How To Use Facial Oils

The change of seasons when the air starts to get drier and our heaters kick in...t it wreaks havoc on your skin. And using a moisturizer alone may not be enough to counteract the drying effects of the environment. Also as you age, your skin produces less oil, which means you get dried out more easily. Facial oils like argan or marula that are quick absorbing can reduce your wrinkles because they contain essential antioxidants that pass through the skin quickly, keeping the skin plump. Antioxidants boost collagen production and strengthen skin elasticity, thus reducing fine lines. 

No doubt you’ve read or heard about the importance of adding oils to your facial routine and maybe you’re wondering what all of the fuss is about. Now is the perfect time to get familiar with facial oils.

Facial oils are based on a variety of essential oils. They are more effective at hydrating because their molecules are attracted to the fat cells in our skin, causing the oils to penetrate the epidermis layer more deeply. Further, they are very readily absorbed by the skin. Oils hydrate, detoxify, nourish and regenerate.

There are some things to look out for when searching for a good facial oil. First, make sure it’s pure. Less expensive oils tend to contain more processed ingredients with fillers and additives, which clog pores preventing the oil from thoroughly penetrating the skin. Whereas more expensive oils tend to be purer, with fewer additives, and thus more effective. To gauge the purity of an oil you’re considering buying, take a look at how clear it is. The clearer the oil, the more pure and potent it is. And, second, make sure that the oil spreads easily and absorbs easily into the skin without sitting on top and clogging your pores.

When you have combination skin or acne, your skin will pump out sebum (an oily secretion) if your oil level isn’t balanced. And if you strip your skin's natural oils by over-cleansing, your face will produce more oil to compensate (really). A high-quality face oil will replenish your skin with the essential fatty acids and moisture it needs restoring balance, which will give those overactive sebaceous glands a breather, leaving your skin healthier and clearer.

Sonäge has taken a unique approach – by blending 10 essential oils for a concentrated facial oil treatment that is highly concentrated so a few drops go a long way, Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil. It contains a couture blend of essential oils - Argan, Marula and Sunflower oil which helps moisturize the skin, Lavender and Rosemary oil that act as an antiseptic, Cypress oils that help heal the skin and Ginkgo Biloba and Willow Bark that act as powerful antioxidants. This serum protects the skin from free radical damage, wrinkles, and dehydration, without creating an oily sensation or clogging your pores (always a good thing). And the blend of naturally fragrant aromatic essential oils helps relieve stress and promotes physical and psychological well-being. Consider it a much-needed two-for-one bonus for our busy, stressful lives.

This year we updated the packaging for our Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil.  Dry oils like Argan and Marula have a thinner consistency for quicker absorption - so we changed our packaging to a dropper bottle so there is no waste while dispensing and more control over your dosage, you only need a few drops.

It’s important to note that oils are not meant to be a replacement for your moisturizer. In fact, they work together to deliver maximum results. Here is the routine: after cleansing and toning your face, the oil goes on first. This allows the nutrients and antioxidants to penetrate and be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin to do their work. Then, you apply your moisturizer to protect your skin and enhance the benefits of facial oil.

Lesson complete.

For maximum results, mix Vitality Nourishing Serum with High Endurance Crème to enhance skin nourishment, or mix the serum with Biosyl Peptide Booster for a real energy kick.