Facial Oils For Winter

October 19, 2015 - Posted by Mickey Tortorelli

As the winter months near, the humidity levels have started taking the plunge - the air has become more crisp, but it also hasn't been kind to our skin. You may have already had customers asking you for advice on supplementary products for their daily skin care regimen. Our answer? Facial oils!

This year, we've seen facial oils becoming increasingly popular amongst brands, and for good reason. Although previously misconceived to have the potential for clogging pores, many of the plant-based oils actually have antioxidant properties and are great companion products to help treat sun damage and wrinkles, rosacea and acne, depending on the oil blend.

Facial oils also boost the moisture levels in the skin and therefore are great additions for your customers who gets drier skin in the winter season but don't want to purchase a brand new set of skin care.

As with all product recommendations, take notice of your customer's skin type before suggesting  any facial oils. Oily skins may not benefit much from the added moisturization; but for customers with dry skin, mixing a little facial oil to their moisturizer may just be what they need for winter. For combination skin, it is suggested that the facial oil is only applied to any stubbornly dry and patchy areas.

It is also important to remind your customers that facial oils aren't a replacement to their current moisturizers, as the oils do not have the sophisticated skin care technology that these moisturizers may carry.

If you're interested to see what facial oils to recommend, of our favourites that are relatively new to the market, and we've included the ingredients that make them so effective!

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil

This lightweight daily facial oil infuses three seed oils from around the world known for their revitalising and repairing properties on the skin:

  • Black Cumin seed oil - rich in antioxidants
  • Camellia seed oil - contains oleic acid (hydrating fatty acid)
  • Rosehip seed oil  - contains omega-3's and -6's

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

This spritzable treatment was inspired by the famouse Eight Hour Cream and was made to keep the body and face moisturized all day long:

  • Tsubaki oil and grape seed oil - contains essential fatty acids to nourish the skin
  • Bosweillia resin (frankincense) - calms redness and irritation
  • Ginger root extract - improves texture and tone

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

This oil was designed to combat signs of fatigue that develop over the day. It also aids the skin in defending against environmental stressors:

  • Ginger root oil - provides UVA protection and stimulates collagen and elastin
  • Sunflower seed oil - reduces redness and improves texture
  • Tamanu oil - seals in moisture and soothes skin

What are some of your favourite facial oils to recommend to customers? Let us know in the comments below!

Nelia lorito
October 21st, 2015
Age is only a number
face oil and powerful serum
in one. Is also great.

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