You can put all the face oil on your face and still have dry skin, why is that?
Face oils are amazing for nourishing the skin, preventing moisture loss and increasing the skin's barrier response but they do not actually supply hydration themselves. Dehydrated skin in fact requires products containing hydrophilic ingredients and humectants such as aloe vera, glycerin and hyaluronic acid. These humectants help draw moisture to the skin and keep it in place.
Along with vital minerals, vitamins and antioxidants you will find an array of hydrating ingredients in our RENEW serum and REFRESH face mist. These lighter-weight and hydrating products are best applied first and in partnership with our nourishing face oils.
Whether you apply REPAIR or BALANCE after RENEW or mix the serum and oil together, the addition of the oil will help prevent potential moisture loss through evaporation whilst providing the skin with essential fats and phytonutrients.
When combined together the two in essence create what we know as a lotion or cream. The difference is that to bind hydrophilic products (ie. RENEW) and hydrophobic products (ie BALANCE) ingredients known as solubilizers and emulsifiers are required to prevent separation. These ingredients are not all bad, but we have decided to keep our hydrophilic and hydrophobic ingredients separate primarily for two reasons: to avoid the addition of unnecessary ingredients and so that your routine may be customized to your needs using the building blocks we provide: REFRESH, RENEW, REPAIR & BALANCE.
In summation, the skin needs both hydration and fatty acid nourishment for optimal health and appearance. If you tend towards blemish prone skin we highly recommend RENEW + BALANCE, and if you tend towards dry skin we recommend RENEW + REPAIR. Whether you choose REPAIR or BALANCE, do try it tonight mixed with RENEW - together they create the perfect slip for our signature facial massage.