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Face Oils, Demystified

Face Oils, Demystified

Although face oils are quickly becoming fan favorites, there’s still some confusion around their proper use and multitude of benefits. Some of the most common questions we get are: But will it make me break out? And: Is it really an essential product? 

In short, no! Face oils will not break you out. And, yes! Face oils are not only an essential last step to lock in moisture and nutrients, but they also have a naturally gorgeous, instantly smoothing texture to leave your skin completely luminous. Some may say they are magic. 

Finding the perfect face oil can truly have transformative results for your skin - and we’re here to help! Here are our top five reasons we love them - as well as our guide to finding the right oil for you:

1) Order of Application 

In order to maximize the efficacy of your skincare, we suggest applying products in order of lightest to heaviest molecular weight. This way, small molecules, like those in essences, can absorb into skin before larger molecules, like the ones in face oils. Face oils are the perfect way to round out your skincare regimen with complete skin nourishment by locking in essential moisture and nutrients.

2) Like Superfoods For Your Skin 

Our face oils are packed with essential vitamins, lipids, fatty acids, amino acids, and antioxidants for a healthy glow and silky smooth skin. Made with a pure blend of flower and plant oils, our luxurious oil treatments give skin an instant suppleness that’s kind of addictive. Seriously, the oils absorb instantly into skin and deliver immediate benefits - so you’ll be hooked after just one use!

3) They Mimic Your Unique Skin 

Our natural oils are biocompatible with the skin’s natural oils to help balance overall oil production. This means that our face oils work uniquely for each skin type to target your specific needs. 

If you have extra dry skin, our oils help heal parched skin by stimulating oil production. And if you have oily or blemish-prone skin (especially during warm summer months), our oils, such as Neroli and Jojoba, work to control overproduction of oil by signaling to the body when there is sufficient oil present. Face oils are true master regulators!

4) Oily Skin? Yes, You Need Oil 

It’s a total misconception that some skin (such as oily types) should steer clear of face oils. Finding the right face oil can help clear pores of excess sebum, while also reducing inflammation and irritation. Many of our botanical oils, such as Rosehip Seed Oil & Tamanu Seed Oil, are not only naturally antibacterial (bye, breakouts) but they also absorb instantly into skin to restore smoothness and clarity. So, contrary to common belief, face oils can be miracle workers for blemish-prone skin!

5) Hydration Vs. Moisture 

Although they’re often used interchangeably, hydration and moisture are technically two different things that are related to different skin types. Hydration replenishes parched skin cells and is key for dehydrated skin, which lacks water. Moisture is essential for dry skin, which craves more oil. Unlike dehydrated skin, which can result from changes in weather and diet, dry skin is actually a skin type, meaning dry skin isn’t naturally programmed to produce enough oil. If you’re unsure if your skin is dry or dehydrated, give the pinch test a try. Gently squeeze your cheek, and if your skin wrinkles under pressure rather than keeping its shape, it’s begging for some water!

Face oils are the perfect way to add a boost of moisture to dry skin and give your protective skin barrier some extra love. Our face oils make a fortifying final step, or can even be blended into your moisturizer for a nourishing boost. These oils also help skin absorb other skincare products more effectively. So, if you’re not seeing the flawless skin you imagined you would from serums and moisturizers alone, an oil may just be that extra step to make it happen.

Find Your Perfect Oil:  

Oils For Dehydrated, Mature, or Irritated Skin

Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil: This luxurious face oil is your youth restoring booster. Our multi-tasking complex reduces the look of early wrinkles with retinoid acid from rosehip, while vitamins and minerals provide complete skin nourishment for youthful, healthy-looking skin. 

 Plus, we like to think of this oil as nature’s neosporin, for it’s incredibly healing and soothing benefits. 

  1. Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil
    Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil - 30ML

    Vitamin A Natural Retinol Face Oil

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  1. Beautifying Face Oil
    Beautifying Face Oil

    Vitamin C + E Antioxidant Face Oil

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Oils for Dull, Dry, or Uneven Skin

Beautifying Face Oil: This lightweight face oil is your radiance restoring booster. Our glow complex revives dull, fatigued skin with vitamin B from camellia oil while antioxidants help fight the effects of free radicals that can diminish your glow and make you look older than you are. 

This antioxidant complex is your go-to look for a natural, no-makeup glow. 

Still Not Sure?

Contact our Skincare Concierge team to ask any questions you may have and find the right face oil custom fit to your unique skincare needs.