All Topics
Face Oil vs. Moisturizer – What to choose?

Face Oil vs. Moisturizer – What to choose?

For having healthy skin, it is essential to take care of it daily. Therefore, it is important to choose a skincare product that is adapted to your skin type. There are a multitude of formulas, choices, and textures. The questions are: What to pick? A face oil or a moisturizer? Can I also use a face oil instead of moisturizer? In focus.

Purpose of a Face Moisturizer.

To fulfill its role properly, the skin needs to be supple. The hydrolipidic film serves to preserve its hydration. As it is negatively affected by pollution, the sun, and the cold, it requires additional care.

Applying a moisturizing cream helps to keep the skin healthy. This care contains active ingredients that improve the skin's texture. To choose the right formula, certain criteria must be considered, such as

  • Skin type: Each skin type has different needs. You can choose a moisturizing cream a firming cream, a purifying cream or a nourishing cream.

  • The season: In winter, you should opt for a protective cream to fight against the harmful effects of the cold. In the summer, it is better to opt for a light care product, especially a moisturizing cream.

  • Age: The skin's needs differ according to age. From the age of 40, it becomes thinner and needs to be nourished.

Our 9-ingredient face moisturizer has a light, non-greasy texture. It is suitable for dry, combination, normal and even sensitive skin. However, avoid using it if you have oily skin!

Purpose of a Face Oil.

External aggressions (pollution, cold) or internal factors (medication, stress) can alter the skin's protective barrier. Oil is a care product that acts as a protective agent. When the skin is subjected to harsh conditions, the intercellular cement that ensures good cohesion between the cells becomes fragile. The lipids naturally produced by the skin lose their density and quality. In this case, it is advisable to use a care oil to regenerate and nourish it.

A facial oil also creates a real anti-dehydration shield. Indeed, its formula allows supplementing the skin in fatty substance (perfect for the dry skins), but it is also treating the dehydrated skins. Acting as a shield, the very thin layer of oil applied will prevent water from evaporating.

Furthermore, oils are allies for skins producing an excess of fat. They have a self-regulating function and provide the fat that the skin needs so that the skin stops producing excess fat to protect itself.

Oils promote the deep penetration of active ingredients thanks to their great affinity with the skin. Many active ingredients are soluble and stable in an oil rather than in water-based products such as lotions and serums. In addition, applying an oil maximizes the tolerance of certain active ingredients.

Vegetable oils are often certified organic. Because of their compatibility with the skin, they have a specific action. They naturally contain vitamins and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9).

There is a wide range of vegetable oils. You must choose your oil according to your problem. To be sure of your choice, a skin analysis allows you to assess your skin's needs. For example, our vegetable face oil with argan oil is used to minimize wrinkles and to repair the skin. It is an ally of mature skin and is renowned for its protective, softening and repairing properties.

Face Oil vs. Cream – What to Choose?

There is no need to choose when it comes to face oil vs. moisturizer, as these two products are complementary. A face cream moisturizes the skin, while a face oil nourishes it. However, if your moisturizer contains sun protection, avoid applying oil.


Understand your skin
and its complex needs.