The idea of applying oil to your face might seem counterintuitive and believe me, I had my doubts as well. But, face oils are a popular trend - that work!
Oils are not the same as serums and not the same as moisturizers. They are in a class by themselves.
Facial oils provide immediate and quick antioxidants to the skin, as well as essential vitamins to help strengthen and nourish. Face oils also help to replenish the skin with essential fatty acids, adding plump, glow and a healthy look to your complexion. As you age, it's more difficult to keep skin hydrated, which face oils are excellent at doing.
The thing is, not all facial oils are right for everyone, and your skin type will dictate what is the best blend for you.
The most important thing to consider is to never use synthetic oils, such as mineral oil, as these will clog your pores and provide no nourishment to your skin. It also may potentially be a toxin, which is why it is on our Never List. Synthetic oils also sit on top of skin, whereas natural plant-based oils are absorbed.
Use facial oils that are natural, omega-rich, and won't clog your pores. Some great suggestions are:
If you are uncertain which oil to try, and would rather use a pre-made blend, check out our perfectly perfected natural oils and select the blend right for your skin type.
Which facial oil is right for you?
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