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I have oily skin. Can I use a face oil?

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Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin?

I get asked this question a lot. It does seem counterintuitive to put oil on oily skin, when all you are trying to do is reduce the amount of oil on your skin.

However, the short answer is YES!

And the long answer is YES, and check what type of oil is being used. If it is described as balancing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, regenerating, and containing high levels of oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and anti-oxidants, then you are safe in thinking it will work to help balance and heal skin, whilst promoting elastin and collagen production.

Ultimately, we’re aiming to soothe skin’s inflammation and help it heal in the most gentle way possible, without stripping it of its natural oils, otherwise skin will go into overdrive to produce more oil, which in turn will clog pores and not allow skin to breathe. At night is when skin is doing its best work, so treating it with an oil (only a couple of drops is needed), which allows it to breathe ensures skin can recover and regenerate.



Rosehip oil has been chosen for its soothing and calming action, Moringa seed oil for its cleansing and moisturising action (an unusual combination for an oil), Pomegranate seed oil for its regenerating action, and Jasmine essential oil for its balancing and toning action. Combining these oils with the hydrating action of Sweet Almond oil, Marula seed oil, and Rose essential oil has resulted in a blend of face oil that is suitable for all skin types, from dry to oily, and even sensitive skin types.

Try it for a few weeks, and let me know how you get on in the comments below. Our tips on how to use a face oil may help you decide on what works best for you.


This oil may not be suitable if you have a known sensitivity to essential oils. Individual results may vary.

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