From the time we’re young, we’re told that every good skincare regime should consist of four steps — exfoliate, cleanse, tone and moisturise. For good reason too, as they’re all essential when it comes to achieving clear, radiant skin! But there’s another important skincare step that has fallen under the radar until recently. And just like icing on the cake, it may be the missing ingredient for your most gorgeous skin ever!
Belles, we’re talking about face oils. Don’t let the fact that they come in cute little vials fool you –these products are absolute powerhouses when it comes to giving you a lush complexion! Made from plant oils, natural face oils contain the fatty acids, vitamins and lipids the skin needs to stay in tip-top condition. They’re also natural emollients, so they sink deeply into the skin to replenish, nourish and moisturise. That’s not all they do either! Read on for our top 5 reasons to add a facial oil to your skincare routine:
1. They balance oily skin
“Won’t slathering oil all over my skin make it oily?” you may wonder. But in actual fact, the opposite is true! Oils that contain jojoba seed are actually fantastic for oily skin, as it mimics the skin’s natural sebum and helps to control excess oil production. However, with oily skin it’s important to avoid heavy oils that will sit on the surface of the skin for a long time. Our Seed Face Oil is an ideal choice, as it not only includes jojoba but is super fast-absorbing.
2. They moisturise dry skin
Like a great red lippie, face oils are suitable for everyone. Plant-based face oils are just as great for dry (or combination) skin as they are for oily complexions. They contain fatty acids that help to hydrate and moisturise the skin, without leaving behind a greasy residue.
3. They help to smooth wrinkles
As your skin matures, its natural oils decrease and the moisture barrier breaks down. This can deepen the appearance of existing wrinkles. As oils penetrate the skin more deeply than creams, they’re great for plumping your complexion and restoring moisture — which helps to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines! You can also apply a face oil before your anti-ageing cream to make it soak more deeply into the skin. Face oils are also fantastic for younger belles who want to avoid premature ageing, as they contain antioxidants that help to reverse the irritating effect of pollutant exposure.
4. They can clear up acne
Oily skin and acne often go hand in hand. This is because the excess sebum can block the pores and feed the bacteria that hang out on the skin. For this reason, a face oil containing jojoba seed oil and plant oils that are high in omega-6 fatty acids such as rosehip, evening primrose, and seabuckthorn is an absolute must for keeping pimple-prone skin clear. Not only do theyhelp to balance oil production, they have natural antibacterial properties.
5. They’re multifunctional
Like your beloved Chanel handbag or your favourite pair of jeans, face oils are incredibly versatile. You can use it as a skin-boosting serum, in place of your moisturiser or even as a hydrating primer before you apply your makeup! You can also dab it on as a glossy illuminator for extra shine and even use it to help heal scars! The better question would be, is there anything face oils can’t do?
Ready to make a face oil your new best friend? Our Seed Face Oil contains 8 amazing seed oils and seabuckthorn fruit extract, as well as a soothing blend of essential oils. Click find out more.
- by Emma N.