If you have oily skin, facial oils sound like the last thing you would want to put on your face. After all, your skin goal is less oil, not more!
However, this fear of facial oils making your skin more oily is simply a misconception! Facial oils offer a host of benefits that can be enjoyed by people of all skin types, as long as you choose the right formula. And contrary to popular beliefs, using facial oils could even help your skin become less oily over time.
Surprised at this skincare fact? Read on to find out all about the incredible skincare benefits of facial oils and how you can incorporate them into your routine!
Why skincare junkies love facial oils
There are many types of facial oils around – some extracted from plants and others made from synthetic substances such as mineral oil – but the ones that most skincare junkies would recommend are the natural, non-fragrant ones. If you lurk around beauty forums often, you’ll probably notice that most people swear by rosehip, argan, and jojoba oils, because they’re considered to be the most effective and safest for your skin.
Many skincare junkies incorporate a facial oil in their skincare routines because of how it helps to nourish the skin and improve its radiance – regardless of your skin type. And here are the reasons why you should add one to your own routine:
Moisture and hydration
The main benefit of facial oils is their moisturising power. The occlusive property of facial oils make them an ideal way to lock in all the moisture provided by your other skincare products.
Facial oils are particularly useful at alleviating dryness and flaky skin, but they are also good at preventing excess sebum production by maintaining the moisture level in your skin. That means all skin types can benefit from them!
Strengthen the skin’s natural barrier
Facial oils are packed with essential fatty acids, which make up the building blocks in your skin cells. Supplying your skin with the necessary fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6, and 9 will help strengthen the skin’s barrier function and protect it from external damages such as UV rays and pollution.
Increase skin cell turnover rate
Facial oils such as rosehip oils are also effective in correcting textural issues in the skin such as wrinkles, acne scarring and stretch marks by boosting collagen production and increasing the skin turnover rate.
That’s why facial oils are also considered effective anti-ageing solutions as they keep your skin smooth, supple and youthful for longer!
Not sure how to use it? Here are some tips
For use on the face, facial oils should be used after cleansing and toning, and prior to moisturiser so your skin can absorb all the skincare goodness from the oil. The oil also acts as a protective barrier to seal in moisture and prevent water loss.
You can either use the oil on its own (add a few drops on your fingertips and gently massage onto your face and neck area) or you can mix it with your favourite moisturiser to boost its moisturising power. This facial oil is also fantastic at nourishing dry, chapped lips!
Despite the name, facial oils can be used on all parts of your body to improve various skin conditions. For example, rosehip oil is good for fading acne scars but it can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
Which facial oils should you try?
Australian brand A’kin is known for its amazing range of facial oils and it has just received another feather in its cap. Its bestseller, the Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, has recently won the Best Scar / Stretch Mark Treatment (Judges’ Choice) at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2020. What this means is that after testing and comparing products promising the same benefits, judges loved the A’kin product the most.
And it isn’t surprising why this product is such a high-performer.
Unlike many other facial oils, A’kin Facial Oils use the CO2 extraction method, which involves no heat, oxygen or solvents to produce a pure, concentrated oil.
The CO2 extraction also doesn’t compromise the quality of the nutrients, which means their facial oils are the closest thing you can get to the actual plant itself!
If you’re looking for a facial oil, try one of these three products from A’kin.
A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
One of A’kin’s best-selling products, this 100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is packed with vitamins and antioxidants with incredible healing and skin nourishing properties.
It contains a minimum concentration of 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9) to deeply moisturise the skin and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
It is also rich in vitamin A and C, which boosts cell regeneration to help fade your acne scars, for smoother and more youthful skin.
A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil retails for SGD29.90 (20ml)/ SGD48.50 (45ml), available at selected Guardian stores and on Shopee.
A’kin Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C
If you struggle with sun damage, pigmentation or visible signs of ageing such as age spots, the A’kin Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C will be your best friend.
This lightweight facial oil has all the nourishing and skin healing benefits of rosehip oil, with the added brightening and texture-improving effects of vitamin C. You can look forward to smoother skin with an overall brighter and more even complexion!
A’kin Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C retails for SGD35.90 (20ml), available at selected Guardian stores and on Shopee.
A’kin Cellular Radiance Booster Oil
If one skin-loving oil isn’t good enough for you, how about a powerful blend of seven Certified Organic Oils and plant extracts? We’re talking about the A’kin’s Cellular Radiance Booster Oil.
This hard-working facial oil blend including Rosehip, Pomegranate, Seabuckthorn oils and more is clinically proven to boost skin’s suppleness and elasticity while fighting visible signs of ageing. In other words, a skincare heavyweight with a lightweight texture.
A’kin Cellular Radiance Booster Oil retails for SGD48.50 (20ml), available at selected Guardian stores and on Shopee.
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