Get Glowing In 2023: The Ultimate Face Oil Guide
Embrace the path to radiant skin with our ultimate guide to the power of face oils in 2023!
As a rising trend in skincare, face oils provide a nourishing and sustainable way to achieve a naturally glowing complexion. Based on the right face oil or oil based serum, you can cleanse and add the key vitamins and antioxidants your skin needs.
After reading this guide you will understand why face oils, ideally derived from organic + raw cold pressed oils, are the ultimate skincare solution for achieving glowing compliment worthy skin.
You will be surprised and amazed as we uncover mother nature’s secrets within the oils that are ideal for the skin and face, from the various types, to their application techniques and more.
What Are Facial Oils?
In the last several years as health and wellness-minded beauty customers have become more conscious of the ingredients in their skincare products, consciously evaluating ingredients that avoid chemicals and fillers.
Face oils have become one of the fastest growing segments, as consumers have been educated on the benefits of leveraging nature for its abundance of vitamins and nutrients that foster healthy skin.
Remember, no two face oils are the same and there are shelves of beauty brands that use inferior filler oils as the primary ingredient in their formulas. No worries here! We will guide you with the information you need to know to choose a product with a formula that will safely deliver glowing results.
It’s best to find brands that source the highest quality organic oils that pack the vitamins and nutrients known to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Check Out: The Sacred Rituel list of organic ingredients to see our mission at work.
These natural oils provide hydration, nourishment, and protection for all skin types. If you’re new to facial oils, or oil serums, consider how they stack up against face moisturizers and creams. For example:
- Facial Oils - Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, facial oils work harmoniously to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, enhance skin elasticity, and calm redness, while warding off acne.
- Moisturizers/Creams - Moisturizers or creams work nicely to protect and nourish the skin, but do not take the place of even more powerful products like a serum or toner.
- Serums - Sacred Serum works like a charm to visibly reduce fine lines and blemishes, refine skin’s texture and boost radiance for an instant glow.
- Toners - Toners like our Sacred Rose Mist Toner deliver glowing, plump and deeply softened skin to ultimately hydrate, refresh, and heal even the most dry skin.
The result? A beautifully balanced, radiant complexion that emanates a healthy glow.
Benefits Of Facial Oils
Beyond being a luxurious way to hydrate and nourish your skin, facial oils also offer anti-aging properties, redness reduction, acne prevention, and overall enhancement of your skin's texture and tone. (1)
For background, as we’ve discussed facial oils, we should also mention the use of cream as well. Facial oils are becoming increasingly popular due to their potential increase in antioxidant capacity (if choosing a cold pressed product).
This means no additives and little processing – leaving all important nutrients responsible for healing. Just like the health benefits your body receives from extra virgin olive oil, face oils that are cold pressed maintain all of the vital nutrients and antioxidants because the seeds, kernels and berries were carefully extracted of their oil to maintain their vitality.
Growing up, your mother or grandmother probably used a creme; remember Oil of Olay and Merle Norman? She might have even gently patted your face with it while you watched her get ready at her vanity.
Creme moisturizers were advanced technology in their day, but we have advanced our knowledge of our skin's molecular structure. Creams are mostly chemicals and water emulsified into a creme consistency. While water is important for hydration, it evaporates very quickly on the skin so creams are inferior for absorption compared to face oil.
We might be preaching to the choir but it’s an important distinction and old habits die hard!
But why not immerse yourself in the restorative balance and ethereal glow that only facial oils can provide?
Proper skin hydration is key to maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance. By forming a protective barrier, facial oils seal in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated for extended periods. (2)
They also balance your skin's natural oils, resulting in a soft, supple complexion with diminished fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re looking for a way to retain a vibrant complexion at any age, a facial oil may be the next best inclusion for your routine!
Dull, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance thanks to rich vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, which combat signs of aging, protect against free radical damage, stimulate collagen production, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin elasticity.
Antioxidant-packed facial oils also help reduce inflammation, protect your skin from environmental damage, and minimize redness and irritation, leaving your skin looking and feeling youthful.
Alleviating redness is an essential aspect of a healthy skincare routine, and facial oils effectively do just that. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, facial oils like pomegranate, sea buckthorn, rosehip, jojoba, moringa, and baobab oil help soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation.
It’s best to find a blended oil, like Sacred Serum, a formula that incorporates these superfood oils together rather than buying multiple oils for their specific benefits. We have done the research, testing, and formulation so that you can benefit from a matrix of nutrients and antioxidants to nourish your skin.
Not to mention the ease of use in ensuring the oil absorbs easily and leaves no oily or greasy residue.
Sacred Serum was specifically formulated to absorb to a matte finish achieving a very close match to sebum, the oil your skin produces to maintain elasticity and moisture.
While facial oils may be an effective way for some to reduce acne and achieve clear, healthy-looking skin, no one treatment is the same. You may find that using an oil is counterintuitive to your skin type/needs. If so, consider using a different product before continuing use of a facial oil.
Using a facial oil assists the skin in reducing acne by strengthening the precious skin barrier, thus building a bountiful microbiome essential for healthy, blemish-free skin.
While using oil to keep acne at bay may seem counterintuitive, the fine quality cold pressed oils we use actually penetrate deep into our pores, dissolving excess sebum, dirt, and pollution, without applying any ingredients to the skin such as alcohol and fragrance which can further imbalance our skin.
Think of this as cleansing and moisturizing the skin simultaneously!
More About Acne: Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba is known for its ability to be used by all skin types, even those with the most sensitive of skin. It is not in the same category as an oil like tea tree is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which help reduce inflammation and prevent acne-causing bacteria growth.
Tea tree is better used as a spot treatment for acne. It is very potent, and you wouldn't want to misguide people to apply to the skin all over without a carrier oil
For best results, make sure your chosen oil is free of added fragrances or preservatives that may irritate your skin, and keep your skin clean and moisturized to minimize breakouts.
Experience the soothing effects of Sacred Rituel's Rose Toner Mist on irritated and inflamed skin. Try this natural, nourishing mist for yourself today!
The Power Of Roses
Worried about redness and irritation? By adding a mist, Sacred Rose Mist Toner, on top of a face oil, Sacred Serum, you can lessen that redness and infuse the skin with natural healing properties found in organic rose petals.
But this is no ordinary ‘natural’ mist, it’s truly the most exquisite rose mist made of thousands of pounds of organic rose petals. This is the most pure and organically made rose mist toner available.
About Sacred Rose Mist Toner:
Sacred Rose Mist Toner replenishes the moisture and vitality of your skin with thousands of pounds of pressed, organic heirloom roses grown in an ancient and sacred valley.
It calms inflammation, reduces redness and noticeably softens your skin, while delivering a deeply soothing dose of hydration. The result is glowing, plump and deeply softened skin ready to be sealed in by our nourishing Sacred Serum.
To get the best of both worlds, try our Sacred Set – featuring our Serum + Rose Toner. Experience the deepest hydration and healing nourishment that exists with this synergistic two-step application.
Facial oils brim with antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage that may result in dullness, discoloration, and premature aging. Regular use of facial oils helps maintain a vibrant and bright complexion.
Natural brightening ingredients like jojoba oil, rose hip seed oil, and sea buckthorn fruit oil help reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration and promote a more even skin tone.
Achieve a beautifully balanced and radiant complexion with Sacred Serum. Packed with powerful antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C, D & E, Sacred Serum is formulated to be the perfect blend of healing face oils imaginable to nourish, regenerate and protect your skin. Shop here today!
Improve Skin Elasticity
One of the most coveted benefits of facial oils is improved skin elasticity, which plays a major role in determining the youthfulness and health of your skin. Facial oils effectively enhance skin elasticity by providing essential fatty acids and antioxidants that strengthen your skin's structure and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. (2)
Regular use of facial oils can lead to increased collagen and elastin production.
Types Of Facial Oil
Facial oils come in a diverse range to accommodate various skin types and concerns. No matter your skin type, you're likely to find a facial oil that works perfectly for you.
However, not all oils are of the same quality.
Quality ingredients matter as well as what the base oils are. For more information on sourcing quality ingredients, see our organic ingredients.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil, a liquid wax extracted from the jojoba plant native to the southwestern United States and Mexico, is a favorite facial oil due to its many benefits. Easily absorbed into the skin, it hydrates, nourishes skin, reduces inflammation, and even helps with acne. (4)
Apply jojoba oil to damp skin after cleansing, or mix it with other facial oils to create a custom blend. It also doubles as a makeup remover and lip balm.
Sacred Serum & Organic Jojoba Oil
Sacred Serum adapts to your skin type thanks to a balanced formula of botanical seed oils. Organic jojoba oil is the first ingredient listed, which means you can beautify and feed your skin thanks to the all organic anti-aging superfood botanicals found in our products.
Our organic nutrients and antioxidants penetrate to provide a healthy glow while balancing your skin tone.
As stated, jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E, B, antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc. Jojoba oil:
Sacred Serum Benefits:
Organic Rosehip Oil
Extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush, rosehip oil is a popular facial oil packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It's a natural remedy for skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis, and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
Opt for cold-pressed, unrefined rosehip oil for the highest quality.
Organic Argan Oil
Argan oil, also known as Moroccan oil, originates from the kernels of the Argan tree native to Morocco. Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A and E, it nourishes, hydrates, and protects skin from environmental damage. (3)
With anti-aging benefits, argan oil reduces inflammation, redness, and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Use it as a moisturizer, facial oil, or even a hair mask to treat dry, brittle, or damaged hair.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is beloved for its nourishing and moisturizing properties, as well as its ability to reduce inflammation, redness, and acne. It also improves skin elasticity and fights signs of aging.
For optimal results, use high-quality, cold-pressed coconut oil free of added chemicals or fragrances. Apply it directly to the skin or mix it with other facial oils. Coconut oil also works as a makeup remover and lip balm substitute.
Organic Marula Oil
Originating from the kernels of the African Marula tree, marula oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, making it an ideal choice for maintaining a healthy complexion. It reduces redness, brightens skin tone, and helps combat signs of aging.
Suitable for all skin types, marula oil is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive, or aging skin. Applied topically, it forms a protective barrier on the skin to lock in moisture and keep pollutants out. It also serves as an effective makeup remover.
Organic Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia plant, boasts a rich history in traditional medicine. With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it effectively treats a range of skin conditions, including acne and eczema.
It can also soothe dry, irritated skin and reduce redness. Tea tree oil even combats fungal infections and helps heal minor skin injuries.
To enjoy its benefits, use a high-quality tea tree oil as a spot treatment or blend it with a high quality facial oil, like Sacred Serum, or a moisturizer.
When Should You Use A Facial Oil?
No time is a bad time use a facial oil. Interested in trying a facial oil for the first time?
With all of the uses, no matter the age, you can achieve the glowing complexion of your dreams! A facial oil can be used:
- After Cleansing and Toning: For maximum penetration and nourishment, apply a few drops of facial oil after cleansing and toning your skin, but before applying any other skincare products.
- As a Night Treatment: For an extra boost of hydration and nourishment, use facial oils as a night treatment. After cleansing and toning, massage a few drops of oil into your skin, and let it work overnight to deeply nourish your skin.
- As a Makeup Primer: Use a few drops of facial oil as a makeup primer to keep your makeup in place and give your skin a healthy, glowing finish.
- As a Spot Treatment: Use a few drops of facial oil to support and hydrate places that need extra nourishment (ex: dry patches of skin) to restore your skin's natural balance.
How Do You Use A Facial Oil?
Using facial oil is easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind to get the most out of it:
- Before applying facial oil, make sure your skin is clean and free of any makeup, dirt, and oil.
- Use your fingertips to massage the oil into your skin in a circular motion, starting at your forehead and working your way down.
- Allow the oil to sit on your skin for a few minutes to absorb before wiping off any excess with a clean cloth.
Facial oil can be used both morning and night, depending on your skin type and needs.
What Facial Oils Should You Avoid?
Not all oils are created equal. Some oils can of lesser quality actually be harmful to your skin and can cause breakouts, clogged pores, and other skin issues. Those with more sensitive skin should be especially mindful of the quality and rancidity of Here are some common facial oils to avoid and why:
- Mineral Oil is a by-product of petroleum and is commonly found in many skincare products. It has a heavy texture that can clog pores and cause breakouts, making it unsuitable for acne-prone skin.
- Soybean Oil is known to be highly comedogenic, meaning that it has a high tendency to clog pores and cause acne. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, it's best to avoid this oil.
- Cocoa Butter: While this oil is often used in body lotions and creams, it has a thick and greasy texture that can clog pores and make your skin look dull. It's not the best choice for facial oils, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
- Lanolin: This wax-like substance is derived from sheep's wool and is known to be comedogenic. It can clog pores and cause breakouts, making it unsuitable for acne-prone skin.
- Fragrances can be irritating to the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin. Facial oils that contain fragrances can cause redness, irritation, and allergic reactions.
Discover The Perfect Face Oil For Your Skin In 2023!
With so many different types of facial oils available, it can be hard to know which one is best for your skin type and needs. Here's a guide to help you discover the perfect facial oil for your skin in 2023:
Identify Your Skin Type: Understanding your skin type is key to selecting the right facial oil. Different oils work better for different skin types. For example, those with dry skin may benefit from heavier oils such as argan or jojoba oil, while those with oily skin may benefit from lighter oils such as tea tree or coconut oil.
Explore the Different Types of Facial Oils: Once you have identified your skin type, you can begin to explore the different types of facial oils available. Some popular options include:
- Organic Jojoba Oil: Suitable for those with combination skin
- Organic Rosehip Oil: Perfect for those with mature skin
- Organic Argan Oil: Ideal for those with dry skin
- Organic Coconut Oil: Best for those with sensitive skin
- Organic Marula Oil: Great for those with normal skin
- Organic Tea Tree Oil: Great for those with acne-prone skin
Avoid Synthetic Ingredients: Be sure to avoid facial oils that contain fragrances, dyes, or other synthetic ingredients. These ingredients can irritate the skin and cause further damage. It’s also recommended to find a blended oil or oil based serum
Why Organic Ingredients Matter
If your skincare routine stops at organic, it may be time to re-examine the quality of the ingredients you’re feeding your skin, which absorbs about 60% of what you put on it.
How materials are processed matters just as much as how they’re grown! At Sacred Rituel, we believe in the power of cold pressed and raw skincare to restore beauty and balance in our bodies and the planet. We use only high-quality, minimally-processed and organic ingredients in our products, including cold pressed plant oils and raw flowers.
This supercharges cell growth, reduces inflammation, and provides healing moisture to regenerate healthy skin.
Our customers tell us they can see and feel the difference!
In a world where there are endless skincare products to choose from, facial oils stand out as an all-natural and effective way to upgrade your skincare routine. Not only do they provide hydration, but they also offer anti-aging properties, reduce redness, prevent acne, and enhance your skin's texture and tone.
By selecting the right facial oil for your skin type and using it correctly, you can achieve a glowing, healthy skin you've always wanted. Say goodbye to dull, lifeless skin and hello to the radiant, youthful skin you deserve in 2023!
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Won’t facial oils clog your pores and cause acne?
It depends. While some facial oils can clog pores, others can actually help prevent acne and reduce the appearance of pores. The key is to choose a non-comedogenic oil that is suitable for your skin type, such as jojoba, argan, or rosehip oil.
Are carrier oils safe?
Yes! Carrier oils that are not refined with chemicals or heat and that are derived from plants and are generally safe to use on all skin types.
However, they may not deliver the results you are looking for as they don’t offer the highest concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants when used alone. These oils are often used to dilute essential oils Sunflower, coconut, and marula oils are common carrier oils.
What is sebum?
Sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. It helps to keep the skin moisturized and protected from bacteria and other environmental factors. But when too much sebum is produced, it can lead to an imbalance resulting in clogged pores and breakouts.