5 Reasons I’m Obsessed With Using A Facial Oil
If there’s one skincare product that’s transformed my skin unlike any other, it’s a facial oil, specifically rose oil – it’s my holy grail! I totally understand face oils can seem like a scary skincare product, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin, but incorporating a facial oil into your daily routine is one of the best things you can do – and my skin is living proof of that!
I experienced adult acne in my twenties and it really affected my confidence, so when I started on my skincare journey and began to discover the healing powers of rose oil, I was hooked. I realized that I had been using so many harsh ingredients that stripped my skin, damaged my skin barrier, and ultimately, put my sebaceous glands into overdrive to compensate for the lack of moisture I was depriving my skin of. Cutting back on the number of harsh products I was using and adding a facial oil really helped heal, hydrate, and restore my skin.
I honestly noticed such a huge difference that when we started our skincare brand, WISHFUL, I knew I had to develop a powerful facial oil with my fave ingredient, rose oil! So I literally developed our new Get Even Rose Oil for myself, to help my skin heal. My skin has never been healthier and I’ve never felt more confident. If you still have your reservations, check out five (of the many reasons) I’m obsessed with using facial oils…
1. Facial Oils Can Be Used By All Skin Types
Contrary to popular opinion, almost all skin types can benefit from a facial oil, you just need to find the right oil! Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin it can still be dehydrated, and facial oils are a highly efficient way of giving your skin that surge of moisture it’s craving. In fact, some oils like jojoba, which mimic your skin’s sebum, can help to balance oil production. It goes without saying that if you have dry skin, a facial oil is a must-have!
If you’re unsure where to start, look for oils rich in linoleic acids, like rosehip oil, as they’re packed with restorative fatty acids that are fast-absorbing, so there’s no greasy residue. We formulated our Get Even Rose Oil to be suitable for all skin types.
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2. It’s My Secret To Glowing, Dewy Skin
We all know that the secret to glowing, dewy skin is hydration, hydration, hydration, and oils are amazing for delivering a powerful hit! Oils are also bursting with brightening antioxidants like vitamin C that will leave your skin looking radiant AF while simultaneously protecting your skin from aging free radicals. Consider it a glow up in a bottle.
3. Facial Oils Can Help Restore Uneven Tone and Texture
If you’re looking to even out skin tone and texture or reduce the appearance of dark spots or post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIP), then adding an oil into your daily routine is a no-brainer. Oils are packed with fatty acids, omegas, vitamins, and nutrients that work together to stimulate collagen and encourage cell turnover, thereby reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and post-pimple marks, all while smoothing textured skin.
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“I’m Afro-Caribbean and in 2007 I was diagnosed with PCOS and suffered hormonal imbalances. I noticed I started to develop a bad case of adult acne. I tried so many different 3 step programs that were advertised on tv and they just never worked. My skin is way too sensitive and I always end up getting rid of the products after a few uses. I’ve went to dermatologists for skin peels and very expensive creams for my high pigmentations. NOTHING WORKED! At this point I just gave up and depended on high coverage foundation and concealer. Before the pandemic lockdown I was given samples of the Rose Oil to trial only for amount used after a few weeks. I had no intention of using the product so often as I mentioned I was so OVER skincare routines. It wasn’t until then I noticed a DRAMATIC change in my skin. People were commenting on how soft and even my skin looked. The dark acne spots on my cheeks literally disappeared after 1-2 months of daily usage (I was beyond SHOCKED). I never thought I could go out without wearing makeup and being so comfortable in my skin. Writing this testimony has literally brought tears to my eyes. Thank you WISHFUL!” – our stunning Nikki #skinjourney Age: 34 Skin Type: Oily
If you want some hard receipts, check out this picture of my beautiful Huda Beauty team member, Niki, who experienced the magic of our new facial oil, the WISHFUL Get Even Rose Oil, $63. What makes it so transformative is it combines the healing properties of 15 oils, including brightening rosehip, moisturizing carrot seed, and nourishing baobab oil, which work overtime to leave your skin healthier, more supple, and more luminous than ever before.
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4. It Keeps My Skin Supple, Plump, And Silky Smooth
I always want my skin to look plump and smooth, and the easiest way to achieve that is by using a bomb facial oil. Seriously, when I stopped using our WISHFUL Get Even Face Oil for just one week, my skin didn’t feel as bouncy, supple or smooth. Oils like rosehip can help stimulate collagen production and strengthen skin elasticity, and others are packed with antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage that can otherwise lead to fine lines.
5. Oils are Great for Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Anyone who knows me will know I’m obsessed with lymphatic drainage massage, and every time I apply our WISHFUL Get Even Rose Oil, I give myself a little massage. Lymphatic drainage (lymphatic fluid helps remove waste and toxins from your tissues) is the process of encouraging drainage via your lymph nodes using your hands with a special massage technique. Not only does it encourage the absorption of your facial oil, but it reduces inflammation in the skin, can help with puffiness, and it can also help to tone and sculpt the natural contours of your face. It’s also super relaxing!