Using a Facial Oil and the benefits of finishing your routine with one
Our Facial Oils are awesome and everyone has their absolute favourite …. Kumkumadhi, Saffron or Black Seed.
Silky textured, rich and luxurious, a Facial Oil is the dessert on the skincare menu. It’s the last step and final product applied in the daily beauty routine.
A Facial Oil locks in moisture, guards against further moisture loss, protects against the outside elements and helps strengthen the skin barrier.
Opposite to what we may believe, a face oil doesn’t actually hydrate, that’s not its job.
A face oil stays on the surface of the skin, it’s job is not to be deeply absorbed. It seals in the benefits of the ingredients already applied before it while it keeps skin soft, balanced, radiant and healthy. Think of it like a Topcoat for nails … a topcoat is the last step in a manicure, it works to protect against fading, chips, seals in colour, gives more staying power and keeps your manicure fresher for longer.
A face oil won’t make the complexion slippery, gooey or all-shiny. And every skin type … sensitive, dry, oily and acne-prone can enjoy its rewards.
Every face oil uses a carrier or base oil like Sesame as it’s safe to use on the skin. Carrier and base oils are from nuts, kernels or seeds and generally high in vitamins and nutrients, making them great for the skin. These include Almond, Apricot Kernel, Argan, Sesame Seed, Avocado, Jojoba and Grapeseed.
All our Face Oils use cold pressed 100% pure Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Seed Oil as a base. This pale, yellow oil is obtained by pressing the seeds of the flowering plant. A ‘power nut’, the sesame seed is a reservoir of nutrients and bioactive compounds such as essential minerals, think magnesium, calcium and zinc and vitamins such as A, B1 and B2.
The oil from the sesame seed, often called the ‘Queen of Seed Oils’ delivers heaps of valuable properties for the skin including antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and it’s non-comedogenic, so does not clog pores.
It contains Vitamin E to protect against damage from the environment. It is also rich in the most-wanted essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, to aid in repairing and calming, palmitic acid to help slow and guard against loss of water, stearic acid to soften and linoleic acid to plump the skin.
Sesame Seed Oil also has other wonders of its own … its antibacterial properties make it a great anti-acne weapon, it’s a detoxifier so helps reduce an oily shine and enlarged pores, it has moisturising benefits, thanks to the fatty acids and vitamins, that address crinkles and lines, it brightens, improves circulation and rejuvenates and it can help heal and improve scarring.
Our multi-functional facial oils …. Black Seed, Kumkumadi and Saffron are absorbed readily to protect, promote a glow and keep the skin ultra-smooth. While designed to be used as the final step in the skincare routine, a few drops can also be mixed with your OmVeda moisturising cream or lotion.
Our restorative Black Seed Oil, a lighter textured oil, brings skin back to life and its texture makes it a perfect warmer weather oil. While set in a base of Sesame Seed Oil, it’s boosted with Rice Bran Oil which is overflowing with polysaccharides, proteins, antioxidants, minerals and other phyto-nutrients, 100% natural Black Seed Oil and Jirakadi, a combination of Black Sesame and two varieties of Cumin. It’s a potent formula and the latest in our facial oil line up. Helping to build a healthier skin structure and integrity, it also targets ageing issues, blemishes, dark spots, redness, inflammation and scarring.
Evening out tone, refining texture, minimising under eye circles and calming, our Kumkumadi Oil is powered with 26 precious Ayurvedic herbs to keep skin supple and smooth while also addressing lines. It includes mainstays of Saffron and Turmeric with Madder, beautifying Rose, anti-inflammatory Liquorice, Vetiver to hydrate and the essential oils of Bergamot and Lavender.
Repairing damage, reducing pigmentation, breakouts and lines our Saffron Oil combines Turmeric to help neutralise toxins, strengthen and give the skin a glow. It partners with soothing Aloe Vera, Manjishta to stimulate circulation and carry vital nutrients to the tissues, Lotus, Rose and Indian Rose Chestnut to help ease skin irritations.
Our Facial Oils are truly awesome and we know everyone has their absolute favourite …. Kumkumadhi, Saffron or Black Seed.
When applying yours, take the time to massage in, as the skin can benefit greatly, and it only takes a few extra minutes. Facial massage boosts a healthier skin, increases blood circulation which in turn can help reduce puffiness and boost elasticity. Helping eliminate toxins, encourage cell repair and relax facial muscles, it can tighten muscles as well. It has a refreshing and rejuvenating effect, leaves the skin nourished and supple, improves it overall appearance and gives it a glow.
With all these benefits, adding a Facial Oil to your beauty routine definitely pays off.