I understand it can feel scary for many people and seem strange at first, but a nourishing face oil can do wonders for your skin. If you read the ingredients for any cream or lotion, you'll see that they all contain a mix of oils, along with water and an emulsifier to help bind the oil and water together, and then always a preservative because anytime water is introduced into a product, you'd need a preservative to keep it from going rancid quickly.
When I was developing our Balancing Face Oil, I didn't want to use a preservative and decided that a face oil blend was the way to go. Personally, I'd never used a face oil before, and to be honest it freaked me out a bit. Once I started learning more about ingredients and how they can work together to help nourish your skin, I was sold. I formulated the Balancing Face Oil, tested it out on my eager and willing two legged friends, the verdict was in - everyone LOVED it.
Feedback from the trial version, circa 2012 //
"...have enjoyed using the oil rather than some kind of cream. I find that creams leave a slimy oily residue on my skin and I just don`t like that feeling or I break out after. Because of this I have never really got into the habit of using anything on my face. This oil though...feels good. It does not leave a residue, absorbs much better than any cream, and feels more healing..."
"...this is my first oil based moisturizer and I loved it. I noticed a difference in the tone of my skin and agree that I feel and look brighter, especially under my eyes. It may be my imagination, but I do think that the light scarring from pimples under my nose have nearly disappeared..."
"...to be honest, I wasn't sure how I would like it, missing the 'cream'. I really loved it, and didn't realize how much until I went back to my regular moisturizer (which I really liked until now), and when I was finished with the tester, my old moisturizer didn't feel that great and I don't even like it anymore!!"
Our Balancing Face Oil actually was developed just for me. Before Sola was Sola, I was only planning on replacing the products we were using as a family; with better, healthier, and more natural products. I wasn't interested in filler ingredients and only wanted to use what was necessary to get great results; no more and no less. What I developed in 2012 is the same today. No fillers, no unnecessary ingredients, and super saturated with high quality, plant based ingredients that nourish the skin.
The wonderful thing about a face oil, is that you can use it on it's own, mix it with a hydrosol, or even water. My preference is to mix it with Rose Hydrosol, since it's wonderful for the skin on it's own, and also helps get the oil into the deeper layers of the skin. It also helps the oil absorb quicker than if you use the oil alone. You could also use plain water and mix it with the oil for each application in the palm of your hand. Since everyone is different, you can customize the blend for your specific skin type, at the right time of year.
Personally I use 3 drops of the Balancing Face Oil into the palm of my hand, then two spritz's of Rose Hydrosol into that same hand. I rub my hands together and then spread the blend on my face neck and check. It absorbs quickly, and keeps my skin happy and hydrated all day.
Since we started our company, our Coconut Deodorant has always been our top seller, but our Balancing Face Oil is a close second. I always love reading how the Balancing Face Oil works for our different customers. He's recent feedback from customers who admitted they were hesitant to try a face oil:
"I was really hesitant to try a face oil. Now it is my favourite thing ever. I have always had acne prone combination skin, that is sensitive to change. Putting oil on my oily skin never seemed like a good idea. My skin has never looked or felt better than it does since I started using this."
"I received my sample size bottle last week. I've used it every day since and really like it. I've purchased many expensive face creams and every one causes my face to really sweat. The balancing oil is so light and refreshing, leaving my face and neck wrinkle free and so soft, and best of all I don't feel like I've plugged up my pores, and do not suffer with my face sweating. I need to place an order for a full size bottle!"
"Since trying this and the other Sola face care over a year ago, I have never looked back. When I get facials and they give me samples, I don't even touch them because I love that Sola is natural ingredients and I can feel good putting it on my skin. Same with the Coconut Deodorant!"
"Yes I was hesitant to try it, the dropper and oil ingredient was so different to the cream I was used to. As I was so happy with my first Sola love (Coconut Deodorant)"
"I decided to go ahead and try it out. It didn't take long for me to see how effective it was and how great my face felt! Really happy with it and all the other Sola products I now use exclusively! Will have to try the lip balm next."