Why You Should Stop Using Face Lotion

Now that you've got your face-washing routine down pat, we've got to talk about moisturizing.

Prepare yourselves, because this piece of advice goes against everything you’ve ever been told: No matter your skin type, you can totally reap the benefits of face oil. Here's what you need to know.

What exactly is face oil? It's a smooth, silky formula made entirely from plant-based natural oils. Technically speaking, face oils are lipophilic (fat-loving), and so they absorb easily into the skin's lipid barrier (read: they're actually way more effective than your average moisturizer).

What does it do? A well-blended facial oil energizes your skin, which makes for a brighter, more radiant appearance. But, as mentioned above, the biggest benefit is that it delivers long-lasting moisture. Plus, regular use will gradually improve the natural hydration process of your skin. 

What products are best? You should choose an oil that is best for your skin type--and wallet. A few of our favorites: Tata Harper's Beautifying Face Oil ($48), L.A. Christine's No. 3 Berry Face Oil ($48), True Nature Botanical's Pacific Face Oil ($110) and Colber MD's Illumino Face Oil ($138), which was recommended by our pal Tina Turnbow.

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