Oils can prevent the irritation caused by some anti-ageing ingredients. As ageing occurs, wrinkles become deeper because the skin's natural oils decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out. Most creams contain a little oil, but not enough to make a big difference in water loss. Because oils are lipophilic, they pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster, preventing water loss and plumping skin with moisture more effectively.
If facial oil is applied before anti-ageing cream, the oil molecules trick the skin into letting active ingredients - like retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C - deeper into the skin and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface. Specially formulated for ultimate penetration and moisturisation, our facial oils include the highest of active ingredients, to ensure the skin stays well hydrated and youthful.