It's likely that you use a facial moisturiser or face serum to smooth out your skin when it comes to moisturising your face. While both skin care products are necessary in and of themselves, there may be one that you've overlooked or decided not to use: facial oil.
You may have avoided it because of your oily skin or because you believe that your skin receives enough moisture naturally. But facial oils are not just for people with dry skin; they can be used as a main contributing factor of any skin care regimen by nearly anyone.
A lot of oil on your face may not seem ideal, but when used properly, the right face oil can offer a surprising number of advantages. Read along to learn more.
Face oils can act as occlusives, which seal in moisture, or as emollients, which add moisture. Each type of face oil includes a special blend of fatty acids and nutrients that nourish and revitalise the skin by mending and strengthening the lipid barrier in the stratum corneum, the skin's top layer.
7 Reasons to Use Facial Oils
It's always a formula for catastrophe when you hear the words "oil" and "skin" together. Most people don't want to look oily, so applying oil to the face seems counterproductive—especially if you already have oily, acne-prone, or mixed skin. However, face oils can be soothing on sensitive skin and can assist to manage excess sebum in skin types with oil production.
FUN FACT: If applying oils to your face makes you envision severe breakouts, reconsider. Moringa oil was used by the ancient Egyptians to maintain perfect, vivid skin. And right now, there is a rise in popularity for this (very) ancient beauty trick.
Face oil is beneficial for everyone, even those with oily skin, but it can be especially nourishing for dry skin. Whether you can attribute your dryness to the chilly weather or just have typical symptoms of dry skin, face oil can assist increase the moisturising effects of your moisturiser.
Applying face oil either before or after your moisturiser forms an occlusive layer that locks in moisture. Facial oil can keep skin better protected against damaging free radicals in addition to its great water-locking advantages, which means fewer wrinkles and dark spots.
Our skin produces fewer natural oils as we age, which could increase the appearance of fine wrinkles. Because they contain important components like antioxidants and quickly penetrate the skin, facial oils can help eliminate wrinkles by keeping skin hydrated and plump. Another benefit of antioxidants is that they increase collagen formation and improve skin suppleness.
If your body is dehydrated or you haven't had enough sleep, your skin may also appear dull. Face oil can help replenish moisture and promote bright skin regardless of the underlying cause of dull skin.
Applying face oil before a foundation is a wonderful skincare routine because of its silky, luxurious sensation. Applying makeup with a seamless finish might be challenging if your skin is dry, flaky, or has imperfections. Makeup is less likely to clump or smear when applied with the aid of facial oil, which makes your makeup brushes glide across the skin smoothly.
Face oils can serve as a barrier to the epidermis when applied as the final step of your evening skincare regimen. Applying natural oils to your skin before bed gives them enough time to absorb through the night and offers protection all day.
Your face oil might have antioxidant characteristics that do wonders for the skin, depending on the formulation you choose. One of the key advantages, you might wonder? defending the skin against free radicals. Yes, the proper face oil can help avoid some of the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin, including elasticity loss and photoaging.
Do you believe that using oil on the face will cause clogged pores? Think again. Acne shouldn't be an issue if the appropriate mix and quantity of face oil are used. To prevent clogged pores, look particularly for non-comedogenic face oils.
How Do I Include Facial Oils into My Skincare Routine?
Let's explore how different types of skin oils for the face fit into your skincare routine now that you're familiar with them.
The usual approach is to layer your products from lightest to thickest consistency, starting with the lightest. This is why oil should be used last because it is the densest and takes the longest to absorb all the products in your process.
Apply your facial oil afterward to lock in its water content for optimal hydration or use it with your moisturiser for maximum hydration. Although you can use facial oil every day, think about saving it for at night. This is due to the possibility that your facial oil will render your sunscreen less effective, which is something you should do every morning, even in the cold.
Difference Between Facial Oils and Serums
Nowadays, certain oils are promoted as serums, which might be confusing. To understand it simply, a face oil's primary function is to hydrate, protect, and nourish the skin, whereas a face serum tackles particular skin issues (such as wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, dryness, acne, irritation, and redness). Serums typically cost more than oils since they have a more specific use.
Serums frequently have a high concentration of chemicals, including antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which have an impact on the way the skin operates. Since their molecules are so small, they may be absorbed thoroughly, which has several advantages like brightness, equilibrium, and rejuvenation. Facial serums are capable of a variety of advantages, including:
- Takes care of hyperpigmentation
- Corrects solar damage
- Combats blemishes and new outbreaks
- Removes dead skin cells and accelerates cell turnover
- Calms flaming, swollen skin
- Reduces the appearance of pores and guards against clogging them
- Smooths, firms, and brightens skin
Oils are made to keep the skin hydrated, restore the skin's barrier (increasing overall resilience), keep the skin supple, and provide a source of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins. They also protect the skin from changes in weather and temperature. Oils must be rubbed into the skin due to their thicker texture and emollient nature to assist the skin to become softer and smoother. They prevent the serum from evaporating from the skin when applied as the final step in your skincare process.
Both products are quite potent and typically come in glass bottles with a dropper or pump for simple application.
Question: Which One Should I Use, Facial Oils or Serums, Or Both?
Whether you need to apply a face oil and serum in addition to one another depends on your skin type. Yes, we advise utilising both products if you have a specific skin concern. This will guarantee that the specific matter is handled while also obtaining all of the advantages of face oil. While it has been demonstrated that dryer skins may benefit from sealing the hyaluronic acid into the skin with a face oil, so that it doesn't quickly evaporate, certain serums also contain moisturising substances like hyaluronic acid, which may mean you do not absolutely need a face oil too.
Choosing The Right Goodieco Facial Oil for Your Skin Type
Here at GoodiEco, we have two facial oils that will surely address your skin types needs, all you need to do is determine which one is the most ideal for you:
For Dry and Oily Skin, use our Bright - Facial Treatment Oil
From our Supercharged Trio Routine, the Bright – Facial Treatment Oil paves way for newer, more radiant skin. It helps in reducing the appearance of acne scars, offering balanced hydration, and aiding in preventing breakouts.
This highly concentrated oil is the key to a flawless complexion. Its non-comedogenic, lightweight composition is specially made for oily/combination skin types.
It also stimulates the skin's natural regenerative process and aids in the breakdown of scar tissue and blemishes because it is packed with antioxidants. Lightweight hydration that is enhanced with native Australian Fragonia Extract, a potent anti-bacterial and therapeutic extract that tightens pores and fights acne.
This product offers the following benefits:
- Tightens pore and helps in facial tone.
- Enhances and revitalises the look of the skin
- Natural linoleic acid eliminates imperfections
- Calming for sore, inflammatory skin
- Provides balanced, continuous moisture
- Enhances the skin's apparent texture
How Does This Product Work?
This strong face oil repairs and protects damaged skin. Daily use improves skin texture and tone. As the skin heals, hyperpigmentation, environmental damage, scarring, and inflammation decrease. Healthy acid mantle integrity is restored, ensuring daylong moisture retention. Balanced sebum production prevents blackheads, whiteheads, and outbreaks.
Contains plant-based lipids, free fatty acids, and ceramides. Protects against dangerous germs, environmental contaminants, and trans-epidermal water loss. Non-Comedogenic.
Supports the skin's natural regenerative process, breaking down scar tissue and evening skin tone. Linoleic acid calms acne-prone or acne-recovering skin. Clarifying, non-phototoxic citrus oils help regulate sebum levels and greasy skin.
To warm the oil, apply 1–2 drops to damp palms and quickly rub them together. Apply the facial oil by rubbing your fingers over your freshly washed face and neck. Allow 30 seconds for absorption.
For Aging and Sensitive – Damaged Skin, use our Layer Once-Nourishing Facial Oil
From our Nourishing Trio Routine, this "Queen" of oils works quickly to give you soft, bright skin while reducing inflammation and redness. Instant, intensive hydration.
This potent oil is the key to beautiful, moisturised skin that is firm, bright and radiates from inside. It is specially made for sensitive, dry skin. This oil's nourishing, moisturising, and restorative properties aid in minimising Rosacea-related redness. Regular use will leave your skin feeling divine, while also having an outstanding fragrance.
This product offers the following benefits:
- Deep cellular hydration is provided.
- Protects and fortifies the skin
- Restores firmness and brightness
- Calms irritable, dry, and red skin.
- Nourishing and regenerative - reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Antioxidant-rich for the best possible skin health
- Skin seems more youthful, healthier, supple, calmed, and moisturised.
- Maintains ideal amounts of sebum.
- And keeps moisture within.
How Does This Product Work?
Regular application softens, plumps, and radiances skin. It reduces redness, and rosacea, and calms sensitive skin. Cellular integrity improvements minimise fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, dry, or sallow skin. Dehydration and hormonal fluctuations trigger pimples.
This nourishing oil contains plant-based lipids, free fatty acids, and ceramides. Protects skin from dangerous germs, environmental contaminants, and transepidermal water loss. Non-Comedogenic.
Featuring Australian Blue Cypress Oil, which is rich in guaiazulene, a rare anti-inflammatory ingredient that gives it a beautiful blue-green tint and thoroughly nourishes thirsty skin.
Warm the oil by dabbing 1–2 drops on damp palms and vigorously rubbing them together. To apply the facial oil, press your palms firmly against your newly cleaned face and neck. 30 seconds should be given for absorption.
Additional Tips for Using Facial Oils
- Use mild pressure when putting on facial oils
Avoid pushing or pulling too hard around the eye area because we don't want to encourage those pesky eye wrinkles. Instead, gently massage your oil into the skin using an upward motion.
- Apply face oil directly to the skin or mix it with your moisturiser.
In addition to applying facial oils straight to the skin, you may also mix a couple of drops of your oil with your moisturiser to increase hydration.
- Avoid combining face oil and SPF.
A word of caution when adding oil drops to moisturisers that contain SPF: face oils can impair the benefits of sunscreen by diluting it. Very bad. So always make sure to read the label of your moisturiser before using it or use a separate sunscreen.
- Moderately use a facial oil.
Use just a few drops for each application—oils are extremely concentrated items, so don't use more than that. Nobody enjoys having their face reflect too much light, even though glowing skin is nice.
- Use facial oil as needed, or twice daily.
Facial oils can be a prominent part of your morning or evening (or both!) skincare routine, but they can also be used as needed.
- Finish your skincare routine by putting on your face oil.
Apply water-based products first, followed by oils, starting with the thinnest consistency and working your way up to the thickest. Applying your oils should thus be the final step in your skincare regimen. Additionally, this will lock in the moisture from your previous skincare routine and form a barrier that prevents pollutants from entering and water from escaping the skin.
- Allow your facial oil to dry completely before using any other skincare products.
Before finishing with your oil, give your other products enough time to dry or absorb. Pilling can occur when products are layered too quickly without giving them enough time to adequately absorb. When you apply skincare products to your skin and rub them in, small "balls" will appear on the surface of your skin, requiring you to start all over again
- Before using facial oils, perform a patch test.
Facial oils can interact negatively with the skin, just like many other skincare products. You should thus do a patch test on the inside of your arm 24 hours prior to use. This is crucial since essential oils have the potential to be very powerful (and should always be combined with a carrier oil).
- Don't use face oil in place of your moisturiser
Is it possible to replace moisturiser with facial oil? The answer is no. Facial oils frequently don't contain enough elements on their own to keep your skin happy and healthy, so don't fully substitute other moisturising products like serums and moisturisers with them. Instead of providing moisture to the skin, face oil works best for retaining moisture there.
- Ensure you understand the proper storage methods for facial oils.
It's crucial to properly keep your facial oil after you've finished using it. If not, its fantastic ingredients will start to lose their potency. Establish the practice of keeping your oils out of the heat, light, and air. Your favorite oils' shelf life can be shortened by exposure to these three substances since they interfere with and degrade their components.