Embracing Oils for your Face Because Why Not??
A decade ago, the thought of using oil to moisturize your face was unthinkable. Why would we? We used astringent to remove oil from our face. We even washed our faces in the middle of the day.
I first heard that using oils for the face was a good idea from Cindy Go, who used to do PR for MAC Cosmetics. She told me that Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics, had taught her to mix a drop or two of the brand's Care Blends Essential Oils to her foundation for a lit-from-within glow.
Anyway, those oils are now called Prep + Prime Essential Oils.
Aside from mixing facial oil with your foundation and/or concealer, you can use it at night after cleansing, toning and applying a serum.
Here are some of the more popular facial oils in the market today:
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which the brand calls a serum, is their bestseller in the Philippines.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate 1.0 fl. oz. ($46)
The composition of jojoba oil is the closest to that of your skin. This waxy oil is used to treat acne and conditions like eczema.
Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil 4.0 fl. oz. ($13.99)
Moringa-O² Hair, Scalp and Skin Therapy Oil, made from a rare blend of oils from moringa, olive and sunflower oils, is skin-hair-scalp compatible. Used on the scalp before shampooing, this helps get rid of dandruff.
Moringa-O2 Hair, Scalp, and Skin Therapy Oil
Moroccan Argan oil is sometimes called "liquid gold." Argan oil's main fatty acid content is made up of oleic acid and linoleic acid. That means it addresses different hair and skin concerns like hyper pigmentation, dryness and even acne.
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil 30ml ($10.90)