I remember the first time I was introduced to oils for the face. I was working at Sephora and I came across a brand called Decleor. It was a French-based brand and their claim to fame was there amazing skin care oils that supposedly turned back the hands of time for women of all ages and skin types. Now, I have normal skin so applying oils to my face really isn’t an issue but the idea of dousing my skin with oil just seemed so wrong. Wow, what a difference several years and lots of education about skin makes. Over the years, I learned how pivotal it is to use oils as they are one of the few products on the market that truly get down into the deeper levels of the skin. Oils are able to carry nutrients and other botanical ingredients into the epidermal layer of the skin which is directly below the top layer of skin. Most skin care products just lay on top of the skin without ever penetrating the epidermal layer which means the benefits of these products is never actually realized.
For Fall 2012, many skin care brands are creating oils that will be a welcome relief after a season of serious sun exposure and evironmental damage. A few of the top products to try this fall are:
Fresh, Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, $50, www.fresh.com
100% Pure, Facial Oil, $28, www.100percentpure.com