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Wait, What? A Facial Oil That Works Even on Oily Skin?

Buckle up for a skincare revolution! Like fighting fire with fire, one reader discovers that the way to combat oily skin is in fact to introduce facial oils to her skincare regime.

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week,  Gladys (@theegladys) reviews Herbivore’s Facial Oil range.

It’s an unspoken rule: people with oily faces should not use facial oils. I have combination skin – oily on the t-zone but dry around my cheeks. A common problem that I always face is having little oil bumps surface on my skin as the day progresses. Singapore’s humidity certainly does not help my case!

I figured because I have combination skin, I should avoid using heavier moisturisers, creams and of course, oils. To my pleasant surprise, however, the Herbivore Facial Oils worked wonders for me although I was initially apprehensive.

For the first couple of days, I applied 2 to 3 drops just straight from the bottle onto my palm and patted it on my face but it was hard to get it evenly spread throughout my face. I realised after that a nifty trick to counter that is to mix a couple of drops into a lighter weight lotion instead so that it spreads more easily!

After incorporating the oils into my daily skincare routine, I had friends compliment me on glowing skin. Surprisingly, my skin is a whole is less oily – even on the t-zone. Perhaps, it is finally getting the moisture it needs courtesy of the face oils. My cheeks, too, look more radiant. I would even go as far as saying that feel more comfortable leaving the house without foundation now! For those who find it too heavy for the day, just put it on before you go to sleep and you’ll wake up to a noticeable glow.

In the Herbivore Face Oil range, there are three oils – the Phoenix for Regeneration, Orchid for Youth Preserving and Lapis for Balancing. My favourites are Lapis and Phoenix, which are now part of my day and night skincare routines respectively.

Facial oils may not be part of everyone’s basic skincare routine but I would most definitely recommend for it to be – it benefits those with dry and even oily skin! You bet I will be keeping it in mine from now on.

Thanks, Gladys! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Gladys.


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