Why Oil-Based Moisturizers are Best for Your Skin?


by Devon Ost July 30, 2015

Oil. Why are we so afraid to use it on our skin? As I said in this earlier post, the right oils are actually GOOD for your skin!

So let’s all just agree that oil based products are, in the very least, worth looking into, okay? Okay!

We’ve already talked about oil cleansers but what about oil-based moisturizers?

Traditional moisturizers are made with a cream or lotion base but those bases are really mostly waxes and water, with a few oils thrown in for good measure. These waxes form a protective layer on the skin, which helps to hold moisture in. Cool, sounds good and all but that waxy layer can easily clog pores and cause breakouts, all the while preventing healthy, natural oils from penetrating the skin. Not so good…

Young-looking, radiant skin is skin at its healthiest and healthy skin means a wealth of oils! As we age, we produce less of the oils that give our skin a healthy glow. So, our job now is to add them back!

When natural and essential oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, where they instantly go to work to repair and protect. The result is healthy, glowing skin and no clogged pores!

Compared to water, wax and synthetic products, natural oils and oil-based moisturizers (Such as our Rosehip & Argan Antioxidant Serum) bring all of the benefits with none of the disadvantage of that waxy build-up.

So… what are you waiting for? Go give oil moisturizers a try!




Devon Ost
Devon Ost

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Devon Ost is White & Elm's staff Esthetician and Brand Educator. Devon graduated from the Esthetics program in 2002 from Douglas J. Aveda Institute, in East Lansing, Michigan. Her passion for clean, safe and effective skin care products is what lead her to White & Elm. Her mission is to educate W&E's community on why our products are incredibly effective and safe for the entire family as well as our environment.



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