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3/26/19

Why I Made the Switch to Face Oil

+ my top 3 face oil products!
written by:
Natalie
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Last year, I made ONE MAJOR CHANGE in my skincare routine and I've never looked back. 

After 15 years of moisturizing with face creams, I made the switch to face oil.

WHAT PROMPTED THE CHANGE?

A trusted referral and a gift. Our friend connected us with her friend who started a natural beauty company in San Francisco. After a few emails back and forth, we received a beautiful care package from the company, Korina Naturals. The box was filled with clean, pure, and simple beauty products. One of the products we received was a natural face oil made of 13 botanical and essential oils.

NOTE: At this time in my life, I was in a committed relationship with my face creams and highly suspect of face oils. After receiving this gift, I asked myself: Why am I distrustful of oils? I realized I had no idea what to do with oil or how to incorporate it into my skincare routine.  How do I apply face oil? Should I only use it at night?  How much do I use?  Can I use it every day? Won't my face look super greasy? Lots of unknowns....

Something about Korina's clean + minimal packaging intrigued me. It looked like a product I would love and appeared far less intimidating than I imagined. That was it – based purely on good-looking packaging – I decided to give Korina's Natural Face Oil a try….  

One year later – I can confidently share that I've fallen in love with face oils and can't imagine my skincare routine without it.

The Verdict

All my fears about face oils were shattered –– the results exceeded everything I once loved about face creams. My skin has never felt more nourished, hydrated, and evenly-toned. The biggest shocker is that face serum DOES NOT leave my face looking greasy! It's just the opposite. A great face oil has light yet powerful moisturizing qualities.  It penetrates and nourishes the skin, leaving behind a perfect canvas for blending and applying makeup. So, say goodbye to dry, cracking, and caking concealer and hello to smooth, luscious, matte skin.

HOW TO USE FACE OIL

It's remarkably easy to use. It's basically a 1:1 substitute for your face cream. Korina Naturals recommends to apply 4-6 drops of serum onto fingers. Rub and gently pat onto clean, dry face. Wait 2-3 minutes to apply sunscreen or makeup.  Apply morning and night for optimal results.

Extra Perks! 
  • Applying face oil is a luxurious experience. It's extremely satisfying to apply serum to clean skin, knowing that your skin is being hydrated with zero residue left behind.
  • Face oil comes in pretty little bottles. It's extremely easy to pack when traveling and a little goes a long way.
  • Quality face oils and serums are naturally fragrant. Korina's botanical oil blend smells amazing!

TOP 3 FACE OILS

I've spent the past year sampling every face oil I could get my hands on. Though I've only scratched the surface, I've learned that not all face oils are created equal.  So far, here are my top 3 recommendations:

  1. Korina, Natural Facial Serum – my go-to face oil, delicate on skin and smells incredible. I always refill this one when it runs out.
  2. Le Prunier, Plum Beauty Oil – only one ingredient: plum-seed oil
  3. Natura Bisse, Diamond Extreme Oil – highly sophisticated oil, rich to the touch and light on your skin
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Natalie

Prior to founding WE THE BIRDS, her professional experience was in accounting/finance. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, she fell in love with French macarons (because they are a naturally, gluten-free dessert). She spent several years mastering the delicate art of making macarons and developing her own unique recipe. Natalie fancies herself more of a "foodie" than a baker. Nonetheless, she is the founder and creator of WE THE BIRDS | Macarons recipe and is known for creating innovative flavor profiles. In her role as Macaron Director, she leads our team of talented bakers.

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