Despite their popularity, many people have never used a face oil in their skincare routine. The idea of using an oil can seem strange, especially if you already have oily skin.
In fact, before I learned about the science behind face oils, I was hesitant to use one myself. But, the truth is that no matter your skin type, there’s a face oil that can give you the glowing, gorgeous, more youthful skin you want far more effectively than any water-based moisturizer.
That’s why we’re going to discover:
- Why should I choose an oil moisturizer over a traditional water-based cream or lotion?
- What are the benefits of using an oil based moisturizer for my skin type?
- And, how to seamlessly incorporate a face oil into your skincare routine.
First, let’s start with why face oils are the best choice.
Why use a face oil?
The point of a moisturizer is to hydrate, protect, balance, and nourish your skin. An oil-based moisturizer is able to get the job done much better than a cream or lotion that’s water-based.
That’s because oils are naturally rich in the nutrients, fatty acids, omegas, and minerals your skin needs to be healthy.
Oils are also far more hydrating than water-based options. Since they are better recognized by your body, they are also absorbed better, so that they can do their work and give you’re the results you’re looking for.
Normal to Dry Skin Types
Why use face oil – Water-based lotions and creams may simply not be moisturizing enough if you have dry skin. Face oil, on the other hand, can help you deeply hydrate and overcome your dry skin.
Our oils also nourish your delicate skin, bathing it in rich essential fatty acids and herbal extracts, which contain powerful antioxidant, anti-aging, and tone balancing properties. They also comes with much needed vitamins and nutrients that keep your skin cells functioning at their best, giving you a softer, smoother complexion.
Which oil to choose – The best oil-based moisturizers for dry skin are our Laloirelle Age Defy Face Oil and our Deep Hydration Face Oil. Our Age Defy Face Oil is for you if have dry skin and you would like to hydrate, soften, prevent future signs of aging, and get radiantly beautiful skin. Our Deep Hydration Face Oil is designed for very dry or mature skin, and helps to deeply hydrate and nourish, while promoting elasticity and instantly filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
Normal to Oily and Acne-Prone Skin Types
Why use face oil – Oily skin often occurs when oil is produced to balance out skin that’s lacking in moisture. It may go against everything you’ve done in the past, but the best solution for this type of problem skin is to use light oils that can help balance your skin’s sebum production without clogging pores.
Yes, that’s right…
Using a face oil can actually make your skin less oily and prone to break out. And, when you add in potent herbal extracts with superior antioxidant and anti-aging properties, you could finally have the clear, amazing skin you’ve been hoping for.
Which oil to choose – The optimal oil-based moisturizer to balance your skin’s sebum production and help clear your skin is our Renew and Balance Face Oil. Its combination of plant oils, herbal extracts, and essential oils help to balance sebum production without clogging your pores. The flavonoids in the formulation also deliver an amazing source of antioxidants to combat aging, and its astringent and anti-bacterial properties help keep your skin healthy and smooth.
Why use face oil – Just like with dry skin, water-based lotions and creams rarely provide enough moisturizing effect for mature skin. Luckily, using oils that are loaded with anti-wrinkle benefits that help stimulate skin cell regeneration and promote skin elasticity, plus herbal extracts with powerful antioxidant, and anti-aging properties, can help to plump and firm skin, while fading fine lines and wrinkles.
Which oil to choose – You have two amazing choices in oil-based moisturizers to help you get the more youthful, wrinkle-free skin you want. Laloirelle Regenerative Face Oil delivers essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, along with trans-Retinoic acid (Retinol) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also firms, while supporting skin cell regeneration.
Our Deep Hydration Face Oil offers a blend of oils and anti-aging herbs and extracts that are unsurpassed for instantly filling in lines and wrinkles, combating all signs of aging, and nourishing and smoothing skin.
Normal to Sensitive Skin Types
Why use face oil – Some synthetic chemicals in traditional skin care are irritating to sensitive prone skin which can also make skin look dull. However, certain oils that are rich in Phytosterols, which help to reduce redness, while calming and soothing. This makes them perfect for sensitive skin types. For even bigger benefits, nutrient-rich oils containing antioxidants and fatty acids can also help fend off free radical damage, giving you radiant skin with a beautiful, natural glow. Herbal extracts add additional skin-beautifying and skin-soothing effects.
Which oil to choose – The best oils for sensitive skin types are Laloirelle Luminous Face Oil and our Renew & Balance Face Oil. Our Luminous Face Oil is perfect for calming, soothing, firming, and plumping skin for a more youthful look and delivering translucent, radiant skin. Our Renew & Balance Face Oil is your best choice if you have sensitive and oily skin to calm and balance sebum production, without clogging your pores.
Here are five tips that will make adding a face oil into your skincare routine easy and seamless…
Start by washing your face and toning your skin
Every step in your skincare routine feeds into the next and determines whether you get the gorgeous, youthful, glowing skin you want. Begin the right way by using an organic soap bar cleanser followed by toner, to sweep away residual dirt and makeup, balance your skin’s pH, and deliver needed hydration.
Start at night
Before you go to bed is the best time to add in your new face oil for the first time. That’s because your skin can fully absorb the oil as you sleep, and isn’t forced to deal with environmental factors that could alter the way it reacts to using a new product.
Blend with serum
A face oil can feel heavy on your skin at first when you’re beginning your transition from a water-based moisturizer. Blending two drops of the oil with one drop of serum helps it to feel lighter as your skin adapts to your new routine and can even be used for long-term face oil users during summer time when a light feel is preferable.
One important point to remember is that any time you make a change in your skincare routine, you can temporarily alter the balance of your skin. This is particularly true when you’re moving from a water-based moisturizer to an oil-based option. The best thing to do is to gradually transition, using face oil every other day to start.
Have a balanced lifestyle
Your lifestyle affects skin health and therefore also affects your success with face oil. The health of your skin can be impacted by your diet, whether or not you get enough sleep, changes in your hormones, the weather, and more.
Finally, don’t forget to give your skin the time it needs to adjust. Once you see the results you’ll get from using a face oil instead of a water-based moisturizer, you’ll wonder why you ever waited so long to make the switch.