Clarifying Face Oils Guide

If you have normal, combination, oily, or blemish prone skin, you're in the right place! Our Clarifying Face Oils are the lightest of our facial oils, and are designed to help balance and regulate your skin's natural oils. You'll be surprised by how quick-absorbing and non-greasy these oils feel! 

Many people with oily skin actually have dehydrated skin, and are overproducing oil in order to compensate for the lack of moisture! That's why stripping your skin's natural oils with harsh cleanser or drying ingredients can often backfire, and we believe in using a gentler approach instead to combat oiliness.

Why You Need One Face Oil for Day, One for Night


Your skin produces more oil in response to environmental factors such as the sun and wind. Oil production levels peak around the middle of the day.

  • Lighter formula blends with the skin’s higher oil levels
  • Barrier function protects the skin from elements


Your skin experiences its highest cellular mitosis activity levels during the night when you sleep. At this time, your skin actively works to renew and repair itself.

  • Richer formula compensates for the skin’s lower oil levels
  • Potent extracts optimizes the skin’s peak cell division period

5 Expert Tips to maximize your face oil benefits

1. Apply on damp skin

Oils work by forming a breathable film around your skin that helps to seal in moisture from the layers below, so you want to make sure your skin is already hydrated before you apply oil over top!

2. One face oil for day, and one face oil for night

Your skin changes from day to night, so you'll want to make sure you're using the right oil for each time of day. Our day face oils are designed to complement your skin's increased oil production levels during the day, and contain barrier ingredients to protect your skin from the elements. Our night face oils are richer and more moisturizing to compensate for your skin's reduced oil levels during the night, and contain potent extracts to take advantage of your skin's peak cell repair period.

3. Store in a cool, dark place to prolong shelf life

We've added vitamin E (tocopherol) in our face oils to prevent them from oxidizing as quickly, but factors like humidity and sunlight can reduce the effectiveness of your oil.

4. A little goes a long way

Did you know that creams and lotions are 60-80% water, and about 5-10% oil? In creams, oils are typically the most moisturizing component. Our face oils, are 100% oils and 0% water, so a little goes a long way! Three to six drops is all most of our customers use for their whole face!

5. Give yourself a face massage

Not only do face massages feel amazing, they can help increase blood flow, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and promote collagen production! Massaging can help our face oils penetrate deeper into your skin, allowing the natural ingredients in our oils to work more effectively. Our Ice Globes for Face, and our Gua Sha for Facial Massage pair perfectly with our face oils to give you the ultimate self-care experience.


One drop of oil is just as, or even more moisturizing, than one pump of cream! Think of how much you'd save on your skincare if you switched to oils instead!

Creams typically consist of 60-70% water, 5-10% oils, and numerous other ingredients in trace amounts. Your skin produces oil for moisture and wants more of the right oil. Why are you giving it 40 ingredients in your face cream instead?

Because creams are mostly water, the water content delivered by the cream initially would have provided some hydration to the skin, but evaporates quickly, which is why you'd have to reapply cream over and over throughout the day. However, oils don't need to be reapplied as frequently since they resist evaporation, and will act as a breathable film to help seal in moisture, and protect your skin from the elements!

All of our oils are formulated only using natural or naturally derived ingredients! Our flagship oil blends are made of only the most luxurious, premium organic plant oils in high ratios not found in most other skincare products on the market. Our ingredients all comply with ECOCERT's standard on natural ingredients.

Meticulously Designed: Through extensive research and testing of over 200 different plant oils, Co-founders Joyce, a certified Cosmetic Chemist, and her sister Jenny have created powerful blends of face oils that leave your skin healthy and glowing.

Non-Greasy & Quick-Absorbing: Unlike other oils on the market which feel greasy and sticky, ours leaves you feeling velvety soft! Try and feel the difference for yourself!

Customized & Specialized: Through a deep understanding of each plant oil's unique properties and textures, we've created six different blends of oils for the face, one for the body, and one for hair! Each of our oil blends features distinctly different plant oils, and works together to deliver effective results!

Our oils feature subtle scents that are not overpowering or artificial smelling.

We do not use any synthetic fragrances in our products. We use small quantities of essential oils in our formulations, which provide both therapeutic benefits and a pleasant aroma. Each oil blend has been formulated by a certified Cosmetic Chemist, and all essential oils used are within safety limits. If you have any known sensitivities, please review our ingredients list and perform a patch test before use.

Our all-natural oil blends contain only pure, luxurious, premium-grade plant oils, vitamin E, and trace essential oils. There are no synthetic perfumes, drying alcohols, harsh ingredients, or known irritants used in any of our products. Our gentle oils have been the favorites of many customers with sensitive skin!

Our oils absorbs quickly, and only a small amount is needed per application! As long as you apply just enough for your skin or hair and let it absorb properly, the oil should not stain your clothes or bedding.

Our oils last 12 months after opening, and 24 months on the shelf. We have included Vitamin E (Tocopherol) in our products, which is not only nourishing, but helps reduce the rate of oxidation in the product!

Please remember to store our products in a cool, dark area away from light in order to extend shelf life. If you detect any changes in smell, it may have oxidized.

Not at all. At Velvette, we researched, analyzed, and tested over 200 different plant oils to find perfect combinations that absorbed quickly and left the skin feeling velvety soft.

Not sure which oil works best for you? Take our skin quiz to learn more!

We have three different types of face oils: Clarifying, Calming & Anti-Aging.

Clarifying: For oily or combination skin types looking to balance and regulate their sebum production.

Calming: For dry or sensitive skin types to soothe inflammation, irritation and skin dryness.

Anti-Aging: For dehydrated skin types showing signs of aging, our richest, youth preserving series aims to nourish and protect the skin from free radicals.

When designing Velvette's face oils, we made sure to only use ingredients that were low on the comedogenic scale - Meaning they are unlikely to clog your pores! In fact, our Clarifying Face Oil series contain ingredients known to regulate and balance your skin's sebum, and were created specifically for those with oily, blemish prone skin.

Your skin produces different levels of oil (sebum) throughout the day, with sebum levels peaking during the mid-day. Your skin cells also regenerate (cell mitosis) at different rates throughout the day, with the peak around nighttime during sleep.

We have optimized our oils to match your differing sebum levels by creating a lighter formula for the daytime, and a richer formula at night. During the day, we've created an oil that blends well with your existing sebum, whereas at night, an oil that works to replenish lost sebum!

Our daytime oil contains ingredients that provide more barrier functions to help protect your skin from the effects of the elements, whereas our nighttime oil contains powerful and effective extracts and ingredients that take advantage of your skin's peak repair and recovery period at night.

Yes! Our daytime face oils absorb quickly into the skin, and will create a smooth, supple base for makeup.

Many makeup artists currently use our Day Face Oils under their clients' makeup, including Candice Ornstein, the Emmy nominated makeup artist for the popular TV show Schitt's Creek, and Kristen Arnett, a celebrity makeup artist and green beauty advocate!

We recommend using our oils as the last step since they can act as a breathable film to seal in the water content from your skin, and also from any other skincare products you use in your routine (which are likely water-based).

There's no harm in using the oils as the first step either as they will absorb quickly into your skin and will work just fine in any order. However, using them as the last step helps to optimize the effectiveness of their moisturizing ability.

Joyce, our in-house Cosmetic Chemist founder wrote an article that goes into more detail about how to layer on skincare products that you can visit here!

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