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Benefits of using face oils vs creams

When considering your skincare routine, cream may seem like the obvious choice, right? But what about oils? In this article, I will share with you three compelling reasons why you should consider oils as a beneficial alternative to face creams.

Concentration of Beneficial Actives

When analyzing the composition of creams compared to serums, it is clear that oils offer a higher concentration of beneficial actives for the skin. Creams, primarily composed of water (around 70%), require preservatives to prevent bacterial proliferation and contain mostly around 5% of actives.

Oil serums contain vegetable oils, botanical actives, sometimes essential oils, and antioxidants without the need for preservatives. Opting for oils ensures a purer formula, 100% beneficial to the skin, and more effective in pampering your skin.

Carrier oils such as argan oil, rosehip oil, or jojoba oil are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin. They offer long-lasting and visible benefits.

Moreover, the natural botanical actives present in face oil formulas provide additional beneficial properties, making them not only a gentle but effective skincare treatment.

Avoid Unnecessary Ingredients

Creams often contain unnecessary ingredients such as emulsifiers and preservatives, which provide no real benefit to your skin.

Emulsifiers serve only to bind water and oil to create the texture of a cream, while preservatives can sometimes pose health risks. By opting for face oils, you avoid these unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients, ensuring a more natural and safer skincare experience.

Face oils are simple formulations, mainly composed of vegetable oils without the addition of texture agents or synthetic preservatives. This means that every drop of oil you apply to your skin is rich in nutrients and benefits, without any undesirable "synthetic-chemical" products.

Furthermore, face oils are less likely to cause allergic reactions or skin irritations, as they do not contain aggressive preservatives and artificial fragrances often found in conventional creams. (Choose certified organic serums without fragrances)

Respect for the Skin's Natural Barrier

The skin's lipid barrier plays a crucial role in its health and hydration. Face oils, rich in natural lipids, help strengthen this barrier, allowing the skin to better retain its natural hydration. Unlike creams that can clog pores and disrupt the skin's lipid balance (silicones), oils work in harmony with your skin, leaving it nourished, protected, and balanced.

Face oils act as natural emollients, forming a protective layer on the skin's surface that prevents moisture loss and protects against external aggressions. They also promote cell regeneration and help soothe irritated or sensitive skin, leaving your complexion radiant and revitalized.

éméo face oils or "Serums"

At éméo, we believe in the power of natural ingredients to take care of your skin. Our founder, a midwife, underwent extensive training in skincare formulation, and all our products are manufactured in a certified organic laboratory. Unlike some brands that opt for "white labeling," our formulas have been carefully created and tested by ourselves in Switzerland, then manufactured in France. We are proud to be a certified organic brand, created by women for women, offering solutions for all your skincare needs.


In conclusion, face oils offer a compelling alternative to traditional creams. Their high concentration of beneficial actives, simplicity of ingredients, and respect for the skin's natural barrier make them an ideal choice for those seeking a more natural and effective skincare approach. Give your skin the best of nature with Éméo. Your skin will thank you with a healthy glow and natural beauty.

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