The subtle beauty of a face oil
Our skin produces its own magical moisturizing ingredient known as sebum. Produced by the oil glands in our face, sebum contains a complex composition of lipids, fatty acids, wax esters, squalene, and a mix of cholesterols. These components work together to moisturize the skin and defend the body against harmful bacteria, making it our bodies first line of defense.
Face oils mimic our own natural sebum, helping to moisturize the outer layers of the skin. By forming a protective, occlusive barrier that helps prevent water loss both from the environment, as well as helping to keep existing water levels trapped in the top layers of the skin, face oils can be very supportive for your skin’s health.
Face oils also contain fat soluble vitamins and antioxidants, helping to further strengthen and support your skin. In addition to using as a moisturizer, face oils can actually help balance excessive sebum production.
Face Oils can be incorporated at almost any step of your routine, either on its own or layered with additional products.
One of my favorite ways to use it is to apply 1-2 drops to my daily moisturizer. To use, simply dab, or pat the oil into your skin, as this allows for better permeation.
Because face oils contain a mix of concentrated ingredients, a little bit goes a long way. 1-3 drops is enough to deliver the benefits your skin needs.
Aster Raine’s Firm & Glow Facial Oil is a light weight oil that is great for all skin types and can be used both day and night. Rosehip seed oil is considered a "dry" oil because it doesn't leave an oily finish on the face. Instead, it rapidly absorbs into the skin where the special fatty acids get to work calming irritated and out of balance skin. Rich with antioxidants like vitamin C, it is a fabulous oil for damaged and aging skin. Geranium is expert at repairing damaged tissue.
*Rose Hip oil contains Vitamin A, so you may want to alternate on the nights you are using a topical retinol product.*
Article written by Tina Hightower