Oily, Dry, Sensitive, Combination Skin? Which are you?
You may be worried at the thought of using a face oil, especially if you’ve been using a face cream for years, like I used to! Face oil wasn’t really a ‘thing’ when I was growing up (being a teen in the 80’s!). So, I get it. Or maybe you’re a teenager now and struggling with the idea of putting oil on increasingly oily skin. I understand it seems crazy- but let me assure you, it isn’t! Our face oil suits even the most sensitive skin and I’ll explain to you here exactly the reasons why the highly potent ingredients contained in our Brightening & Restorative face oil do exactly what it’s name suggests: brightening your skin and restoring it.
Did you know ….?
Whatever your reason has been, what you need to know is that face oil is extremely effective at treating your skin issues. In addition you’ll notice gradually, that your skin will have a brighter and more glowing complexion. And yes, every single skin type can use our Brightening & Restorative Face Oil. So, to prove it to you (because I know you don’t all read your skincare labels, admit it)—and to give you no more excuses not to try oil on your face—I’ll explain simply our hero ingredients in our face oil and exactly how they will benefit your skin so you can achieve the ultimate glow.
Here’s what it does..
A good face oil can actually help to stabilise and balance your skin’s sebum balance (sebum being the natural oil your skin produces) and our face oil has astringent properties which can help remove the excess grease from your skin which makes for an overall less oily complexion. Our Brightening & Restorative Face Oil is a lightweight oil so you needn’t worry about feeling greasy either – it absorbs really easily.
So let’s kick off with those hero ingredients:
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil)
One of our hero ingredients we included to help with acne prone skin is certified organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil). This is an incredibly lightweight oil which breaks down and dissolves excess sebum in your skin helping to control the shine. It is rich in Vitamins E, A, D and Vitamin B complex and helps fight infections and fungi and mimics the skin’s natural oils. Jojoba Oil penetrates deep into the skin’s layers. It is abundant in antioxidants and essential fatty acids – omegas 6 and 9 to help regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin tissue. Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory – simply sensational!
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil)
Rosehip Oil is an amazing oil for treating angry, acne prone skin! It is rich in essential fatty acids and extremely high in Vitamin C. Because it is a dry oil, meaning it absorbs quickly without leaving an oily skin residue, it is well suited to normal to dry skin users. It is deeply hydrating and the fatty acids it contains help fade scars and reduce any redness in the skin.
Macadamia Oil (Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil)
Certified organic Macadamia Oil contains vitamin E which has many properties that may benefit your skin. For example, it absorbs easily, making it a good moisturiser for very dry skin. It is a light weight oil high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), which are very moisturising, regenerating and softening on the skin.
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis seed oil)
Lastly, but in no means least, is another incredible super oil – certified organic Borage Oil. Borage seed oil is fabulous for aiding skin disorders including eczema (atopic dermatitis), and a type of skin condition called neurodermatitis. It is really effective at treating the redness and inflammation. Borage Oil is a little-known secret for keeping your skin healthy. It is a natural oil that not only restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin but can also provide relief to the skin disorders mentioned.
Are you normal? Whatever normal is?
If you don’t really suffer from break outs, you don’t have super dry skin or particularly oily skin then you are amongst the few lucky people that fall into the normal skin category. You know, the ones who always get the ‘your skin is always so perfect!’ remarks! A top tip here if you are completely content with your current moisturiser is to add 2-3 drops of our Brightening & Restorative face oil into your face cream. This works incredibly well, lightening the cream so it absorbs beautifully. Especially good when used in a night cream to allow all the goodness to seep into your skin whilst you sleep.
Well what are you waiting for? Time to slather on some oil!