organic face oil

Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin?

Our Cofounder & Chief Formulator, Dr. Mike Thair, discusses organic face oil.

“Can I really use organic face oil on my oily skin? We hear this comment often when introducing our organic face oil to consumers.  And, the immediate answer is YES.

Face oils are nothing unique. In fact, they date back to the 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. 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 the appearance of fine lines is softened.

We need to be clear on one thing here…..we are using plant oils, 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, the soothing plant oils will help to lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier.  Additionally,  the oil also cleans out or refreshes pores.

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

Can I Toss Out My Moisturising Cream?

Yes, you certainly can.

Face oils have swept into the skin care sector. They have changed beauty regimens overnight. This is for some great reasons. First, face oils are all-natural. Second, they penetrate 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 with some oils. 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 significant skin benefits.

In comparison, when natural oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed into the top layers of the epidermis. Here they go 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 Organic Face Oil is a sumptuous blend of eight botanicals.  These oils 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.

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

Organic Face Oil Routine:

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

Artisan made on Penang Island, Malaysia.