The Best Face Oil for Your Skin
By Kate Downes, LAc TCM Practitioner
Not too long ago, oil was something that you wanted to remove from your face, not add to it. Today, it’s a different story. Chances are, you’ve already heard about all of the amazing benefits of face oils. On that same note, you might either love them or you’re still on the fence wondering if they’ll make you break out.
If you’re still unsure, this journal is for you. Below, we’re answering some of your most-asked questions about face oils!
Should you use a face oil?
They’re easy to incorporate, yet make such a beautiful difference. Bonus: while they’re celebrated for sealing in moisture, these elixirs also have plenty of restorative properties and can give you an instant, radiant glow.
How do you use a face oil?
First and foremost, think of a face oil as the gatekeeper of hydration, not the producer. With this in mind, it should be used as the last step of your skincare routine as it helps to lock in hydration and prevent it from escaping. Apply on your face after you’ve loaded up on humectants but before your sunscreen. You can also apply a few drops of right onto your skin (after cleansing, of course!) on days when you want to keep things simple.
One last note, it’s best to lather on your oils while your face is a little damp, either post-shower or by spritzing with a hydrating mist.
Is a face oil a moisturizer?
It is! If your skin feels healthy and the product is rather rich, then a face oil is more than enough for you.
Can you use a face oil on oily skin?
If you have oily skin, it may seem counterintuitive to add on even more oil to it. But, here’s the thing: your skin is producing all of that excess oil because it lacks the moisture it needs. Adding the right face oil is actually one way that you can help balance your skin’s oil production. When looking for the best face oil for your skin, look for formulas that include non-comedogenic oils like sunflower seed, jojoba, argan, or grapeseed.
Next, keep reading to learn about the best face oils for your skin mmood. There’s a special surprise for you at the end!
Best Face Oil For All Skin Conditions
Plumps, renews and leaves you glowing like a moonlit evening. Sinks in quickly while sunflower and moringa seed oils cradle your skin in anti-inflammatory bliss. The perfect companion for your gua sha routine, each bottle is handcrafted with love in small batches and made specially to order by Lin.
Best Face Oil For Acne Prone, Oily or Combination Oily Skin
A phytonutrient-dense elixir, teeming with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba and argan oils absorb quickly to help smooth and even out your skin, decongest pores and appease sun damage. Boasts the pleasing aromatherapeutic effects of nerve-soothing neroli and jasmine.
Best Face Oil For Dry Mature Sensitive Skin
A nighttime lullaby for your skin. Features soothing blue tansy to help restore and balance along with fractionated coconut oil to deliver a dose of rich moisture while you dream. To be applied before bedtime at the end of your day.
Best Face Oil For Combination or Oily Skin
This beautiful deep orange oil graces your complexion first with its lovely lavender aroma and then with its rich, yet fast-absorbing base of rosehip oil. Skin is left feeling instantly replenished, more elastic and velvety soft.
Best Face Oil For Dry, Mature or Eczema-Prone Skin
Embellishes your skin with a lit-from-within glow and a mind-restoring aroma. Crafted with rare, cherished TCM based botanicals and antioxidant-rich seed oils like hemp to intensely moisturize and care for dry skin.