My Journey with Facial Oils
For over three decades, I've been a staunch advocate of facial oils, championing their merits long before the clean skincare movement gained momentum. Initially, some of my customers with acne-prone and oily skin harbored reservations, but I explained that facial oils can, in fact, help regulate sebum production because like dissolves like. In particularly our carefully sourced Cacay Beauty Oil from the indigenous communities in the Amazon. Moreover, they are teeming with essential skin nutrients, such as omega fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E, which bestow numerous benefits upon the skin.
The Power of Plant-Derived Facial Oils
Facial oils derive from various parts of plants, including the root, stem/bark, leaves, flowers, seeds, or fruits. They are renowned for their ability to lock in moisture and foster skin health. When it comes to facial oils, I'm a fervent advocate for 100% natural options because unlike synthetically produced oils, plant-derived oils possess finer molecular structures, enabling them to be fully absorbed into the skin.
Unveiling My Favourite Facial Oils
Let me introduce you to my preferred facial oils and offer some guidance on choosing the ideal one for your unique skin.
The Transformative Benefits of Facial Oils Regardless of your skin type, these are the advantages that every skin can relish:
Deep Hydration and Nourishment: Facial oils replenish and retain skin moisture, a vital component of a healthy complexion. They establish a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and preserving skin hydration and suppleness.
Enhanced Skin Barrier: Many facial oils are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients that benefit the skin. These nutrients fortify and support the skin's barrier function, leading to a smoother and more radiant complexion.
Abundance of Antioxidants: Natural oils brim with antioxidants that shield the skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays. This, in turn, mitigates premature aging and hyperpigmentation.
Enhanced Overall Skin Health: Facial oils impart a subtle sheen, instantly invigorating and revitalising the skin. Extracts rich in vitamins and omega fatty acids plump fine lines, soothe redness, and even out skin texture.
Facilitates Facial Massage: As you're aware, no non-invasive skincare regimen is complete without facial massage. Whether by hand or with a tool like The Facial Massager, oils enable smooth, pull-free facial massages.
Diverse Types of Facial Oils Just as our world boasts countless plant varieties, there are myriad oils that can be extracted. While the list could go on endlessly, here are a few standout facial oils:
Jojoba: Respected for its similarity to the skin's natural sebum, it aids in balancing oil production, making it suitable for both oily and dry skin types. Jojoba oil is also abundant in vitamins and minerals.
Meadowfoam: Hailing from a patented seed from the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, boasts with vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It's frequently employed for moisturizing, softening, soothing irritated skin, and protecting against environmental stressors.
Cacay: Packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C, rosehip oil is renowned for its potential to enhance skin tone, minimize scars and fine lines, and stimulate skin regeneration.
Grapeseed: A natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
Bisabilol: it's appreciated for its ability to preserve the skin's barrier function, warding off moisture loss and promoting a smoother complexion.
Choosing the Right Facial Oil for Your Skin
Whether your skin is typically dry, oily, sensitive, or you're grappling with an acne flare-up, here's how to pinpoint your specific needs and select the optimal facial oil:
Facial oils work wonders for dry skin. They possess a composition closely resembling the fatty acids and lipids found in sebum, enabling them to seamlessly integrate with the skin's natural lipid barrier and bolster effective moisture retention.
For dryness, consider Everyday Face Oil—a potent yet lightweight blend of emollient oils enriched with rejuvenating plant extracts. It serves as an all-encompassing oil, hydrating, enhancing, and rejuvenating all skin types.
Reactivity and Sensitivity Addressed
Many facial oils feature vitamin E, recognized for its calming influence on skin irritation. Continuous dryness can often result in heightened sensitivity, but the hydrating attributes of facial oils can adeptly alleviate this concern.
Our first oil, the Everyday Face Oil stands out as particularly advantageous for distressed and inflamed skin. Crafted from an array of organic seed oils, including meadowfoam seed oil, almond seed oil, grapeseed oil and bisabolol, it actively supports the skin's regenerative mechanisms.
Addressing Acne Concerns
It might come as a surprise, but certain facial oils are tailored to cater to oily and acne-prone skin types. They excel at regulating sebum production without causing excessive dryness. However, it's crucial to steer clear of comedogenic oils like coconut oil.
RENEW Cacay Oil + A, for instance, harnesses the benefits of cacay oil retinol harmonising sebum production and known for its effectiveness in combatting acne-causing bacteria.
Embracing the Aging Process
Facial oils offer enduring hydration and an infusion of essential nutrients, creating a temporary plumping effect on fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, well-moisturized skin tends to be less prone to stress and inflammation, factors that can accelerate the aging process. Most facial oils are brimming with antioxidants, invaluable in combating free radicals, while some boast natural vitamin A levels, which stimulate collagen production.
The Cacay Beauty Oils is a beautiful all around Facial Oil serves as a radiant beauty elixir, featuring antioxidant and vitamin-rich Cacay Oil for skin rejuvenation and to promote firmness and hydration.
Incorporating Facial Oils into Your Skincare Routine
Typically, facial oils should be the final step in your routine, serving as a protective sealant to lock in the benefits of serums and moisture—unless you're using physical (mineral) sunscreen, in which case it should be your ultimate layer.
Here's the approach I take when integrating facial oils into my regimen:
Cleansing: Begin with a thorough cleansing of your skin to remove impurities.
Serum: Apply your preferred serum, targeting your specific skin needs.
Moisturizer: Layer on your moisturizer; start with a lotion or cream.
Facial Oil Application: To ensure optimal absorption, apply your facial oil using a gentle press-and-release technique. Alternatively, you can blend a few drops of oil into your moisturizer for added convenience. Pro tip: Activate the oil's ingredients by gently rubbing it between your palms before application.