How do facial oils really work? Well, essential fatty acids are critical to replenishing and maintaining the hydration and nourishment levels of the skin. Oils actually protect the skin’s acid mantle to rebuild and maintain the skin’s lipid barrier. Oils can also act as a carrier for other active ingredients to penetrate into lower levels of the epidermis. Since oils create a lipid barrier over the skin, they can also speed up the skin’s own healing process.
So why should oily skin types embrace face oils? The short answer is that when skin is stripped of oil or is not properly replenished with natural oils and essential fatty acids, it continues to produce more oil lending you the un-ending oil overproduction problem. Truly the best way to restore balance to oily skin is to use pure organic plant oils. By using oils the skin’s sebaceous glands can slow down natural oil production, take a break and allow the facial oils to replenish the skin.
I have personally tried about every oil on the market and I have compiled my list of favorites and included them in our BEO Facial Oils. This list includes: jojoba, apricot kernel, avocado, sesame, hemp, meadowfoam, borage, rosehip, camelina and evening primrose. It is important to understand that not all oils are created equal. Higher-priced oils are definitely less refined, processed, and purer. Many less-expensive oils can have additives, or byproducts of the refining or bleaching processes. So less-processed means better quality, purer products and higher price. With oils you really do get what you pay for.