The basic idea is that applying an oil on your face will help carry your serums deeper into your skin. That is why it is best to apply face oil after your serum(s).
Face oils supplement the natural oils your skin is (or isn’t) producing in an effort to add moisture to your skin and help repair the barrier that keeps that moisture in. Depending on the type of oil—the oil may naturally have other benefits, like anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties, but those are bonuses.
How do face oils work? Face oils keep water from escaping your skin and that in turn keeps your skin hydrated.
"You can think of the skin kind of like a brick wall with skin cells representing the bricks and lipids (fats and oils) representing the mortar. Oil on skin is critical to maintaining the barrier and minimizing water loss, which is essential for health, hydrated skin-and preventing outside chemicals and irritants from entering the skin. Hydration is really a function of water balance, so oils help hold water in and prevent the environment from stripping water out." -Tyler Hollmig, M.D., director of Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology at Stanford Health Care
However, not all facial oils are the same. You should choose skincare products that are made with organic and natural ingredients. All Vie de Mer Face Oils are organic, paraben-free, fragrance-free and mineral oil-free.
Benefits of Vitamin C Oil
This skin-brightening facial oil is rich in antioxidants and smooths skin.
Why do we need Vitamin C? Too much unprotected ultraviolet light is a set-up for free radical damage — and that means wrinkles and sunspots galore. Some facial oils are packed with antioxidants, which prevent further aging, so if you're affected by sun damage and dryness, Vie de Mer Vitamin C Rejuvenating Facial Oil is recommended.
This magnificent oil will noticeably smooth skin and reduce the look of pores over time while boosting cell turnover. Adding Vitamin C to your skin care routine can not only brightens your complexion but also protects it against skin damage caused by sun exposure and harmful free radicals.
Vie de Mer Vitamin C Rejuvenating Face Oil is very rich in vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) as it effectively helps remove dead cells on skin and also "bleaches" the dark or discolored patches on your face.
How to Use: Vitamin C oil is the best to apply after your appropriate serum(s) at night time.
Benefits Of Rose Oil
Vie de Mer Rose Nourishing Facial Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Why do we need Rose Oil? It works by moisturizing and tightening to leave behind a smooth, supple and healthy skin.
Guaranteed to be pure, natural, authentic, Vie de Mer Rose Nourishing Face Oil will bring lots of changes to your skin. Why? It is cold-pressed and boasts unique anti-inflammatory properties that reduce acne marks, scars, and fine lines. It is also the best oil to get rid of eczema.
This rose oil works naturally as an anti-aging remedy. It not only tightens the skin but also keeps the skin hydrated and supple. It will work tirelessly to make your skin with a youthful appearance.
How to Use: Vie de Mer Rose oil is best to apply after your appropriate serum(s). Rose oil should be used during the day.
Benefits Of Jasmine Oil
Walk through a bed of jasmine flowers while improving your skin's elasticity. Vie de Mer Jasmine Firming Face Oil is an intensive, skin defense-strengthening concentrate blending Pure Aromatic Jasmine, Radiance, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, and Orange Oil.
How to Use: Always apply face oil after serum(s) (Yes, you can layer our serums!). Open the bottle and enjoy the smell of our fragrance-free jasmine scent. Apply 3-5 drops of Vie de Mer Jasmine Facial Oil all around your face and neck followed by your appropriate day or night Vie de Mer Cream.
Tyler Hollmig, M.D., director of Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology at Stanford Health Care https://www.self.com/story/what-you-should-know-about-face-oils