Which Skin Types Does an Organic Facial Oil Work Best On?

Face oils are suitable for all skin types, despite what the myths might say – because no, these products do not increase oiliness, nor do they cause acne. In fact, a liquid moisturiser like our FranChouliPom Facial Serum can help improve your complexion, no matter what skin type you have.

The key factors to consider when using a face oil are whether the formula contains any comedogenic ingredients, how much product to use, and when to apply it. You also want to check the targeted ingredients, as these will provide effects that will be more or less impactful based on your skin type. By carefully considering these three points, you can reap the benefits of a face oil and enjoy soft, supple, and smooth skin all year round.


Why Should I Avoid Comedogenic Ingredients?

If something is comedogenic, it means it can clog pores. There are certain ingredients that are better or worse for varying skin types, and some oils and butters in particular that disrupt the flow of sebum when the quantities are high enough. This results in the creation of comedones. You might know these better as whiteheads, those pesky spots that appear when we least want them to.

Those who are prone to breakouts will want to be especially careful to avoid ingredients that are highly comedogenic, as they can exasperate acne. From cocoa butter to coconut oil, lanolin to linseed oil – if a face oil is primarily made up of pore clogging ingredients, it will be less suited for oily and acne prone skin types.

This is why we avoid using comedogenic ingredients in our facial treatments. FranChouliPom contains gentle and lightweight ingredients that nourish, plump, and soothe without clogging pores. This makes it suitable for all skin types, and the addition of ingredients targeting free radicals and fine lines make our organic skincare treatment especially helpful for those wanting to fight dryness or revitalise mature skin.


How Much Face Oil Should I Use?

While all skin types can use a facial oil and benefit from the organic ingredients within the liquid moisturiser, your skin type will play a role in how much should be used each day. For example, those with oily skin will only need to use a few drops, whereas someone with dry skin will benefit from applying a couple of additional drops.

Oily skin already has enough oils being produced, so a facial oil is adding moisture while also training the skin to regulate sebum production more effectively. This means that less product is needed, and in fact, if too much is used it can sit on the surface of the skin, leading to a greasy appearance or even breakouts.

On the other hand, dry and mature skin requires more oil to preserve the health of the skin. Balanced skin that is hydrated and moisturised improves elasticity, but a lack of oils can result in rough, uneven texture. For this reason, a generous application is recommended.


When Should I Apply A Face Oil?

Similar to the differences between how much face oil to use for dry skin or oily skin, you should carefully consider how often to apply your organic skincare treatment. Our organic FranChouliPom Facial Serum can be used day or night, and we would recommend twice daily for those with aging or very dry skin.

A facial oil should ideally be applied as the final step in a skincare routine no matter your skin type. Locking in water from your moisturiser with a generous oil layer is a great way to replenish dehydrated skin. This leads to a firmer appearance as water is retained, plus it reduces irritation caused by a lack of hydration in the skin layers.

We are thrilled to have busted a few of the skincare myths about facial oils, and we hope you have learned something new as we explored what to avoid and how to pick the perfect face oil. If you have any questions, or you want to share your own experiences be sure to head over to Facebook to join in the conversation with our community. We look forward to hearing more from you!