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Just the opposite.  It seems counter intuitive but use of facial oil will reduce  oil production and  regulate  your skin’s natural sebum leading to prevention, reduction, and even completely eliminating, acne breakouts. Using facial oil pulls dirt and old oils out from pores, making them look smaller.

Oils to Avoid
A lot of people use coconut oil as a body moisturizer. Here are some facts you should know

First it is important to understand what is a comedogenic rating; In the simplest terms, a comedogenic rating is a scale from 0-5 that tells you the likelihood of an ingredient clogging your pores. A rating of zero means that an ingredient will not clog your pores. … And a rating of 5 means that an ingredient will definitely clog your pores.

This may come as a surprise but everyone’s favorite Coconut Oil, has a comedogenic rating of 4!

This oil is a favorite among many for its amazing health promoting and beautifying properties only for those who tolerate it well. Coconut oil is rather heavy and has a slow absorption rate. Unless you want to risk breaking out and standing around awhile before getting dressed steer clear.

Many moisturizers also contain Palm Kernel oil. Here are some facts you should know.

Palm Kernel Oil also has a comedogenic rating of 4 and is used in many body oils and moisturizers. Its texture and absorption is similar to coconut oil but will make most skin types break out.

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.

Absolutely. Most facial oils contain amazing anti-inflammatory properties. They’re perfect for calming sensitive skin, irritations, redness and inflammation. They are also extremely effective for calming skin after facials, Botox or laser treatments.  Facial Oils treat skin dryness and irritations caused by rosacea and popular anti-aging products such as retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids.

Facial Oils Reduce Wrinkles
The skin’s natural oil production decreases as we grow older, causing the moisture barrier to break down, the skin to dry out and wrinkles to deepen. Facial oils restore, maintain and strengthen the moisture barrier to lock in hydration, leaving the skin better hydrated and more resilient. When the barrier is restored, the skin can better absorb the replenishing nutrients that reduce signs of premature aging.  Facial Oils are full of antioxidants that prevent damage to the skin by free radicals, delaying the signs of aging.

Facial Oils Offer a Concentrated Dose of Omega Fatty Acids and are a Natural Source of Vitamins and Antioxidants
Omega-3 fatty acids have as many benefits to us through the skin as they do when ingested. They are anti-inflammatory, so they treat skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dryness and eczema.  In addition,facial oils are full of vitamins and antioxidants that feed the skin and improve its overall resilience.

Facial Oils Contain High Levels of Skin-identical Ingredients
The outer layer of our skin is oil-based, and it is mostly composed of fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol, all of which are bio-available in facial oils. By applying facial oils, you give your skin highly usable nutrients that the skin recognizes and works positively with it.

Every Drop Counts
Facial oils are highly concentrated and only require a small amount to achieve maximum results.  Commercial moisturizers don’t compare because they are usually a synthetic-filled mixture of oil and water that have significantly less concentration of enriching oil (and frequently unsafe petroleum-based oils at that).

Some will and some won’t depend on the oils that are used.  It seems counterintuitive but the use of the proper blend of body oil will reduce oil production and regulate your skin’s natural sebum leading to prevention, reduction, and even completely eliminating, breakouts.

Lotions are made of oil and an emulsifier. The emulsifier is usually a lab-manufactured chemical. Most are ethylated which can expose you to carcinogens and mutagens. Most importantly lotion moisturizers are upwards of 65% water which not only must be preserved to keep out mold and bacterial it DISSIPATES when putting on to your skin. So not only are you covering your skin in chemicals, fragrances, and preservatives. More than half of what you apply disappears leaving dry skin.

After a shower or bath towel dry and leave skin a bit moist. Apply body oil. Applying the oil onto moist skin allows it to LOCK in skins natural moisture. (humans are 80% water!) High-quality oil will absorb deeply and quickly. Because it is locked in the skin it will continue to moisturizes throughout the day.

The answer to both questions is; “It depends”.   The main factor to consider is the ingredients and their quality.  Some oils don’t absorb as well as others. Some are just not good for you. Look for organic or natural oils.

High absorption (and high performance) oils include:

  1. 1 Cleanse with Karisma Deep Cleansing Facial Oil 
  2. 2 Exfoliate with Karisma Face Polish 
  3. 3 Hydrate and purify with Karisma Quickie Honey Mask 
  4. 4 Apply Karisma Eye Believe 
  5. 5 Finish with Karisma Ultimate Face Oil 
  6. 6 Use Karisma Sheen Body Oil for all-over deep hydration

Jojoba oil is a luxurious liquid wax derived from the seed of the Jojoba shrub. The oil is turned into a firm wax  referred to a jojoba ester, also known as a jojoba bead!

Because jojoba beads are made from a liquid wax, they are bio-degradable and sustainable. Jojoba beads should not be confused with plastic microbeads  which pollute the environment and cause microscopic tears to the skin which contribute to premature aging.

Jojoba beads are smooth, gentle, and effective for deep cleansing making them suitable for all skin types. The smooth edges of jojoba beads make them a great choice to exfoliate skin and treat blemishes. They are gentle, clean and do not tear or damage the skin leaving it open for bacteria to invade. Karisma Face Polish exfoliates, deeply cleanses and won’t damage your Skin

Karisma is honored to have received EWG verification for Karisma Face Polish! EWG Verification requires rigorous testing to ensure it meets their strict standards. This means Karisma is committed to full transparency.

Karisma Face Polish:

  • • Meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health;
  • • Avoids ingredients that authoritative health bodies have flagged for potential health concern;
  • • Has labeling that fully discloses its ingredients;
  • • Uses adequate preservatives;
  • • Is free of contaminants; and
  • • Uses a manufacturer that follows good manufacturing practices.

That “squeaky clean” sensation many of us strive for is an unhealthy state for our skin to be in. If, after washing, your skin feels tight, dry or inflamed, that means the cleanser or cleansing mechanism was too strong, because, in addition to cleansing, the product has broken down a significant number of bonds in your skin that form your skin barrier. Karisma Deep Cleansing Oil removes dirt and make up without stripping skin leaving it clean, soft, supple and balanced.

Since Honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, it helps to rid your skin of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. It then hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion.

Honey helps with:

  • Blemishes: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
  • Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
  • Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
  • Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog

    Liquid oxygen is heavier than water. When applied it quickly penetrates surface skin to oxygenate all cells while neutralizing carbon dioxide. This results in instant reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. More importantly it aids in cellular renewal which not only reduces the appearance fine line and wrinkles it rejuvenates cells for actual reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

    Waterless products are more potent, more hydrating, more stabilized  and don't contain preservatives (since there's no water to feed the bad bacteria!)

    Waterless products like Karisma use oils instead of water as a base. These oils are full of vitamins and antioxidants that work to penetrate each layer of your skin more intensely in order to repair damaged skin, hydrate and revitalize your complexion, and fortify the protective barriers on the skin which prevents further damage and slows down the aging process.