Should I use a facial oil or a moisturiser?

Dry skin? LOCK-IN moisture with a facial oil
Dry skin? LOCK-IN moisture with a facial oil We’re still in lockdown and taking way too many zoom calls and your skin is probably feeling DRY DRY DRY! Even the oiliest of skins can experience that dehydrated tight feeling during winter, so we’re talking facial oils – why you need one, and how to use it properly (they’re often not applied correctly)!

What’s the difference between facial oils and moisturisers?

Facial oils differ from moisturisers in that most moisturisers and/or serums have a humectant effect meaning, they attract water (AKA moisture) to the skin. Oils don’t have this ability, but their superpower is that they’re able to act like a seal, locking in moisture and preventing it from evaporating. Plus, they have the added bonus of feeling luxurious on your skin!

How to apply facial oils correctly

Here in the clinic, we all love a good facial oil, but most people aren’t using theirs correctly. Oils should be layered as the last step in your routine (unless you are using your oil in the day, then your SPF should be last).

When layering products, ensure you’re working from the lightest formulation up to the heaviest. For example, if you’re using a serum and moisturiser with your oil, your serum should go first on clean skin, then your moisturiser and finish with your oil.

Another tip is that a little goes a long way. A good quality oil should last a long time
– at least 5-6 months with daily use.

Cosmedix Remedy Treatment Oil

Try a Facial Oil such as Cosmedix Remedy

Cosmedix Remedy is a lightweight facial oil packed full of omega fatty acids to support healthy skin function and ease the feeling of tight or dry skin, plus antioxidants to brighten and smooth skin while protecting against free radical damage.

Feeling seriously dry?

Pump up your skin’s moisture levels by using your facial oil in conjunction with a super hydrating serum and a good quality moisturiser. Here are our top picks.

Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Try a Serum such as Cosmedix Surge

Surge is a complexion-quenching Hyaluronic Acid Booster serum that deeply hydrates the skin to help visibly plump and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a healthier, more radiant-looking complexion.

Cosmedix Humidify moisturising cream

Try a Moisturiser such as Cosmedix Humidify

This deep moisturising cream helps deliver vital hydration into the skin while boosting the integrity of the skin’s barrier function to help protect against dehydration. With daily use, your skin will look and feel smoother, softer and firmer.


We’re here for your skin

Having an iso skin crisis and need some professional advice? Book a virtual skin consultation with one of our expert clinicians, who can talk you through any concerns you might have and prescribe effective solutions, whilst you’re at home. ⁠

To book, you can book online or email [email protected] with your preferred time and day and we will send you a zoom link to discuss your needs.⁠

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