Suddenly facial oils have taken the beauty world over by storm with every brand making some kind of oil. HEALTH speaks with Melanie Blane, founder of White Rabbit Skincare about this epic skincare trend.

Aren’t oils bad for the skin?
“There are literally hundreds of different carrier oils out there, offering a multitude of different nourishing benefits, such as helping to reduce wrinkles thanks to the natural antioxidants found in many oils, or deeply hydrating skin cells from using fatty acid-rich oils such as avocado oil.”

What to look for in facial oil?
“As facial oils work deep down in skin cells to hydrate, your complexion will overall look more plumped, healthy, and the ideal smooth canvas for makeup.”

Can oils be used for cleansing?
“Oils are lipophilic, they penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin, keeping moisture in whilst keeping toxins, pollution and the like out; essentially protecting and fortifying our skin’s own natural barrier.”

Besides as a moisturizer, what are some other uses for facial oil?
“Many oils, such as argan or jojoba, have anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for calming conditions such as rosacea or acne.”

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