While many understand the benefits of using facial oils, cleansers and serums, some stay away from them. One of the biggest misconceptions is that a facial oil will clog up pores, result in break outs, and sit on your skin while feeling greasy. This could not be far from the truth. In fact, a lot of facial oils are excellent at reducing pore size and clearing up acne. The trick is to know what type of facial oil is right for you.
Dermatologists agree, acne is likely to be caused by dry skin due to overwashing or using drying face washes. If you are prone to breakouts, look for ingredients like tea tree oil, almond oil or jojoba oil. In addition, look for labels that say: clarifying, healing, dry oil, lightweight, and balancing.
For those with dry skin, using a facial oil is a no-brainer. Any kind will do, but for ultimate effectiveness, look for ingredients like rose, calendula and squalene.
Our editor picks for oils that we know work, use unique ingredients, and won’t disappoint.
Glow Baby Glow! Brightness, Breakouts & Healing – La Flore Longevity Barrier Repair Oil is a special blend of soothing oils, such as; cold-pressed Perilla Frutescens Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Arnica, Hibiscus, along with immunity-boosting Turmeric. Arnica is known to calm the skin and inflammation, while Hibiscus reduces dark spots and evens the skin tone. It would seem this product does it all, plus feels extra comforting when used in your morning routine. It’s right out of the shower kind of serum. Your pores are open and and ready to receive all the goodness.
Superfood For Your Skin. Illuminate, Target Eczema, Rosacea & Psoriasis – Don’t call it a facial oil. It’s an ampoule. Earth Harbor’s AURORA Superfood Luminance Ampoule is meant to be used by those who suffer from irritation, redness and inflammation, but even if you don’t suffer from all three, you will see results of dewy skin. This product just looks and feels like healing in a bottle. Harmonize and calm your skin with sea greens, Cannabis Sativa Hemp Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Neem Seed Extract.
Ayurvedic Power! Brightening, Balancing, Hydrating – Kansa Organics is your go-to place for Kansa wands. When using the Kansa tool a proper oil is required. This Ayurvedic Facial Brightening Kansa Oil provides instant results of brighter and smoother skin. It is Ayurvedic skincare medicine in a bottle. Rejuvenate and nourish your skin with potent extracts like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Bacopa. When used in combination with the Kansa wand, this oil has extraordinary anti-aging potential, and we can’t get enough.
Calling All Skin Types! Hydrate, Heal, Minimize Wrinkles – Evanhealy’s Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum uses certified organic rosehip seed oil comes from the Chilean Andes. Rosehip seed oil is rich in the naturally occurring pro-vitamin A and vitamin C. These are the vitamins to look for when seeking brighter and healthier skin. The harmonizing serum contains a unique blend of ingredients and we can’t recommend it enough. Little truly goes a long way with this one. Have large pores? This serum is for you. It even soothes and smoothes dry, sunburned or scarred skin. A real hero product.