Face oils aren't exactly the new kid on the block, they've been gaining popularity for years. If you haven't jumped on the band wagon yet, here are some good reasons why you might want to.

Face oils aren’t exactly the new kid on the block, they’ve been gaining popularity for years. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, here are some good reasons why you might want to. While many women shy away from face creams containing oil for the fear that it will leave them shiny or with a bad break out, applying face oil could actually be the key to having more balanced skin. Using oil on your face has blown up in the past few years and there’s a good reason for it. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, these oils benefit all skin types, even the most sebaceous.

Here are some reasons it might be worth switching your face cream for an oil.

Oils trick your skin

Well, kind of. Your skin produces sebum, that’s oily stuff that can block pores and cause breakouts. When you apply face oils, your skin thinks it’s produced enough and it stops producing so much, which is good news for those of you with combination skin.

Nourishing and no nasties

An organic oil has no additives, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Even better, oils are absorbed more quickly than thick moisturisers, leaving no residue. The real winner when it comes to oils is that they are full of vitamins and antioxidants, the perfect skin food.

All day glow

Applying a face oil after cleansing leaves your skin looking fresh and dewy. A good face oil could be the answer to that all day glow you’ve been seeking. We like Trilogy’s Rosehip+ oil.

Perfect post-workout

After a gruelling session and a shower, the last thing you want to do is put a thick moisturiser on your face. A light face oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, especially after a hot shower. Making it the perfect moisturiser after a gym session.

Give a face oil a try but remember to do a patch test first!