Face Oil vs. Face Lotion

Recent generations feel the words "face" & "oil" are not considered to go hand in hand. However, believe it or not, the use of face oil has actually been a part of daily, healthy skincare routines since Ancient Egypt & reign of the Greek and Roman Empires. So what happened? The trend of cream based moisturizers stepped in with the leading misconception that oil will clog your pores, leaving you with breakouts, uneven clarity, etc. But, if using an all-natural, oil based product, it will do just the opposite! So should you ditch your old face moisturizer for a well-balanced & nourishing oil? We'll lay out a couple facts and let you decide!

Fact 1: Even Out Natural Oils
Ingredients, such as Argan Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Extract & even Blue Tansy Oil, all work together to do special things for your skin. When using the appropriate combination of ingredients, face oil is able to work with the balance of your natural oils to help add nourishment to more dry areas and not overpower areas of the skin that have more oil naturally. It does this by shutting off sebum production when your skin has enough natural oils and holding in moisture for areas of the skin that are more dry. It's a scientific beauty miracle.

Fact 2: Ingredients Hold the Answer
Have you ever looked into what makes up your favorite facial moisturizer? Yes, they also hold the beneficial oils that we treasure so dearly, however since they are a cream-based lotion, they also include water & often require stabilizers, preservatives & emulsifiers, which are potentially toxic to the body. Remember, not all lotions are created equal. If you are in love with the feel that a lotion gives your skin, we recommend finding one that is created with all natural ingredients to ensure your skin is not subject to the repercussions of the unwanted toxins.

We are so fortunate these days to be a more educated public on what is actually good for our bodies and skin, so we recommend choosing a healthy oil or lotion that will leave skin with the beautiful glow everyone desires.

So, which of our face oils are best for you? If you consider yourself to have Dry/Normal Skin, we'd recommend the Soothe Face Oil. If you have Oily/Combination/Sensitive Skin, then the Clarify Face Oil would be perfect for you. Not sure how to classify your skin? Check out our post all about figuring out your skintype here

If you're feeling on the fence and would like to try both, why not give the Sample Kit a try. 


Akar Skin prides itself in sourcing highest grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau. Being 100% natural means every Akar product is biocompatible with the body, enhancing your skin's ability to repair and renew itself. Indulge in nature's finest.
Experience a moment of tranquility in your self-care routine. Unwind and let Akar reveal your best skin. 

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