Face Oils. What You Need to Know
Face Oils have been subject to much debate over the years. Do they make you break out? How do you apply them properly? Can you use them instead of moisturiser? We’ve put a selection of myths and truths together to help you understand more about what Face Oils do and why you need to adopt this liquid gold into your daily routine!
Face Oils are not suitable for oily or sensitive skins
This is one that we hear time and time again. Face oil is actually extremely beneficial for oily or sensitive skin, particularly if you use the correct one. If your skin is oily, you might be tempted to scrub and strip your skin of your natural sebum. This will irritate your pores and in turn your skin will produce more oil. The key to rebalancing oily skin is to calm its sebum production which face oils can help to do. Face oils are packed with fatty acids that protect our skin, helping to hydrate and protect. You will have calmer and clearer skin. The Mattifying Refining Face Oil is ideal for those with oily skin. It is a daily conditioning oil that helps to balance your skins natural oil production using Ylang Ylang. Lavendar will help reduce inflammation and redness caused by breakouts whilst Jojoba Essential Oil soothes. This light oil will help leave the skin feeling comfortable and conditioned. We recommend that you begin to introduce this oil into your evening skincare regime after your serum and before your moisturiser.
If you suffer with sensitive skin, you will probably be hesitant to alter your skincare regime and introduce new steps. If you are not already using a face oil, they can really help with calming and soothing stressed skin. The Inner Strength Soothing Face Oilhas been specifically formulated for sensitive and city stressed skin. If you are regularly exposed to pollution it helps to soothe and restore moisture to the skin. Arnica Oil helps to calm and minimise skin redness, leaving your complexion feeling comfortable and looking healthy.
Face Oils are too rich and should only be used at night.
Many think that applying face oil in the morning will cause your makeup to streak and melt off. The key is not to over apply face oil, you only need 1-2 pumps to use over your face and decollate. Face oils should be used morning and evening for optimum results. A good quality face oil will have carefully selected essential oils but also base and vegetable oils too. Base and vegetable oils penetrate the deeper layers of the skin once the essential oil has been absorbed. Choosing a carrier oil that has a natural affinity to our skin’s own natural oils is of the upmost importance, this means when the vegetable oils are mixed with sebum they penetrate the sebaceous duct making it easier to diffuse into the bloodstream and have its effect on the skin. If you have an effective face oil and apply a small amount there is no need to fear your skin being over moisturised.
The Hydrating Nourishing Face Oil is perfect for dehydrated skin. Evening Primrose Essential Oil replenishes and helps to soften dry skin. Rose Essential Oil stimulates circulation, keeping your complexion looking youthful and radiant!
Can Face Oils help with ageing and scarring?
Face Oils can actively help reduce the signs of ageing skin. Dry and dehydrated skin shows signs of ageing quicker than hydrated skin. Face Oils prevent dryness and help to lock in your skins moisture. The Anti-Ageing Fine Line Face Oil is a super-rich oil that reduces the appearance of fine lines whilst giving your skin a deep treatment. Rose and Patchouli Essential Oil encourage healthy glowing skin whilst Apple and Raspberry Seed Oils help to plump the skin’s appearance. It is common to get facial scarring from sun damage and acne. Scars are fibrous tissue that forms after an injury to replace your normal skin. Face Oils are the most natural way to reduce scarring. The Anti-Ageing Intensive Skin Treatment Oil is rejuvenating and repairing. The special formulation of vitamin-rich oils eases extremely dry and uncomfortable skin. It helps to stimulate cell renewal and reduce the appearance of scars.
You don’t need a face oil if you use a good moisturiser.
Using your moisturiser in conjunction with a face oil will give you more effective results and keep your skin conditioned for longer. The Hydrating Revitalising Face Oil nourishes and revitalises the skin whilst absorbing instantly. The blend of luxurious Essential Oils and plant extracts restores vitality to dull skin. Your skin will be left appearing radiant and glowing!
How do you apply a face oil?
We would recommend using our skincare layer locking technique when applying face oil. After cleansing and toning, 1. Apply your serum. This is the water for your skin. 2. Face Oil, massage 1-2 pumps of your chosen face oil to face and neck by gently massaging your skin in an upward circular motion. 3. Finish off your layering with a moisturiser to help lock everything in.
Our Face Oils are everyone’s best kept secret and the most celebrated out of our award winning skincare range. Whatever Face Oil works for you, they are a must-have in your skincare regime!
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- Melissa Chong