Oil for oily skin: Discover Absolution’s organic products

Can you use oil if you have oily skin?

If you have oily skin, you may be constantly on the lookout for the ideal skincare product to balance your skin’s sebum production. Very often, oily skin is subjected to aggressive cleansing and exfoliation.  Unfortunately, this is counter-productive.  What is the secret to healthy, balanced skin?  Moisturising with the right product.  Contrary to popular belief, oils can be used on oily skin.  This is because certain active ingredients have the power to rebalance the skin in surprising ways.  But it’s important to choose the right oil, because not all are suitable for oily skin.  Find out which plant oils are good for oily skin

How do you recognise oily skin?

Recognising oily skin is the key to using the right skincare routine. Do you think you have oily skin with imperfections?  

There are different skin types (oily, combination or dry), but healthy, balanced skin is soft, supple and reflects light. These are signs of good moisturising and effective defence against external aggressors.

Sometimes, however, oily skin gives an excessive shine to the face.  This overproduction of sebum can be especially noticed on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), but not only there.  This skin type is also known as “hyperseborrhoeic” skin.  It affects both women and men, and is more common in adulthood.   

The reason behind this sometimes unsightly shine?  An imbalance in sebaceous gland secretions.  This imbalance is often exacerbated by both internal and external factors:   

  • Hormonal imbalances which are often emphasised during specific times such as puberty, the menstrual cycle or the menopause. Oestrogen slows down sebum production, while androgens increases it. 
  • The location of the sebaceous glands. Some people have an irregular distribution of these glands on the face, upper back, scalp or even abdomen.  So the skin is oilier in certain places. 
  • A diet rich in fast-acting sugars (bread or manufactured cakes, for example), dairy products and alcohol consumption can stimulate the sebaceous glands’ lipid production.  
  • Stress can upset hormonal balance. Increased body temperature encourages increased sebum production. 
  • External skin aggressors: intense cleansing with unsuitable beauty products, pollution and UV rays can all lead to an overproduction of sebum. 

But sebum isn’t a bad thing. It plays a crucial role in moisturising the skin and protecting it from the elements by forming a hydrolipidic film.  It also helps combat skin ageing and delays the appearance of the signs of ageing.  However, excess sebum makes the skin shiny and dilates the pores.  Even worse, overproduction of sebum leads to the appearance of imperfections such as spots and blackheads, due to the accumulation of impurities and pollutants. 

Is your skin thick to the touch? Is it shiny from your chin to your forehead and all over your face? Then you probably have oily skin! Unlike oily skin, combination skin is only shiny on the T-zone. Are you unsure about your skin type? Do an online analysis of your skin  in just a few clicks. Knowing your skin type will help you select the right products. 

Take your quizz!

Is oil suitable for oily skin?

Do you try to dry out your oily skin by vigorously cleansing it every morning? Big mistake! Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is extremely sensitive and must be moisturised.
If not, the epidermis reacts by over-producing sebum. This creates a vicious circle where you have to scrub more or apply more aggressive products. As a result, the skin becomes more oily. Which is the exact opposite of the desired effect! 

The key is to choose the right products that care for your skin. The skincare products available for oily skin are often based on aggressive formulas or active chemical ingredients, and using them actually makes the skin more sensitive. So choose certified organic and natural skincare products to treat oily skin with the kindness it deserves. 

As you can see, moisturising the face is key. What could be better than plant oil? It’s not just for dry skin. Plant oil can be very beneficial for oily skin, provided you choose the right oils. A carefully selected skincare oil won´t increase sebum production. On the contrary, it can help regulate it and improve the general condition of the skin 

Are you wondering whether there are any contraindications for using oils on oily skin? The idea is to find plant oils with a low comedogenic index to avoid clogged pores. The perfect oils are light and easily absorbed. They don’t leave an unpleasant oily film after application.

Good to know: plant oil or mineral oil? 
Always use a plant oil to care for your skin. Mineral oils are produced by petrochemicals and are much more comedogenic (pore clogging). There’s nothing natural about them. That’s why Absolution products do not contain mineral oils. 

We’ve selected and targeted natural active ingredients with sebum-regulating action to create a complete range of products suitable for oily skin. Pure or combined with other natural ingredients, our oils are suitable for an oily skin skincare routine. 

Which oil should you choose for oily skin?

Are you ready to try using plant oils for oily skin? You need to choose the right oil for your face. It should moisturise your skin without making it feel heavy, and naturally regulate sebum production.  

At Absolution, we only use pure, organic plant oils. We’ve selected them for their calming, rebalancing properties, and their ability to penetrate the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Here’s a selection of plant oils particularly recommended for their effectiveness on oily skin: 

  • Jojoba oil is ideal for oily skin. Its comedogenic index is 0. It’s sebum-regulating, meaning it regulates sebum production without causing excess.  It also moisturises, penetrating the skin effectively without clogging pores. Jojoba is an ideal plant oil for oily and combination skin. Combined with tea tree oil, it creates the perfect synergy to purify and regulate the epidermis. 
  • Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids. It contains regenerating and repairing properties. Its benefits? It penetrates the skin quickly without leaving a greasy film on the face. It moisturises and nourishes the epidermis while maintaining the skin’s natural balance. 
  • Pracaxi oil comes from the Amazonian forests. It is exceptionally rich in behenic acid, as well as fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic and lignoceric acids. This oil promotes healing and enhances the skin’s suppleness. It’s also known for its effectiveness against acne and its ability to restore the lipid balance of the epidermis. 
  • Black cumin seed oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It’s ideal for acne-prone skin. It helps to soothe inflammation, reduce blemishes and regulate sebum production. 
  • Chaulmoogra oil is traditionally used in Asian medicine. It’s enriched with fatty acids and plays a key role in evening out skin tone. This plant oil is particularly effective in reducing the marks left by spots. 

How to use plant oils on oily skin?

You can adopt a beauty routine that cares for your oily skin. Your first objective? Purify, calm redness, tighten pores and say goodbye to spots. Le Booster Pureté, with its soothing Chaulmoogra oil, is an effective mix to combat imperfections. 

Choose La Crème Douce Démaquillante by Absolution to cleanse your skin. Made with pracaxi plant oil, it gently removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural balance.  

La Crème de Santé provides light moisturisation while restoring the skin’s balance. Jojoba oil works together with natural active ingredients, including essential oil of lemon balm that contains purifying properties. 

Finally, to reap the benefits of plant oils, apply Addiction every evening. This best-seller is amulti-functional skincare oil for the face, made up of 26 remarkably powerful natural plant oils.  All have been carefully selected to suit all skin types (jojoba, hazelnut, sesame…). 

Three points to remember:

  • Contrary to popular belief, oily skin requires deep moisturising to regulate sebum production. 
  • Plant oils, such as jojoba oil, are suitable for oily skin if they are non-comedogenic. 
  • Absolution has selected the best oils to create skincare products suitable for oily skin. 

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