How to use face oil and where to put it in your skincare routine     

How to use face oil and where to put it in your skincare routine     

Face oil is super-easy to use; simply squeeze a few drops of face oil out of the pipette and onto your fingers, then gently massage into skin all over the face, avoiding the eye area.

There are a couple of different ways you can massage the oil into skin; by ‘patting’ the oil into skin, working your way around the face; or the more traditional massaging method of rubbing it gently into your skin in circular motions. Both are great; choose what feels good to you.

Check out our best-selling Willowberry Nutrient Boost Face Oil; this ultra-light, easily-absorbed natural face oil is packed with rosehip, chia seed and vitamin E, high in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, to protect and nourish skin's barrier function for a smoother, more radiant complexion.

Where to use a face oil within your skincare routine
Aaah, the age-old debate; face oil before moisturiser, or after? The answer is…. Whatever you prefer. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Some beauty experts swear by using moisturiser first, citing science that moisturiser molecules are smaller than face oil molecules, so therefore moisturiser goes first otherwise the face oil won’t be absorbed.

Other beauty experts say twoddle to that and that face oil goes first, followed by moisturiser, which they say should be your final step in your skincare routine.

There really is no right or wrong way and your skin will love your face oil either way. If you’d like to know our preference… we choose face oil before moisturiser. The face oil does the majority of the hard work, nourishing skin deep down, then only a thin layer of moisturiser is needed afterwards.

Either way, make sure you cleanse your skin first and follow with any serums, before then applying your face oil and moisturiser.


Willowberry is nutritious natural skincare for grown-ups, for your best skin. 

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