Tips for transitioning to oil-based skincare

Tips for transitioning to oil-based skincare

If you've been flirting with the idea of switching to oil-based skincare, you're in the right place. Swapping your tried and tested water-based products for the rich world of oils can raise a few concerns. "Will my makeup play slip 'n slide?", "Breakouts, anyone?", or "Am I going to glow or just shine?" — we get it! We're right here with you, ready to debunk myths and empower you to make the switch.

Why Oil-Based?

First, let's chat about why oil-based products are the talk of the town. Traditional skincare is often packed with water, which means they also need a cocktail of preservatives to keep them fresh. But with oil-based products, like those from Skin Botanist, water's out of the equation. This means no preservatives and a more concentrated product. Think of it as cold-pressed juice for your skin!

The Look & Feel

If you're new to oil-based skincare, the texture might surprise you. It's richer, more luxurious, and yes, oilier (in the best way possible). But don't let that deter you. These oils are designed to absorb beautifully into the skin, leaving it hydrated without that greasy after-feel.

Mainstream products often contain fillers that give them a certain consistency or appearance. Without these fillers, our products might seem different, but that's because they're brimming with pure, skin-loving goodness. It's like comparing store-bought orange juice with the freshly-squeezed alternative. It just doesn’t measure up!

How to Use Oil-Based Skincare

  1. Less is More: Because these products are concentrated, you don't need a lot. Start small and adjust based on your skin's needs.
  2. Warm it Up: Rub the oil between your palms to warm it up before applying. This helps the product spread and absorb more easily.
  3. Pat, Don't Rub: Instead of rubbing, gently pat the oil onto your skin. This ensures even distribution and better absorption.
  4. Layering: If you're using multiple products, always go from thinnest to thickest. For example, apply your oil-based serum before your oil-based moisturiser.

Caring for Your Oil-Based Products

With great skincare comes great responsibility. Here are some tips to keep your products in tip-top shape:

  1. Store in a Cool, Dark Place: Oils can be sensitive to light and heat. Keep them away from direct sunlight and store them in a cool place to maintain their efficacy.
  2. Tighten Those Lids: Ensure the lids are tightly closed after use to prevent any contamination.
  3. Use Clean Hands: Always make sure your hands are clean before dipping into your products. Better yet, use a spatula or dropper if provided.
  4. Shelf Life: While oil-based products have a longer shelf life than water-based ones, they won't last forever. Make a note of the date you opened the product and look out for any changes in smell or consistency after about 6 months of use.

Switching to oil-based skincare might feel like a leap, but once you experience the natural, hydrating, and nourishing benefits, there's no turning back. Skin Botanist is leading the way in this natural revolution, and your skin will thank you for treating it to such pure, potent goodness.

Thinking of making the switch to oil-based skincare but still have questions? We're always on standby to chat about any concerns or questions you might have. Drop us an email anytime – let's keep the conversation glowing!

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