Face oil is our newest obsession. Prepare to add this luxury step to your skincare routine with these face oil facts. 

Face oil may seem like just another product to add to your never-ending skincare routine, but the truth is… It’s another product you should add to your skincare routine for its many benefits. Face oil acts as an emollient to add moisture to the skin and as an occlusive to retain the moisture. Both of these benefits are important because as we get older, spend time outside, and merely sleep, our skin begins to lose moisture, which is what causes fine lines and wrinkles. One way to slow down aging and keep your skin looking plump is to add essential nutrients and acids back in. These are just the face oil facts. 

What’s the Difference between a Face Oil, Serum, and Moisturizer? 

Moisturizers are thicker, creamier formulas that provide skin with instant hydration, leaving skin soft, plump, and smooth. Since moisturizers are typically made with both water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients, they both hydrate AND moisturize your skin. This step is essential for any skincare routine and all skin types can benefit from a moisturizer, even oily or acne-prone. 

Serums are lightweight, concentrated formulas that consist of smaller molecules that are designed to penetrate into the skin and support internal functions. They should be applied to skin directly after cleansing, when skin is clear and vulnerable enough to accept the product. 

Face oils, on the other hand, are liquid topicals that contain no water and consist of large molecules that are designed to support the skin’s outer protective layer and mimic the skin’s natural sebum production. Face oils should be applied on top of moisturizers to retain moisture and prevent skin from losing its water supply over night. 

The Deets

Ready for more face oil facts? Bare with us (*winky face*). Face oil can be used on all skin types, but it does its best work on those with dry and irritated skin. The fall and winter seasons, when the weather is dry and skin is tight, are ideal for introducing face oil into your routine. 

The great thing about face oil is that it’s easy to incorporate! No need to get particular or strategic about squeezing it into the right spot of your routine at the right time. Face oil should be applied last to lock the good ingredients in and block the environmental debris out. 

The best ingredients to look for in a face oil are Bakuchiol and Rock Samphire. These two ingredients are gentle yet powerful retinol-alternatives that help tighten skin and keep fine lines to a minimum. And guess what? 

We formulated the perfect introductory product for you to get started on your face oil journey. Explore the plant-powered benefits of our newest beauty, Midnight Mend Night Oil. It’s packed with hydrating, rejuvenating properties that do the skin good. And that’s a face oil fact.