Why Facial Oils are so nourishing

Putting oils on your face is one of the best kept ancient beauty secrets. Facial oils not only give your skin a dewey, hydrated glow, they are also packed full of nutrients. Our facial oils are carefully crafted using a unique blend of oils, like a multivitamin for your skin. Winter temperatures and cranked-up heaters suck moisture straight from the skin our oils are the ideal antidote to dry, flaky skin and rough, rosy cheeks — as they aren’t effected by dehydrating conditions. They remain in place to do their job better than water based lotions. Because oils are lipophilic, they can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturizing goodness in, while keeping toxins and other bad stuff out. Some of the oils in our blends also help to fortify and strengthen our own natural skin barrier.

If your skin tends to be on the oily side and you're nervous about trying oils, do not fear, our oils are designed to be fast absorbing and light. We suggest applying 2-3 drops (or 5 quick dabs of the roller) while your skin is still wet after washing and rinsing. Massage in the oil on your wet face, the water will help carry the oil into your skin, so it doesn’t stay on top of it. After that, continue your skin care regimen or makeup as normal.

Under makeup our oils zip through the top of skin at lightening quick speed, quickly settling comfortably into the areas that need hydrating the most. This gives an immediate plumping effect and creates the perfect canvas for your makeup — and the smoother your skin, the better your makeup will look. Jojoba oil can actually pull out grime and fats from pores, making them appear smaller and less noticeable.

 

So which oil is best for me?

Our Nootka Rose Facial Oil is best suited for mature or dry skin that needs more love in terms of texture, hydration, coloring and sun damage, it is packed full of antioxidants that may help prevent sunspots, wrinkles and reduce free radical damage from sun exposure. Apply it before bed to reap it’s many benefits all night long, and enjoy it’s beautiful wild rose aroma while you drift off to sleep.

Our Fireweed Facial Oil is ideal for oily skin, acne, and hyper-pigmentation. It helps keeps your pores free from harmful impurities that can damage the skin by strengthening the epidermis and promoting a clear, healthy complexion. It is crafted with a blend of powerful natural ingredients, each chosen for their effectiveness in balancing blemish prone and oily skin. We love to use this one after our morning cleansing routine, to spot treat zits and target any dark patches. Or before bed to help with Milia (tiny forehead bumbs). You can also use it in the morning to strengthen the skins barrier before applying makeup.

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