Dermal Rollers are revolutionising the way we use our natural skin care, allowing us to reap the benefits of natural ingredients like never before. But what exactly is a Dermal Roller, what can dermal rolling do for your skin, and which oils should you be following up your treatment with, based on your skin type?
What is a Dermal Roller?
A Dermal Roller is a clever handheld device that can help improve the absorption of skincare products. These devices use tiny needles that, when rolled over the surface of clean skin, create micro channels, making it easier for your skin to absorb facial serums and oils. Dermal rolling can also help stimulate circulation and skin regeneration for a smoother, clearer and more youthful complexion. A Dermal Roller should be used on clean skin, with any facial serums and oils applied after your treatment. It's essential to use the right natural oil for your skin to get the most out of your Dermal Roller. You can read more about how to use a Dermal Roller in my blog post here.
Best natural facial oils by skin type
Facial oil for sensitive skin
Pai Rosehip Oil
The Pai Rosehip Oil is a favourite among those with sensitive skin as it's super gentle and and unlikely to aggravate sensitivities and skin conditions. Clinical studies show that Rosehip is effective at improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun damage, pigmentation and fine lines, plus it doesn't cause any additional sun-sensitivity, so it can be applied both day and night. It's also rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to encourage skin repair and stronger, more supple skin.
Facial Oil for all normal skin
Curelle Cacay Oil
If your skin is normal, meaning it doesn't err towards dry or oily, I recommend the Curelle Cacay Oil. Boasting a higher concentration of Vitamins A and E than Rosehip and Argan Oils, Cacay Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients which work to keep skin glowing and may help fight the signs of ageing. Sustainably sourced from the Amazon, this vegan facial oil can help to restore suppleness, firmness and elasticity to skin while delivering a burst of moisture.
Facial oil for dry skin
Mukti Omega Facial Oil
If you're dealing with particularly dry or dehydrated skin, opt for Mukti Omega Facial Oil. It contains 15 cold-pressed nut and seed oils, including Macadamia, Jojoba, Chia and Mango, plus Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids to help fight free radical damage and encourage moisture retention. Used on its own or in conjunction with your regular moisturiser, Mukti Omega Facial Oil is excellent for maintaining the skin's overall health.
Facial Oil for Mature skin
Life Basics CoQ10 Oil
The Life Basics CoQ10 Oil is a winner for more mature skin types as it works to hydrate the skin and may help plump up fine lines, as well as brighten the skin to improve the appearance of pigmentation and age spots. It's rich in skin loving Sweet Almond Oil, Sea Buckthorn, Vitamin C and CoQ10, and protein-building amino acids (Vitamin B1, B2, K, C, A, E, folic acid), over 60 antioxidants and at least 20 minerals. Vegan and Australian made, it's lightweight, silky smooth and non-greasy, and can help to target signs of ageing such as pigmentation and scarring.
Facial oil for Oily skin
Serum Factory Pimple Punch
Suitable for skin that is oily and congested, the Serum Factory Pimple Punch is a twice-daily serum that contains seven powerful actives (Zincidone, Vit-A-Like, Matilook, Niacinamide, Saniskin, Totarol and Fucocert) that treat blemishes and acne by decreasing the creation of excess sebum, attacking acne-causing bacteria and soothing inflammation, which are the three key causes. With all ingredients derived from nature, this effective formula helps to rid the skin of breakouts and redness, leaving it looking clearer and stronger.
facial Oil Acne prone skin
Andalou Willow Bark Pure Pore Serum
If you suffer from acne-prone skin, try the Andalou Willow Bark Pure Pore Serum. Specially formulated for those prone to breakouts, it contains Salicylic Acid to help break down build-up, soothing Aloe Vera for reducing redness and inflammation, and Witch Hazel to soften and tone skin. Calming and balancing, this Vegan and Gluten-Free combination of soothing, hydrating, skin-balancing ingredients works to balance oil production and calm post-blemish pigmentation, making it one of the best serums for dermarolling acne scars.