Using facial oils can be a very therapeutic and sometimes even luxurious step in your skincare routine. It helps to nourish the skin and may even rejuvenate its aspect. Some facial oils, however, have rather negative effects for your skin and should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, one ingredient you should watch out for in your favourite facial oil is Mineral Oil.
Mineral oil is found in many cosmetic products, such as baby oil, makeup, and different facial moisturisers. While applying products containing mineral oil to the skin seems to soften and smoothen it at a first glance, a closer look reveals that the oil ‘steals away’ the moisture out of the cells of the skin. As a consequence, the process of cell renewal is slowed, while at the same time it causes a breakdown of collagen and weakens the connective tissue . Apart from this, it can also affect the female hormonal levels, which could lead to immune system damage and problems with fertility and pregnancy.
For a natural, safer, and healthier alternative, we recommend e.g. SPA FABULOUS’ Bliss for Your Skin Oil. The oil helps making your skin look flawless and blissful, while replenishing it at the same time. Benefitting from the carefully selected ingredients used for creating this skin oil, such as frankincense, vitamin C, rosehip seed oil, and jojaba, your skin will look and feel amazing. Soon, you will notice an improved and plumper complexion of your skin – without damaging it with harmful mineral oils.
Take a look at the selection of facial oils and serums we reviewed below: