Oily skin? We bust the one skincare myth we bet you still believe…

Do you avoid facial oils? Well, according to these dermatologists it may just be the one thing your oily skin needs…

 If you spend your life blotting away excess shine and constantly look for mattifying products – listen up! According to skincare experts, investing in a facial oil could be the answer to your shiny skin woes.

Yep, this additional step to your skincare regime, sandwiched in between your serum and moisturiser, could be exactly what you need reduce the level of oil production in your skin.


“Oils don’t necessarily equate to ‘grease’, as is often the assumption,” says skin expert Natali Kelly (https://www.natalikelly.com/)

“If used correctly, it can replenish your skin’s natural oils, keeping levels balanced and breakouts at bay - even if you have oily skin.”

Greasy or dehydrated?

Did you know excess oil could actually be a sign of dehydration? Say what?!


“When skin is dehydrated or really dry, it can result in your sebaceous glands overcompensating,” explains Holly Wagman, Head of NPD at Zero by Skin Academy.

“The increase in sebum production to keep skin hydrated, creates the unwanted extreme glow.”


Holly recommends checking your complexion first thing in the morning to see if this could be the case. You can do this at home by simply pressing a clean tissue and against your face. If there’s any residue left on the tissue the chances are your skin could actually be dehydrated.

Not all oils are created equal

For combination and oily skin types, look for jojoba, marula or hazelnut oil – as these are lighter and easily absorbed.


“If you want a flawless finish then you need to try EX1 Cosmetics. I use it on all my clients and always have a bottle in my personal make-up too. It looks so good on camera, doesn’t give any flashback, and gives skin a golden glow.”


“I have olive skin so I really wanted to try EX1 Cosmetics, as I had no idea what shade I would be. I tried the match me tool, thinking it was a bit of a gimmick, but it got my shade spot on. For someone will yellow or green undertones these products are amazing!”


“Before I used EX1 Cosmetics I tried EVERY premium foundation on the market. Some were ok, but most left me feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. I didn’t have much hope for a foundation costing £12.50, but I was SO wrong. The medium coverage looks like your skin but better and it doesn’t oxidise.”


“I’ve always been told I have warm or medium skin tone, but every foundation I ever tried was either too pink or too orange. After trying the skin classification tool and realising I have warm skin with green undertones – everything makes sense! Now, I look for make-up aimed at olive skin – like EX1 Cosmetics – and I have never looked back!”


“I used to mix at least two different foundations to create the right shade for my skin – until I found EX1 Cosmetics. The shade match is spot on and the formula blends perfectly into my skin. I love it.”


“I had seen that loads of celebrities using EX1 Cosmetics Foundation and I was intrigued to see if it lived up to the hyp e. It blew me away. The formula feels so premium for £12.50. I recommend it to everyone.