How Do I Choose the Right Face Oil for My Skin Type?
Different face oils have different properties and can therefore have different effects on the skin. when looking for face oil, it is important to choose one that is suitable for your specific skin type and concerns. Here are some tips for selecting the right face oil for your skin type:
- If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for face oils that are lightweight, non-comedogenic (meaning they won't clog pores), and high in linoleic acid. Studies show that people with acne-prone skin tend to have lower levels of linoleic acid in their sebum (the oil produced by the skin) compared to people with healthy skin and that increasing the levels of linoleic acid in the skin through the use of topical products can help with improving acne. Therefore, choosing an oil high in linoleic acid is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. The Dewy Day Glow face oil is the perfect option for these skin types.
- If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for face oils that are rich, nourishing, and high in oleic acid. Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid highly compatible with the skin’s naturally occurring oil. Without oil, your skin becomes dry, more vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles, and it will lose its bounciness. Oleic acid restores this oil without clogging your pores and it will lock in moisture. The Deep Nourish Oasis face oil is a powerhouse for dry skin. It contains many natural antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support the skin’s natural lipid barrier to lock moisture in and protect against dryness.
- If you have combination skin, look for face oils that are balanced and suitable for all skin types. Some options include argan oil and rosehip oil. The Dewy Day Glow and Moonlight Renewal face oils are suitable for all skin types.
- If you have mature or aging skin, look for face oils that are rich in antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. Rich in pomegranate seed oil and argan oil, the Moonlight Renewal face oil delivers more hydrated, visibly plump, and youthful-looking skin.
It's also a good idea to do a patch test before using a new skincare product, especially if you have sensitive skin. To do a patch test, apply a small amount of the oil to a small area of your skin and wait 24-48 hours to see if any irritation or redness develops.