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Face oil or face cream? Which is better?


Face oil or face cream? Which is better?


We hear a lot about recommendations for one or the other.


It's all about choice! Neither one or the other is better.


Both oil based products and water based products have their place in skincare. One is not better than the other and it all depends on your skin and how it responds. Your skin your choice.


Oils seals moisture into your skin to prevent water loss. This keeps your skin softer and prevents dehydrated skin. Oils can also be rich in antioxidants which help nourish skin and fight free radicals.


Here at Mia Belle we use the best organic plant oils in our products. Some of the plant oils we work with are - Jojoba, Rosehip, Camellia, Olive, Avocado, Baobab and Cacay.


Water based face creams and serums can help with both hydration and moisture as they are a mix of both oils and water in the product. Humectants in skincare also helps with hydration and they permeate the skin better as the molecules in water based products like creams, lotions and specifically serums are smaller than that in a face oil. This is why face oils tend to sit on top of the skin as opposed to absorb into the skin.


A couple of humectants we use in our skincare formulations are Glycerol (palm oil free) and Hyaluronic acid (vegan).


Some skin types can handle both creams and oils but oils can be too rich for some. This is ok.

Use what works. Let's be skin positive about what our unique skin type is like.


Remember it takes about a month (due to your skins cycle) to see if your skin is loving products you have started using on it.


How do you know if your skin is healthy and loving the products you are using?


1. You skin will look hydrated

2. It will have a healthy glow

3. No irritations

4. It won't be overly oily


Here at Mia Belle we appreciate the qualities of both types of face care products and here are some product links below to take you to our face creams, serums, and oils.


Have you tried a face oil before? Did your skin like it? Tell us in the comments. Any questions, comment below or we would love to hear from you via email or submit a contact request through the website.


Our promo this month valid till the end of September... Free shampoo or conditioner bar of your choice from our standard range on purchases $80 and over in our online shop


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