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.
1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Leave your skin a litte bit damp.
2. If you use other skincare products, such as creams or lotions, apply them first. If not, it's fine to skip this step!
3. Warm three to six drops of face oil in the palms of your hands and apply them on your face with a gentle pressing motion. This helps to seal in the moisture from steps 1 & 2.
4. If it's daytime, feel free to apply makeup over top. Don't forget to use sunscreen!
Clarifying Face Oil (Day) Tutorial Video
Clarifying Face Oil (Night) Tutorial Video
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.
PERFECT ADDITION TO MY ROUTINE
After using up my bottles I bought two each of the day and night oil! I love the scent and how my skin feels. My routine is to use 5-6 drops and then layer my moisturizer over top. I do have naturally oily combo and sensitive skin and it does not break me out or make me look oily. Instead I look glowy and hydrated. If you're on the fence.
- Anna L.
GREAT FACIAL OIL
I have combination skin and my skin tends to get drier in the winter. I mostly use this during the last step of my nighttime skincare routine. The oil blend does not feel greasy at all and sinks into the skin very quickly. It’s also great to mix it with an essence toner to achieve an oil serum texture. After using it, my skin definitely feels more moisturized and plump.
LOVING THE CLARIFYING OIL DAY TIME
Got these samples a few days ago and I’ve been using the clarifying day time oil and it’s amazing! I avoid moisturizers because they break me out but this oil has not! When using it on damp skin, the way it feels when rubbing in is just crazy. I love it. I don’t get oily through the day and it keeps my skin happy. My skin looks less red too when I wake up. New favourite for my sensitive acne prone skin.
BEST FACIAL OIL, DAY OR NIGHT!
I was always hesitant to use a facial oil because of my acne prone and T-zone issued skin. On dry winter days I used to use Josie Maran, but this product feels much lighter than the lightest Josie Maran product. What I love about this oil is how it sticks right in to the skin like a gel cream would and does not clog pores. In the morning I wake up with a healthy glow. I even use this in the morning before makeup.
My favorite way to use this oil is to put it on after my favorite serums. Afterwards I don't use any creams because a simple routine is the best way to go.
- Sharanika A.
FEELS SO VELVETY
Loving your clarifying face oil. It helps clear breakouts faster and smells great too. It always my face feeling velvety soft.
I have acne prone skin and this is the most amazing and effective product I have ever used!!!! You MUST try it!!
- Christy D.
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 all face oils are created equal! 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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