On the contrary to what many people think, oils don’t make your skin oily. Oil is nourishing, hydrating and helps to protect both skin and hair. Luckily, face oils have become a staple of the beauty cabinet. Thanks to their ability to nourish and hydrate different skin types. Face oil are therefore perfect rescue treatment to prevent dry skin during winter.
Is it time to say goodbye to conventional moisturisers and abandon dry winter skin with a face oil?
Whether you are looking to prevent dryness or eliminate redness, or stop irritation on your skin for various reasons, read on to find out how natural organic face oils can benefit your skin.
Best of all, oils are naturally packed with great-for-you ingredients such as polyphenols, fatty acids, and antioxidants, to help reduce inflammation and give skin a dewy glow. Skin can become irritated for many reasons, acne rosacea or from the use of harsh chemicals. If you are looking for a product that can be both a serum and a moisturiser, especially in the summer, you might want to choose oil serum. Not only does it plump your skin, but it is highly moisturising.
You can also think of face oils as unaltered concentrated natural ingredients that are available in abundance in nature. Conventional moisturisers all contain one or many of these essential ingredients, in small quantities, to aid results of the product. For the best results in the fight against dry winter skin, it is always advisable to purchase a highly concentrated product, like natural oils, including the active ingredient providing the best solution for your skin condition.
Not all face oils are equal though. Bear in mind that you want to invest in high quality, cold pressed products that are by nature fit to perform and deliver the desired results.
Multipurpose oil - How can it work?
One reason why you would want to buy a single face oil product is because of the multi purpose aspect of it. They are known to be an all-purpose oil which can be used as an anti-frizz hair mask, an effective makeup remover, a cleansing oil, and a moisturiser. The beauty of it is that it sounds like 4 in 1 and it definitely is.
Look at Argan oil for example. You have probably heard about its benefits for your hair! It is not just for dry hair, it is very good for strengthening the nails and dealing with dry skin — Argan oil can also help to reduce sebum production for those with oilier skin. Other uses of this nourishing oil is like a daily moisturiser under makeup or as a restorative night treatment.
At Velvet Bio we tend to suggest multi use more during summer, as you want to be able to absorb the sunlight better for the purpose of restoring your vitamin D levels. So, keeping it simple on your summer holiday for example is therefore ideal. Less things to pack. Perhaps layer more in the winter with different products, to protect your skin better from the constant shift between cold and warm days. Bear in mind though, it depends on the health of your skin what advice to follow.
When choosing a product, you would want to look at 3 main functions: prevent, protect and perform. You should be asking yourself how the product you are considering will function for your skin type.
Let's have a look at these three deciding factors, and how they can eliminate dry skin.
PREVENT - you would want to make sure that the product will help to prevent your skin from drying out or reduce dryness if that condition already has occurred. And that’s not all, you would want to prevent breakouts.
PROTECT - You would want to choose an oil serum or a face oil that helps to protect and hydrate your skin. Furthermore, you want the oil to fight free radical damage and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
PERFORM - Now to tick the 3rd box, the oil you choose should contain vitamins and antioxidants which rejuvenate the skin and help to restore its elasticity, helps to correct dark spots, sometimes referred to as age spots, and to reduce the appearance of scars.
How can you know that the Facial Oil will work?
As previously mentioned, not all face oils are equally effective. It is vital, both for your skin and budget, to choose organic, cold pressed and cruelty free products containing ingredients from a certified supplier. You would want to see that the manufacturer has approval from one or all certifying organisations like Soil Association, Leaping Bunny, Peta and or the Vegan Society. But bear in mind that for a newcomer on the market or a small business the cost of the approval may sometimes be too high. Therefore it is important to visit their website, look at their list of ingredients or even drop them an email to ask them questions about their processes. The ‘About me’ session on their website might also be a good indicator about their passion for their products and sustainability.
An example of a cleverly created face oil combo perfect to fight the dry winter skin is the Facial Serum which includes Argan oil, Rosehip seed oil and Carrot Seed Oil. It is a highly functional facial serum aimed to target dry, sensitive, and ageing skin packed to the brim with vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Furthermore, the rosehip oil provides a source of vitamin C, D, and beta carotene. The Carrot seed essential oil has shown to have antifungal, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties and to be one of the best oils to regenerate and rejuvenate your skin tissue. Due to its antioxidant properties it is very helpful in removing a build up of toxins in your skin.
What is the conclusion?
Face oils may have been one of the best-kept beauty secrets, as most cosmetic manufacturers have focused too long on including only some of the ingredients in their products, as opposed to promoting and selling pure face oils, and makeup artists and celebrities have been secretly using them to smooth and soothe skin on set.
One thing we know, face oils absorb quickly into the skin, providing instant moisture with a non greasy finish. As a huge bonus, these high-quality natural skincare remedies are extremely budget-friendly compared to many skin products on the market and also multi-use. So next time you’re shopping for a new moisturiser, why not try something different?