Which Face Oil for Dry Skin vs Oily Skin?
What face oil do I recommend if you have dry, dehydrated type skin, and which for my ladies that have oily, combination or sensitive skin prone to rosacea?
This is one of the questions I get asked most often.
So on today's Q&A Friday, I'm going to give you my thoughts on which works best for different skin types.
First, let's get the basics out of the way.
Both my Facial Essence with Rose & Marula and my Facial Essence with Rose & Blackcurrant are oil based products.
I have a lot of time for facial oils, I think they're superb moisturisers. It's all about the best ingredients for your skin.
Oily, Combination Skin - Facial Essence with Rose and Marula
This is what I recommend to my customers that suffer with an oily T-zone, with breakout prone skin, with skin prone to rosacea or maybe just skin that's a little bit tricky.
First of all, a reason to be grateful! Yup, not joking. For my oily skinned ladies, it might seem like a pain, but the good news is that you are likely to be less wrinkly than those of us with dry skins. See I told you, good news! :)
Some of my younger customers are still at the stage where they are prone to acne and breakouts.
But it's also not uncommon that some of my older ladies with menopausal or perimenopausal skin frustratingly suffer with breakouts as well.
My Facial Essence with Rose & Marula is all about the ingredients. I have hand picked the ingredients that I think work best for skin that is prone to breakouts and oiliness.
I've designed this specifically to combat skin that's prone to oiliness, combination and maybe break outs.
It's 100% plant oils. It's 100% natural. It's also organic. It is made with powerful plant oils that are going to make a difference.
So, avocado oil, camellia oil, hazelnut oil, and marula oils amongst others. Marula is an African nut oil and it's superb for skin that is prone to redness, which is why this is good for tricky skin and my ladies that suffer with rosacea.
It also includes rosehip oil, and organic rosehip oil is one of those ingredients that is vitamin A rich. So rather than plumping for a full retinol product, rosehip oil gives you some of those benefits, but without any of the irritation that sometimes come with stronger retinol products.
And the scent? This Facial Essence a fruity, herbaceous, from both the rosehip raspberry seed oil. I also use palmarosa and frankincense in here, which both smell amazing, but which also have therapeutic benefits.
This is also the oil that was picked up by Psychology's magazine not so long ago and they said some rather nice things about it.
So, this is my recommendation for my ladies who suffer with oiliness, breakouts and/or sensitivity.
And if you're thinking oily skin coupled with a face oil is a disaster waiting to happen, let me caution you that if you use the right oils that's absolutely not the case.
I recommend the Facial Essence with Rose & Marula in combination with my Cleansing Butter, the two work well together to manage combination or tricky skin.
Dry, Mature Skin - Facial Essence with Rose & Blackcurrant
What about for my ladies that suffer with dry, parched or mature skin? For you I recommend my Facial Essence with Rose and Blackcurrant.
Now I am 50, I am finding that my skin needs loads and loads of moisture. And this is what I use on my own skin.
It is packed with plant oils that are specifically there to hydrate.
I use rose oil; both rosehip oil, which is great as a moisturiser, but I also use rose essential oil for its beautiful scent. Not in an old lady, synthetic rose scent way! This has a delicate, gentle, floral scent.
So, the ingredients in the Facial Essence with Rose and Blackcurrant? Rosehip oil we've talked about, additionally I add blackcurrant oil which is packed with vitamin C and is superbly hydrating. It's softening and it's great for smoother skin, and great for improving the texture.
I include moisturising camellia oil, antioxidant rich cranberry oil, and calendula CO2 which one of those herbs that's been around since time immemorial, but it's very good for skin irritations, itchy skin etc. which can plague those of us suffering with more dry skin. It's also very good for sensitive skin.
I use jojoba oil, which is actually a wax, and which is similar to the sebum in our own skin, so despite it being super light, it hydrates very effectively. And finally macadamia oil, which is particularly good for mature and for dry skin types.
So, in summary here is my personal recommendation.
Use my Facial Essence with Rose and Blackcurrant for more mature skin, for dry skin, for dehydrated skin. Pick my Facial Essence with Rose and Marula for my ladies that suffer with an oily T-zone, that suffer with breakout prone skin, that suffer with sort of just tricky skin.
Both of these oils can be used in combination with my other products. My recommendation is not that you go and change your entire skincare routine all at once.
I don't think that's necessary, and also if you suffer with sensitive skin you don't want to be throwing out the baby with the bath water. I suggest small steps, and selecting products that you are going to get most value out of and will use every day.