(Illustration – A girl in the jungle by Su Lee)
I used to dread facial oils. Even the thought of putting oil on my face made me cringe because I believed they were too heavy for my skin. However, there were different factors I did not take into consideration, such as the the variety and quality of oils as well as the application process.
After a lot of research, trial and error, I came to the conclusion that facial oils should only be mixed with water-based serums, and I’ll explain why. Our skin is made out of water and oil. Therefore, it needs these two elements to keep it balanced. You can’t just use one over the other because your skin will either feel tight, because it lacks water, or flake off and have dry patches because the skin lacks oil.
So let me suggest a few serum-oil combinations that work efficiently on different skin types and skin concerns.
Overly oily skin lacks water(dehydrated). Your skin rushes to produce more oil just to make up for the absence of moisture. That’s why I recommend a 70 to 30 ratio, 70% being the water-based serum and 30% the oil. I recommend 3-4 drops of the Twelve Ideal Moisture Level Serum https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/twelve-natural-skincare-ideal-moisture-level-serumwith one drop of Vanderohe oil https://www.vanderohe.com/our-shop/vanderohe-no-1/ . If you have normal skin type, you can add 2-3 drops of oil.
Dry skin lacks oil, so the ratio could be 50-50 this time. If you have dry skin, you are lucky in the sense that you can use pretty much most oils (that are natural and organic of course!). I recommend 1-2 pumps of the Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200 https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/evolve-hyaluronic-serum-200
mixed with either the Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum Oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/vintners-daughter-active-botanical-serum, Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate oilhttps://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/pai-skincare-rosehip-bioregenerate-oil, Dr Alkaitis Organic Nourishing oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/dr-alkaitis-organic-nourishing-oil-60mlor Twelve Frontier Intelligent Facial oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/twelve-frontier-oil-travel-10ml. If you have extremely dry skin you can apply an extra layer of moisturiser or oil on top.
Skin Concerns. (For ratio info please refer to your skin type)
Brighter complexion/rough texture:
I recommend the Kypris Moonlight Catalyst Serum https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/kypris-moonlight-catalyst-serum
with a drop of Odacite Vital Glow Serum Concentratehttps://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/odacite-vital-glow-serum-concentrate.
I recommend the Twelve Ideal Moisture Level Serum https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/twelve-natural-skincare-essential-biotechnological-moisturiser with the Twelve Frontier Intelligent Facial oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/twelve-frontier-oil-travel-10ml , and if dry, the Twelve Essential Bio-Technological Moisturizer https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/twelve-natural-skincare-essential-biotechnological-moisturiser on top.
Acneic/skin that is prone to clogging:
The key with acneic skin is that you don’t want anything too heavy sitting on your skin and blocking your pores, so I would say stick with 80-20 ratio. I recommend 1 pump of the Lue Balance Serum https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/lue-by-jean-seo-balance-serum with a drop of the MV Pure Jojoba oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/mv-organic-skincare-pure-jojoba
or the Odacite Pimples Serum Concentrate oil https://www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/odacite-pimples-serum-concentrate.
Please give it a try and let me know how you get on with it!
Twelve Ideal Moisture Level Serum
Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum Oil
Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil
Dr Alkaitis Organic Nourishing oil
Twelve Frontier Intelligent Facial oil
Kypris Moonlight Catalyst serum
Odacite Vital Glow Serum Concentrate
Twelve Essential Bio-Technological Moisturizer
Lue Balance Serum
MV Organic Skincare Pure Jojoba
Odacite Pimples Serum Concentrate