Secret to Great Skin
If cleansing is the single most important thing you can do for your skin on a daily basis, using a concentrated serum or face oil is a close second.
The popularity of serums may be relatively new to the beauty world, but they provide a crucial element to your skin care regimen. These skin care beauties provide a wealth of healthy benefits – in one concentrated dose. Most are made with active botanical extracts, nutrient-dense essential oils and floral waters, ours contain a healthy serving of algae.
These ingredients are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that feed the skin the nutrients it lacks. Botanical oils, like Argan, Jojoba, Rosehip and essential oils are lipophilic, which means the skin can easily absorb them deep into the lipid layer of the skin, sealing in moisture and keeping pollutants out.
In other words, our skin understands the biological structure of the oils in serums and knows how to utilize them to get maximum benefits. It’s kind of like fertilizer for the skin – serums and face oils give your skin the food it needs to blossom!
Facial in a Bottle
Another benefit of face oils is their versatility. There is nothing like an intensive facial serum to turn skin issues around. We like to refer to our active marine serum as “gold in a bottle” for its hydrating properties and its powerful skill at keeping the visible sign of aging far away.
Most formulas can be used on most skin types. Because the skin loves to drink in serums and face oil cocktails, there is rarely any greasy, sticky residue. Where heavy creams sit on top of the skin and take time to soak in, serums are absorbed quickly. So, those with oily skin types don’t need to worry about any excess and those who need extra moisture can layer face oils with their favorite face cream.
You can find serums in different formulas from gels and lotions to oil blends like ours.
Oil is Good for Your Complexion
It’s a common misconception to think that oil is going to clog our pores...WRONG! Many oils have been shown to do the opposite. Especially those that mimic the sebum our bodies naturally produce. It’s all about picking oils that are best suited for your skin type and unique issues.
Jojoba, Argan and Tamanu (also known as Faraha) are perfect for all skin types, especially oily skin. Borage, evening primrose and roseship oil are a luxurious treat for dryer, mature skin. The key is light moisture from healthy plant oils, combined with radiance boosting essential oils to give the complexion a clear, healthy, renewed look.
Benefits of Serums & Face Oils
So here’s a snapshot of some of the benefits serums and face oils can provide for the complexion:
- The ingredients & light-weight texture deeply nourish the face, neck & décolleté for a healthy, revitalized-look
- With regular use the skin will glow with youthful radiance
- Promotes the appearance of balance, radiance & vitality to all skin types
- Calms a host of skin irritations
- Protects skin from environmental damage
- From the first application skin feels hydrated & supple, looks smoother, firmer, more youthful
Mix & Match
Sometimes, a single oil is not the answer, to get maximum benefits, try using various oils that target specific concerns. To use another analogy, it’s like cooking with a blend of spices versus just one spice to make your food taste better. Becoming a master at layering the right products can get you big results.
Just take the time to study the ingredients in your serums to make sure that you are making complimentary pairings.
Let's Hear it for the Boys
And, let’s not forget the men. Serums and face oils are actually a great option for men who want to forego heavy face creams. The right formula can even sub for after shave lotion!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsey Pope is the Digital Marketing Manager and content contributor at Source Vitál Apothecary. She is a self-proclaimed product junkie who loves lotions, potions, elixirs and all things that make you look and feel great. Lindsey writes about new products, seasonal promotions and the latest industry trends.