What are facial oils? – Introduction to Facial Oils

What are facial oils?

The Basics:

Facial oil and skincare are inseparable because they are always incorporated into our skincare products. They are usually beneficial in creams, serums and so on. However, in recent years they have become recognised as the real MVPs. They are now in use as standalone products because they offer a concentrated dosage of skin benefits.

Coconut oil, Olive Oil are comedogenic (clogs pores and cause problems) do not run to your kitchen or even your beauty cabinet and start using any oil you find. Facial oils are made with cosmetically refined oils so that your skin can absorb the benefit and absorb the beneficial components. Like any other thing in nature, natural oils contain a myriad of ingredients. Having an oil that is refined in the most beneficial format is important. That is why cosmetically formulated facial oils work very well.

For people with dry skin or even dehydrated skin due to weather or climate-related dryness, you can benefit from hydrating oils (they increase water retention). Rather than continually looking for new moisturisers simply add an oil to your routine. Find an effective oil that is moisturising and offers other added benefits such as brightening and anti-ageing effects like Luxe Care Artemis Elixir.

Your skin will look youthful, smoother and softer. Not to mention having a natural glowy looking skin.

For oily acne prone skin, you can benefit from an oil that is high in Linoleic acid – which is great at unclogging pores. Why add oil to oily skin? Because having a well-moisturised skin makes your skin produce less of its own natural oils. Store bought moisturisers are filled with water and other ingredients which don’t always mix well with oil. Thus your skin is more likely to recognise an effective facial oil as a good source of moisture and be less inclined to produce excess oils.

An effective oil that is high in Linoleic acid and easily absorbed into the skin without any greasy feeling is the Luxe Care Clio Elixir.

 

In short facial oils are as beneficial to oily skin as they are to dry skin. They are also very effective at treating signs of ageing and other skin irritations. People have reported reversing oily skin by using facial oils continuously. The claim is that your skin gets used to having sufficient oil on the surface and stops producing excess oil. And the fabulous result is you end up with normal skin.

What to avoid?

Essential oils are not facial oils. Pure Essential oils are highly irritating to sensitive skin and increase Sun sensitivity (phototoxicity). Avoid using any essential oil directly on your skin and do not mix it in high amount with any carrier oil either as that can still be damaging to your skin.

Don’t forget your sunscreen. In fact, if you are using any facial oil containing essential oil use it at night because the sun destabilises the oils and cause photosensitivity. Thus only use the oil at night and add sunscreen on top of your normal moisturiser during the day.

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122 Comments

  1. Meghan Richards
    March 9, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    How do you feel about jojoba oil? I’ve been using that, just ran out and have dry/normal skin, more dry in the winter months of course. I’m interested in the rose hip too! Do you think that would be better? Awesome blog btw. Super cute and very well put together! 🙂

    • Aisha B
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you, Meghan. Rosehip might be better during winter months.

      • Meghan Richards
        March 10, 2018 / 1:19 am

        Thank you!

      • Maryam
        March 21, 2018 / 4:16 am

        But is there a natural oil out there for face void of chemicals and what not?

  2. victor
    March 9, 2018 / 12:57 pm

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    March 9, 2018 / 2:18 pm

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    March 9, 2018 / 4:16 pm

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  5. March 9, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    very good

  6. James MacEwen
    March 9, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Lots of good information !

  7. James MacEwen
    March 9, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    The stuff for sensitive skin would be the best for my family as my sis has dermatography.

  8. March 9, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    thanks

  9. March 10, 2018 / 12:22 am

    good post

  10. cleo
    March 10, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Interesting read, thank you

  11. Linda F.
    March 10, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Very Good Read Thank you

  12. vasili
    March 10, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    awesome!

  13. VICTOR
    March 10, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    good post

  14. March 10, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    good post

  15. March 10, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    nice tip

  16. Cindy Dolan
    March 10, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    thanks

  17. Thayara Nascimento
    March 11, 2018 / 4:15 am

    Wow really cool

  18. VICTOR
    March 11, 2018 / 9:40 am

    hi good giveaway

  19. Cindy Dolan
    March 11, 2018 / 10:19 am

    thank you

  20. Eriz Martínez Diaz
    March 11, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    the best of the best

  21. cleo
    March 11, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Great tips thank you

  22. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 11, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    OK

  23. Meghan Richards
    March 11, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I’m so glad I found you! I had never even heard all the benefits and how rose hip can help brighten skin! Sounds so awesome.

  24. James MacEwen
    March 11, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    My skin gets dry in the winter . It’s a fairly common issue we have because of the bitter cold in Canada . Sometimes the weather is very changeable and a person’s skin pays the price . Some of the products you recommend sound effective.

  25. March 11, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    thanks

  26. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 12, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Thanks

  27. cleo
    March 12, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Great tips and very informative, thank you

  28. VICTOR
    March 12, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    thanks

  29. Dave Seto
    March 12, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    cool

  30. James MacEwen
    March 13, 2018 / 12:30 am

    It seems a bit counter intuitive that facial oils would normalize a person’s skin who had problems with too much oil on their skin surface , but the way you explain why this happens makes sense to me.

    • Aisha B
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 10:56 am

      Thank You. It is really amazing when you try it. Seems counter productive for sure but it’s one of those things in life.

  31. Cindy Dolan
    March 13, 2018 / 8:52 am

    great

  32. Cindy Dolan
    March 13, 2018 / 8:53 am

    great web site

  33. Judy Thomas
    March 13, 2018 / 10:52 am

    Great info and advice, thank you.

  34. Fatima Garba
    March 13, 2018 / 11:02 am

    This was helpful. Thank you

  35. cleo
    March 13, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Sounds good

  36. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 13, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    TY

  37. March 13, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    nice

  38. Anonymous
    March 13, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Awesome webpage!

  39. Joaquin
    March 13, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Nice! thank you

  40. VICTOR
    March 13, 2018 / 3:13 pm

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  41. March 13, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    good

  42. James MacEwen
    March 14, 2018 / 12:38 am

    That’s a good point you make about using sunscreen with the oils . It’s funny how years ago people thought that baking their skin by using baby oil to get the best tan was the thing to do , but I’m sure it ages a person’s skin prematurely. Now we know better!

  43. Cindy Dolan
    March 14, 2018 / 8:54 am

    good job

  44. Cindy Dolan
    March 14, 2018 / 8:54 am

    okay

  45. VICTOR
    March 14, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    thank u

  46. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 14, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Otay

  47. Thayara Nascimento
    March 14, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    I’ve been using face oils regularly for at least five years now, and I’m hooked. In fact, I’m such an oil fanatic that I also use cleansing oils, body oils, and hair oils — all of which used to scare me as well. My skin isn’t as likely to break out as it used to be, so I’ve swapped out peppermint and tea tree oils for anti-agers like Argan and antioxidants like rose hip seed. I love this article it helped me a lot thank you so much 🙌

  48. Thayara Nascimento
    March 15, 2018 / 12:04 am

    routinely rubbed a few drops between my palms and patted it on — like a man applies aftershave — right over my makeup. I was disgusted — I could just imagine the oil mixing with my foundation and clogging my pores. However, I never saw any evidence of that happening — my skin was amazing, and the oil made my makeup look refreshed and more Luminous. Did you ever try this ? 🙌🙌🙌 thank you so much for all the tips

  49. James MacEwen
    March 15, 2018 / 12:34 am

    Who would have thought that your pillow case could cause issues with acne. I must confess I don’t usually change mine every few days , but I think I may start .

    • Aisha B
      Author
      March 15, 2018 / 2:15 pm

      it is good. and it helps

  50. James MacEwen
    March 15, 2018 / 12:36 am

    Who would have thought that your pillow case could cause issues with acne. Great info. These are things that would really help acne sufferers.

  51. ifeyinwa ohiaeri
    March 15, 2018 / 5:05 am

    thanks for sharing

  52. Cindy Dolan
    March 15, 2018 / 8:39 am

    nice tips

  53. Joaquin
    March 15, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I am very excited by this so nice draw

  54. cleo
    March 15, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Enjoyed

  55. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 15, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    N/I

  56. Maria Pilar
    March 15, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    It’s very interesting, thank you very much for teaching me

  57. SAIT MESUTCAN ILHANER
    March 15, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  58. VICTOR
    March 15, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    likeee

  59. Michael Smart
    March 15, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Very nice

  60. Ashley
    March 16, 2018 / 3:30 am

    Awesome post!! Facial oils can definitely be helpful

  61. Cindy Dolan
    March 16, 2018 / 9:19 am

    enjoyed

  62. cleo
    March 16, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Thank you enjoyed this article

  63. Thayara Nascimento
    March 16, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I have a very sensitive skin, an already have used oils directly to my face before thats right my skin it was so irritate I just found out here that I can’t apply directly to my face 😱😱 i’m Being doing the wrong thing 😫 thank you so much for sharing

  64. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 16, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Not something I have to worry about.

  65. VICTOR
    March 16, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    nice

  66. ERICA WEAVER
    March 16, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    i need to try this thanks for info

  67. Ashley
    March 17, 2018 / 3:08 am

    I made the mistake of trying out coconut oil and you’re totally right! Made my face a mess for weeks!

  68. ifeyinwa ohiaeri
    March 17, 2018 / 5:16 am

    nice tip

  69. Anonymous
    March 17, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Thanks for the info.

  70. Gericke
    March 17, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Merci pour le concour et je participe avec plaisir

  71. cleo
    March 17, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Useful tips

  72. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 17, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    NP

  73. Fisseux
    March 17, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Great & useful! Thanks!

  74. VICTOR
    March 17, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    enjoyed

  75. Thayara Nascimento
    March 17, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    I love face oils ❤️❤️

  76. Cindy Dolan
    March 17, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Interesting read, thank you

  77. Joaquin
    March 18, 2018 / 7:19 am

    Very good

  78. VICTOR
    March 18, 2018 / 7:50 am

    very good

  79. cleo
    March 18, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Always learning something useful.

    • Aisha B
      Author
      March 18, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      You are welcome. Glad I could help

  80. Thayara Nascimento
    March 18, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Every day learning something new from you 🙌🙌

    • Aisha B
      Author
      March 18, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      You are welcome. Glad I could help

  81. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 18, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Good

  82. Cindy Dolan
    March 19, 2018 / 8:33 am

    Lots of good information !

  83. sijil o
    March 19, 2018 / 8:37 am

    thanks for explain

  84. Judy Thomas
    March 19, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I think I will try some. Thank you for the info.

  85. cleo
    March 19, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Definitely useful tips , will follow.

  86. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 19, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Not needed, but useful info.

  87. vasili
    March 19, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Nice

  88. VICTOR
    March 19, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    facial oils good

  89. Thayara Nascimento
    March 19, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    I wish face oils can smell like a coffe ❤️ I’m a coffe lover too

  90. Judy Thomas
    March 20, 2018 / 2:00 am

    A little goes a really long way with oil so it is really cost effective too 🙂

  91. Cindy Dolan
    March 20, 2018 / 9:02 am

    Definitely useful tips

  92. cleo
    March 20, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Always something new and interesting to learn

  93. Lawrence Cwiok
    March 20, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Fine

  94. Thayara Nascimento
    March 20, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    Does the face oils can be used like a primer? Before I put makeup on ?

  95. waheeda
    March 20, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    the price is worth it. love this

  96. VICTOR
    March 20, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    goood info

  97. Max Green
    March 20, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    This is great !

  98. Mild
    March 20, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    great post

  99. Miguel
    March 21, 2018 / 2:23 am

    Nice article!

  100. maryam bakari dangoggo
    March 21, 2018 / 4:18 am

    Lovely read

  101. Cindy Dolan
    March 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

    very informative

  102. waheeda
    March 21, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    so dropping my coconut oil

  103. Kim Cantu
    March 27, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I honestly had no idea about the essential oils making your skin photosensitive 😱

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