The luxurious Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil has already become a HIGHBORN must-have. Selling out in less than three days when it first arrived in the shop last year! So, firstly, we want to say a huge thank you for embracing this beautiful facial oil – we’re really pleased you love it as much as we do.
Facial oils can be tricky to master and there are so many questions that need answering. Do you apply yours before, after, or even instead of your moisturiser? And if you apply it in the morning, will it make your skin look and feel super greasy? (The quick answer is no, by the way!)
The thing is, learning how to make any new product work for your skin can take a bit of trial and error – after all, everyone’s skin type, tone and texture is different. But there are some things you should know about Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil to help you get the best results from this exquisite skin treatment. Because it’s an absolute delight to use once you know how (and HIGHBORN Ambassador, Helen can certainly attest to that!).
Read on for the answers to your burning questions…
1. Why should I include a facial oil in my skincare routine?
Facial oils work with your skin’s natural oils to not only provide your skin with essential moisture, but to seal in water and help keep your skin hydrated all day (and night) long. They also create an invisible shield over the outer layer of your epidermis which helps strengthen your skin’s natural barrier function and protects it from external chemicals and irritants.
2. What makes Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil different from the rest?
Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil has been crafted to soften and smooth your skin with only the finest organic plant-based oils. But it gives you so much more than hydration. Each skin-loving oil has been carefully chosen to deliver a potent boost of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants to nourish, repair and rejuvenate your skin with every single application. Think of it as a superfood for your skin. Sounds great, right?
3. What are the specific benefits of Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil?
Goodness, how long have you got? As well as giving you instant and long-lasting hydration, our high-powered blend of 20 oils has amazing antioxidant properties and is rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E (to name just a few). These age-defying nutrients work together to fight free radical damage caused by environmental stressors like pollution and the sun. They also help target fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin which is why Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil is the perfect addition to any anti-aging regime. Say hello to radiant, younger-looking skin that feels and looks incredible.
4. Is Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil suitable for all skin types?
Absolutely, it’s ideal for everyone, including sensitive skin. Every single ingredient has been carefully chosen to be as well tolerated as possible. But if you’re extremely sensitive or have food or nut allergies always check with your doctor before use. We also advise doing a patch test first by applying a small amount of product to your wrist or behind your knee. Leave this for 48 hours to test for reactions before using it properly for the first time. And even then, gradually introduce it to your regime, over the course of a week or so.
5. Will Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil make my oily skin even oilier?
Many people believe that facial oils are a recipe for disaster when it comes to oily or acne-prone skin, but the good news is our facial oil is so lightweight, anyone can use it. In fact, it’s perfect for balancing oily skin! You see, without hydration, your skin produces more and more natural oils to try to counteract dryness, therefore becoming even oilier as a result. And that’s what’s called a vicious circle. Go get your facial oil!
6. How should Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil be applied for the best results?
Firstly, go easy: just one or two drops are all you need for your entire face. Warm the oil between clean hands, then use the pads of your fingers to tap it all over your skin, including the eye area. And let’s not forget the neck! You could also warm another drop and apply this in upwards strokes to the skin on your neck for a really luxurious, anti-ageing treatment. It's important to note, always apply your SPF at the end of your regime for the final protective layer [so after your facial oil].
7. Should I apply Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil before or after moisturiser?
Oils should always be applied to cleansed skin, ideally after your serum and moisturiser but this really depends on the level of hydration you need. It works perfectly after cleansing, toning and applying your serum to seal, hydrate and treat your skin or you could even mix it with Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum for an instant pampering boost. Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil can also be used in place of your moisturiser - perhaps swapping in the evening. It’s really up to you and seeing what works for your skin type. If your skin is dry or dehydrated, however, we recommend you apply Imperial Moisturiser after serum, then finish with Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil. Morning and evening is also recommended.
8. What scent should I expect from Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil?
We know how important the "scent" of your skincare products is to you. You tell us regularly how much you love the coconut aroma of your other HIGHBORNs. So take note, this is different! Why? Well, it's 100% natural with plant-based oils and minerals. Together, these create a natural, almost "earthy" aroma that's unique to Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil. Some describe it as a warming, spicy aroma. Others pick out a citrusy note. With over 20 high quality, natural ingredients there's a lot to be excited about in terms of scent. So whilst the smell is different to what you are used to, it's cleverly soothing and not overpowering. You'll see what we mean when you try it!
9. Can I use it in the morning and the evening?
Of course. While some facial oils are designed to be used only at night, Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil is so lightweight and penetrates the skin so quickly and beautifully, it won’t leave any residue behind. In fact, it provides the ideal base for your make-up, allowing liquid foundation and concealer to blend much more smoothly onto your skin.
10. When should I start noticing the benefits of Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil?
In terms of hydration, softness and glowing skin? Immediately! For long-lasting results, allow your facial oil four weeks to work to its full potential. Skin cells have an average life cycle of 28 days in which time they form, mature, die and shed. Allowing Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil this same amount of time gives it a proper chance to work on a whole cycle of skin cells, offering maximum benefits to the surface of your skin.
We hope this answers your questions and helps you to get the best results out of your Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil.
Enjoy getting to know your new facial oil!
Georgia Gould - Skincare and beauty editor