Q&A with Matin: Face Oils


willa’s beauty director Matin shares why face oils are the key to great looking skin (no greasiness—we promise). These natural botanicals lock in moisture, fight acne and make your skin healthy and radiant. 
Why are face oils so beneficial to the skin?
Healthy oils are amazing for achieving a radiant complexion. They are packed with vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants that heal, protect and hydrate skin and help it achieve a healthy glow.
Do face oils clog the pores or cause breakouts?
It seems counterintuitive, but certain face oils won’t clog your pores or make your skin oilier. Many people with acne prone skin make the mistake of using harsh, stripping products that remove all oils from the skin. This is exactly what not to do, as the skin will overcompensate and produce even more oil. Lightweight oils not only help clear your skin, but can also help regulate oil production.
How should I apply face oil?
Start by applying oil in the evening after cleansing and using Balancing Act rosewater mist. Mix 3-5 drops of oil in with your nighttime moisturizer and apply to both the face and neck. Rub a few drops of oil vigorously between the palms of your hand to heat it up. Then press and massage it into your skin in circular upward motion.
what oils did you use to formulate Skin Elixir?
Many skincare lines use just one oil in their treatment oils, but I developed willa’s Skin Elixir with a blend of 7 intensely concentrated oils suited for younger skin. It won’t clog pores and gives skin an instant glow. I used grapeseed oil which is packed with antioxidants and ideal for acne prone skin, rosehip oil which is exceptionally moisturizing, as well as marula and organic argan oil to help protect the skin with its essential fatty acid and rich vitamin E content.