There are so many beauty products to choose from these days that sometimes it’s tempting just to stick to your tried and tested favourites. If you are used to using a cream moisturiser, you may find the idea of trying an oil strange. We decided to ask Lumity’s creator Dr Sara Palmer Hussey more about her award-winning facial oil and why it has made such a splash in the beauty industry with rave reviews from clients, movie and celebrity make-up artists – as well as an army of A-list fans.
Using a well-balanced facial oil could be one of the best things we can do for our skin. Natural oils have an excellent affinity with skin. The skin’s own oil production decreases as we age and an oil provides the perfect replenishment. Oils are contained in creams and serums, often as the active ingredients, with the cream base as the carrier, whereas a good facial oil should be 100% pure active ingredients. A cream can tend to sit on the skin, whereas an oil absorbs more easily. An oil is rich in ceramides, fatty acids, phytosterol and phytonutrients, all ingredients that are essential to the healthy functioning of the skin.
Each botanical, whether an oil or an extract, has a specific profile offering a range of benefits, safflower seed oil, for example has a particularly high level of ceramides, evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, buriti oil has a high concentration of
carotenoids and vitamin C, however, no one botanical contains the full range of nutrients that best support the skin’s health, so a blend of oils and extracts with complementary benefits gives the skin the best nourishment. Lumity Face Nutrients contains a blend of 32 ingredients, each identified as the best source of specific nutrients that together
provide the full range of optimal care the skin craves.
Yes, absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the right facial oils can actually balance and improve the condition of oily, acne-prone skin.
Oils can be the ideal skincare for all skin types. Well-nourished skin is skin that functions well on all counts, including balanced oil production. Too many astringent “oily skin specific” products can actually exacerbate the problem by stimulating extra sebum production in the skin. So, rather than shopping for skin type, shop for optimum nourishment.
I empty a dropper-full of the product into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and massage it all over my face and neck. For a more sophisticated version of this, Nichola Joss’s tips for facial massage are wonderful.
Yes, it works on all skin types and genders.
It comes from the same perspective of supporting the body’s tendency towards optimal health and perfect function.
I am and I am so very glad people are substituting it in for other less natural skincare products they have been using and reaping great benefits in terms of radiant, healthy skin. This product can simplify skincare choices and rituals, by being your one go-to moisturiser.
Skincare does not have to be complicated. I formulated this product to be everything the skin could use topically to be its healthiest. I hope more people will discover the oil and enjoy the benefits that a correctly-formulated, natural blend of oils and extracts can really offer.
Magic in a bottle.
If you found this interesting, perhaps you’d enjoy reading about what Sara believes is the biggest myth in the beauty industry today, as well as her views on products which contain essential oils. And, here’s what the judges had to say when the facial oil won two awards this year.