oil is making big moves in skincare, but is it worth the hype? considering we use it in everything from cleansing to sealing in moisture, we vote YES. however, we’re not suggesting you replace your water-based products with oil-based ones. after all, water is the ultimate hydrator and essential for ALL skin types. unlike dry skin, which is hereditary, dehydrated skin affects everyone because it can be caused by diet, environmental factors, using the wrong products, etc.
when it comes to maintaining a flawless complexion, water and oil go hand-in-hand. hydration is what makes our skin soft and plump, but it won’t stay that way if there’s no oil to seal it in. the key is to stay balanced by incorporating water-based products for hydration and oil-based products for lipid barrier protection (providing a protective coating over the surface of your skin to shield environmental aggressors and lock ingredients in)
how to tell the difference between oil and water-based products