Nov, 14

Moisturizer vs. Face Oil: Time to Switch?

Moisturizer vs face oil

If you long to simplify your beauty routine with products that give you real results, look past clever marketing campaigns to ingredient labels. Keep in mind that manufacturers list ingredients from the highest to the lowest levels of concentration.

With this in mind, consider your everyday facial moisturizer. You may buy “rose hip oil moisturizer” or “Argan oil face cream” only to find that the ingredient list begins with water, paraben (preservative), lanolin, Propylene Glycol and synthetic fragrance. In fact, if you filtered out all those fillers and synthetics, your new high dollar jar of rose hip or Argan oil may shrink to the size of a thimble.

Ounce per ounce, conventional moisturizer isn’t the best pick for those who want to quench and nourish their skin. Your pocketbook and your skin will pay for all those unnatural ingredients only to get a small dash of sought after healthy goodness.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Velvety smooth face oils are smart alternatives to moisturizers, some of which don’t moisturize enough. Every drop is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that penetrate deeply into the skin.

The inactive ingredients in traditional moisturizers have short-term benefits to skin. They lock in hydration and make the epidermis immediately feel more supple and refreshed. But because they remain on the surface, they do little to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines or to transform the health of your skin’s deepest layers.

What’s inside a tiny bottle of facial oil is as valuable to your skin as liquid gold.  A little goes a long way. Just a few drops massaged into damp skin will give you that sought after radiant and youthful glow.

Not Ready to Toss Your Moisturizer?

If you have dry skin, you may hesitate to forego moisturizer entirely— that’s OK. Pure and natural facial oils play well with others. For long lasting hydration, you can layer your favorite moisturizer over a facial oil.

If you’re prone to the dreaded mid-afternoon T-zone effect (dry cheeks but a shiny forehead, nose and chin), a few drops of oil under your moisturizer can solve the problem. Facial oils, like Argan oil, help regulate the production of sebum, which is your skin’s natural oil, for more balanced and supple skin.


Which Skincare Oils are Right for You?

The skincare oils that will work best for you depend on your skin type and issues. In any case, you should always look for pure and natural options, like Olie biologique. Olie’s ingredient lists are short and simple, but very effective. They offer hydrating, rejuvenating and calming oil blends (as well as one for shaving!) that can include:

  • Argan oil to hydrate and nourish any skin type
  • Rosehip oil to heal sun damage and diminish  little freckles
  • Camellia oil to boost collagen and elastin production
  • Bergamot oil to protect skin with antibiotic and antiseptic benefits
  • Neroli oil to regenerate cells and promote healthy skin
  • Frankincense oil to reduce scarring and stretch marks
  • Sacha Inchi oil to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles


If you’re a moisturizer devotee who has yet to achieve the results promised by slick magazine ads, it may be time to give facial oils a try!

2 Responses to “Moisturizer vs. Face Oil: Time to Switch?”

  1. dkchocoman

    Wow i had no idea about the benefits of facial oils. i myself have combination skin and I find sometimes my said moisturizer which shall remain nameless doesnt really hydrate my skin very well. i will look into getting some facial oil that contains a good amount of argan oil. Thanks for the very informative post!

    • Linda

      Argan is good, you might also want to experiement with Sacha Inchi oil. Have fun exploring.


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