Facial Oil FAQs

Vital Botanical Facial Oil by OV naturals Skincare, close up.

Is Facial Oil the same as Serum?

You’ll see products called serums with widely differing ingredients which can be confusing. Some “serums” are actually facial oils. A serum is usually a lightweight liquid designed to add additional nutrients to your skin.

How Do I Choose a Face Oil?

It’s all a matter of personal taste, but we suggest you begin with your main skin type/condition from the dropdown in our online shop under “Skin Concerns”.

The Best Facial Oil for Dry Skin?

For dry skin, lacklustre skin then choose an easily-absorbed yet nourishing product such as our bestselling Vital “Triple Rose” Botanical Facial Oil. This golden elixir is 99% organic and full of antioxidants, EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) & vitamins such as A & E to nourish, repair & protect. Star ingredients are organic Rosehip, organic Damask Rose & Rose Absolute.

Which Goes First, Cream or Oil?

In our experience, OV naturals facial oils generally work best applied before moisturiser. However if your skin is sensitised or very dehydrated then applying on top of your moisturiser might work best until you’ve regained your balance.

Why do I need a Facial Oil?

A facial oil is a clever addition to your skincare routine, adding essential nutrients & helping to lock in moisture. OV ingredients include plant oils, essential oils & other botanical extracts that contain fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytosterols, chlorophylls & other phytonutrients. These work hard to help your skin look & feel its healthy best.

Don’t be put off by the word ‘oil’. A product formulated with high linoleic oils (such as those in our own collection) absorbs quickly, leaving no oily residue. 

Facial oils last for a long time, so they are a great investment. You only need a drop or two for each application.

Are Oils Greasy?

All oils are not equal. Think of the difference between butter & sunflower oil. It all depends on the fatty acids.

In OV naturals facial & body oils, we use polyunsaturated oils. These are known as’dry’ oils, meaning they absorb quickly into the epidermis (upper skin layer) leaving a matte finish.

How Do I Use a Facial Oil?

Easy! After cleansing, dispense one or two drops of your face oil into your palm (less is more). Pat or massage gently into the skin to aid absorption, using circular movements & upward strokes, treating face, neck & décolleté. 


A favourite way to apply facial oil here at OV HQ, is blending a drop or two with our face cream in our palm after cleansing & applying 2-in-1.

It's quick, easy & very effective. Watch our 1 minute video on You Tube for a quick demo (called a “game-changer” by some of our customers). 

More questions? Just ask. We'll be happy to help. Contact Us