The Compelling Benefits of Face Oils

= Ferina natasya aziz
= matthew henry


Here's a common misconception that has led many away from using oil in their beauty regimens: 

My face is already oily, won't face oil make things worse? 
  • The Misconception
    Full body oil baths are royal rituals in many culture. However, the use of facial oil is lesser known in our modern times due to an impression that oils clog the pores and therefore too heavy for the daily use. In actual fact, it has so much more use than it is given credit for. When facial skin 'thinks' it is not producing enough oil, excess sebum is secreted resulting in overproduction. This creates a perfect canvas for blackheads, whiteheads etc., which begets clogged pores, enlarged pores and more. Ironically, the use of oil rebalances the skin and 'tricks' the skin into producing enough oil.
  • Your Multipurpose Friend
    In changing seasons, most heavy cream moisturisers sit on top of skin rather than delivering moisture where it is needed. This rings true for those fine lines or wrinkles that look much deeper. Because of oil's lipophilic properties, they pass through the layers of the skin faster than creams, thus preventing water loss and plumping up the skin with intense moisture more effectively. Depending on the oils you choose (for day or night time), you can also use facial oils as a primer or mix it with your foundation for a dewy glow. Targeted use of the oils (before your moisturiser or as a standalone) can also help with protecting your skin from acne or breakouts.
  • How to find the perfect oil for your skin type
    The oil texture all depends on the time of use and your skin type. Lighter weight oils that absorb quickly into the skin works best for those with oilier and blemish prone skin. Heavier, textured oils are best suited for those with dry or sensitive skin. All you need is a tiny drop, warm it in the palm of your hands and dab it on the skin. Avoid the eye area.

some leads to get you started on face oils: 

  1. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil Anti-aging, pore concerns, redness
    A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look-and-feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. Balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils—both rich in soothing, blue azulene—the look of redness and sensitivity are visibly balanced for a calm, even-toned complexion. Luna is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, radiance, and skin smoothness in as little as four weeks, while advanced retinol ester mixed with potent botanicals makes this product the ultimate transformational, soothing, sleeping night oil. 
    USD 105 - Buy Now
  2. RMS Beauty Oil All Skin Types
    A beauty oil the way a beauty oil should be: pure, simple and organic. This potent formula is the perfect balance between skin and oil, providing the ultimate in radiance and antioxidant protection. This lightweight yet highly concentrated multi-purpose beauty oil contains only the finest exotic oils and rare herbal extracts. Buriti oil has recently been found to filter and absorb cancer-causing UV rays from the sun. All herbal extracts made in-house exclusively for RMS beauty.
    SGD 125 - Buy Now
  3. Akar Skin Neat Remedy Face Oil All Skin Types
    One of the brand’s top two signature items, this 100 percent natural botanical oil is suitable for all skin types. Containing a medley of blue tansy(one of our favourites!), German chamomile, argan and goji seed oils, it’s proven to repair and renew your dermis. Use it as a replacement for your moisturiser or blend it into the cream if you need extra hydration. Get the set at SGD 68 - Buy Now
  4. Josh Rosebrook Herbal Infusion Oil All Skin Types
    A dynamic 3-in-1 herbal oil cleanser, makeup remover and nourishing vitamin moisturising treatment. This light, unique formula works by releasing vital plant activity through anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents to balance oil production, clear dirt, toxins and imbalanced oil and effectively firm, brighten and moisturise skin.Phytonutrient dense herbal infusions reset the skins natural healing ability, assist hydration and seal in moisture, reinforcing the skin natural protective barrier. SGD 69 - Buy Now
  5. Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Skin Serum All Skin Types
    A synergistic blend of the world’s highest-grade organic, cold-pressed oils, enriched with 100% pure, organic and wild-harvested essential oils to transform your skin. The fusion of carefully selected plant actives works to rebalance, revitalise and repair the skin immediately upon application, whilst its complex aroma instantly accesses the mind to relieve feelings of anxiety and stress. Luxurious, fast-absorbing hydration that will allow your skin to glow after even the first use, not just on the surface, but from deep within. GBP 88 - Buy Now