Facial Creams vs. Facial Oils: What is the difference?
Keeping your skin moisturized is the simplest way to maintain healthy looking skin. Moisturizing is essential for all skin types, oily or dry. Here is a quick summary to help you decide whether to pick a facial cream or facial oil (or both!).
Creams and lotions are made using oil and water. However, these two ingredients do not mix so a wax is used to combine the oil and water together. The result can range from a thick cream to a light lotion depending on the ratio of ingredients.
The wax can provide some benefit by locking in moisture but it can also potentially cause build up on the skin and clog pores.
When water is added to any product, this provides an environment for bacterial growth. Therefore any lotion or cream will require a preservative. (At Nezza, we use 100% natural anti-oxidants and preservatives including vitamin e and rosemary oleoresin).
For the water content of our creams we use organic aloe juice and/or floral water in our formulas in order to create a higher quality, more effective product. Our most popular facial cream is the Vitamin C Facial Cream for all skin types.
Pros of Facial Creams
- Fast absorbing; no oily feel on the skin
- Can lock in moisture
- Range of active ingredients that are often not used in oil blends
Cons of Facial Creams
- Preservatives needed
- More costly
- Wax component can cause build up
We LOVE facial oils here at Nezza Naturals! They are powerful moisturizers that are packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that are essential to maintaining glowing skin. As there is no water, there is no need for any preservatives!
Popular facial oils are Moroccan Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and more. At Nezza, we create blends of high quality oils for all skin types that can have an amazing impact on the look and feel of your skin. Our Rejuvenating Facial Oil is the perfect starter oil for all skin types.
Pros of Facial Oils:
- Cost effective
- Simple ingredients
- No preservatives
Cons of Facial Oils:
- Can take longer than a cream/lotion to absorb
- Not everyone likes the feel of oils on their face
Keep in mind, most of this is personal preference. There is no wrong choice as long as you make sure you are using a natural, plant-based product that is free of harsh preservatives, petroleum by-products or fragrance/parfum.
Tip! Don’t forget to apply your facial moisturizer (oil or cream) to more than just your face. Use them on the areas that are most often exposed to the elements …such as your neck, chest, and hands.
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