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F A C I A L O I L .
I can see how the idea of slapping oil on your face can seem intimidating, especially if you tend to have acne-prone or oily skin – but HERE’S THE TEA. Not all skin types indeed need a facial oil added to their routine. Still, Dermatologists encourage all skin types to use antioxidants for the skin, so if you’re in the dry skin camp like myself, or member of the more oil-laden skin group, be aware of the ingredients before purchasing. There’s a strategy to oils tailored to your skintype. Its a balancing act where the focus has to be on both the application and formulation of the product.
Whether dry or oily, you want to add antioxidants into your routine, so hunt down oil with an ingredient list chock-full of vitamins like A, C, beta-carotene, etc., which will further enforce skin health with a barrier of antioxidants. As far as application, think of an oil as a topcoat. A toner is a base coat, serum, and moisturizer are like the two layers of nail polish, and the oil is a topcoat. The real plus side of using a facial oil stems from its ability to act as a sealant and to support all the water-binding products underneath to work most efficiently.
Sunday Riley ‘s Juno has been a part of my daily routine for two years now. An antioxidant-packed hydroactive cellular face oil, this is THE product you never knew you needed. Most face oils on the market include essential oils, which can be harmful to the skin, but alas, not the case here! This entirely clean formulation of 100% pure plant extracts sans synthetic fragrance, essential oils, or preservatives nurtures and protects even the most sensitive skin by restoring and rehydrating skin’s natural moisture barrier, all while protecting from environmental factors and UV rays.
Who Is She?!
Ideal for these Concerns: Hyperpigmentation, Dryness and Dehydration, Free Radical Damage, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Ideal for these Skin Types: Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Mature Skin
Preferences: Paraben-Free, Vegan, Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, Certified Cruelty-Free, Natural, Fragrance-Free
Application Area: Face, Neck, Décollete
- Blackberry seed oil – highly stable source of antioxidant vitamin C;
- Blueberry seed oil – extremely high in vitamin E and Omega-3 level, providing defense against the signs of premature aging, including crepey, dehydrated skin;
- Cranberry seed oil – the perfect balance of Omega 3-6-9, vitamin A, C and E;
- Red Raspberry seed oil – helps alleviate dehydration and to boost radiance with a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids;
- Black Cumin seed oil – a potent plant extract that helps to combat the signs of congested skin;
- Wild Carrot seed oil – high caratol-e content supports elasticity while beta-carotene improves the appearance of the complexion;
- Broccoli seed oil – rich in vitamin A and erucic acid (an Omega-9 derivative).
JUNO Antioxidant Superfood Face Oil
My Experience: I’ve tried a lot of popular face oils, but Juno has been part of my routine for two years now. My skin tends to be on the dryer side, especially because I use retinol at night. After double cleansing (depending on whether I wore makeup or not), and toning, I apply my retinol, moisturizer, and then the Juno oil. I’ve noticed my skin doesn’t seem to retain moisture when I forget to apply the oil as well. The texture of the oil is on the medium-heavy side and comes in a glass bottle with a pipette. I often use two to three drops of the oil before makeup to keep my disguise from budging. If you’re on the fence about introducing facial oils into your routine, I’d recommend giving this a try, only at night, with 3-4 drops three times a week. I’ve turned a lot of friends onto Juno, so I’m sure you’ll dig it too!