If you haven’t taken the plunge into the world of facial oils yet, consider this blog a sign that it’s time! In recent years, facial oils have become an essential part of self/skincare, often replacing facial moisturizer as the final step of a skincare routine.
Here at Wildling, we are early adopters of the facial oil life, and we continue to be and all about it. Our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil was designed to be a perfect partner to facial gua sha, but also as a highly functional stand alone facial oil, perfect for nourishing, moisturizing, and replenishing the skin.
So what’s the deal with these facial oils? Two words: Skin Barrier.
What's the Skin Barrier?
The skin barrier is an essential element of our skin's protective function. Scientifically speaking, this is your outermost layer of skin, and it has a pretty major job: it acts as a littler barrier to external stressors such as pollution, UV rays, bacteria, and more. The skin barrier is composed of lipids, also known as fats, which help to keep moisture in and irritants out. A healthy skin barrier can be supported by the right facial oil, such as our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil. We’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you that the Empress Ritual, our signature gua sha routine, also helps naturally nourish the skin barrier.
If the skin barrier becomes compromised, it can lead to a variety of skin concerns including dryness, sensitivity, inflammation, and breakouts. That's where the Empress Oil comes in. Wildling’s signature facial oil can help to strengthen the skin barrier by providing it with the essential fatty acids it needs to function properly.
How Does Facial Oil Help?
The proper facial oil can help to reduce inflammation in the skin, leaving your skin feeling satiated, nourished, and seriously glowy. The fatty acids in oils like our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil have anti-inflammatory properties, so they help to soothe and calm the skin. With consistent use, a facial oil can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. The good news? Our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil feels so good to put on, it definitely won’t feel like a chore to stay on top of it! More like a mini-spa treatment. And, by nourishing and protecting the skin barrier, the Empress Oil can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity, and give the skin a healthy glow.
Why Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil?
Here at Wildling, we’re all about harnessing the power of both the earth and the cosmos to optimize healing on a cellular as well as energetic level. When it comes to our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil, our ingredients speak to this. Brimming with fresh, active botanicals, this oil is like Gua Sha in a bottle. It’s formulated to plump & protect the skin barrier as well as lift, tone, and tighten.
We love this phytonutrient-dense facial oil because it’s rich in Vitamin C, promotes elasticity and visibly brightens the skin. Here at Wildling, we craft our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil with whole, fresh, nutrient dense ingredients for two months to extract the most powerful phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. An added boost? Sunstone is infused into the oil under the light of a full moon to give it uplifting vibrations, promote a positive mindset, heighten intuition and connect you to your true self.
We like to think of our Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil as facial oil at its finest! It will soothe the skin barrier & promote healing, as well as also provide the perfect slip for our signature Empress Ritual., give you a dewy glow, deeply nourish skin and… dare we say it … it might just deeply nourish your spirit.