Face oils have been touted as a must in skincare routines for some time. But does it feel like a bit of a leap of faith to try one?
If you have acne-prone skin or oily skin, it might sound counterintuitive to add a face oil to your regime. Even those of us with dry skin might be wondering whether it is necessary to add another step to their morning and evening ritual.
So, is it worth it? Will it revolutionise your skincare? Here’s everything you need to know based on actual research and science.
Benefits of organic face oil
Here’s the headline for you. Face oils can benefit any skin type and help you get a dewy complexion. Like anything in the skincare world, the trick is finding the right face oil for you.
Face oils are emollients, which means they add a protective barrier, locking in moisture and soothing. This can benefit any skin type, including sensitive skin, and skin prone to breakouts. The benefits of face oil for oily skin include balancing oil production.
For all these reasons and more, face oils have become a must in most beauty kits. From soothing to hydrating, balancing to nourishing, there’s an oil to suit any skin concern.
What is the best oil for your face?
Natural face oils are packed with good-for-you ingredients like antioxidants and acids. You can also find products with actives like retinol to target scars and discolouration. The thing to remember is that generally, face oils are non-oily or greasy, and they are readily absorbed into the skin.
And which type of face oil is best for you? Here are just a few of our favourites and how they benefit each skin type.
How to apply face oil
Yep, one of the most confusing things about additions to your skincare routine is where they fit in. Annoyingly, there’s no one size fits all with this advice. What we can tell you is what we advise with our products.
Our organic face oils are brimming with beneficial vitamins, actives and acids, so we always recommend you add them after cleansing, and before you moisturise. This enables all the good stuff to penetrate your skin.
Some of our oils can even be used instead of a moisturiser. Just check the advice on your label before you apply it.
Face oil or organic face oil?
One final note. There are different kinds of natural face oils and there are organic face oils versus, well, non-organic.
There is a lot of noise around clean, natural and organic skincare products at the moment. Why? As we absorb a lot of what we place on our skin’s surface, it makes sense to strip out harmful chemicals. Brands that truly focus on natural and organic formulations add accountability by avoiding these substances.