can also help reduce wrinkles as they contain essential ingredients like antioxidants, while preventing water loss and keeping skin plump.
Firstly, Avocado Oil is often added to skin care oils. This is because cold-pressed Avocado Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as proteins, and fatty acids. This oil is great for healing and regenerating. Furthermore, it’s been proven to help erase dermatological conditions, including psoriasis.
As well as this, rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil is another popular choice as it works to soothe, regenerate and heal the skin. It’s packed with skin nourishing vitamins and fatty acids.
Thirdly, Argan Oil is a deeply nourishing oil which is popularly used on the skin and hair. It contains Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid which both help to repair the skin barrier. On top of this, Argan oil possesses antioxidant properties to help protect against free radicals and UV rays.
Following on from this, antioxidants such as Vitamin E, and Vitamin A often come in face oils too thanks to their protective properties.
Antioxidants also make for great anti-aging ingredients thanks to their ability to protect the skin from damage.
Using a facial oil for dry skin is particularly important as the oil helps to prevent water loss, by repairing the skin’s protective barrier.
As well as this, the skin barrier helps to keep out infection and reduce inflammation. When the barrier is impaired skin is left vulnerable.
Browse out full range of face oils below and say hello to an instant youthful glow.