What are facial oils and how to use ours

Unsure how you can benefit from our facial oils? We have you covered with the who, what, where, when, how-to's and why.

What do facial oils do?

Facial oils provide moisture to the outer layer of your skin (the stratum corneum) and can make the skin softer, more supple, smoother (reduce fine lines), reduce redness and scarring, and provide a natural glow among other benefits. Face oils can help regulate the skin's oil production known as sebum (produced by sebaceous glands), and provide balance to it. (Yes, even oily skin types). They also help repair a damaged skin barrier from over exfoliation. Facial oils help provide a barrier between your skin and the environment.

Who are facial oils for?

All skin types can benefit from face oils, ingredient dependent. Face oils act as emollients which help to protect, soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin. They are also occlusives which work to form a protective barrier on the skin's surface and prevent moisture loss. They are great for dry, dehydrated, flaky and even sensitive skin. Ingredients such as Squalane, Jojoba, and Grapeseed provide benefits for oily and acne-prone skin types as some of our favourite plant powered ingredients.

How do we use facial oils?

Face oils should be used as the last step in your skincare routine as the most viscous layer under your spf. A few drops can also be added to your moisturizer, face mask, bath etc. For your gua sha, facial cupping, and face massage routines, facial oils are a must. They provide glide for your rituals, and added nutrients to be absorbed into the skin. They give us something to look forward to in our ritualistic skincare routines!

Facial oils for oily and acne-prone skin

Your skin may be producing an excess of oil if you are drying it out by over washing, scrubbing, damaging the skin barrier by an overuse of active ingredients (think salicylic acid), using alcohol based products, over exfoliating (chemical or physical), and have high stress levels (causing our body to have an excess amount of cortisol which can lead to hormonal breakouts). Face oils high in linoleic acid are recommended for oily and acne-prone skin types. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid (Omega-6) that our glands use as a component of sebum, and is often at a lower concentration in acne-prone skin. Our Ultra Glow Elixir is created with oily and acne-prone skin in mind.

Facial oils for sensitive skin

Generally, sensitive skin types should avoid fragrant plant essential oils on the face in their facial oils. However, not all face oils are created equally. We dilute any use of essential oils to 1% in our facial oils (o.3ml in 30 ml). We have created each face oil with sensitive skin in mind, and without any photosensitive oils (such as citrus and eucalyptus). Our Tiger's Eye Face Oil is essential oil free.

Facial oils for dry skin

Face oils are a great addition to your skin if your moisturizer just isn't doing enough, and your skin remains dry, dehydrated, and flaky. All of our facial oils can tackle your dry skin worries!

Ritualize your routine

We have created a face oil with each skin type in mind, with careful thought, research, and formulation into each one. We hope you enjoy adding them to your ritual, and love them as much as we do.

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