My tip: Mix a drop of your facial oil with the FIVE facial serum, which provides your skin with lasting moisture in the form of gently scented rose water and keeps it in the skin with moisture-binding ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
How to use facial oils properly!
We recapitulate: As a rule of thumb, facial oil should always be applied to slightly damp skin. The perfect time to do this is after the shower or after your daily facial cleansing ritual. In this way, the oil can optimally lock in the existing moisture in the skin - and you can look forward to a well-moisturized, silky-soft complexion.
There is one exception: For oil cleaning, e.g. with the FIVE make-up remover with mild jojoba oil, facial oil can be used on dry skin.
From the age of around 25 (when the skin's ability to store moisture slowly decreases) and if you have dry skin, it is best to pamper your skin with a combination of facial serum and facial oil. In this way, you support your skin's ability to store water with sustainable moisture boosters such as hyaluronic acid and at the same time nourish it with valuable lipids.
Which oil for which skin type?
Allrounder jojoba oil: With good reason it is in the FIVE face oil for impure skin as well as in the FIVE face oil for dry skin included.
Its soothing, anti-inflammatory and calming effect makes it a all-rounder for all skin types. Jojoba oil is, strictly speaking, a liquid wax and is therefore similar to human skin sebum, which is also partly composed of wax esters5. Jojoba oil contains essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E.
These skin types benefit particularly from jojoba oil:
dry and mature skin: The low viscosity (= good flowability) and high molecular weight of jojoba oil are responsible for its softening and skin-friendly properties on dry skin. The contained antioxidant vitamin E protects against premature skin aging caused by oxidative stress.
slack, sallow skin: jojoba oil stimulates the skin's own collagen production and ensures elasticity and resilience
impure and oily skin: Its similarity to human skin sebum makes jojoba oil a particularly well-suited care oil against acne and impurities. It has a clarifying effect by dissolving and removing excess sebum in the pores.
Black cumin oil for blemished skin: The oil from the seeds of Nigella sativa is an insider tip against acne and blemishes . Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties caused a significant reduction in papules and pustules in acne patients6 in a scientific study. We use it in FIVE facial oil for impure skin.
Sea buckthorn pulp oil as a potent slow-aging oil: The oil from the pulp of sea buckthorn berries in FIVE face oil for dry skin included. With good reason: It is quite unique because it contains particularly large amounts of the omega-7 fatty acid palmitolein7. And it has a lot to offer our skin.
This is what sea buckthorn oil can do for your skin:
even, brightened complexion. Palmitoleic acid can reduce the appearance of pigment spots6. It inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase, which is responsible for the formation of melanin (this is the pigment in our skin and hair)8.
- Pure complexion: Palmitoleic acid also has an antimicrobial effect, supports wound healing and thus ensures well-protected, flawless skin.
Squalane as the ultimate soft focus: Squalane is a natural component of our skin fat, which we extract from olives for FIVE Skincare. We use it in both FIVE facial oils, because this silky-soft oil flatters every skin type.
Squalane can do this9:
- ensures a smooth feeling on the skin
- is highly compatible because it also occurs naturally in the skin
- absorbs deeply and helps the skin to retain moisture
Conclusion: Use facial oils in combination with serum to unfold their full potential!
Even if care with oil alone has many advantages at first glance - from around 25 years of age it makes sense to use oil care with hydrating and moisture-binding ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid and glycerin to supplement. If you combine facial oil and facial serum in one care step, you'll have one in no time all-round healthy complexion.
You can do without synthetic preservatives, fillers and emulsifiers with FIVE: The FIVE facial serum and the FIVE facial oils contain exactly 5 carefully selected and optimally coordinated ingredients that support your skin's health in the long term.
Would you like to pamper your skin with pure, precious ingredients? Discover the nourishing FIVE facial oils and the hydrating FIVE facial serum now in the shop!
All the best to you,
P.S.: In Part 2 of the «Oils for the Face» series, I will deal in detail with the question of whether oils moisturize the skin and what their occlusive effect is all about. Stay tuned!