We all know the skin on our face is delicate – a new moisturiser or cleanser that’s slightly different from the products you use in your regular routine can bring about unwanted reactions. Add to that seasonal factors like air conditioning in summer, hot or damp days, or even harsh winter winds that might trigger dryness and one thing’s for sure: we’ll take any extra protection we can get! That’s where face oils are a welcome addition to any skincare routine. While they can have many potential benefits their overall purpose is to serve as an extra level of protection for your skin, by locking in moisture. And who doesn’t want that?
Why Face Oil Is So Effective
But how exactly do they work? If you think of the oils and lipids in the skin as the mortar that holds our skin cells together, preventing anything from seeping through, then face oils are a type of emollient that strengthens this barrier. They replenish the lipids or oils in your skin barrier so that water doesn’t escape.
“A facial oil is good way to get that extra layer of fat/lipids/oils to help your skin replenish its lipid barrier and make it more resilient to a drying environment,” says Oriflame skincare scientist Capucine Martin-Phipps.
“People with dry skin may need to use facial oils all year long,”says Martin-Phipps. ”For instance the older you get, the drier your skin becomes and the more you may need facial oils.”
And if you’re not worried about ageing skin (please tell us your secret!), another reason to use facial oils is to boost skin glow. “Dehydrated skin cells tend to not organise themselves as well as they normally would, so that skin surface is less smooth and looks more dull,” says Martin-Phipps.
There you have it: a trifecta of benefits! Face oils not only nourish skin by locking in moisture, but have glowing and plumping effects as well. Yes please!
How To Use Facial Oil
The best way to incorporate them into your skincare routine is to apply the oil right after your serum (or if you don’t use a serum, just before your night cream if at night or just before your day cream or sunscreen if in the morning), says Martin-Phipps. This is a great way to leave your skin revived with improved smoothness, radiance and tone.
Want to hear more? Enter NovAge Nutri6 Facial Oil Capsules. With six precious natural oils they will deeply nourish, plump and protect your skin from free radicals. When consumers tested the capsules, they were given a 100% satisfaction rate for improved skin appearance in 4 weeks.
The NovAge Nutri6 Facial Oil Capsules contain a unique oil blend that’s rich in fatty acids, lipids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals:
Sesame Oil: It’s rich in moisturising and softening vitamins, minerals and lipids. The antioxidants will help to protect your skin against damaging free radicals.
Avocado Oil: It’s rich in conditioning agents that nourish, plump and help protect the skin's natural lipid barrier. The antioxidants will help to protect you skin against damaging free radicals.
Peach Kernel Oil: It has extremely moisturising and conditioning properties for soft, supple skin.
Meadowfoam Oil: It’s rich in conditioning minerals, lipids and fatty acids that will leave your skin feeling nourished and soft.
Blackcurrant Oil: It’s a rich source of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and will leave your skin soft, supple and healthy looking.
Soybean Oil: It’s a rich source of essential fatty acids, and will nourish and replenish your skin to makes it soft, smooth and moisturised.
Capsules can be used as a supplement to your usual skin care routine in order to bring additional nourishment to the skin. As they include oils, we mostly recommend them for evening use. However, they can be used as often as needed. Twist the top of the capsule to squeeze out the content. Then use your fingertips to smooth the oil over your face, neck and décolleté́.