Favorite Facial Oils

Forget what you knew about oils for your face being BAD. YES, IT’S TRUE! Oil for the face is good! Actually, it’s great! Besides Tea Tree Oil, which assists with calming zits and horrendous breakouts, other oils for your skin are actually better and much more gentle and chemical-free compared to moisturizers that can be advertised as “gentle for sensitive or acne-prone skin”!

Contrary to the popular belief, oils aren’t what clog pores and cause breakouts most of the time. Actually, it’s the lack of moisture for your skin from over washing, over drying  and using too many irritating acne-fighting products that cause your gentle skin to dry up and crack! When skin is not getting enough nutrients and the right amount of moisture, it produces excess oil to protect and help itself and thus ends up clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

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Facial Oil Rollers by Herbivore Botanicals

Facial Oils have many benefits for clarifying and detoxing your skin! I like to use these at night before bed or early in the morning under my moisturizer or primer and no they do not make you look shiny and gross. In fact, my favorite facial oils listed below actually combat acne, control blemishes and prevent premature aging!

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LAPIS by Herbivore Botanicals

“Lapis Lazuli, a favorite stone of ancient Egypt, is known for its gorgeous deep blue color. Lapis Facial Oil is named for the precious blue oil it contains, Blue Tansy. This oil holds a component called Azulene which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion. Formulated for combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin types or any skin in need of relief from inflammation.”

Ingredients:

Blue Tansy: High in Azulene content giving them a deep, inky-blue color naturally. Azulene is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion. Additionally, blue oils are excellent at balancing oily skin without drying.

Squalane: Our Squalane is derived from a vegetable source — olives to be specific. Vegetable-derived Squalane has excellent emollient properties and acts as a light protective barrier to keep moisture in the skin. It also protects the skin against hyper-pigmentation and premature aging.

Jasmine Sambac Oil: Comes from the night blooming variety of Jasmine. It is a sweet and exquisite oil that has been used in skincare and perfumery for centuries with good reason — the scent is intoxicating and the oil itself works to increase the skin’s moisture content and increase its elasticity. Our Jasmine Sambac comes from the steam distillation of thousands of Jasmine petals.

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ORCHID by Herbivore Botanicals

“Lush, exotic floral oils give skin a bright new glow while gently preserving its youth and replenishing hydration. An exquisite blend of Orchid Extract, precious Jasmine Sambac, and Japanese Camellia Flower Oil combine to defend against free radicals, increase elasticity, and feed the skin with beneficial vitamins and fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 to protect against premature aging.”

Ingredients:

Orchid Extract: A natural humectant that draws moisture to the skin. It works to smooth and condition. It is also a powerful antioxidant that fights against the oxidant effects of free radicals and premature aging. Additionally, it contains important minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc for skin to absorb.

Camellia Flower Oil: Known in Japan as Tsubaki Oil and used for centuries in skincare by the Japanese. It is a lightweight oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Rich in skin-cell-renewing fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, it naturally increases skin’s elasticity and gives it a luminous glow.

Jasmine Sambac Oil: Comes from the night blooming variety of Jasmine. It is a sweet and exquisite oil that has been used in skincare and perfumery for centuries with good reason — the scent is intoxicating and the oil itself works to increase the skin’s moisture content and increase its elasticity. Our Jasmine Sambac comes from the steam distillation of thousands of Jasmine petals.

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Overall, both of these oils have 100% benefitted by skin after just two weeks of using them! They’re also super handy coming in small rollerball sizes to slip into your makeup bag or purse! There is also a larger bottle size to keep at home sold by Herbivore. Put the myths away and go nourish your skin with proper facial oils like these beauts!

xx, Bri.

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