Snakes. Heights. The dark.
There’s a lot of stuff to be scared of out there, but we are pleased to report one common phobia is not worth all those sleepless nights.
We’re talking oil.
Nope, not gasoline prices, but the common fear of using oil on your face as part of your skincare routine. The concern? Greasy-face. Breakouts. Feeling like salad dressing.
True, not all formulas work for all skin types, but the O-word gets a particularly bad rap and we thought it was high time to debunk some common myths about our new Soothing Cleansing Oil:
The myth: Squeaky-clean is a good thing.
The truth: Says Bobbi, “When skin is stripped of its natural oils, it reacts by becoming really dry or really oily.” Cleanser should remove makeup and dirt without disrupting skin’s balance.
The myth: You should only use facial oil on dry skin.
The truth: Cleansing Oil is great for most skin types—everyone from dry to oily skin. It’s especially good for sensitive skin as it gently dissolves surface impurities without over-drying.
The myth: Using oil to clean your face is a hassle—water and oil don’t mix!
The truth: Cleansing Oil is not only a luxurious way to clean your skin, but it’s super simple too—you can remove makeup and clean skin in one easy step. Simply start with a dry face, rub oil onto skin and massage all over your face with a bit of warm water to emulsify the oil. Finish with a few splashes of water for soft, smooth, clean skin.
The best part about our new Soothing Cleansing Oil?
Its natural jasmine scent. Made from a blend of Italian olive, organic sunflower and jojoba oils, we’ve infused each bottle with soothing jasmine flower extract (sourced directly from France) to calm stressed-out skin and leave a fresh, clean scent.
Here’s a bit of history on this exotic little flower:
- The name Jasmine is derived from the old Persian Yasmin which means “gift from God”.
- Throughout India, jasmine is used in marriages, religious ceremonies and festivals.
- The alluring scent of jasmine is considered a mood elevator with natural aphrodisiac effects.
- The extraction method of jasmine flower is labor-intensive; it is expensive due to the huge amount of flowers needed to produce a tiny amount of oil.
- Jasmine flowers are gathered at night because its scent is more powerful after dark.
Can’t get enough oil?
Before you head to the salad bar for your face fix, try our EXTRA Face Oil, a conditioning blend of Sesame, Sweet Almond, Olive and Jojoba oils—a concentrated boost of moisture to comfort and soothe dry skin.