Fragrance free Face Oils

Oils provide the skin with instant softness and smoothness but more than that, they're packed with essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants.  They form a protective layer for skin cells and do their fair share of repairing and protecting the skin barrier, which helps the skin to absorb your other skin care products more effectively. 

It may seem counterintuitive but the use of the right oil for someone prone to oily skin can actually help to regulate your natural sebum production and make the skin overall less oily.  It is however important to select oils which are right for your skin type based on their fatty acid composition.

Oleic Acids (great for dry skin types)

Oleic Acid is an omega-9 fatty acid, very hydrating and ideal for drier skin.  Oils higher in Oleic Acid can help with dry and sensitive skin, reducing skin sensitivity.  They work effectively to reverse the inflammatory response in various layers of the skin.  Please see some of our favourite oils which are high in Oleic Acid below:

High proportion of Oleic Acid
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Buriti Fruit Oil
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Mango Seed Butter
  • Marula Seed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
High Oleic but more balanced
  • Argan Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
Linoleic Acids (Great for oily skin types)

Research has shown that people with acne have low levels of Linoleic Acid in their skin’s surface lipids.  Adding these fatty acid-rich oils topically is the best way to address this problem.  Linoleic Acid is an omega-6 essential fatty acid not produced by body.  It has anti-aging, barrier protective, soothing, and balancing properties, and is most suitable for oily and acne prone skin.  Please see some of our favourite oils which are high in Linoleic Acid below:

High proportion of Linoleic Acid
  • Borage Oil/Starflower Oil

  • Pomegranate Seed Oil

  • Blackberry Seed Oil

  • Cucumber Seed Oil

  • Grapeseed Oil

  • Hemp Seed Oil

  • Rosehip Oil

  • Safflower Oil

  • Sunflower Seed Oil

High Linoleic but more balanced

As with all of our products these facial oils are part of the SKIND cruelty free and fragrance free skin care collection.