An oil-based moisturizer is necessary for all skin types. If you have to choose between a water based moisturizer and a Facial oil grab the facial oil. This is because if your skin is dry, flaky and rough, especially during the winter, the function of water-based moisturizers as a natural barrier is compromised. They just don’t perform as well to lock in moisture. Facial oils replenish the skin’s natural oil content, form a temporary barrier, and feed the skin with the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.
They also protect the skin unlike cream based moisturizers. Oils penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin, and keep toxins out.