A big misconception about face oils is that they are only for people with very dry skin, but the reality is it about finding the right oil for your skin.
Skincare routines can differ in complexity and number of stages, but a moisturiser is usually the final step. Why not try expanding your routine and adding a face oil and benefit from their ultra-nourishing and softening qualities helping to seal all the products that went before and acts as an emollient, keeping skin soft and smooth.
Plus there is something about using oils on your skin that has that extra self-care reward and benefit as a massage stage…so why not.
Do I use a Face Oil instead of a moisturiser?
They have different qualities to bring to a regimen and therefore both have something to add and are valuable in a skincare routine. An important distinction to make is that facial oils and moisturisers play different roles in skincare. While moisturisers and serums deliver hydration and active ingredients into the skin, oils provide nourishment and conditioning.
Face oil is also a great addition to have in your skincare kit as it’s a multi-purpose product to have handy for cuticles, ends of hair and anywhere that needs some quick nourishment.
When do I use a Face Oil?
They can be used AM & PM but there can be concerns about it interfering with your SPF, which we should all be wearing every day regardless of the weather, so it’s probably best to use face oil as part of the evening routine.
The other issue is at what stage in your skincare routine and there seems to be much debate here. Personally, as someone with combination skin, I add a face oil on top of my moisturiser when I need something more and I massage in, so they mix as the final stage of my routine.
How to use a Face Oil?
A face oil is a great addition to your skincare, simply add a few drops to the face and gently massage into the skin. Face oil also works well for facial massage or Gua Sha, simply spritz the face with a face mist (for extra moisture) and then add a few drops of face oil.
Edit & Oak’s Face Oil Choice
Our Avocado Face Oil is the perfect glow oil for skin that needs a little bit of love! It replenishes and nourishes tired, dry and sun damaged skin. It’s been a customer favourite with repeat purchased as it’s become a staple if many of your routines.
Cold-pressed from the avocado pulp, avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic and palmitic acids). It promotes the increase in collagen production and helps to repair your skin while being a great antioxidant (helps your skin fight against free radicals).
Another key ingredient is plant-derived olive squalene – an incredible emollient that prevents moisture loss and instantly softens.
- Cruelty Free
- Made In London
- Barrier Protection For Skin
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Encourages Skin Cell Regeneration