Gone are the days when face oils were only used for dry skin. Now, they’re becoming a luxury staple in beauty lovers’ self-care regimens and everyday routines. And rightfully so!
A significant reason for this increased popularity is that people are (finally) discovering the benefits face oils offer for all skin types. From chia and jojoba to rosehip and tea tree, these oil-derived products are formulated with antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help restore and strengthen the skin barrier, lock in moisture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and more.
As trendy as oils are, though, there are a lot of misconceptions that come along with the buzz. The skincare community continues to ask: Do facial oils cause acne? Do facial oils clog pores? Can facial oil be used as a moisturizer?
The truth is that the answer to each of these questions is the same: no. Here’s everything you need to know about the myths of face oils—and read on to learn about the one facial oil you should try next.
MYTH #1: Face oil isn’t suitable for acne-prone skin because it can clog pores and cause breakouts.
Just as with serums and moisturizers, there are face oil options for everyone — yes, even if you have acne-prone skin. Choosing non-comedogenic or lighter face oils, like jojoba, tea tree or squalane, when you’re susceptible to blemishes is essential to keep pores unclogged and prevent breakouts.
MYTH #2: Face oil makes your skin oilier.
Though it may seem counterintuitive to use oil on oily skin, it can actually help! Skin that is lacking in natural oils will often overproduce to make up for it, causing build–up that can lead to shine, clogged pores and breakouts. Using a lighter oil, like non-greasy marula oil, can help to replenish skin’s natural oils, in turn, balancing your natural oil production.
MYTH #3: You can skip moisturizer if you use a face oil.
Though oils are considered hydrating, they are not a replacement for moisturizer. Because moisturizers are made of both oil and water, they can hydrate beyond the skin barrier. Face oils, on the other hand, sit on top. For this reason, they’re very good at locking in moisture while nourishing the surface. In other words, do yourself a favor and don’t skip your moisturizer when using face oil. Instead, use it first, then lock in all the goodness with your face oil after.
MYTH #4: You should not use an oil daily.
You should use a face oil every day to help lock in the benefits of your moisturizer and the rest of your routine. For most people, oils are best used each night before bed but if you have extra dry skin, you might experiment with using a bit in the morning to create a smoother, more hydrated surface for makeup application.
MYTH #5: Face oils should only be used during the winter.
Face oils are not just for the cold, dry winter! In fact, your skin needs moisture year-round to keep it plump and dewy, while renewing it after days of sun, pollution, dirt, sweat and other aggressors. Extra moisture can be necessary at any time, so listen to your skin and lock in the hydration whenever it calls.
Introducing Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Chia Oil
Few things can back up the facts and benefits of face oil quite like our Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Chia Oil. This luxurious oil was formulated with a roster of skin-strengthening lipids, essential fatty acids and nutrients that work in tandem to smooth and replenish skin for a youthful-looking glow and radiance.
First up on its ingredient power team is Acyl-Glutathione, the body’s main antioxidant, which naturally depletes in our bodies over time. Because of this, it’s a powerful ingredient in topical skincare to help reduce the look of wrinkles and creases by replenishing fragile and aging skin.
Then there’s our indulgent vitamin F blend. This unique blend consists of omega-rich chia, flax and macadamia seed oils, which provide intense hydration to the skin’s moisture barrier. Aside from moisturization, chia oil helps to reduce wrinkles, prevent transepidermal water loss and improve the feel of skin elasticity and plumpness. When combined with the nourishing abilities of macadamia and flaxseed, this blend promotes the appearance of increased suppleness, which imparts an instant glow.
Ultimately, whether you have dry, combination or oily skin, don’t fall for the myths of face oils. You will find the perfect match for your skin type to help you lock in all the benefits of your go-to serums and moisturizers, while making your regimen shine with results and your skin glow.