Slathering a facial oil on is the epitome of skin luxury. Eliciting sensory delight and appeasing our noses with pleasure isn't the only benefit however, they are also incredibly nourishing and healing for the skin.
As one who tips on the oily side of the scale, I was always super wary of oil-based products, let alone oils themselves. Oil on oil? Eek!
But since being conned by a beaming beauty buff a few years back, I am now completely and utterly hooked. I often don’t even moisturise, and find that by dabbing away my dryness with a facial oil my skin looks more nourished and radiant the following morning.
But for those suspicious folk who still can’t quite grasp the concept of ‘oil’ – the key is to take it slow. Not every oil is for everyone, and as with most skincare, it’s a matter of trial and error.
To avoid any oil spills, and start off with one or two drops, and the rest will be glorious skin history.
Jojoba is another beauty buzzword; with the golden elixir boasting a host of skin-loving benefits. Despite its appearance and texture, jojoba is actually not an oil (cheeky, I know). It’s a liquid wax, and the only plant in the world known to produce a wax similar to our own skin’s sebum. It essentially mimics the skin’s natural oils thus can penetrate deep into the skin layers, but is non-greasy and easily absorbed. It also contains powerful antioxidants, Omega 6 & 9 essential fatty acids, and Vitamin A, D and E. Plus it’s naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic – superhero much? Go you golden good thing.'