Face Oils: What You Need To Know


 With anti-aging ingredients, face oils hydrate and minimize fine lines plus they quickly deliver benefits to the skin!

A while back if you told me that I would use oil on my oily skin, I’d say you were crazy. But now that’s almost all I use. I love the various combinations of ingredients in oils and I find that my skin drinks it up! Do you use oil?

Here’s what you need to know about oils for your face:

Why are they so great? Essential fatty acids in the oils help hydrate skin, the oil also helps repair damaged and irritated skin. Oils are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, especially when they come from plant seeds. Facial oils aren’t made with synthetic ingredients, fillers or waxes as moisturizers and creams might contain.

Why use an oil rather than a cream? Oils penetrate the skin quicker than creams and deliver various nutrients, making skin smooth, soft and radiant. Oils are also anti-inflammatory. Oils boost the natural oil production in our skin, it can also help the look of dry skin and wrinkles by plumping up the cells. Oils also help regulate the natural oils that skin produces.

Don’t oils clog pores? Mineral oil is one oil you don’t want near your skin. It is known to clog pores and cause rashes and irritations. High quality plant oils won’t clog your pores.

Make the most of your face oil by applying to damp (not wet) skin.  Don’t use too much oil, you only need 2-3 drops. I pat the oil onto my skin gently. I used to over-zealously rub it on but the proper way to apply a face oil is by gently dabbing it on. You can use a water based lotion or serum  before applying the oil- you might remember from chemistry that oil cannot penetrate water.

My favorite oils include:

Nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum

May Lindstrom The Good Stuff

Lina Hanson Global Serum

Marie Veronique

Josh Rosebrook Deep Hydrating Serum

If you rather make your own, try blending a carrier oil with an essential oil!

Start out by using a carrier oil such as apricot kernel, jojoba oil, rosehip, sweet almond oil or avocado oil which is very nourishing. Next add an essential oil.

Here are some favorites:

  • Rose- ideal for dry, sensitive or aging skin, for thread veins and for couperosa
  • Frankincense-works well for wrinkles.
  • Geranium- balances sebum production, good for combination skin.
  • Lavender – it helps the growth of healthy new skin cells.
  • Neroli – good option for dry, or sensitive skin
  • Chamomile – calming, great for sensitive skin


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8 thoughts on “Face Oils: What You Need To Know

  1. I love this post so much! As much as I love nourishing creams and balms, I think I always resort back to a simple facial oil when my skin feels irritated or clogged. I agree, they are so much easier to absorb and you always wake up glowing, sufficiently hydrated, and just happy! Great recommendations, I yet need to try Josh Brook products that you’re always gushing over. So so interested! 🙂

    I think the first oil that I have ever tried was Dr Alkaitis one. That stuff was great and very economical too. Also used the straight up Argan oil which worked wonders.

  2. Thank you so much for this post! I have heard so much about face oils and how fabulous they are, but with so many on the market now it is so hard to decipher which one is right for me. Something with Geranium I think will be best for me.
    Thank you for your valuable incite!
    Keep it sweet and stylish!

  3. Great post! More people are switching the beauty oils.
    LOVE the Beauty Oils my skin & hair never looked better. That’s all I use from head-to-toes and everything in between. Organic, pure, safe, and packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Sure it help that I have my own line.

  4. Thanks Kaitie! You must use face oils, they are so awesome. Its all I use! I forgot to mention Annmarie Gianni skincare, she has wonderful oils too.
    Check them out! let me know what you use and how it works for you. xo

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