Our newly launched Gentle Oil has had a lot of buzz, and we’ve done our best to cover all there is to know about our little pink wonder! Read on to find out all the ins and outs of this weightlessly hydrating blend.
What are the benefits of the Gentle Oil?
The main benefits of our Gentle Oil include the ultra-lightweight texture of beetroot squalane, which is also incredibly moisturising due to it being so similar to our own skin’s sebum. Squalane also helps to relieve excess oiliness and is very effective at keeping pores clear by regulating sebum production.
The addition of soothing Gromwell extract helps to speed up the skin’s healing process and reduce acne bacteria, redness, and inflammation. Regular use of our Gentle Oil can also help with fading the appearance of fine lines and encourage bouncier, more supple skin!
Which skin type is most suitable for the Gentle Oil?
Most skin types can use the Gentle Oil, especially oily to oily-combination skin.
It’s also a safe choice for those with fungal acne or sensitive skin. If you’re also new to face oils or looking for a moisturising product that feels weightless on the skin, then the Gentle Oil would be a great place to start.
Gentle Oil is also recommended for beginners who want to experience face oils.
What makes the Gentle Oil suitable for fungal acne (Malassezia)?
Fungal acne tends to feed on oils that contain carbon chain length fatty acids from 11 to 24, however our Gentle Oil is made from 100% beetroot squalane, which has a carbon chain length of 30. This makes it one of the few oils on the market that doesn’t aggravate fungal acne, while effectively hydrating and soothing the skin!
More on fungal acne here.
Is the Gentle Oil better for day or night use?
The Gentle Oil is very versatile, making it great for AM or PM usage. For optimal results we recommend using it twice a day.
Where should I use the Gentle Oil in my skincare routine?
The Gentle Oil is formulated to be used as a moisturiser, so you can apply it after cleansing and toning your skin. We also recommend applying any facial oils on slightly damp skin to lock in extra hydration.
You can also use our Gentle Oil for pore cleansing, as it has similar properties to our Argan Pure Oil, although it's better suited for more sensitive skin types or those with fungal acne.
Read more about our pore cleansing method here.
Does the Gentle Oil have a scent?
The Gentle Oil is completely odourless.
What is the texture of the Gentle Oil like?
The Gentle Oil has a very lightweight, silky texture that absorbs almost instantly when applied to the skin.
What makes the Gentle Oil pink?
The pastel pink colouring of our Gentle Oil comes from the inclusion of Gromwell extract, a naturally purple root well-known for its strong healing properties.
Could I use the Gentle Oil on my hair or body?
Yes! Our Gentle Oil is great for soothing and hydrating the body, it’s especially great for the following areas:
- Dry, cracked Lips
- Damaged nails and cuticles
You can apply it to any areas that experience excessive dryness and inflammation, this includes those who have flare ups from eczema or psoriasis.
If you experience frizz or dry ends, our Gentle Oil can also effectively penetrate the hair shafts, making it perfect for lightweight moisturisation of the hair.
Is the Gentle Oil suitable to wear under makeup?
Yes, the Gentle Oil can be used as a primer before you apply your makeup or you can mix it with your foundation to get a perfectly smooth, matte finish.
Is the Gentle Oil vegan and cruelty free?
Yes, the Gentle Oil is 100% vegan and cruelty free! When compared to other sources of squalane, beetroot is also the most environmentally friendly and sustainable choice.
Do I need to use the Gentle Oil with a moisturiser?
The Gentle Oil hydrates the skin very well on its own, so the need for an additional moisturiser isn’t necessary.
How long until I start seeing results?
As with all skincare products, the full effects are usually shown after the completion of one skin cycle (21-28 days), however you can notice instant results when it comes to fast-absorbing moisturisation.
Can I use the Gentle Oil under my eyes?
Yes, the lightness and non-sensitising properties of the Gentle Oil make it suitable for usage on all areas of the face, and could even help fade the appearance of fine lines!
Is the Gentle Oil suitable for acne-prone skin?
Due to its ability to decongest clogged pores and regulate sebum production, the Gentle Oil can definitely be used on acne-prone skin. It can also help relieve symptoms of those with fungal acne. You may need to use another product with more actives in order to combat stubborn acne bacteria, but the Gentle Oil is a great moisturiser to promote healthy sebum and relieve inflammation.
Can I mix the Gentle Oil with other oils?
Yes, the Gentle Oil can be mixed with other oils. This is a great idea for those who want a lighter texture to their Pure Oils or to simply add on more benefits (We highly recommend our Sea Buckthorn Pure Oil for a big dose of extra nutrients!).
Although our Gentle Oil itself is a powerful skin-food, consider pairing it with our Pure Oils for extraordinary results!
Does the Gentle Oil contain any artificial/synthetic ingredients and/or preservatives?
Nope, the only ingredients we’ve used in this oil blend are high quality, plant-based oils, although Tocopherol (Vitamin E) does act as a natural preservative.
Ingredient List for reference:
Squalane, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root (Gromwell) Extract, Tocopherol
We hope we’ve answered all your questions regarding our Gentle Oil! If you have any other queries, do feel free to contact our Customer Happiness Officers via Instagram or rootremedies.com.