Facial oil is the beauty hack your skin needs!

A common misconception that have shield many away from using oils in their beauty regimens. Then comes our friend, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rosehip oil that exploded in the beauty scene and turned many

“My face is already oily, wouldn’t the oil makes it more oily?” A common question and also the misconception that have shield many away from using oil in their beauty regimens. Then comes our friend, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rosehip oil that exploded in the beauty scene and turned many into believers due to the naturally  hydrating, and very nourishing properties to the skin. Using oil has become part of many holy grail as it rebalances the skin, plump up the texture and leave you wondering why the many steps of skincare anyway. Cleanse, tone, oil, sunscreen seems more than sufficient.


The Misconception
Full body oil baths are royal rituals in many culture. However, the use of facial oil was less known due to common misconception that oils clog the pores, makes one’s skin more oily or too heavy for the daily use. Instead, it has so much more power than it is given credit for. Due to excess sebum (the skin thinks it is not producing enough oil hence the over production), the skin becomes a perfect canvas for blackheads, clogged pores, enlarged pores and more. Ironically, the use of oil rebalances the skin and tricks the skin to have produced enough oil that it helps achieve a less clogged and healthier skin. 


Your Multipurpose Friend

In changing seasons, most heavy cream moisturizer sit on top of skin rather than delivering moisture where it is needed. This rings true for those fine lines or wrinkles (happy lines!) that looks much deeper due to the skin’s natural oil decrease. The moisture barrier breaks down and the skin dries oil. Because oil are lipophilic, they pass the layers of the skin faster preventing water loss and plumps the skin with intense moisture more effectively. Depending on the oils you choose (for day or night time), you can also use facial oils as primer or mix it with your foundation to add to the dewy glow. Target use of the oils (before your moisturizer or as a standalone) can also help with protecting your skin from acne or breakouts. Tea tree oil does that best.


How to find the perfect oil for your skin type

The oil texture all depends on the time of use and your skin type. Lighter weight that absorbs quickly into the skin works best for those with oilier and blemish prone skin. And the heavier textured ones are for those with dry or sensitive skin. All you need is a tiny drop, warm it in the palm of your hands and dab it in the skin. Also do avoid the eye area.


Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Anti-aging, pore concerns, redness

A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. Balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils—both rich in soothing, blue azulene—the look of redness and sensitivity are visibly balanced for a calm, even-toned complexion. Luna is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, radiance, and skin smoothness in as little as four weeks, while advanced retinol ester mixed with potent botanicals makes this product the ultimate transformational, soothing, sleeping night oil. USD 105 – Buy Now


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RMS Beauty Oil
All Skin Types

A beauty oil the way a beauty oil should be: pure, simple and organic. This potent formula is the perfect balance between skin and oil, providing the ultimate in radiance and antioxidant protection. This lightweight yet highly concentrated multi-purpose beauty oil contains only the finest exotic oils and rare herbal extracts. Buriti oil has recently been found to filter and absorb cancer-causing UV rays from the sun. All herbal extracts made in-house exclusively for rms beauty. SGD 125 – Buy Now



Akar Skin Neat Remedy Face Oil
All Skin Types

One of the brand’s top two signature items, this 100 per cent natural botanical oil is suitable for all skin types. Containing a medley of blue tansy(one of our favourites!), German chamomile, argan and goji seed oils, it’s proven to repair and renew your dermis. Use it as a replacement for your moisturiser or blend it into the cream if you need extra hydration. Get the set at SGD 68 – Buy Now


Josh Rosebrook Herbal Infusion Oil
All Skin Types

A dynamic 3-in-1 herbal oil cleanser, make up remover and nourishing vitamin moisturizing treatment. This light, unique formula works by releasing vital plant activity through anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti microbial and antibacterial agents to balance oil production, clear dirt, toxins and imbalanced oil and effectively firm, brighten and moisturize skin.Phytonutrient dense herbal infusions reset the skins natural healing ability, assist hydration and seal in moisture, reinforcing the skin natural protective barrier. SGD 69 – Buy Now


Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Skin Serum
All Skin Types

A synergistic blend of the world’s highest-grade organic, cold-pressed oils, enriched with 100% pure, organic and wild-harvested essential oils to transform your skin. The fusion of carefully selected plant actives works to rebalance, revitalise and repair the skin immediately upon application, whilst its complex aroma instantly accesses the mind to relieve feelings of anxiety and stress. Luxurious, fast-absorbing hydration that will allow your skin to glow after even the first use, not just on the surface, but from deep within. GBP 88 – Buy Now

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