Can I Really Use Face Oil on my Oily Skin?

Dr. Mike Thair

Cofounder & Chief FormulatorIndochine Natural Sdn Bhd

Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd


We hear this comment often when introducing our organic face oil to customers.  The quick answer is YES.

Face oils are nothing new, they date back to the ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman empires. It is only recently that they have come back in vogue. The fact is that plant-based facial oils are moisturizers that provide a bigger boost of hydration than your regular lotion moisturizer.  The reason is simple. Plant oils are lipophilic (fat-loving), so they absorb into the skin’s lipid barrier keeping your skin hydrated.  The big side benefit is that this absorption softens the appearance of fine lines.

We need to be VERY clear on one thing here…..we are talking plant oils, not mineral oils.

Now, back to the oily skin question. With oily skin, natural plant oils trick your skin into thinking it already has enough oil.  Thus the skin shuts off sebum production.

If you have dry or blemished skin, the soothing plant oils will help to lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier.  The oil also cleans out or refreshes pores.

Plant oils are a great addition to your daily beauty ritual, regardless of skin type. Oils do not cause breakouts,  and can help reduce  inflammation. Regular use will  decrease the appearance of fine lines. Oils protect against dry and flaky skin.

Our  Essence Des Plantes Organic Face Oil is a sumptuous blend of eight botanicals.  These oils deliver exceptional hydrating and balancing benefits to the skin. They absorb quickly and evenly, detoxifying patchy skin. Regular use will impart a feeling of well-being and a smooth, matte finish. Formulated to leave skin brighter and toned. This healing botanical oil is a favourite with men and women alike.

IngredientsSimmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil, Salvia sclarea(Clary Sage) oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil. *Certified Organic

Routine: Use morning and evening when skin is still damp after cleansing. Use only a  small amount (usually less than 1 pump). Pump the oil into your palm. Rub hands together, then gently pat your face, neck, and décolletage, spreading a thin even layer. Leave for a few minutes to let the oil sink into the skin.

Available online and  from all JustLife stores.