“Most skin types benefit from using oil soluble products in addition to water soluble products. Although everyone’s skin type is different, we all have skin that contains oil which can become depleted. We call this ‘lipid dry skin’,” says Ross.
“Lipid dry skin benefits from oil-based products because any oil is hydrophobic, which means that it will keep water from escaping our skin. In basic terms, oils hold in water which means that our skin can maintain its hydration.”
From a scientific point of view, Ross explains that face oils typically contain the same fatty acids, just different percentages of the acids. You might know these better as Omega 3, 6 and 9, or palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and alpha linoleic acid. Our skin also needs vitamins A and E.
7 of the best face oils for your skin
Ross has pulled together a list of 7 of the best facial oils (1 being the best) according to which have the highest contents of fatty acids and oil-soluble vitamins (best for our skin) and the smallest amounts of fats (which can cause pore blockages).⠀
1. Rosehip Oil Unrefined⠀
2. Seabuckthorn Oil Unrefined⠀
3. Raspberry Seed Oil Unrefined⠀
4. Blackberry Seed Oil Unrefined⠀
5. Hemp Seed Oil Unrefined⠀
6. Cranberry Seed Oil Unrefined⠀
7. Chia Seed Oil Unrefined⠀
Watch the video below to learn why you should be using natural skincare products.