If you’ve never used face oil before it can be a little bit intimidating. You might be wondering how do I know if face oil is right for me, what ingredients should I look for and when to use it? Let us help you find your loyal oil because when you find your perfect match your skin will thank you.
Why Face Oil?
So starting with the basics the question we get asked all the time is why do you even need face oil? It might seem obvious that dry skin is definitely a candidate for face oil but should you use it if your skin is naturally more oily? In a nutshell, yes. While this might seem counterintuitive, over-washing our skin without moisturizing effectively can actually strip our skin of its natural oils and in turn cause overproduction of oil. This means both oily and dry skin types need regular and high quality hydration to be as healthy as possible.
Which Oil is Best for Your Skin?
So now that you know why face oil is such a treasure trove of goodness for your skin, how do you know which one to choose? While all face oils are moisturizing, how heavy or rich they are varies as do the essential oil combinations inside. We’ve created three Face Oils all which fall on a spectrum of richness & which cater to different skin needs. Think of it like Goldilocks and her porridge and all you have to do is find your “just right”.
First up, if your skin is on the oilier side you might be feeling a little nervous to try an oil but we’ve created the perfect blend for your skin type. Hormone Hero combines lightweight carrier oils that deeply penetrate the skin without overwhelming it. It contains skin superstar Blue Tansy which eases inflammation and irritation. This is your “just right” if your skin experiences hormonal breakouts or tends to overproduce oil. It’s also great used as a spot treatment on the t-zone or other breakout prone areas.
If you have Dry or Combination skin let us introduce you to Super Soother. Vibrant orange in color thanks to Rosehip, this oil is deeply hydrating and calming. It is amazing for dry winter skin and for sensitive skin types that may experience psoriasis, eczema or Rosacea. This is your “just right” if you’d describe your skin as normal or dehydrated.
Next up is our richest, most nourishing face oil, Aurora Organic Night Oil. This gorgeous blend stars all organic ingredients including deeply hydrating Olive Oil rich in squalane, free radicals and antioxidants. This is your “just right” if you have mature skin, are in need of more intense hydration or are looking for an oil that can also be used as a night treatment.
When To Use?
If your skin tends to produce more natural oil, you may be able to apply oil to skin before moisturizing, whereas if your skin is naturally dry it may be better to moisturize first and then apply your face oil as a final occlusive layer. Feel free to experiment and see what feels right for you and your skin. This might also change depending on the season or time of day you’re using it.