If you are new to using face oils and are not sure if they are right for your facial skincare routine then you have come to the right place. Oils have always had a bad reputation of being oily however we now know that is not the case. As with anything, there is a spectrum and oils are no different. There are so many oils out there and each has their own properties. Some oils can be super-oily and even clog the pores but there are so many that are light-weight and absorb easily. These are known as non-comedogenic oils and the ones that you will likely find in facial oils.
What Is A Face Oil?
Face oils are a skincare product made up of nourishing oils that hydrate and moisturise the skin, unlike moisturisers which are largely made up of water. They are known as waterless skincare or anhydrous products. Face oils are typically used at the last point of the skincare routine, after serum and moisturiser. Face oils are becoming popular because they can be easily incorporated into your skincare routine. They have a whole host of benefits for different skin types. Dry skin benefits from the additional hydration and moisture. Mature skin benefits from the additional collagen boost and restorative properties that oils can offer. Even acne-prone skin can benefit from a lightweight oil that has anti-inflammatory properties.
3 Reasons To Use A Face Oil
So now you know about facial oils but wondering what the benefits are? Here are 3 top reasons to incorporate face oils into your routine.
#1 - Radiant Skin
Winter is around the corner and the cold weather has already set in. This can only mean two things: dry and dull skin. During colder months the air is drier which causes more water loss leading the skin to become dry. It is important to pay extra attention to your skincare routine and moisturise your skin regularly to keep hydration locked in and prevent water loss. Choose a moisturiser or facial oil that contains an emollient oil like grapeseed oil or squalane to keep dry and dull skin at bay.
#2 - Improves Appearance Of The Skin
Face oils are naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamins which means that they protect and repair your skin's barrier. With regular use, a facial oil can help to soften rough skin and improve the appearance. Grapeseed oil is known for creating an even skin tone and texture. Another powerhouse ingredient is safflower oil which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants which are great for acne-prone skin and reducing the appearance of acne scars.
#3 - Smooths Lines
Environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation can contribute to the aging process. Staying well-moisturised ensures that the skin maintains elasticity which protects the skin from sagging and reduces premature aging. Look out for facial oils that contain camellia seed oil or rosehip seed oil as they are both high in vitamin a which helps regenerate the skin. They also stimulate collagen production which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So What Next?
So now you know about face oils and the many benefits it can offer you. If you are looking for a new facial oil to add to your routine, we got you. We have just launched Glow, a face and body oil that is 100% natural, 95% organic and beautifully scented with a hint of rose. Made with simple ingredients like safflower oil, grapeseed oil, camellia tea oil, squalane and vitamin e but offering maximum benefits like radiant skin, reducing fine lines and improving the tone and appearance of the skin.
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