Our Co-founder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, discusses face oil.
“Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin? We hear this comment often from consumers. And, the immediate answer is YES.
This product is nothing unique. In fact, they date back to ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman empires. It is only recently that they have come back in vogue. Notably, plant-based facial oils are moisturizers that provide a bigger boost of hydration than your regular lotion moisturizer. The reason is simple. They are lipophilic (fat-loving), so they absorb into the skin’s lipid barrier keeping your skin hydrated. The big side benefit is that the appearance of fine lines is softened.
We need to be clear on one thing here…..we are using plant, not mineral oils.
Now, back to the skin question. Natural plant oils trick your skin into thinking it has enough oil. Thus the skin shuts off sebum production.
If you have dry or blemished skin, they will help to lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier. Additionally, it also cleans out and refreshes pores.
These natural plant ingredients are a great addition to your daily beauty ritual, regardless of skin type. Also, they do not cause breakouts and can help reduce inflammation. Regular use will decrease fine lines. Also, they protect against dry and flaky skin.
Can I toss out my moisturising cream?
Yes, you certainly can.
Organic face oil has swept into the skincare sector. They have changed beauty regimens overnight. This is for some great reasons. First, they are all-natural. Second, they penetrate the skin to provide a soft glow. At the same time, they moisturise.
Why are facial oils better than creams? The ingredients of many skin creams include various waxes. Synthetic fragrance ingredients and preservatives are common in creams. While waxes can form a barrier to help retain skin moisture, the downside is that these waxes build up and cause blocked pores. Plus, they also prevent the penetration of the oil components of the cream. Remember, it is the oil component that contributes to significant skin benefits.
In comparison, when organic face oil is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the top layers of the epidermis. Here it goes to work to improve the lipid barrier function. Often you will notice immediate results from the first application. After continual use of a few weeks, the replenished lipid barrier will provide the skin with a noticeable healthy glow.
Our Essence Des Plantes is a sumptuous blend of eight botanicals. They deliver exceptional hydrating and balancing benefits to the skin. They absorb rapidly and evenly, detoxifying patchy skin. As a result, 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.
Ingredients: Simmondsia 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
Organic face oil routine:
Use morning and evening when your skin is still damp after cleansing. Use only a small amount (less than 1 pump). Pump a small amount into your palm. Rub your hands together, then pat your face, neck, and décolletage, spreading a thin even layer. Leave for a few minutes to let it sink into the skin.
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