We caught up with Trilogy inhouse skincare expert, Corinne Morley to get an insight into beauty oils; why are they so special, what do they do for our skin and how should they be used?
Here’s what Corinne had to say…
Why use beauty oils and what do they do for the skin?
Beauty oils are a great way of delivering active ingredients to your skin. Many pure plant oils extracted from nuts, seeds and fruit are beneficial and completely compatible with the skin, sinking in quickly and working to nourish and hydrate. They also provide a protective yet invisible barrier which helps prevent moisture loss and guards against the drying effects of the environment. And they’re so simple to incorporate into your skincare regime.
What is the best way to use them?
Oils can be used in conjunction with a moisturiser or instead of, depending on your skin’s needs. You can use oils alone, under your moisturiser, or even mixed into it. If you have very dry skin, you’ll probably want to be using both, but we try not to be too prescriptive at Trilogy as we believe you’re the expert when it comes to your own skin.
It’s best to apply your beauty oil after cleansing when the skin is still slightly damp, as it helps absorption and traps extra moisture in the skin. We recommend 2-3 drops, warmed between the fingertips and massaged into the face, neck and décolletage. Because pure plant oils are so full of goodness, your skin only needs a small amount. If you have an oily residue on your skin, you’re probably using too much!
What are your favourite beauty oils?
• Rosehip oil (obviously!): it’s super-rich in essential fatty acids (omegas 3 & 6) and fatty acids (omega 9), intensely nourishing and hydrating, and one of the best for helping repair and rejuvenate skin. Independent clinical studies* have shown Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to be highly effective at treating scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles and dry and dehydrated skin.
• Marula oil: full of nutritional goodness, this silky-smooth oil is revered for its skin healing and preservative properties. It is nourishing and naturally rich in antioxidants, so it hydrates, softens and revitalises skin while helping to protect from free radical damage. It’s especially rich in oleic acid, which is essential to the maintenance of healthy-looking skin. You’ll find it in Trilogy Everything Balm and several Trilogy moisturisers too.