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How and when to use a face oil in your skincare routine

March 17, 2021

Using a face oil for the first time can be a bit daunting, especially for those who have oily skin. There is  a common misconception that using an oil will make your skin more oily and break out, but actually the opposite is true. Plant oils are a wonder for all skin types. They are full of omega fatty acids and are really well absorbed by the skin. Face oils can actually balance the skin and even prevent breakouts!

However, don’t be fooled by some conventional beauty oils on the market that often contains synthetic ingredients including commonly used mineral oil. Mineral oil can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Our Facial Oil is formulated with plant oils that are really high in anti-inflammatories, such as pumpkin and raspberry seed oil. These oils help to reduce redness and swelling associated with acne. The blend of plant oils that we use in the facial oil are also deeply nourishing and help to reduce acne scars over time thanks to the Frankincense essential oil.

"This oil is pure magic. My skin feels softer, more balanced and radiant! I honestly can't live without it!" Alexandra V

How to use a face oil

Use the pipette to drop a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand. It’s best to apply to slightly damp skin, as the oils will help lock in moisture. Just a few drops are sufficient unless you have very dry skin - you can add a couple more drops as needed. Apply the oil by gently pressing into or massaging into your skin. A gentle massage will help the oil to penetrate better, as well as boosting your circulation.

When to use a face oil in your skincare routine

It’s always really important to apply a moisturiser or face oil after cleansing. You can use our Cleansing Balm to remove impurities and daily make-up.

Once your skin is cleansed, apply your face oil. If you use water-based serums apply them before the face oil. There is also an other way of applying these products, it’s simply to mix your water-based serum (it could be pure aloe or a hyaluronic acid serum) to your face oil. This will create an emulsion, really light in texture, so it’s perfect if you don’t want something too heavy on the skin.

If your skincare routine is a little bit more elaborate, and you have a cream as well, then apply serums, then the cream and the face oil on top. Applying the face oil as the last step will seal in the moisture.

In summary, always start with the lightest to the thickest product, in terms of texture.

You can use the facial oil daily, AM and PM. We recommend PM application as your skin repairs itself overnight and also because this is when most people cleanse their skin. However, if an AM application suits you better then that's absolutely fine. If you wear SPF daily (which is great!) then apply your SPF on top of the face oil.

I'll finish off with a couple of our many five star reviews. I hope you will enjoy the amazing skin benefits of our facial oil!

"I love this oil, I always suffered with dry patches of skin on my face and no oil or moisturiser would help until I tried this. Life changing!" Gemma C

"Just as good as a higher end brand, this oil is not heavy or sticky it sinks into the skin & really delivers results. I have combination skin & this doesn’t beak me out but just gives a lovely soothing hydration whilst tackling some of my hyperpigmentation - highly recommend." Kirsty L

"I can’t get enough of this facial oil, and my skin loves it as much as I do. I struggle with acne prone skin & this oil has been an absolute game changer, not only does it smell like a spa, over the last year it has helped completely clear my skin. One of those products you just can’t live without. I have recommended to several friends that also suffer with acne prone skin and they have had the same amazing results." Emily K

Sarah Rueger

About the author

Sarah is the founder of certified palm oil free natural skincare brand Amaranthine. She is a qualified organic skincare formulator and has diplomas in Beauty Therapy and Clinical Aromatherapy.