Knowing what your skin does or does not need often takes time, effort and a little trial and error here and there. That being said, we firmly believe there’s a place for certain skincare products in everyone’s skincare routine. Cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen automatically spring to mind but, frankly, they’re a given.
Another formulation we put our complete trust in is facial oil. And, heads up, they’re not exclusively for dry skin types. Intrigued? Then read on...
What Is A Facial Oil?
You might feel as if facial oils have sprung up from nowhere over the last few years, but oils have been used in skincare for centuries. In fact, Ancient Egyptians apparently slathered themselves with a nutrient-packed oil from the moringa tree in a bid to keep their skin soft and glowing.
But why is oil so good for your complexion? Well, your skin produces its own natural blend of oils to moisturise and strengthen its protective barrier – whose primary function is to retain water so it doesn’t evaporate from the surface. This all sounds simple enough. And it is. Until it isn’t. You see, many skin types fail to produce enough natural oils, making their skin dry, while others produce too much which causes their skin to become super oily.
A harsh skincare routine, coupled with pollution, sun damage and other environmental onslaughts also suck oils from your skin which further upsets the balance of your barrier function. Hence dryness, dehydration, irritation and even breakouts.
The idea is that facial oils supplement the natural oils your skin is (or should be) producing. Skin that produces too much oil becomes more balanced, while skin that doesn’t produce enough enjoys all the moisturising benefits a supplementary facial oil brings to the table. This works to build a stronger protective barrier and helps keep your skin soft, balanced, healthy and moisturised.
But Wait, Because There’s More...
While moisturisation is the main benefit you get from applying any facial oil, our Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil offers way more for your skin than that.
1. It’s Packed With Antioxidants To Help Defy Premature Ageing
Every single one of the 20 powerful organic oils blended into our oil is jam-packed with natural antioxidant properties. Avocado oil, for example, is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, E and K which work hard to quash free radical damage (ie: wrinkles and dark spots) and help keep your collagen supplies healthy and abundant.
And that’s just a starter for ten. Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil is literally packed, we repeat, PACKED with antioxidants.
2. It Helps Reduce Redness
Certain oils like rosehip and orange peel have been included in our Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil specifically for their awesome anti-inflammatory properties. Their ability to calm irritation and reduce redness is especially handy if you’ve overdone it with active ingredients like retinol and fruit acids and need something to soothe your skin as you sleep. And relax...
3. It’s The Perfect Canvas
Soft, healthy skin is super important if you’re going to be applying make-up every day. For one thing, dry skin makes your foundation look patchy and flaky. And sluggish skin that allows dead cells to hang around longer than necessary? Well, that’s just asking for trouble.
Our facial oil not only keeps your skin ultra-moisturised, but it contains vetiver and sea buckthorn oils to stimulate cell turnover and encourage your skin to regenerate more efficiently for a more even, radiant complexion. It’s the perfect canvas for make-up.
But if we’re totally honest, it’s an even better canvas for letting your skin naturally glow on its own!
For more tips and advice on how to use our phenomenal Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil, click here.