Eossi’s Essential Skincare Steps: How To Use Facial Oil
Looking for a way to uplevel your skin in just one step? The answer might be as simple as boosting your routine with a facial oil.
Since practically the beginning of time, beauty rituals across all cultures have included a variety of oils, and today they remain one of the most beloved ingredients in formulas for the skin. Even so, many people still neglect this step due to lack of know-how or uncertainty as to how added oils might affect their skin.
To help you better understand why facial oils are such a game-changer, we’ve compiled a quick, comprehensive guide covering which oils work best and how to include them in your skincare. Here’s what you need to know:
Why everyone needs a facial oil in their everyday skin care routine
First things first: if we could dispel just one myth when it comes to facial oils, it would be the idea that oil-based products are only appropriate for certain skin types and should be avoided by those with oily or acne prone skin. In truth, all complexion types can benefit from adding a facial oil to their beauty routine, and they are some of the most naturally nourishing formulas you can treat your skin to.
Facial oils, and in particular plant-based oils, are a favorite of dermatologists, estheticians, and other skin experts, due to their ability to infuse the skin with critical components including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients that enhance skin health. They’re also intensely moisturizing, helping to promote balance, strengthen the protective barrier, and prevent water loss.
Oils We Love and What They Do
As more people come to embrace the many benefits of facial oils, you’ve likely already noticed that the options available are endless. In order to get the most from a product, we recommend looking for a pure oil or blend of several botanical oils, which will ensure that you enjoy glowing results and don’t encounter any issues such as breakouts or congestion, which tend to be caused by synthetic or added ingredients, rather than the oils themselves.
At Eossi Beauty a few of our favorite oil ingredients include:
Argan Oil – Sometimes called “liquid gold”, argan oil is attributed with numerous skin-supporting properties. Its luxurious moisture content makes it ideal for replenishing dry skin, but it’s also known to reduce excess oiliness by encouraging the regulation of sebum production.
- CBD – Hemp-derived oils have become a popular staple in skincare and with good reason. They are naturally antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping to protect the skin against external or environmental stressors, and calm symptoms of inflammation such as acne, redness, and reactivity.
- Grapeseed Oil – A great go-to for oily or acneic skin is grapeseed oil due to its antifungal and antimicrobial properties, as well as high omega fatty acid content. All three are helpful in targeting the root causes of acne, including oil imbalance, surface bacteria, and a compromised skin barrier.
Rosehip Oil – Widely considered one of the best ingredients for keeping the skin radiant and youthful, rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants which protect against sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, studies have shown it can help with the formation of new collagen, which is what keeps the skin supple and prevents visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Best Practices: How to use facial oil for optimal results
If you aren’t already on board with facial oils, getting started is easy. Here are a few of our top tips:
Tip #1: Apply oil to clean skin as your last or second to last step – As with any skincare product, oils will work best when the skin is freshly cleansed, so we recommend always starting with a clean base and then applying products in order of thickness. If you like to use toner or other serums which are water-based, you’ll want to apply those first and then follow with oil. In some cases oil can be used in place of your moisturizer, if desired. Or you can also layer a bit of oil over moisturizer as your finishing step.
Tip #2: Start with just a few drops – If you are nervous about adding a facial oil to your beauty ritual, or new to the practice of doing so, a trick we love is to use just a few drops. Because oils are highly concentrated, you won’t need much to see good results. You can even mix a drop or two in with a facial cream in the beginning, to test the waters and see how your skin reacts. That said, once you notice that your skin is tolerating a facial oil well, you can apply a more generous layer at bedtime, and let it absorb overnight creating a dewy, glowy effect upon waking.
Tip #3: Use it as a massage medium for extra glow – Another synergistic way to incorporate facial oils into your skincare is using them to perform facial massage. Combining the nourishing elements of oil with the perks of a gua sha tool, jade roller, or even just a bit of massage with your hands is an amazing way to really infuse the product deep into your skin. As an added bonus, facial massage also stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage, leaving the skin looking luminous.
Tip #4: Add your oil to the routine morning and night – A question that comes up often when discussing facial oil products is whether they belong in your A.M. or P.M. protocol, and the answer is both! Although it’s perfectly fine to start with once per day, and work your way into twice daily treatments, the overall goal should be consistency. The more frequently oils are added to the mix, the more your skin will be able to utilize them, translating to a healthy complexion 24/7/365.
Tip #5: Layer a little on before makeup – One more trick to try that creates instant glow is adding a bit of facial oil to your makeup routine. This can look like patting in a few drops before you apply your foundation, or even mixing a drop or two into your base product. In addition to creating a radiant finish, the added moisture from the oil will help keep your skin refreshed throughout the day, so that makeup wears longer and stronger.
Our Product Pick: Facial Glow Oil By Eossi Beauty
Featuring all of our favorite botanical oils in one essential elixir, Eossi’s go-to for facial oil is our signature Facial Glow Oil. Our formula combines argan, grapeseed, rosehip, and coconut oils, alongside Vitamin E, CBD, plus a subtle fragrance compound containing Frankincense, Myrrh, and Jasmine.
All ingredients have been carefully selected to nourish and nurture skin of all types, including sensitive skin and the final product is a dry oil, meaning it can be used in place of moisturizer day or night. We love the way Facial Glow Oil absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy finish or residue. For best results, we recommend adding a few drops to your routine each. It also pairs perfectly with our Aphrodite Cleansing Oil and Hygeia balm, for a simple, yet highly effective daily ritual.