why you should switch to face oil


When it comes to whipping your skin into shape, chances are you rely on a facial moisturiser.  Whilst the skincare concoction is a beauty essential in its own right, there’s another product you might have been overlooking or even deciding against: face oil. 

Maybe you’ve stayed away because you have oily skin -- an urban myth we’re going to dispel below! -- or perhaps you think that your skin is properly nourished and doesn’t need extra hydration. Maybe you’ve just been so used to the emollient lotion on your bathroom shelf that you’ve never thought of swapping it for something else. 

But facial oil is not a skin care product reserved solely for dry skin. Quite the opposite: practically anyone can use a facial oil as a beneficial part of their skin care routine. And replacing a moisturiser with it can go a long way in terms of  giving your face the dewy radiance it deserves. 

History teaches us that, too. Applying facial oil is in fact the sort of regiment that both women and men used thousands of years ago to groom (and, in some cases, moisturise away the desert heat) in the ancient kingdom of Egypt and the Greek and Roman empires. 


Fast forward to today, and natural oils, like Moringa Project Facial Oil, are being heralded as the next frontier in the beauty world -- scientific miracle remedies able to cater to almost every beauty need you can think of (and not just for your skin: from  hair treatments to stretch marks, beauty oils work wonders for the whole body),  as they balance, detoxify, and mattify with just a minuscule amount of liquid.

Moringa oil is composed of 40% monounsaturated fatty acids, with 70% of that being oleic acid.  If you have dry, sensitive skin or blemished areas, the serum adds protection and seals in moisture by forming a protective barrier, making your skin more likely to hold onto that added hydration and providing nourishment of its own, as well -- not to mention protecting you from environmental elements like pollution. 

Got oily skin? Moringa oil works just as well, as it is the most similar oil to what your face naturally produces. It helps to regulate the production of sebum because  your skin is hydrated, and so doesn’t overproduce oil. As a result, you can bid goodbye to that ‘shiny factor’ we so detest. 

For best results, you only need a few drops of Moringa Project Facial Oil  (all the better if your skin is still after-shower damp) as that’s all it takes for the oil to add moisture and absorb excess sebum. Apply in the morning and at night if you have dry skin, or consider applying at night only if you have oily skin. 

Ready to embrace face oil as your new beauty staple? Here are four more reasons why you should.

It promotes a healthy-looking glow

Be it because of ageing, lack of sleep or dehydration, dull and dry skin is something we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. Using facial oil however can help restore moisture and encourage glowing complexion -- even with immediate results. Simply smooth it onto the high points of your face as a makeup-free, natural-looking highlight.
  • It can make applying foundation easier
  • Facial oil is a great little product to apply before your concealer or liquid foundation, all the more so if you have dry, flaky or blemished skin. It can help your makeup brushes glide across the skin so you can create a flawless base, making it less likely that your makeup clumps or streaks.
  • It can keep damaging free radicals at bay
  • Most facial oils -- and Moringa Project Facial Oil especially -- feature antioxidant properties that work wonders for the skin. Among the many benefits is protection from free radicals, which are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots, fine lines and loose, saggy skin.
  • It won’t clog your pores
  • Despite common thinking, the right amount of face oil and the right formula won’t cause clogged oil, and might even help with acne, as it kills acne-causing bacteria and helps slough off dead skin cells.