Friday, March 13, 2015

Moisturizers and Facial Oil

This is the last blog in our series about facial care items. We'll be finishing out with a discussion of facial oil and moisturizers.

Probably by far and above the biggest question following serums is what is the difference between facial oil and facial moisturizer? Brown Barn's facial oil is an infused Olive Oil meant for assisting in fighting the effects of aging while moisturizers are a broader spectrum creamier mix available in a number of formulations with a a wider range of applications.

Facial Oil: 

Brown Barn's facial oil is a straight oil blend that is infused with essential oils and herbal infusions which have been selected to specifically address skin issues. Similar in concept to serums however facial oil molecules are slightly larger and take longer to sink into skin. Brown Barn's facial oil is made using artisanal infusion methods in a centuries old process. A hand picked selection of organic herbs are infused over time into a base of organic olive oil. We selected olive oil for its gentle moisturizing effects and amazing ability to fight the effects of environmental damage and aging.

The Brown Barn facial oil is then infused with essential oils of Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary and Clary Sage. Each of these oils carry a specific reason for being included.

Frankincense: For its incredible skin cell regeneration and ability to eradicate wrinkles. Heavy with anti-oxidants to fight environmental damage.
Myrrh: A strong anti-bacterial and promotes blood flow to skin cells.
Rosewood: Fades sun spots, scars, regenerates new skin cells and fights fine lines and wrinkles.
Clary Sage: Helps generate new skin cells and balances sebum production so is great for oily or dry skin.

Beyond the above essential oils, Brown Barn Facial Oil also is infused with a blend of herbs meant to address issues associated with aging skin such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sun damage.

Facial oil can be used AM and PM but most of our customers choose to use the oil in the PM when they have more time to allow it to sink in. To apply simply apply a few drops to your face and massage in with circular motions. Avoid getting directly into eyes. At first the oil will feel greasy however in just a few minutes you will notice the oil sink deeply into your skin.


Moisturizer is a lotion for the face. It is made just like body lotion however moisturizer's ingredients are selected to address specific skin types such as aging or acne prone. Brown Barn moisturizer is made up of oils and infusions bonded with aloe vera water for hydrating and essential oils for skin conditioning.

We recommend moisturizers for everyone but it is important to choose the right one for your skin type. Many of our aging customers reach for a heavy cream thinking more is better however Brown Barn's Regeneration Moisturizer is very light but by far the most effective moisturizer in our arsenal for fighting the effects of aging, especially when paired with serums and facial oil.

Our biggest Moisturizer diversion comes from people with oily or acne prone skin. They often want to avoid adding any further oils to already oily skin. The correct moisturizer for this skin type will actually work to control sebum production and over time will reduce the body's need to "over produce" oil. By reducing or starving skin of oil in an effort to reduce facial oil production we send our body the message that oil is needed, causing the body to produce more oil. If you apply oil or moisturizer to an oily face over time the message that there is no need to continue producing so much oil will tell the body to back off on the oil production.

Brown Barn's Revelation Moisturizer contains a blend of essential oils and extracts specifically meant to soothe and balance oily and problematic skin.

Moisturizers should be the last item applied in your skincare routine and they should be used both AM and PM.

This concludes our series on facial products. One last parting comment is that overall we notice far more women than men visit our skincare area in the store. Good skincare products are not just for women! We should all make an effort to encourage the men in our lives to at least use wash, facial oil (to soothe and condition rough skin from shaving) and moisturizer.

We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have in regard to selecting the perfect products for your skin type.

Chris Untiedt
The Brown Barn Company llc