How to use a facial oil? And do I actually, reeaalllly need one?

Facial oils - the latest 'It Girl' product in skincare - are developing both a cult following and a ton of hype, along with a lot of contradictory information. So if you’re confused about the how, when and where to use a face oil, you’re not alone - face oils are complicated. But we’re here to tell you that they’re well worth exploring because they are arguably the quickest way to achieving a healthy, radiant complexion.

Who benefits from facial oil? Despite some misleading assumptions and general confusion, pretty much anyone can use a face oil. In addition to moisturization, high quality oils are packed with active nutrients that can penetrate the skin barrier to:

  • protect and maintain the integrity of the cell wall 
  • reduce transepidermal water loss 
  • provide antioxidant and anti-aging correction and prevention   
  • defend from environmental stressors 
What comes first, the oil or the moisturizer? We’re all told to apply our skincare from lightest to heaviest, but another way to think about the order is from water-based to oil-based. Water-based products should be closest to your skin. Because oils are occlusive (meaning they lock in moisture), they seal in all you’ve applied before or beneath them, like your serum, cream and sunscreen. 


We love the fast, immersive delivery of an oil into skin and so we put three years of R&D into creating one that meets our benchmark for clean, healthy and results-driven skincare. Our new Jasmine Vital Oil is an immunostimulating infusion of specifically targeted oils and clinically-proven botanicals formulated to deeply moisturize, repair and support the skin’s barrier system and leave a plumped and healthy glow.

How can oils be for all skin types?

Acne-Prone Skin If your skin tends to be on the oily side, you can still benefit from facial oils - you just have to be more strategic in your application. Use oil at night (when your skin produces less sebum) and as a last step in your routine. In daytime, blend a drop into your moisturizer. Jasmine Vital Oil, like all of Clark's Botanicals products, features multiple forms of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, important agents in balancing and protecting oily skin.

Aging Skin & Dull, Tired-Looking Skin With aging comes a decrease in your skin’s ability to produce oil, which leads to dry skin and an exaggerated look of wrinkles. Facial oils pass through the skin quickly, plumping and helping to prevent further water loss. Jasmine Vital Oil features virgin hemp and cottonseed oils, which are rich in regenerating Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids to moisturize and restore elasticity. Anti-aging powerhouses niacinamide (vitamin B3) and red algae, target dull and tired skin by brightening and promoting firmness, supporting collagen and targeting dry, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Dry Skin Whether your skin is dry year-round or only in colder weather, a quick-absorbing, nutrient-rich facial oil delivers an immediate reprieve from the elements.  A trio of rice bran oil, buriti oil and arnica oil in Jasmine Vital Oil collaborate to bring a deep hydration to heal and calm dry, damaged skin.

Sensitive Skin Like all Clark’s Botanicals products, Jasmine Vital Oil incorporates natural yet efficacious ingredients to bring about fast results without irritation. Opuntia Ficus-Indica (organic cactus) calms irritation by blocking the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells. Halicacabum extract, rich in phytosterols and triterpenes, is a reliable, soothing and anti-inflammatory component and arnica oil is an anti-inflammatory with natural healing properties.

How to Apply Oils spread easily so a few drops go a long way. Warm 2-3 drops between hands and then gently press - rather than rub - across your face until absorbed. Jasmine Vital Oil can be used day and night for around-the-clock nourishment.

For an instant, dewy mid-day glow, apply to the tops of your cheekbones. 

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