For years, we’ve been told that oil is a no-no for healthy skin. Many beauty companies have touted their products as “oil free,” but are we missing out on the powerful benefits of oils?
Plants and their seeds are power-packed with many non-comedogenic (don’t clog your pores) oils that can radically transform skin’s appearance and hydration. Oils from camellia, hemp seed, marula, jojoba, grapeseed, rosehip, olive, sunflower, sea buckthorn, and argan can provide deep-skin penetration without causing acne or congestion! And, they can protect from environmental impacts like pollution, UV exposure, and dry air!
With the winter months coming, our skin often begins crying out for a deeper, more powerful form of moisture. Oils are a powerful part of a healthy skin care routine! Yes, lotions and serums are great for overall hydration, but oils go beyond what lotions and serums can do. Oils can help with things like scar fading, anti-aging, skin smoothing, sebum balancing, and more!
Facial Oils absorb perfectly into the skin, leaving it hydrated and supple.”Boldijarre Koronczay, Eminence Organic Skin Care President
What are Facial Oils?
From ancient times, people have been using oils to hydrate and heal the skin and body. Naturally-produced oils are fantastic for keeping skin cells hydrated, repairing damaged cells, and making the skin look smooth. Some oils come from plants – specifically flowers, roots, or herbs – and are called “fragrant plant oils.” The other two types of oils are “non-fragrant plant oils” and “synthetic oils.” The goal of any face oil is to seal in water, which will hydrate and soften the skin.
Benefits of Facial Oils
1. Facial Oils Hydrate The Skin
While it may seem like facial oils are just an added layer in a robust skincare routine, there is actually a lot that oils can do that other skin care products cannot do. Facial oils are lipophilic, meaning they absorb naturally into the skin’s lipids and give them extra attention. Oils can also penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers to lock in water. They build a barrier on the surface of the skin to keep pollutants, dirt, and germs out. So, when we say that oils hydrate the skin, we mean they transform the skin from a very deep level, so it can thrive!
2. Facial Oils Add Nutrients to The Skin
Facial oils are rich in nutrients. Many oils come straight from plants that are packed with antioxidants and vitamins! We love Eminence Organics‘ facial oils because they are formulated by the world’s leading organic skincare scientists to help target specific issues. Some oils are for reducing signs of aging. Some facial oils help remove free radicals, which can harm healthy cells and make your skin age more quickly. Some oils boost antioxidants on the skin, so the skin can reduce inflammation and calm flare-ups that are common for sensitive skin. Many oils boost collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity. It’s powerful to see how skin can be repaired at a molecular level! If you’d like to see for yourself, call us and ask for a sample (909) 949-0385!
3. Facial Oils Target and Heal Specific Conditions
Did you know that some facial oils can actually benefit those with acne? Oils can have antibacterial properties, which help kill some of the bacteria that can cause acne. In fact, we have found that many people with acne consider themselves to have oily skin, but at the cellular level their skin is extremely dry. Usually this is because of heavy-duty acne medications and products. In this case, the right facial oil can restore moisture to a healthy level, which will reset your oil production and reduce your body’s need to create excess oil, which can contribute to pimples. Plus, oils can fade acne scars! There are also oils that make clear skin their mission for acne-sufferers by blending salicylic acid (the acne-fighting super-ingredient) with the fatty acids necessary to correct skin tone and keep your skin supple.
We also have oils for those with clear skin, aging skin, and more! Here are a few of our favorites:
Which Eminence Facial Oil Should I Use for My Skin Type?
For Dry Skin:
Camellia oil is powerful for dry skin, but add marula oil alongside it, and it’s like giving your skin a bath in recovery elixir! Eminence Organics’ richest facial oil is the Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil, which combines luxurious ingredients camellia and marula to create an experience that’s deeply restorative and hydrating. It’s smooth to apply and immediately softens the skin. Though it starts as a solid, it melts into a silky fluid that’s easily absorbed by the skin. Reports show that 87% of users notice a healthy glow after starting using this! It’s amazing for enlivening and brightening your complexion!
For Sensitive Skin:
Our absolute favorite facial oil for sensitive skin is Eminence’s Facial Recovery Oil, which is from the Beyond Organic Collection, which means it’s biodynamic, ensured to be hypoallergenic! Those with irritable skin often find that this line is gentle and makes irritation, redness, rashes, and more disappear! Victoria Beckham calls this Facial Recovery Oil a “travel bag essential” because it’s deeply moisturizing and it evens out skin tone while adding extra moisture to quell eye area puffiness!
Another dreamy facial oil for sensitive skin is the Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil! It’s filled with rosehip oil to target dryness from the environment, sun exposure, and pollution. It also contains sea buckthorn to pack an antioxidant punch and jojoba oil to blast your skin with moisture. Those who use this oil love the soft, supple skin it creates. Jennifer Lawrence says this is her favorite oil, especially when doing winter filming.
For Oily Skin:
The Facial Recovery Oil is powerful for repairing dryness and helping sensitive skin, but it’s also packed with ylang ylang and clary sage to balance the amount of oil on the skin and reduce the appearance of shininess. The ingredients also work together to tackle impurities and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, with ylang ylang deeply moisturizing the complexion.
For Combination Skin:
If your skin is particularly unpredictable, you’re going to want an oil that covers all your bases. Our Rosehip Triple C + E Firming Oil addresses most skin ailments to do with severe dehydration while the jojoba extract’s ability to mimic natural sebum convinces your skin it’s producing all that goodness on its own. Sea buckthorn’s Vitamin C properties also kick hydration into high gear, so you receive a range of targeted skin solutions in just one product.
Where do Facial Oils Fit in a Skin Care Routine?
Skin care routines are highly personal because everyone’s skin is different and each individual has certain preferences for its appearance. A general rule of thumb, however, is to start with lighter formulas first. Then, move to thicker treatments.
Though oils can penetrate multiple layers of solutions, using facial oils at the correct step in your skincare routine can help them make the most impact for your facial skin health. The high-quality, organic facial oils we sell here at Facelogic Upland can be applied before or after your moisturizer. Usually, when companies sell facial oils, they contain minerals. Eminence Organics facial oils do not contain mineral oils, which are so dense that nothing can absorb through them. However, since these oils are clean, organic and powerful, they can be applied before or after moisturizer, or even mixed with your moisturizer. For a tutorial to help you decide when to apply your facial oil, watch this In The Mix video:
How to Apply a Facial Oil:
Like perfume, it’s easy to “bruise” a facial oil with an overly-vigorous application. Dermatologists suggest placing one to four drops of oil into your palm before gently warming the product in your hands. Then, instead of rubbing the way you might use a moisturizer, gently press your entire hand into the skin so the oil is able to absorb without irritating the skin’s surface with friction. You can use facial oil in either the morning or evening, or feel free to apply as a spot treatment to target pimples or uneven skin tone.
The more the skincare industry grows, the more scientists are realizing that water-based lotions are not going to cut it against signs of aging, severe dehydration, and more! That’s why facial oils are becoming more prominent. They are your face’s key to shielding itself from environmental issues, temperature shifts, and UV damage. Their emollient benefits are much better at protecting the skin than water-based lotions, and some people are shifting in favor of oils more than moisturizers, but we think the best combo is often to use both a facial moisturizer and a facial lotion.
If you are unsure, we are happy to help you choose! Our estheticians will create a custom skincare plan for you after your facial, so just ask! Or, we have skincare experts in-spa who are ready to help you shop for the best products for your unique skin.
To schedule your next facial or shopping time, call (909) 949-0385. We can’t wait to help you reap the benefits of facial oil for your gorgeous face!