There are still many who avoid face oils due to the many myths that surround them. Oils haven’t had the best reputation in skincare, despite being traditionally used for thousands of years! Here we explore some of the myths and give you the rundown on whether they are true.
Face oils should not be used by people with oily skin.
Answer : Myth
Explanation : There are many different types of oils, and for most conditions, including oily and acne prone skin, there are oils that work well! Argan Pure Oil will help to control oily skin, while many other lightweight oils like Rosehip Pure Oil or Black Seed Pure Oil can be used without issue.
Argan Pure Oil is a great choice for oily and/or acne-prone skin as it both controls sebum production, controls acne bacteria, and doesn't clog pores
Face oils should not be used by people with acne-prone skin.
Answer : Myth
Explanation : Most plant oils are antimicrobial and will in fact inhibit acne bacteria. Tamanu Pure Oil will inhibit acne as well as help to lighten scars that are frequent on those with acne. Other good choices for acne-prone skin are Rosehip Pure Oil and Argan Pure Oil.
One of our customers after a few months (right before, left after) of using Tamanu Pure Oil
Face oils clog pores
Answer : Depends
Explanation: Different oils have different properties, you can refer to the comedegenic rating to see how likely an oil is to clog pores. For those looking for non-clogging oils, Argan oil has a rating of 0 (no chance) while Rosehip and Sea Buckthorn each have a rating of 1 (very little chance).
Face oils shouldn’t be used everyday
Explanation: Oils can be used everyday, as long as you find oil that suits you. You can also rotate between oils or oil blends depending on your skin condition. Our skin is complicated and what affects it’s condition goes beyond the product we use, remember that when trying out a new product to consider your day to day factors as well!
Not all oils are the same! Experiment and see which one works for you. Talk to us anytime if you'd like some recommendations!
Most face oils have similar properties
Explanation: There are many kinds of oils, but they are not all the same. Plant oils from different plants have very different properties. If one doesn’t suit you, another might. If you have some particular condition, you might want to switch oils based on that. Too many people give up too fast on face oils because of a bad experience, but are too quick to discount other choices! When evaluating a blend, be sure to evaluate the individual ingredients and come to a conclusion.