During colder months, face oils are highly praised for their ability in moisturizing the skin and bringing out that lit-from-within glow. Yet during spring and summer, these nutrient-rich oil often get put away, due to the fear of extra oiliness. So the question is, should you part ways with your oil until next winter?
The answer is, no.
The outermost layer of the skin, aka stratum corneum, is made up of ceramide, cholesterol and saturated fatty acids. Together they create a water-impermeable, protective layer to prevent excessive water loss due to evaporation as well as a barrier against the entry of bacteria. However, the levels of these lipids decline with age; as a result, upper layers of the skin become thinner, the skin is more prone to dryness, dullness and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, whilst fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent.
In addition, the constant air-conditioning and hot air can actually dry your skin out; and when the skin feels dry, it produces more oil to compensate, leading to extra oiliness.
By adding in an oil and replenish the lost lipids, not only will the skin feel hydrated, the skin will also be able to fortify itself, retain optimal moisture, and maintain a healthier, stronger barrier to effectively improve skin issues such as dryness, eczema, irritations, oiliness and wrinkles.
Moreover, our skin gets attacked by free radicals day in and day out due to sunshine, radiation and pollution. The high concentration of various antioxidants and vitamins in oils can help prevent and reverse free radical damages, thereby slowing the aging process.
The truth is, you don’t need a lot of oils to achieve skin benefits. One to two drops during the day, four to five drops at night in place of a traditional moisturizer are plentiful during summer. You may also consider using it only at night.
Remember, apply it on damp skin. And once applied, spritz or pat some toner on top. Not only will this help with penetration, it will also remove any heaviness, leaving you with only glowy, hydrated skin.
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With a base of Rice Bran Oil and Rosehip Oil, as well as actives including Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calcium Ketogluconate, Damascus Rose Extract and Helichrysum and Sandalwood Oil, the lightweight holi(oil) reduces fine lines and wrinkles, promotes cell and collagen regeneration and self-hyaluronic acid production, reduces redness, soothes and improves rosacea and eczema, and effectively slows aging. The ingredients are also clinically-proven to actually reduce acne, scarring and hyperpigmentation!
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Combining Carrot Seed Oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Green Coffee Oil and Black Seed Oil, which are known to have superior anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, as well as Ursolic Acid, Beta-Glucan, Elastin Protein, Ginseng, Reishi, and Turmeric etc., it promotes collagen and elastin synthesis, improves wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, hydrates, soothes, reduces acne, fights free radicals and slows aging.
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Elixir™ <- Click to shop
Rich in Omegas-3, 6 and 9, Vitamins ABCDEK, Antioxidants, Phytonutrients, Proteins, and Minerals etc., the Apricot Oil, Marula Oil, Sunflower Oil, Neroli Oil, Frankincense Oil and Rose Geranium Oil in Elixir™ effectively brighten the skin, reduce scars and hyperpigmentation, repair the skin barrier, lock in moisture, slow aging, soothe sensitivity and eczema, fight inflammations, bacteria and free radicals, and promote skin cell regeneration.
LILOU Regenerating Balm <- Click to shop
Highly anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing, the organic formula rich in organic Blue Tansy, Helichrysum, Hemp Seed oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Green Tea, White Tea and Matcha, etc., helps to relieve sensitivity, redness, dryness and swelling, promote skin regeneration, strengthen the skin lipid barrier, restore water-oil balance, soothe acne, while inhibiting elastin breakdown and slowing down the aging process.
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Aria Nighttime Cell Recovery Treatment <- Click to shop
The potent blend of 19 exquisite, unrefined botanical ingredients, including Açaí Oil, Amaranth Seed Oil, Saffron Flower Oil, Barbary Fig Seed Oil, Rose Otto Oil and Helichrysum Flower Oil, provides the skin with a pure concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, polyphenols and phytonutrients to rejuvenate, restore and reset the skin to its youthful, radiant state.
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