If you’re a seasoned facial oil lover, you know how wondrous they are for your skin. If you’re new to these plant powerhouses, then you may be wondering if you could benefit from using them. Read OLO’s guide to facial oil basics to find out!
What are Facial Oils?
Face oils (often called beauty oils or serums) are a blend of beneficial plant oils designed to moisturize and deeply nourish the skin.
- They have a big job: to rejuvenate your complexion by supplying nutrients in a form that penetrates deeply into the layers of your skin.
- Derived from plants rather than animal or petroleum products, their starring role in the beauty routine comes after cleanser and before cream/lotion.
- Unlike conventional moisturizers that combine water, wax, and oils, facial oil blends are typically 100% active ingredients and contain no fillers.
Can Plant Oils Really Work?
If you think plants aren’t powerful enough to do the job, consider this:
Natural plant oils have been used to moisturize and condition skin and hair for thousands of years. Nothing lasts that long unless it works!
The complex biology of plant compounds has been studied extensively and reports show they contain crucial, deliverable nutrients for skin health, including:
- Omega Fatty Acids
What’s more, these compounds can rarely be reproduced in their entirety in a lab, which goes to show: there’s nothing like the real thing, baby!
For a peek into OLO’s facial oils that meet the needs of each skin type, check out Vitamin C Moisturizing Facial Serum, Oh Mega Calming Chia Oil, and Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum.