Why Facial Oils Are All The Rage
There’s a reason facial oils have become a common staple in skincare routines and it’s not because of how amazing they smell! They’re natural, they don’t break the bank and they offer some incredible benefits.
But what about my moisturiser? Well, the truth lies in the fact that most moisturisers come in the form of creams, which include emulsifiers that remain on the surface of the skin. This means that the benefits of the product remain surface level (almost like a band-aid effect), instead of penetrating deeply into the skin to soothe inflammation and hydrate. While a moisturiser may soften or cover up dry skin, you’ll find that most moisturisers won’t fix the problem. It’s a quick remedy to a skin concern that will leave you in a loop of constantly re-applying. That’s where facial oils come in handy. They allow for ingredients to remain in their purest form, meaning they sink deeper into your skin offering far greater hydration.
So, where have facial oils been all this time? Originally, most consumers assumed that oils on your face were responsible for a range of problems such as clogged pores and the dreaded forehead shine approaching 3pm. But, thanks to increased research surrounding plant-based alternatives, ingredients such as Hemp Seed Oil and Macadamia Oil, are perfect examples of an ingredient that not only regulates oil production but also absorbs quickly, avoiding that shiny feeling that other ingredients produce (*cough**cough* coconut oil and olive oil *cough*). Couple this with a shift from consumers towards a more natural/paired-back approach to skincare, and you have a product that not only outperforms moisturisers but offers an abundance of nutrients straight to your skin.
The only step left is to apply sunscreen (you’ll thank me later).