Skincare oils are essential for long term skin health.
Read on for some commonly asked questions.
Are face oils good for oily skin?
Yes. While it may seem counterintuitive to apply oil to oily skin, face oils can actually be beneficial.
Skincare face oils contain natural plant-based ingredients, such as Jojoba oil, Marula oil and Hemp Seed oil, have properties that can help regulate sebum production and balance the skin's natural oils. Face oils can also provide hydration and nourishment to the skin, which can be beneficial for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
However, it's important to choose the right type of face oil and use it correctly. ADVANCED-C Face Oil Serum contains a blend of oils such as Jojoba oil, Meadowfoam Seed oil, Marula oil and Squalane oil, which are beneficial for oily skin. The presence of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) can help control excess oil production and promote a balanced complexion.
It's crucial to apply face oil sparingly and avoid overloading your skin with too much product.
If you have concerns about using a face oil on your oily skin, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional. They can assess your skin type and provide personalised recommendations based on your specific needs.
Are face oils good for dry skin?
Yes, face oils can be beneficial for dry skin. Dry skin often lacks sufficient moisture and may feel tight, rough, or flaky. Pure Body Luxe Face Oil Serums can help replenish and retain moisture in the skin, providing nourishment and hydration. Here's why face oils are good for dry skin:
- Intense Hydration: Face oils are rich in emollients and occlusive properties, which help to seal in moisture and prevent water loss from the skin. They create a protective barrier that locks in hydration, keeping the skin moisturized for longer periods.
Face oils are often packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that nourish and repair the skin. These nutrients help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier, improve elasticity, and promote a healthy complexion.
- Improved Skin Texture:
Dry skin often experiences roughness and uneven texture. Face oils can help soften and smoothen the skin's surface, improving its texture and restoring a more supple appearance.
- Soothing and Calming:
Some face oils, such as chamomile, have soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. They can help calm irritated or inflamed dry skin, providing relief and reducing redness.
When using face oils for dry skin, it's important to find the right balance and not overapply. Start with a small amount and gradually increase if needed. Additionally, incorporating face oils into a comprehensive skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, exfoliation and moisturisation will help maximize their benefits.
If you have persistent dryness or concerns about your skin, it's advisable to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional for personalised advice.
Are facial oils better than face creams?
Whether facial oils or face creams are better for your skin depends on your individual skin type, concerns and preferences. Both facial oils and creams have their own benefits and can be effective in different ways. (Read More: Oils vs Moisturisers: Which is Better for your Skin?)
- Lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin.
- Provide intense hydration and can help lock in moisture.
- Can help balance the skin's natural oils and regulate sebum production.
- They contain antioxidants and vitamins that can nourish the skin.
- Suitable for all skin types, including oily skin.
- Have a thicker consistency and can provide a more occlusive barrier on the skin.
- Contain a mix of water and oil, which allows them to deliver hydration and lock it in.
- Can be formulated with various active ingredients to address specific skin concerns like acne, ageing or dryness.
- Suitable for all skin types, but it's important to choose creams that are compatible with your skin's needs (e.g., oil-free creams for oily skin).
Ultimately, the choice between facial oils and face creams comes down to personal preference, skin type, and specific skin concerns. Some people may prefer the lightweight feel of facial oils (Discover Pure Body Luxe Face Oils), while others may prefer the richer texture of creams. Experimenting with different products and observing how your skin responds can help you determine which option works best for you. Let us help you choose a Pure Body Luxe Face Oil Serum with our Face Oil Serum Match quiz.
Are face oils bad for the face?
No. Face oils are not bad for the face. In fact, they can be incredibly beneficial for your skin. While it may seem counterintuitive to apply oil to your face, face oils offer a multitude of advantages.
Firstly, face oils like those in the Pure Body Luxe Face Oil Serum range provide essential hydration to the skin. They can penetrate deeply, helping to replenish moisture and restore the skin's natural balance. By nourishing and moisturising the skin, face oils can leave it looking plump, supple and healthy.
Moreover, facial oils have unique properties that can benefit different skin types. For example, individuals with oily skin may find that oils like jojoba oil, argan oil or marula oil help regulate sebum production and balance excess oiliness. These face oils, like Pure Body Luxe ADVANCED-C Face Oil Serum, can actually signal to your skin to produce less oil, leading to a more balanced complexion.
Face oils are also packed with nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that promote skin health. They can provide an extra boost of nourishment and protection against environmental stressors. These beneficial components can help repair and rejuvenate the skin, giving it a youthful and radiant appearance.
Ultimately, face oils can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type. By using them regularly, you can harness their moisturising, balancing and nourishing properties to promote healthy, glowing skin.
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Remember, if you have specific skin concerns or questions, consulting with a dermatologist or skincare professional is always a good idea to receive personalised advice.
Can I mix skincare oils with face cream?
Yes, you can mix your Pure Body Luxe Face and Body oils with your face or body cream to enhance its benefits and customise it to your skincare needs. Combining skincare oils with a face or body cream can provide added hydration, nourishment and targeted benefits to your skin.
Start by adding a small amount of Pure Body Luxe Face and Body oil to your cream and gradually increase the quantity as needed. A few drops of oil are typically sufficient to start with. It's important not to overwhelm the cream with too much oil, as this can affect its texture and performance.
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Facial oil vs face serum
Facial oils and face serums are both popular skincare products, but they have some differences in terms of their composition and benefits. Here's an overview of each:
Facial oils are typically made from a blend of natural oils, such as jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil or grapeseed oil. These oils are derived from plant sources and are rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins.
Facial oils are excellent for providing intense hydration and nourishment to the skin. They help to replenish and seal in moisture, creating a protective barrier on the skin's surface. Facial oils can also help balance the skin's natural oil production, making them suitable for various skin types, including dry or dehydrated skin. Additionally, they can provide a healthy glow and improve the skin's overall texture and elasticity.
Face serums are lightweight, water-based formulations that contain a high concentration of active ingredients. These ingredients can vary depending on the specific serum, but common ones include hyaluronic acid, vitamins, peptides, antioxidants or plant extracts.
Face serums are formulated to target specific skincare concerns. They can address issues like ageing, dullness, hyperpigmentation, acne, or uneven texture. Serums deliver a potent dose of active ingredients deep into the skin, allowing for more targeted and noticeable results. They can help improve the appearance of fine lines, brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, and promote overall skin health.
Facial oils have a richer, more emollient texture compared to serums, which are usually lightweight and have a thinner consistency.
Hydration vs. Targeted Treatment:
Facial oils primarily focus on providing hydration and nourishment to the skin, while face serums are designed for specific skin concerns and targeted treatment.
Facial oils tend to sit on the skin's surface for longer, creating a protective barrier, whereas face serums are formulated to be quickly absorbed into the skin, delivering their active ingredients efficiently.
Both facial oils and face serums can be valuable additions to your skincare routine and their usage depends on individual preferences and specific skin concerns. It's always beneficial to choose products that align with your skin type and concerns.
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Can I apply essential oils directly to the skin?
Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent, so it is not recommended to apply them directly to the skin without dilution. To safely use essential oils on the skin, it is best they are diluted in a carrier oil before applying.
For our range of Pure Body Luxe Face and Body Oils and Face Oil Serums, we dilute all essential oils using a variety of carrier oils to a level of concentration that is safe for the skin (around 1%).
The main carrier oils we use include Apricot oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Almond oil and Organic Sunflower Oil. (Read more: What you Need to Know About Essential Oils)
If you have sensitive skin, existing skin conditions or are uncertain about using essential oils, it's advisable to consult with a qualified dermatologist or healthcare professional for personalised advice.
Why use skincare oils on the face?
Using skincare oils on the face can offer several benefits for the skin. Here are some reasons why incorporating facial oils into your skincare routine can be beneficial:
Facial oils are excellent moisturisers that help hydrate the skin. They create a barrier on the skin's surface, preventing water loss and locking in moisture. This can be especially beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin types.
Facial oils are often rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that provide nourishment to the skin. These nutrients can help improve skin health, promote a youthful appearance, and support the skin's natural functions.
Contrary to popular belief, facial oils can actually help balance oil production in the skin. When the skin is adequately hydrated, it can reduce excessive oil production, making it beneficial even for oily or acne-prone skin. Choosing oils with a balanced lipid profile can help regulate the skin's natural sebum production.
Some facial oils contain natural antioxidants and protective properties that can shield the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation. These oils can help strengthen the skin's natural barrier and improve its resilience.
Many facial oils contain potent antioxidants that combat free radicals, which contribute to premature ageing. These antioxidants help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, promoting a more youthful complexion.
Soothing and Calming:
Certain facial oils, such as chamomile or lavender oil, have soothing properties that can help calm irritated or inflamed skin. They can be beneficial for those with sensitive or reactive skin conditions.
When selecting a facial oil, it's important to consider your skin type and specific concerns. Remember that everyone's skin is unique. If you have specific skin concerns or conditions, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional for personalised advice.
When should skincare oils used in skincare?
Skincare oils can be incorporated into skincare routines at different stages and for various purposes.
Skincare oils can serve as very good moisturisers, particularly for dry or dehydrated skin. Face Oils like the Pure body Luxe Multi-B Face Oil Serum, can be applied after cleansing and toning to lock in moisture, nourish the skin and help maintain hydration levels. (Read more: How to layer your skincare with Pure Body Luxe)
Skincare oils are commonly used during facial massages using a Gua Sha or Face Roller to provide slip and facilitate smooth movements. The oil helps reduce friction and allows for better absorption of beneficial ingredients. (Read more: How to use a Gua Sha Stone and Face Roller)
Mixing with Products:
Skincare oils can be mixed with other skincare products to enhance their benefits or customise their texture. For example, you can add a few drops of Pure Body Luxe Face & Body Oils to your moisturiser or foundation for added hydration or a more luminous finish. Ensure the oil and product are compatible and mix them in the palm of your hand before applying.
Some oils, particularly the Pure Body Luxe CLEANSE Face Cleansing Oil, are effective in removing makeup and sunscreen. Face cleansing oils can help dissolve and lift away stubborn makeup, leaving the skin clean and refreshed. Apply CLEANSE Face Cleansing Oil to dry skin, massage gently to dissolve the makeup and rinse thoroughly.
How to use a face oil in your skincare routine
To incorporate face oil into your skincare routine effectively, follow these steps:
Begin by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser like our CLEANSE Face Cleansing Oil. This will ensure that your skin is clean and free from impurities before applying the face oil.
If you use a toner as part of your skincare routine, apply it after cleansing. This helps balance the skin's pH levels and prepares it for better absorption of the face oil.
If you prefer to use a moisturiser, apply it before the face oil. This allows the moisturiser to create a base layer of hydration, while the face oil can lock in the moisture and provide additional nourishment.
4. Face oil
Apply face oils on top of your moisturiser and before sunscreen. Take a few drops of your Pure Body Luxe Face Oil Serum into the palm of your hand. Gently rub your hands together to warm the oil. Then, press your palms onto your face and evenly distribute the oil, using gentle upward motions. Pay attention to areas that need extra hydration or have specific concerns.
If desired, you can incorporate a facial massage technique with the face oil. Use Pure body Luxe Gua Sha and Face Roller to massage the oil into your skin using gentle, upward strokes. This can help improve blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage and enhance relaxation. (Read more: How to use a Gua Sha Stone and Face Roller)
6. SPF and makeup
During daytime, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. You can then continue with your makeup routine if desired.
It's important to note that the frequency of using face oil can vary based on your skin's needs. Some individuals prefer using it once a day, while others may use it morning and night. Listen to your skin and adjust the frequency accordingly. (Read more: Simplify Your Face Skincare Routine)
Additionally, if you're new to using face oils or have sensitive skin, it's recommended to start with a smaller amount and gradually increase it over time. This will allow your skin to adjust and minimise the risk of any potential reactions.
Begin your face oil skincare journey with MULTI-B Face Oil Serum, our multi-tasker face oil serum that moisturises, protects and provides anti-ageing support to the skin using a combination of Vitamins A, B and C without leaving it greasy. It contains Bakuchiol a plant-based retinol alternative that is gentle to the skin.
How do I apply essentials oils on the skin?
When applying essential oils on the skin, it's important that it is diluted in a carrier oil. Dilution helps reduce the risk of skin irritation or sensitivity. A commonly recommended dilution is 1-2%. For our range of Pure Body Luxe Face and Body Oils and Face Oil Serums, we dilute all essential oils using a variety of carrier oils to a level of concentration that is safe for the skin (around 1%).
The main carrier oils we use include Apricot oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil and Almond oil. (Read more: What you Need to Know About Essential Oils)
When applying essential oils to the skin, use gentle and light pressure. Avoid excessive rubbing or massaging, especially if you have sensitive or delicate skin.
If you have any concerns or questions about using essential oils on your skin, consult with a qualified dermatologist professional for personalised advice.
How do botanical and essential oils penetrate the skin?
Botanical oils and essential oils can penetrate the skin through similar mechanisms due to their lipid solubility and small molecular size. Here's a closer look at how they penetrate the skin:
Both botanical oils and essential oils are composed of lipids and fatty acids, making them lipophilic or oil-loving. This allows them to dissolve into the skin's natural lipid barrier, which is composed of oils and lipids. The lipophilic nature of botanical and essential oils enables them to easily penetrate the skin and deliver their active components.
The molecular size of the constituents present in botanical and essential oils can influence their ability to penetrate the skin. Smaller molecules can penetrate more easily than larger ones. However, the overall composition of the oil, including the presence of different types of molecules, will also impact its penetration potential.
The skin has a natural permeability that allows certain substances to pass through. Botanical oils and essential oils can permeate the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, which consists of dead skin cells. From there, they can reach the underlying layers of the skin, such as the epidermis and dermis.
Massage and Heat
Similar to essential oils, applying botanical oils through massage or with the assistance of heat can enhance their penetration. Massage techniques can help distribute the oils evenly and encourage absorption into the skin. Heat can also increase skin permeability by dilating the pores and promoting better absorption.
It's worth noting that the extent of penetration may vary depending on factors such as the specific botanical oil or essential oil, its concentration, the condition of the skin, and individual variations in skin structure and metabolism.
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How do I use a body oil in a skincare routine?
Using body oils in your skincare routine can be a luxurious and nourishing experience. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to incorporate body oil effectively:
1. Shower or Bathe
Start by cleansing your body in the shower or bath. Use Pure Body Luxe HEAL Body Wash, a gentle body cleanser to remove dirt, sweat, and impurities from your skin. Pat your skin dry with a towel, leaving it slightly damp.
2. Choose the Right Body Oil
Select a body oil that suits your preferences from our collection of 9 aromas. Our range of Face & Body Oils that contain nourishing ingredients like jojoba, almond, coconut, or argan oil; with additional properties such as soothing, firming and anti-ageing effects.
3. Warm the Oil
To enhance the application experience, warm the body oil slightly by rubbing it between your palms. This helps to distribute the oil more evenly and allows for better absorption.
4. Apply to Damp Skin
It's best to apply body oil to damp skin, as it helps to seal in moisture and lock it into your skin. Take a small amount of body oil and massage it into your skin using gentle, upward motions. Start from your feet and work your way up, paying attention to areas that tend to be drier or need extra hydration.
5. Focus on Dry Areas
Give special attention to areas that are prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, and heels. These areas tend to benefit from extra moisturisation and can absorb the oil more readily.
While applying the body oil, you can incorporate a gentle massage technique to stimulate blood circulation and promote relaxation. Use long, sweeping strokes or circular motions as you massage the oil into your skin.
7. Allow Absorption
Give the body oil a few minutes to absorb into your skin before getting dressed. This will allow it to penetrate deeply and provide long-lasting hydration.
8. Adjust Frequency
Depending on your skin's needs and personal preferences, you can use body oil daily or a few times a week. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you may prefer to use body oil in moderation.
Using body oil in your skincare routine can help keep your skin moisturised, soft and supple. If you have any specific concerns or questions, consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional for personalised advice.
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Extract vs Essential oils in skincare
When it comes to skincare, there is a difference between extract and essential oils in terms of their composition and how they are derived. Here's an explanation of each:
Extracts are obtained by extracting the beneficial compounds from plants using solvents like water, alcohol or oil. The resulting extract contains a combination of various components from the plant, including water-soluble and oil-soluble compounds. Extracts can be derived from different parts of the plant, such as leaves, flowers or fruits.
In skincare, plant extracts are often used for their specific properties or benefits. They can contain a range of active compounds, such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, that provide nourishment, hydration and other skincare benefits. Examples of common plant extracts used in skincare include green tea extract, chamomile extract, aloe vera extract and rosemary extract.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile compounds extracted from plants through processes like steam distillation or cold pressing. These oils capture the fragrance and essence of the plant, containing its aromatic compounds. Essential oils are typically derived from specific parts of the plant, such as leaves, flowers or roots.
Essential oils are known for their potent aroma and can offer various benefits in skincare. They often contain bioactive compounds that can have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties. However, due to their concentration, essential oils need to be used with caution and properly diluted before applying them to the skin. They should not be used undiluted or in high concentrations, as they may cause skin irritation or sensitisation.
Are skincare oils good for the skin?
Oils in skincare can be beneficial, but it ultimately depends on your skin type, concerns and preferences. Here are some advantages of oil skincare:
Oils are excellent moisturisers that help to hydrate the skin. They create a barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and maintaining hydration levels. This can be particularly beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin types.
Many oils are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, providing nourishment to the skin. These nutrients can help improve skin health, support its natural functions, and enhance the overall appearance.
Oils can reinforce the skin's natural barrier function, which is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. They help to seal in moisture, protect against external aggressors, and reduce trans epidermal water loss.
Balancing Oil Production
Contrary to what some may think, using oils can help balance oil production in the skin. When the skin is adequately hydrated, it can regulate its own oil production, which can be beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin.
Different oils have specific properties and benefits. For example, tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that can help combat acne-causing bacteria, while rosehip oil is known for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. You can choose oils that target your specific concerns and incorporate them into your skincare routine.
Natural and Sustainable
Many oil skincare products are derived from natural sources and have minimal processing. This can appeal to individuals who prefer natural and sustainable skincare options.
However, it's important to note that that everyone's skin is unique. If you have specific skin concerns or conditions, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional for personalised advice.
When do I apply face oils in my skincare routine?
Apply your Pure Body Luxe Face Oil Serums as the last step in your skincare routine and before sunscreen.
The rule of thumb is to apply your skincare from thinnest to thickest. Sometimes this depends on the consistency of your moisturiser and the oil. Most often however, oil will be the heaviest, so opt for applying oil as the last step in your routine.
What is the difference between moisturisers and face and body oils?
Which is better? Well, each have different, but important roles to skin health, so we actually need both!
Skin produces oil to maintain balance. Without oil the skin can become overly dry, leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and breakouts. When the natural oils are stripped (this can occur from oil-reducing products or a strong foaming cleanser) the body then produces more oil to compensate and replenish the skin.
An oil will moisturise and replenish the skins barrier and can also help balance the skin's sebum production. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals and contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Moisturisers are a combination of water and oil, and other active ingredients that help these two mix. They can contain up to 90% water and the key function of this product is to hydrate the skin.
Just as on any surface, moisture evaporates from the skin, that’s where oils come in! They rebalance the skin’s protective barrier which helps lock in that moisture.
How do I use face oils?
- Apply your face oils on top of your moisturiser and before sunscreen.
Place two drops of face oil onto the palm of your hand.
- Rub it into your hands first to warm the oil.
- Gently press the oil onto your face and neck. Avoid your eye area.
Are Pure Body Luxe face and body aromas synthetic?
No. We do not use any synthetic fragrances in our products – only essential oils or extracts.
All our products are free of artificial colours, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrances. Our oils have been formulated in the same manner as a luxury perfume, having a top, middle and subtle background notes. Even though the oils absorb completely into the skin, the subtle fragrance may linger for some time thereafter.
Are the colours in the Pure Body Luxe Face and Body Oils colours synthetic?
No. We do not use any synthetic colours in our products – only the natural colour obtained from the essential oils or extracts.
All Pure Body Luxe products are free of artificial colours, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.
Can I use your face and body oils during my pregnancy?
In general, the use of concentrated undiluted essentials oils should be avoided for skin application.
All essential oils being used in our face and body oil blends have been diluted within the recommended range of 1%. As a general precaution, always consult with your doctor.
Are Pure Cosmetica products nut-free?
We use ingredients including almond, soy extract, shea butter extract and sunflower seed oil.
We use ingredients which are comprised of a variety of extracts, some of which, derived from a nut source. Therefore, we cannot be certain whether some of the raw ingredients that we purchase from our suppliers have come into contact with nuts during the manufacturing process.
If you are concerned, we would advise doing a patch test to check for any allergic reactions before using any of our products.