If the thought of putting oils on your face brings really bad breakouts to mind, think again. Ancient Egyptians kept their skin vibrant and flawless with Moringa Oil. And this (very) old-school beauty secret is making a pretty big comeback right now. In fact facial oils may be that missing step in your beauty routine.
The key is to recognize that not all facial oils are the same. Some can nourish the skin, while others can be potential irritants — so choose wisely. Keep reading to see why oils should be the next page in your beauty playbook — and which ones could work best for you. They're good for dry skin. They can: reduce your wrinkles, protect your skin, shrink enlarged pores, calm down rashes and a lot more.
Many botanical oils, including argan, passion fruit, and African marula oils, are potent antioxidants. In your late 30s, wrinkles suddenly look deeper because the skin's natural oils decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out. Most creams contain a little oil, but not enough to make a big difference in water loss. Because oils are lipophilic, or fat loving, they pass though the lipid layer of the skin faster, preventing water loss and plumping skin with moisture more effectively. Olive and coconut oils are great moisturizers.
If you apply an oil before your anti-aging cream, the oil molecules behave like tiny Trojan horses, tricking the skin into letting active ingredients—like retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C—deeper into the skin and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface.
TIP from me:
If you are over 25 and dealing with some breakouts and enlarged pores, but your skin feels tight:
Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil 30ml
If you are over 30 and your concern is anti ageing:
Frankincense Facial Oil 30ml