Aug 19, 2019
What's Hot in Skincare Ingredients: August 2019
In this month’s skincare ingredient highlight, we are featuring: FACIAL OILS.
What are facial oils? You may have noticed an influx of facial oils in the market – so what’s the big hype about? Facial oils have been known to have natural antioxidant properties, in addition to soothing benefits. They have extremely versatile uses and can target a wide array of skin concerns. Used alone or as an additive, facial oils can help provide a natural, nourishing layer on your skin.
What makes them beneficial to our skin? Not all facial oils are created equal. Each oil is composed of different fatty acids, vitamins, and compounds each with specific benefits for your skin. There are facial oils that target aging skin, sensitive or damaged skin, dry skin and even oily / acne-prone skin! By understanding your concerns, you can surely find the perfect facial oil that complements your skin.
How to use in your skincare routine? There are several ways to incorporate facial oils in your daily regimen. One way is by blending facial oils with your moisturizer or facial serums. Adding oils to your serums and moisturizers will help enhance the benefits of moisturization and hydration. Another way is by applying directly to your skin. A few drops go a long way. Understand your skin concerns and which areas you’d like to target. Depending on your needs, applying oils at night may be all you need! Make sure you allow the facial oils to fully absorb before applying makeup or sunscreen.
Argan Oil: Produced by pressing the nut of the argan tree, it contains antioxidants and Vitamin E. Argan Oil helps to minimize the impact on skin from environmental stressors and outdoor elements. 100% Argan Oil has been known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to help improve the skin hydration and moisture retention.
Squalane: Like probiotics, squalane is naturally produced within our bodies, as well as found in products such as olives and wheat germ. Squalane is known to have powerful anti-aging and soothing properties to help with the appearance of redness. Also, squalane helps to promote collagen production for the appearance of firmer, plumper skin!