Face oils are a gal’s best friend

Hey guys! How’s it going today?? Today I want to share with you all a facial moisturizer that I recently tried that is absolutely changing the moisturizing game.

A couple of months ago I got a facial with my friend Alexandra (the purple-harried goddess from my “Vegan Paradise” day!) I had never gotten a facial before, and figured that I was in for a relaxing hour of mud masks and peels. What I did not know was that I would also get some of the best skincare advice of my life.

When I met the esthetician, she took one glance at my face and told me that my skin looked too dry in some areas, and too oily in others. She predicted that I was using too harsh of a cleanser that dried out some of my skin, which in return forced my skin to produce more oils, making me look greasy. She also predicted that my facial moisturizer wasn’t quite doing the trick.

She was SPOT ON. I couldn’t believe that someone could take one look at my face and predict what kind of cleanser and moisturizer I was using.

After this facial, I decided to mix up my skincare routine. I switched from my old harsh cleanser to a gentle facial wash, and it made all the difference in my skin. I also decided that I wanted to try out a different facial moisturizer as well. The one I was using at the time kind of got the job done, but wasn’t the absolute best as moisturizing and still made me look super greasy.

I decided to try Meow Meow Tweet’s Face Oil, and I like to think of that as the moment that my skin finally got what it wanted and what it deserved.

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After the first time I used this oil, I already knew that I was going to be hooked. for. life. (As someone who has tried a large amount of face creams, I don’t say statements like this lightly!)

The bottle comes with a dropper that is super easy to use and drops out just the right amount of oil. I like to put a drop on my forehead, a drop on each cheek, a drop on my chin, and then lightly rub it in with my fingers until my whole face feels moisturized.

It just feels RIGHT putting this on my skin. I don’t look super greasy after using it, which is funny because it’s a literal oil. You would think that out of all the moisturizers I have used in my life, this one would make me look the greasiest, but it’s the total opposite! I don’t know how this works but I love it.

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So what is in this miracle oil, you ask? Cannabis sativa (hempseed) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) oil, juniperus communis (juniper) essential oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) essential oil, vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) essential oil, and daucus carota (carrot seed) essential oil. All certified organic which is a necessity for me when it comes to skincare.

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So why use a face oil? Face oils are “lipophilic (fat loving), so they absorb into the skin’s lipid barrier easier and they keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.” Have you ever used a face moisturizer that felt so water based that it was drying out your skin instead of moisturizing it? Well you do not have to worry about that with this oil, because it does one thing, and one thing only, and that thing is MOISTURIZE!

Another thing I loveeeee about this oil is the smell. It smells so deliciously deep and earthy in the best kind of way. I once had a face cream that smelled exactly like the vitamin gumballs I used to eat as a kid (who remembers Vitaballs?!) Maybe this sounds appealing to you, but you know that really gross smell that wafts out of your multi-vitamin bottle when you open it? Yuck. Needless to say, I really wasn’t down with having my face smell like a vitamin.

One last reason why this oil is my go-to is that it is cruelty free and vegan. A product doesn’t stand a chance with me if it was tested on animals, because who wants to use a cosmetic that came at a very cruel and inhumane price? (Plus, animal testing is unreliable so it’s just safer for your skin all around to shop cruelty free!)

Maybe some of you have already tried this oil/face oils in general and I’m just preaching to the choir. If that’s the case, let me know what oils you use because I’m really feelin incorporating oils into my beauty routine as much as possible.

Have a lovely day everyone!

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Face oils are a gal’s best friend

  1. Philosophimal says:

    I used to have the same skin ‘type’, so true about the over-cleansing= excess production of oil. Love how this oil sounds 😀 So interested to try this now! Thank you!!

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  2. Pax Limlíriel says:

    So happy you’ve joined the awesome world of face oils!

    I use face oils as my ONLY moisturizer and have for some time; I’ve seen a massive improvement in my cystic acne and skin texture.
    I’ve never bought a commercial face oil, I blend my own! My current blend includes castor oil, grapeseed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and essential oils of cedarwood, rosemary, neem, tea tree, eucalyptus, frankincense, and clove.
    At some point I’d love to offer custom-blended facial oils in my Etsy shop, but I need to pick up a few more oils before I can do that!

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  3. The Caffeine Trip says:

    I started using Botanics facial oil over a year ago, and it definitely makes a difference. I stopped using it a bit ago because I was travelling and moving around a lot, and fell back into the routine of face creams, which like you said, depending on the brand, can totally dry out your skin! I switched back to the oil a week or so ago and already have seen an improvement. Going to try this one next – like your description of it having earthy tones 🙂

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      • Amber says:

        Yes I make sugar scrubs all the time, but mainly I use them on my body. I find that the ones I make are a little to harsh for my face, what proportion of sugar to oil do you use? And what kind of sugar? If love to try it!

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