Facial oils can have a number of functions; they’re great at removing make-up, especially the waterproof stuff, they can deeply moisturise, balance sebum and do absolute wonders for the signs of ageing. Here at Pure Beauty, we offer a number of different facial oils in our rages, but today we’re highlighting five of our favourites, each for performing a different beauty-related function.
Superfoods are so called because they contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which make them fantastic ingredients for beauty products. This facial oil from Elemis harnesses the superfood power from broccoli, flaxseed and daikon radish, which combine to deeply nourish the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow and radiance. It’s non-greasy and is formulated in line with the ELEMIS Promise, meaning no artificial nasties on your skin.
Micellar products are huge right now, and it’s all in the science of how they work. Micelles are tiny particles of oil which are suspended in water and make removing waterproof make-up a doddle. They also help to trap moisture into the skin, helping your skin to remain hydrated and totally clean all at the same time. The fine oil particles kick-start your microcirculation to boost radiance and leave skin revitalised and nourished.
Treatment oils are great for so many things but many of them are for occasional use. This Phyto Replenish oil from Dermalogica is designed to be used daily and is intended to give a wash of moisture to dehydrated skin. It uses a combination of organic oils such as chia seed and tamanu oils to strengthen the skin, bolster its natural barriers and create a luminous shield against future antioxidant damage.
This oil is amazing at gently cleansing the skin because it softens any dirt and impurities and delicately lifts them away from the skin, rather than needing harsh ingredients to wipe them away. It contains vitamins and minerals from pomegranate which leave the skin looking healthy and radiant, and is ideal for those with oily skin as it protects the skins natural balance and prevents sebum overproduction.
The beauty of this cleansing oil is that it turns into a milky lotion when it comes into contact with a wet face, which eliminates even the most stubborn traces of make-up and daily dirt. It helps to reveal a radiant complexion, especially if you feel that your natural complexion is dull and lacks luminosity and regular use will improve your complexion in the long-term.