Have you been reading about or thinking about face oils? Isn’t a moisturiser enough? Why the extra step? Well here’s the thing; there are times when your moisturiser can’t do all the heavy lifting and face oils are now a skincare must. We’ll explain in this blog post. But how are you supposed to know which oil is the one for you? Read on to find out.
What is a Facial Oil?
Facial oils offer powerful and deep nourishment. They are designed to replace lost and low level natural oils (sebum) found from within your skin.
The good news is that there's oil for everyone. There are so many magical blends of oils on the market designed to suit all skin types. These blends include high powered active essential oils with properties that offer a huge amount of benefit to the skin including all the "antis" (bacterial, oxidant, inflammatory).
2 Types of Oils You Need to Know About
There are two types of oils: carrier oils and essential oils.
These two are combined in order to work efficiently. Carrier oils are usually cold pressed from fruits and nuts. Essential oils are distilled from the aromatic leaves, bark, and roots of plants. If the latter are applied to the skin directly, they can cause reactions, such as severe irritation, redness or burning. Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help “carry” them into the skin.
How to Choose a Face Oil for Your Skin Type or Skin Condition
1. For Dry Skin
Sikeci nut oil contains high levels of linoleic and alpha-linoleic fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help to soothe dry skin and heal wounds. It is also high in Vitamins A, E and F, which helps to revitalise your skin plus assist in rejuvenating and softening the skin.
2. Best Face Oil for Oily Skin
Dilo oil comes from Dilo nuts and is full of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Since it fights bacteria and heals wounds, Dilo oil is a great treatment for acne-prone skin. Its powerful anti-inflammatory effects make it perfect for treating eczema and other skin conditions. Those same properties are also thought to help stretch marks and scars.
3. Best Face Oil for Acne-Prone Skin
While most oils can sit quite high on the comedogenic scale (a measure of how likely oils are to clog your pores), Macadamia oil sits quite low, so most people will find their skin tolerates Macadamia well. Macadamia oil is light, non-greasy and easily absorbed, which makes it suitable for use on acne-prone skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The best part? It won’t clog pores.
4. Best Face Oil for Anti-Aging
The high oleic acid content found in Moringa oil provides mega-hydration and anti-aging perks. It’s ideal for those with dry and more mature skin types due to its significant moisturising properties. Moringa oil is also an emollient; it acts as a barrier to help seal in moisture which makes it ideal for those struggling with super dry skin and eczema. It's even been shown to improve conditions such as psoriasis. It's gentle and safe enough to use on all skin types, including those who are prone to breakouts. It is both skin nourishing and purifying. This powerhouse oil even contains vitamin E, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help improve acne.
5. Best Carrier Oils for Normal or Combination Skin
Organic virgin coconut oil is a great carrier oil for most skin types. Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, coconut oil hydrates dry skin from head to toe and fights cellulite, stretch marks, and keratosis pilaris (those pesky bumps on the back of your arms).
Why This is The Best Facial Oil
Meet Pure Fiji’s Hydrate and Nourish Luxury Face Oil. We bring you the Power of 5 (we just mentioned above) with our unique botanical blend of organic cold-pressed oils, Coconut, Macadamia, Sikeci, Dilo and Moringa oil. This supercharged anti-aging blend of oils is full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins to hydrate, nourish and smooth the skin while restoring radiance; leaving skin with a youthful glow.
Skin Loving Benefits of Pure Fiji’s Hydrate and Nourish Luxury Face Oil:
- Hydrates and nourishes
- Protects against Free Radicals
- Skin rejuvenating
- Stimulates collagen
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- High in vitamins A, B, C & E
- High in Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9
- High in Antioxidants
How to Use Pure Fiji’s Hydrate and Nourish Luxury Face Oil:
- Cleanse face.
- Pat face oil into skin.
Why Do We Pat Oil?
Patting boosts blood circulation helping skin look brighter and less fatigued. It also allows for better product distribution and absorption of your moisturiser and oil. You don’t want to use too much oil, oils spread very easily so only a few drops are needed to do the trick. A nice, even layer of oil patted into skin will provide a nice protective and seal in moisture.
As you can see different carrier oils can help certain skin conditions plus improve the look and feel of your skin. When used properly, they can work to balance oil production, provide anti-aging benefits, and hydrate skin.