Are Facial Oils Actually Good For My Face?
This is a question we get asked a lot, especially from people who have oily or breakout-prone skin.
Many people believe that facial oils lead to clogged pores and breakouts - which isn't the case. In fact, facial oils are super important (for all skin types) and are a natural way to deliver nutrients and fatty acids to the skin.
High quality facial oils are formulated with non-pore-clogging ingredients that will actually help to balance your skin's natural oil production. It sounds counterintuitive but by feeding your skin oil, it doesn’t need to produce so much itself, restoring a healthy oil balance.
It's time to change the way we think about facial oils...
Benefits of Face Oils
Our skin naturally produces sebum (oil) to keep our skin moisturised and protected. Different plant oils like Argan, Jojoba, Rosehip or Safflower (to name a few) are similar to those already produced by the skin.
When facial oils are incorporated in your skincare routine, the skin easily recognises them and knows exactly what to do with them!
- Are rich in potent antioxidants
- Help protect and plump the skin
- Act as an anti-inflammatory
- Feed the skin with essentials fatty acids
- Work for all skin types, including sensitive and oily
- Can help relieve eczema and acne.
How To Choose The Right Oil
When it comes to the face, not all oils are created equal. It's super important to choose an oil that isn’t going to lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
Have you ever heard of 'comedogenic'? A comedogenic ingredient is a substance that has a high likelihood to clog pores which in turn lead to breakouts & blackheads.
What we don't want is a comedogenic oil (like palm oil). Instead, we want to opt for a non-comedogenic oil (like Argan Oil) that will hydrate and benefit the skin with no risk of clogged pores.
How oils are rated on the comedogenic scale:
0 - Will Not Clog Pores
1 - Low
2 - Moderately Low
3 - Moderate
4 - Fairly High
5 - Highly Likely To Clog Pores
One of our hero oils we use in a range of our products (like our Renew Serum) is, you guessed it, Argan Oil. It has a 0 rating on the comedogenic scale - so it will never clog your pores!
Want to learn how to add a Face Oil into your routine? Read our quick guide '3 Easy Ways To Add Face Oil To Your Skincare Routine'.Not sure how to layer your serums and facial oils? Read our blog on how to layer your skincare.