Just googled this……I’m giving Hydroskin’s Winter Oil a try so was interested in WHY oils maybe the answer for the Winter’s more extreme conditions. Inside very warm and outside cold etc.
Will let you know how it works out.
So Google says……
How face oils work: “Essential fatty acids are crucial to replenishing and maintaining the hydration and nourishment levels of the skin,”. “And since the body can’t make them itself, it’s important to get them from outside sources such as face oil.” “oils protect the skin’s acid mantle, rebuild and maintain skin’s lipid barrier due to external influences, like extreme temperatures, over-cleansing, low humidity, sickness and travel. They act as a carrier for other active ingredients to penetrate into lower levels of the epidermis. Since oil creates a lipid barrier over the skin, it can speed up the skin’s own healing process and repair.”
When you should apply: “I suggest to always apply oils after the skin has been freshly washed or splashed with water,” advises March. “Oil will hold that extra water on the skin and help the skin to rebalance itself faster.”
In some cases, face oil can be better than a cream: To fully understand the difference between the two, March points out that lotions and moisturizers are always emulsions, meaning a mixture of oil and water. She adds that “our skin’s acid mantle contains sebum, ceramides, triglycerides, essential fatty acids and water. It is a hydrolipidic film that covers the surface of the skin. That is why moisturizers mimic skin’s acid mantle structure to help hydrate the surface and penetrate other possible actives into the skin.”
So why would we choose an oil over a cream? “When skin is in deep distress … during compromising external influences I would choose oil instead of a moisturizer to calm, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin faster and without possible irritation.”
Here are some tips from Hydroskin team
Great info on why facial oils are so important, especially during cooler months. We recommend applying Winter Oil twice a day.
Our Winter Oil is made of two natural oils which mimic the skin’s sebum and:
– increase hydration and elasticity to fight dry, cracked skin
– brighten complexion
– reduced blackheads (due to antibacterial properties)
– absorb easily, leaving no greasy residue
– reduce excess oil production (great for acne sufferers)
We recommend applying the Winter Oil after our Hydro Mist and HA ² Serum, before the C Moisturiser.
It can also be added to your Moisturiser – add 2-3 pumps to moisturiser in your hand before applying to face.
I also love to add 1 pump to my liquid moisturiser before applying, it acts as a natural illuminator and leaves skin bright and glowing.
If anyone has any questions, please get in touch!
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