Now that we’ve covered moisturizing 101 (it’s important, and yes, you should be doing it daily), it’s time to move on to the more advanced stuff. Meet face oils. These concentrated blends of natural oils can be used as either a serum (underneath your usual moisturizer) or as a stand-alone hydrating treatment. For more, check out this cheat sheet our Birchbox lady editors came up with. In the meantime, we used our new PLANT Face Oil to give you a quick (visual) primer on usage and application.
Face oils work for all skin types, including oily. They sink in quickly to deliver serious nutrients, repair damaged skin, and prevent blemishes. Think of them as a wheat grass shot for your complexion.
Face oils can be used morning or night, and should always be applied to freshly cleansed skin. Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops to your palm.
Don’t be taken aback at the deep color—it’ll absorb quickly and dry to a matte finish.
Rub hands together and gently work into your face. Let soak in, then follow with SPF.
Made from 100 percent botanical oils, this blend sinks in quickly to hydrate and repair skin.
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Mollie is known for going through packs of face wipes a day—all in the name of product testing—as well as for her love of cookies.