Thanks to the rise of the popular Korean beauty trend, Facial Oils, Oil Serums and Facial Elixirs have taken over the spotlight. No matter your skin type, face oils soften, strengthen and restore skin health and therefore, deserve a spot in your skincare routine.
With an endless variety of these products and countless benefits promised by each, it can be extremely challenging to pick the right one. So, here is everything you need to know about these amazing skincare products to help you make that decision.
WHAT ARE FACIAL OILS
Face Oils are primarily made of botanical oils. Botanical oils or plant oils are extracted from a variety of fruit, nuts and seeds. These oils are concentrated powerhouses of essential omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals and other beneficial ingredients. They are high in natural, skin-identical elements and therefore, extremely compatible with your skin. The outer layers of the skin are primarily composed of fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides, all of which can be found in natural oils.
Facial oils are also rich in essential fatty acids that provide the skin with the fundamental components that strengthen its outer protective barrier. This skin barrier reinforces our cell walls, locking in moisture and preventing evaporation. Thanks to the abundance of vitamin C and vitamin E (the quintessential moisturizing vitamins), facial oils are potent antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental stressors.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL OILS
A modern lifestyle exposes your skin to environmental stresses like air-conditioning and heating that dehydrate the skin. Not drinking enough water, but instead drinking too much dehydrating coffee and alcohol may lead to skin that requires additional nourishment and protection. Moreover, our diets may lack essential fats, vitamins, and minerals essential for skin health. The topical application of botanical oils, high in essential fatty acids, is scientifically proven to benefit all skin types.
Regular use of botanical oils may provide a host of benefits to the skin.
strengthen the skin barrier to trap moisture and hydrate
keep skin soft and supple
even out complexion
promote cell regeneration
boost collagen production
regulate natural sebum (oil) production
reduce acne breakouts and blemishes (anti-inflammatory properties)
cleanse (antibacterial properties)
boost resilience and elasticity
reduce fine lines and wrinkles
soothe sensitive skin
reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
treat rosacea, eczema, and rashes