Why yes, I do have a slight obsession with facial oils. To some people, the thought of putting oils on your face sounds like a bad idea. Well if you use the right types, it’s actually super beneficial, and WON’T clog your pores (unlike coconut oil). In fact, switching to oils helped heal my acne. Boom.
Benefits of Using Organic Oils in Skincare:
You see, just using water-based lotions and moisturizers is just not as effective as something that’s oil-based. Anything that’s water-based will basically evaporate off your skin as the day goes on. Oils are occlusive, meaning they both lock in hydration and provide a protective barrier to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day and mimic skin’s natural chemistry. They are AMAZING! 💦
How to Apply Facial Oils: They should always be applied as the last step in your skincare routine (apply products from lightest to heaviest). It’s best to first apply a toner for hydration, then a water-based lotion if you need extra moisture, then oil to seal everything in. Simply use 3-6 drops, rub in the palms of your hands, then gently press into your face and neck in upward and outward motions (do not rub them in too aggressively). Allow them to absorb for a few minutes before applying makeup. All done!
By the way, skincare should be simple and you only need ONE serum. But as a blogger, I’ve tried tons over the years, and these are the ones that have always stuck out the most to me. It also depends on what type of skin you have and what you’re looking to achieve. Here are the best of the best!
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The Best Natural Facial Serums to Try:
Best for damaged or mature skin • All skin types
This serum is GORGEOUS and will also make you look a little more tan, bonus! Rosehip oil is known as nature’s retinol and has been proven to help regenerate the skin (naturally contains high amounts of Vitamin A and C). I love to use this one after microneedling, too. It’s a “dry oil” meaning it absorbs quickly without leaving a heavy or oily residue on your skin. Got something to heal, this will do the trick!
- Organic Andean rosehip oil is renowned for its skin healing properties and high concentrations of Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 plus antioxidant Carotenoids
Best for oily and acne-prone skin • All skin types except sensitive
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE the smell of blue tansy. This serum is the most gorgeous deep emerald color, wow. I love this one for when I’m breaking out and have congested skin because it calms everything down while healing at the same time. It’s potent in the best way possible. You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on this oil!
- Cold-pressed borage oil has been shown to reduce inflammatory lesions on the skin
- Evening primrose oil speeds up wound healing and promotes the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Açai berry oil is highly moisturizing with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Blue tansy helps to soothe and rebalance irritated skin
- Tea tree is naturally antibacterial and clinically proven to reduce blemishes and breakouts
Best budget-friendly serum, Best for dull or hyperpigmented skin • All skin types
This serum is delightful. It has coffee oil from repurposed coffee grounds and all of the packaging is recyclable. I love that it feels so lightweight yet provides enough moisture (I use 3-4 drops). It smells like coffee, geranium, and lemon. The formula targets dark spots and pigmentation so it’s helpful for brightening dull skin because of the natural Vitamin C. I cannot get enough of it! ☕️ You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on this oil.
- Organic rosehip oil is renowned for its skin healing properties and high concentrations of Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 plus antioxidant Carotenoids
- Coffee oil is rich in antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation
- Jojoba oil helps control sebum production and naturally mimics skin’s oil barrier
Best for sensitive or reactive skin • All skin types
Although essential oils are natural and can provide many skincare benefits, they can also be extremely irritating for those with sensitive skin. This serum contains zero essential oils! This is one that I feel like pretty much anyone can use and they’ll benefit from it (an ideal everyday oil). It smells earthy and grounding; just naturally scented from the oils.
- Sacha inchi oil contains 40x more soothing fatty acids than argan oil
- Guava seed oil is rich in Linoleic acid to reduce the look of redness and inflammation
- Supercritical borage extract is the highest natural source of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) to minimize the look of hormonal blemishes
- Shiitake mushroom extract is rich in vitamin D and beta-glucan to balance and calm skin
Go forth and slather yourself in oils…
So there you have it! I highly recommend any of these oils. If you try one and find that it’s too oily, try using less. You really only need a little bit. Let me know in the comments if you use a serum and how you like it!