Moisturiser VS Facial Oil: Which Is Better?

For centuries, oils have been used for their many benefits for the skin. Women in Tang Dynasty, Tibet used the berries of the sea buckthorn plant to make a vitamin C rich oil which they applied directly to the skin.
Camellia oil has been used for centuries by many different cultures to achieve beautiful hair and skin.

In India oils have been used for centuries to purify and hydrate the skin. The skin needs natural oils to hydrate and protect; oil helps restore the natural balance of our skin, ensuring that it is neither oily nor dry.

Moisturiser or Facial Oil?

Myth has it that oil will make your skin oily causing acne and blackheads among other evils. In truth, natural oils are really all our skin needs as they deliver all the benefits needed to have beautiful clear skin.

Oils penetrate the skin more easily and do not cause any clogging of pores as can sometimes be the case with moisturisers. Therefore, oil will help to moisturise the skin more effectively than face creams.
Because they are absorbed quickly into the skin, make up will simply glide on. They can be used as part of your beauty regime in the morning and at night.

Oil is perfect for any skin type and can help with acne prevention. The fatty acids found in plant oils will help reduce the overproduction of sebum, and in doing so, will help rebalance the oil content of your skin.

Oils contain powerful antioxidants, which help protect the skin against free radicals such as UV rays giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Some oils, like pomegranate, borage and sea buckthorn contain strong anti-inflammatory properties and are wonderful in the healing and maintenance of acne prone skin.

Read on to learn more about some of the incredible oils you will find in ourExotic8 Facial Oil  and how they can benefit your skin!

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Chia Oil

Chia oil is excellent for its hydrating properties. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and has high levels of phyto-nutrients and antioxidants.

Pomegranate Oil

Pomegranate oil helps reverse skin damage and makes skin appear more youthful. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is excellent for use on all skin types. It is wonderfully healing for oily and acne prone skin. Also a very powerful antioxidant, it protects the skin against free radicals.

Camellia Oil

This oil is rich in oleic acid as well as omega 3, 6 and 9. Camellia oil contain vitamins A, B, D and E. it is rich in antioxidants.

Rice Bran Oil

High in antioxidants and vitamins B and E, rice bran oil hydrates the skin and protect it against UV rays.

Peach Oil

Peach oil contains vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, protects the skin against free radicals.

Borage Oil

Borage oil is known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties and restores moisture to dry damaged skin.

Sea Buckthorn Oil

This oil contains high levels of vitamin E, omega 3 and 6 and has very strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Grapeseed Oil

Full of antioxidants and vitamin C, grapeseed oil help treat acne, tighten the skin and restore collagen.


As you can see, used individually these oils will have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your skin, but when combined, the results are remarkable! Don’t be scared of oil, you won’t believe how beautifully soft, hydrated and clear your skin will feel after using it!