Why You Should Be Using Oils

Oils have fast become the beauty industry’s cure-all product. But if you’re anything like us, the very idea of oil conjures thoughts of breakouts, blackheads and greasy hair. But dread not; oils can offer incredible benefits. Here’s your guide to using the product of the moment from top to toe.

As we age, wrinkles suddenly look deeper. This is because our skin's natural oils decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out. While most day and night creamscontain a little oil, it’s not usually enough to have a big impact on water loss – this is where oils come in. Because oils are lipophilic (or fat loving) they pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster. As a result, they prevent water loss and plump skin with moisture. 

How to use skin oils:
If you apply oil before your anti-ageing cream, the oil molecules will trick the skin into letting active ingredients—like glycolic acid —deeper into the skin. Apply day or night to moisturise and plump skin, leaving skin ultra-soft.

We recommend: Love Nature Facial Oil Wild Rose. 

A good quality cuticle oil will nourish the skin around your nails and cuticles. It also gives nails a flawless shine and can prolong your manicure.

How to use cuticle oils:
Remove nail polish so that the cuticle oil can penetrate your nails easily. Apply to your entire nail and cuticle, massaging into the area and wiping off any excess oil with a paper towel. Once the oil is completely dry, apply your polish, adding an extra coat of oil to ensure your manicure lasts.

We recommend: The ONE Nail Food 

You may be unfamiliar with oil-based hair care, and assume that it will make your hair greasy or heavy, but you’d be mistaken. These specialised products deeply nourish hair,leaving it light and full of move­ment. Oil enriched shampoos, conditioners and hair masks strengthen from the inside, contributing to a healthy scalp and smooth, shiny hair.

How to use oil enriched hair products:
Apply oil based shampoo to wet hair, massaging your scalp and hair in circular movements. Lather with a little water before rinsing thoroughly. Conditioners and hair masks should be applied to the lengths and ends of your hair.

We recommend: Eleo hair care brand.


Nothing nourishes dry locks faster than a good hair oil. Hair oil takes hold of frizz and fly-aways, leaving you with sleek and healthy looking hair. We recommend Moroccan Argan oil, which is rich in antioxidants. It has the effect of sealing the cuticle on the surface, building a natural protective shield that will strengthen hair. Natural Rose oil is another amazing oil that’s suitable for hair. It replenishes the hair surface, leaving hair easy to manage.

How to use hair oil:
Applying hair oil to wet hair is the most common way to use the product. Work through the ends of your hair, avoiding your roots. If you prefer to use oil on dry hair, use two or three pumps and work into your ends.

We recommend: Eleo Smoothening oil and Eleo Protecting oil.

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