Can Face Oil Replace Moisturiser?

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With so much beauty advice flooding social media, it's easy to become confused about what your skin really needs. Specifically, when it comes to face oils and moisturizers, you may wonder if face oil can replace moisturizer in your daily regimen. In this article, we will clear up the confusion and reveal the truth about what a moisturizer is, what a face oil is, and whether face oil can replace a moisturizer in your skincare routine.

What is a Moisturizer?

Moisturizers are an essential and non-negotiable part of any skincare routine. Their primary function is to hydrate the skin, leaving it plump and healthy. Moisturizers work by drawing water into the skin and locking it in, keeping the skin hydrated and protected from environmental damage. They typically contain humectants, which attract water to the skin, and occlusive agents, which help form a protective barrier.

A good moisturizer often includes ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to the skin, and ceramides, which help form a protective barrier to lock in that moisture. Niacinamide, another common ingredient, helps reduce water loss, soothe irritated skin, and improve overall texture and tone.

At JessBeauty, we offer a range of moisturizers designed to meet different skin needs:

C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer: Perfect for brightening the complexion and maintaining an even skin tone. It contains vitamin C to enhance the skin’s natural glow, making it look radiant and healthy.

Post Workout Gel Mask: Ideal for extra hydration after a workout. It contains niacinamide to restore moisture levels and soothe the skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalized.

Shine Bright Serum: With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and tranexamic acid, this serum is perfect for those looking to enhance their natural glow and keep their skin deeply moisturized.

All these products are free from silicones, parabens, and sulfates, making them suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Now… What is Face Oil?

Face oils are beneficial for the skin but should not be considered a complete replacement for moisturizers. Facial oils work by penetrating the skin to deliver essential fatty acids and nutrients that balance oil production and strengthen the skin barrier. They help maintain the skin's hydration and softness by locking in moisture.

Facial oils are especially effective for dry or combination skin types, providing deep hydration. Common oils like jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, and sunflower oil can be tailored to specific skin conditions. Simply apply a few drops and massage gently into your skin.

#JessBeauty Tip: Stay away from face oils if you have acne-prone skin! they can exacerbate these conditions

Complementary Roles in Skincare

Face oils and moisturizers serve different purposes and work best when used together. Each has unique benefits that contribute to a well-moisturized and healthy complexion. Using both products in your skincare routine can achieve optimal hydration and skin health.

Moisturizers absorb and retain moisture, while face oils lock in hydration and nutrients. A good piece of advice if your skin is lipid-dry, is to add oils on top of your moisturizer to link the oil to the water in the moisturizer, reducing dehydration.

When to Use Face Oils and Moisturizers?

Face oils are particularly beneficial at night due to their heavier texture, which takes longer to absorb and helps repair and rejuvenate your skin. They are suitable for all skin types but are especially effective for dry to extra-dry skin.

During the day, lightweight moisturizers are preferred as they hydrate the skin without leaving a heavy or greasy feel. For example, our C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer is a lightweight, non-comedogenic option for both day and night. These moisturizers offer hydration without exacerbating oiliness or clogging pores.

In conclusion, both face oils and moisturizers have their place in a well-rounded skincare routine. They complement each other, ensuring your skin stays hydrated, nourished, and glowing.

Feel like trying?

Here are the steps that we recommend to follow:

  1. 1. Cleanser: Massage your face with Face Reset and rinse with water. This revolutionary soft gel cleanser is made with moisturizers and naturally derived ingredients that will feed and cleanse your skin.

  2. 2. Eye Cream: Coffee Break is the latest hit of k-beauty, this product will help to reduce the appearance of puffiness, under-eye bags, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.

  3. 3. Moisturizer: Unlock radiant skin with C bomb Vitamin C. Nourish your skin while reducing hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.


  1. Face Oil:  apply a few drops of face oil to lock in the moisture and provide additional nourishment.

  2. 5. If it’s during the day, don’t forget to apply SPF 50+! Our updated formula of Let it Sun ensures effective sun protection. Beyond protection, it guards against sun damage and prevents skin aging

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