If there’s one thing that never goes out of style, it’s beautiful skin! The first step to glowing, healthy skin is to use a great cleanser. It’s an absolute must. Just be careful not to use a product that is soap, or worse; detergent-based. This just leads to the cycle or over-stripping the natural oils, and causing the skin to over-produce oil. And if you have mature skin, soap will just completely dry it out and make it look dull and crinkly.
The second step is to use a weekly treatment that exfoliates and feeds the skin. Sloughing away old skin cells to make way for new ones is the best way to keep the skin looking and feeling soft, dewy and youthful. Try setting a bit of time aside twice a week for this important step.
But then what? It seems obvious, right? Use a moisturizer. But not just any moisturizer. This is a critical step towards achieving beautiful skin. You want to look for products that are waterless. This is because adding water to products creates the need for added alcohol, glycerin and loads of preservatives. A conventional jar of face cream is at least 95% water. Disappointing, right? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
Facial oils are an incredible option for getting dewy skin right out of the gate. These waterless formulas don’t contain any drying ingredients, like alcohol, and they are self-preserving. That means that they don’t require a ga-jillion (technical term) preservatives to keep them fresh. Facial oils are wonderful for all skin types, since they use specific botanicals that are tailored to the needs of normal, dry and oily skin. They are also a fabulous option for Vegans, since they are entirely plant-based. Perfect! Looking for a waterless cream? Check out our Paleo range.
How To Get The Most Out of Your Facial Oil
- Less is more. The goal is hydrated, semi-matte skin. Don’t apply facial oils using the same quantities as a water-based product. Do apply them sparingly to damp skin, using your fingertips, and starting with the driest parts of your face.
- Keep the lid on tight. This will help keep those precious botanicals working harder for longer. Storage in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight is also a good idea.
- Fingers out! Don’t put anything in the jar that might contaminate the product inside.
- Use it up. Make a habit of applying your facial oil AM and PM every, single day.
- Be creative. Pure botanical facial oils can be applied in a variety of ways. Use them to get rid of hair frizzies, heal a cut or burn and to sooth sunburns.
Products We Love
Profile: For dry & mature skin, Anti-aging, Vegan
Aroma: Floral (Neroli), herbaceous, light, hint of fresh citrus.
Texture: Easily absorbed, medium-weight oil
Skin Feel: Hydrated, replenished, super soft
You will be addicted to the gorgeous scent of Neroli blossom! Each drop of this super rejuvenator delivers powerful brightening, smoothing and hydrating benefits to restore the appearance of very dry/mature, sun-damaged skin. Pumpkin and Seaberry oils are renowned for their superb anti-aging properties, helping to restore a youthful glow. And of course let’s not leave out the therapeutic-grade Frankincense and Carrot Seed essential oils, which help promote healthy skin elasticity, tone and texture. Reviews
Profile: For normal, dry & sensitive skin, Anti-aging, Vegan
Aroma: Floral, herbaceous, earthy
Texture: Easily absorbed, lightweight oil
Skin Feel: Hydrated, replenished, soothed, soft
This is our best-seller by a mile. Ten nourishing plant oils, carefully selected for their high antioxidant (Vitamins A, C, E), essential fatty acid and phytonutrient content, combine in this potent anti-aging formula. This luxurious botanical elixir delivers powerful brightening and hydrating benefits to restore the appearance of aging, patchy, sun-damaged skin. It’s also extremely soothing on sunburns, dry, cracked skin, scars and stretchmarks. This is a fabulous natural Vitamin C serum, especially good for those with sensitive skin. Reviews
Profile: For oily, combination & blemish-prone skin, Ant-aging, Vegan
Aroma: Herbaceous, fresh anti-bacterial notes, earthy & warm (Patchouli)
Texture: Easily absorbed, ultra-lightweight oil
Skin Feel: Hydrated, soothed, clean, soft
Still breaking out in your 20’s or 30’s? This excellent facial serum uses powerful botanical oils to help balance and sooth combination and blemish-prone skin. At the same time the rich fatty acid profile of this light-weight oil blend helps hydrate and soften the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and scars. It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, perfect for those suffering from hormonal breakouts. Reviews
Profile: Created for all men. Trust us, guys LOVE this stuff! It’s also Anti-aging when applied to the face, but don’t tell him that 😉
Aroma: Earthy forest notes, campfire, spicy, dark, sensual
Texture: Easily absorbed, lightweight oil
Skin Feel: Hydrated, soothed, non-greasy
Facial Hair: Conditioned, anti-frizz, soft shine
This dual-action formula works hard. It absorbs quickly, combats dry skin, fights wrinkles, soothes after shaving and helps prevent ingrown hairs. Have a serious beard? This serum tames and conditions facial hair like a boss. Did we mention it smells sexy? It makes ladies eyeballs roll into the back of their heads. What more could you ask for? Created for all skin types, and especially good for those with sensitive skin. Comes with a pump-top cap, great for guys who hate ‘Fiddly Things’. Reviews