What Does Oil-Free Means in SKINCARE & MAKE-UP ?

You may have heard this term quite often – “oil-free skincare products”. And if you get paranoid about the choice of skincare products with “oil” or “oil-free” then this article is for you. I will tell you directly what “oil-free” actually means and what is the science behind it. This will certainly help you to pick the best skin care product for your skin.
Also, don’t forget I have mentioned in the previous blog “ARE YOU CLEANSING IN THE RIGHT WAY?” the importance of cleansing and knowing your skin type. Yes, so if you wish to take your skin test now, head to my website and know what is the type of your skin.

Ok, so, let’s jump on What oil-free means in skincare products?
Oil-free is the first group of certifications and symbols that we need to look for in skincare products. We cannot ignore this part while buying our skincare products. Contrary to what most people think about “oil-free” is that the specific product or makeup, doesn’t contain any oil. This is one of the biggest myths about “oil-free”


This is the symbol you need to look out for in your skin care product and make up if you DON’T want any mineral oil ingredients such a Paraffin and Vaseline as they are well known comedogenic and occlusive  ingredients ( and they can also help worsen you acne 😓)

So, now you will ask Vanessa, what does it mean for real…Well, it signifies that the specific product does not have any mineral oil.
Let me make it simple for you and explain to you with some examples- when the brands quote “no mineral oil” it means it does not have any harmful mineral oil that may clog your skin pores and damage it further. Well, you may be wondering how these bad quality oils impact our skin?

Here’s how?

Mineral oil is a leftover liquid byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. As it is inexpensive and easily available highly-priced and medium-priced – all kinds of brands use it in their skincare products. Let me tell you one fact about mineral oil – it is more expensive to dispose of mineral oil back to the environment than to purchase it. Mineral oil like – kinds of paraffin, ceresin and other nicknames found on the labels – so check before you buy. These are really bad quality oils that:

A. Clog your pores on the skin for it to worsen the skin health further

B. They just create a film on top of the skin avoiding the water from evaporating from your skin. So, you’re having an illusion that that product is working and is hydrating your skin. (For example, Silicon is another compound that’s tricking people into thinking that the product is doing something but it’s not.)

C. With the prolonged use of these harmful oils your skin develops skin issues and becomes thicker as it can’t breathe and pores are clogged.

Thus, it is proven, especially when your skin is oily it is prone to acne and these oils’ molecules are bigger than the other fats which in turn clogs the pores

If you’re suffering from skincare conditions like acne or are prone to acne then these oils and compounds will worsen the impact


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ONE IMPORTANT FACT, which I would like to tell you is that the least quality ingredients as fats that we can find in the creams are made up of the highest component of water droplets that are fats dispersed into the water to make active ingredients. Here, it is also crucial to understand that the makeup we apply, like the foundation, blushes, cream, especially the primers we use – if they have active mineral oils then you are damaging your skin already – and if you are using any of like these then you are clogging the pores and not letting your skin breathe.


There used to be a misconception about make up ..that isn order to work and perform Ita has to me filled with chemicals .
Le t me tell you that it’s far from the truth .
I have partnered up with some of the most amazing CLEAN | GREEN | SUSTAINABLE companies on the market that not only perform but that are actually rich in nourishing and trading ingredients .. yes .. in a make up product !!
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See, what I mean is that you are using something that does not have high nutritional value for your skin and taking care of skin is crucial as it is one of the biggest organs in our body.

Check out my E-Book SKIN ELEMENTS.
It’s a simple yet informative guide on how your skin is structured and all the daily elects that are impacting the health and appearance of you skin ( sun , food , genetics , skincare products , steps etc ).

Take the time to check out our “WHAT WE STAND FOR ” section .
We believe that we can all make a difference with small act of support .
With the “SKIN ELEMENTS ”  E-Book we are supporting the Wattanaya family and Gym and what they are doing to raise awareness and support for children in the Isn region of Thailand .

Oh, my lovely readers, it is imperative to understand this symbol. After all, the type of company we are working with and partnering with, on our website are in line of our work that emphasizes not using mineral oil because it’s not good for your skin. Moreover, we have our strict value system of holistic products, use of researched based active ingredients, sustainability, eco-packaging, no testing on animals etc. which makes our brand healthy and of good quality.
Look for our brand story here – you will know us better !

Keep radiating a bright smile!

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