'I always loved the idea of natural oils in skincare and I love that we've been able to bring this old school beauty secret back into everyday life."
- Ann Marie MacDonald, President & Founder
For some people, the idea of applying oil on their face makes them cringe. If your skin is already producing oil, won't adding more oil make it... oilier? This common skincare misconception is about to get busted. Face oils are all the rage. Sephora has 122 options waiting for you to peruse and experiment with. But before you jump on the bandwagon and submit your skin to trial and error, we feel it is our duty to educate you on the purpose of these oils and how to choose the best product for you.
So how does a face oil actually benefit our skin if we're already producing our own oil? And how can I trust that it won't make my skin even oilier? Generally speaking, the purpose of using a face oil is to help support the natural oils your skin may or may not already produce. And depending on how well-formulated your oil is, its properties may be able to penetrate deeply into the dermis to actually heal and repair the skin barrier. This, along with a high-quality skincare routine, can help regulate your oil production. But just like any other skincare line, not every product is formulated the same way. Depending on your skin type, some oils may be more beneficial than others.
If you have dry skin, look for:
Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, Amaranth Oil
If you have oily/acne-prone skin, look for:
Tea Tree Oil, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Squalane
If you have sensitive skin, look for:
Lavender Oil, Calendula Oil, Shea Oil
Let's dive into the history of face oil, shall we? Using oils for cosmetic purposes can be dated back as early as 4500 B.C.E. The ancient Egyptians loved to incorporate essential oils like lavender and castor to their routine. The Greeks and Romans swore by olive oil. Then the Middle Ages hit and the experimentation of waxier and thicker textures (insert animal bi-products here) became popularized. It wasn't until most recently, the past 10 years or so, where organic and natural skincare became the hot topic within the beauty industry. This trend placed face oils back in the spotlight and this time, the pressure to find the ultimate elixir is on.
Here at Miracle 10, the use of various available essential oils has always been a core element in formulating our skincare - not only for the multitude of skin healing properties but as a natural fragrance alternative, as well. That's why it was so important for our president, Ann Marie, to create our very own golden elixir that would be a staple for all skin types (it's non-comedogenic!). We may be biased but this might just be the only face oil you'll ever need.
Our Botanical Oil is infused with 12 flower, seed and plant extracts scientifically formulated to brighten, soothe and protect your skin. Not only is the dry-touch texture super enjoyable to use, our oil is proven to reverse chronic dehydration. This light-weight oil will reduce the appearance of blemishes while providing a boost of anti-ageing properties, leaving you with the most nourished, healthy glow. All of this, thanks to these 12 powerful ingredients found in nature: Argan oil, Shea oil, Soybean oil, Camellia japonica seed oil, Rosehip seed oil, Punica granatum seed oil, Amaranth oil, Buriti fruit oil, Lavandula oil, Helichrysum Italicum flower oil, Anthemis Nobilis flower oil and Squalane.