Facial oils are among those products that everyone thinks they do not need until they start using them and are amazed by the difference they make to their skin.
I had a heated discussion with a friend recently; she was fed up with her dry skin and the fact that her new expensive moisturizer was not making any difference. It was obvious that it was dehydrated and I knew there was a quick fix: I suggested she use a facial oil. She was incredulous at the very thought and insisted she just needed a better moisturizer. In quite a huffy manner, I might add. That was the end of that.
However, the next time I saw her, she casually slipped it into the conversation that she had bought some rosehip oil. Ha, I thought triumphantly to myself. I already knew she had, as I could clearly see that the little patch of dry skin on her forehead and the tiny lines under her eyes were gone.
Why Is Facial Oil So Good For Your Skin?
Facial oils are the best gift for dry skin and a good quality oil, naturally rich in fatty acids and antioxidants will work it’s magic and will leave your skin softer and radiant. The majority of facial oils are blended and can be used for all types of skin. Do your research and find the perfect one for you.
Argan Oil is a very good moisturizing ingredient as it has a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamin E, and is perfect for age support. I like Naturelle Pure Argan Elixir and Essence of Argan Pure Organic.
Certain luxury brands are famous for their facial oils and they have refined the art of blending to a fine art. Browse the lists of oils on the Darnphi and Clinique sites to find oils for every skin concern.
The best mid-price oils I have used come from Jojoba Oil and there is an even cheaper alternative you might like. Open your kitchen cupboard. Olive and coconut oils are rich natural moisturizers but are warned, they are only really suitable for very dry skin.
Although it seems counterintuitive, do not write off facial oils if your skin is oily, as they can calm it down and stop it from panicking and overproducing sebum. Just make sure you use the right type of oil: Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil is ideal, as are most rosehip oil blends.
Women love rosehip oils with good reason. They are great for all skin types, moisturize due to a high concentration of essential fatty acids and can help to clear up scars, spots, and blemishes. Pai and Trilogy make good rosehip oils.
Have you tried & tested this or other A’kin products?
I was also very impressed by this A’kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil from the get-go. I use it daily during both my morning & night beauty routine. I cleanse after removing my makeup wash my face and towel dry, and then apply 3-5 drops of this oil to my fingers, rub together and apply all over my face and neck, avoiding the immediate eye areas. Especially in the mornings, I immediately notice more color on my face, a natural glow that’s created by the orange pigment in the oil – and I love this! I’ve found that over the years my natural tan has faded, and although my foundation would bring me back to my color, on days I don’t wear makeup I feel rather pale.
I then go ahead with my day or night cream, (I’m currently using Manuka Tree Purifying moisturizers), which when combined leaves me with such soft skin and still has that visible radiance coming through. I find the scent of the oil in the bottle is quite strong, but it doesn’t leave as strong a fragrance once applied to your skin. Applying the rosehip oil to my neck has also helped to keep these areas moisturized throughout the day, as before; just using body cream didn’t do the trick. What I also really like about this product is how versatile it is. I’ve used it to keep my nail and cuticles soft and strong, and have occasionally applied it to my hair, for a de-frizz finishing oil before styling.