The Difference Between Moisturisers and Face Oils: Unlocking the Secrets to Hydrated Skin

Date Posted:5 July 2023 

In the pursuit of healthy, radiant skin, many of us are familiar with the terms "moisturisers" and "face oils." These skincare essentials have become cornerstones in our beauty routines, but what sets them apart? To unravel the mystery, let's dive into the world of moisturisers and face oils and discover their unique benefits. At The Sandalwood Shop, we offer an exquisite range of moisturisers and face oils that harness the power of sandalwood to provide you with naturally beautiful skin.

Moisturisers: A Shield of Hydration

Moisturisers are a crucial step in any skincare routine, acting as a protective shield to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. They typically come in the form of creams or lotions and are designed to prevent moisture loss while replenishing the skin's natural barrier. We offer three moisturisers including the 2BYoung Moisturiser, our Mount Romance Facial Day and Night Cream and About Time We Met Day and Night Cream.

2bYoung Facial Moisturiser

This nourishing facial cream provides SPF15 protection and is ideal for mature or normal to dry skin types. Featuring skin perfecting Australian Sandalwood Nut oil to smooth and soften skin and the soothing properties of organic Australian Sandalwood oil for a clear youthful complexion.

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Mount Romance Facial Day Cream

Vitamin enriched, everyday moisturiser to actively shield your skin from the environment - helping prevent lines before they appear, so your skin looks and feels younger for longer. The secret is an active response antioxidant system blending vitamins E, C & A with Australian Sandalwood oil to keep moisture in the skin longer, boosting it up to its full, nourished, radiant best, and minimising the effects of ageing. Recommended for use under make-up or on its own as a daily moisturiser.


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Mount Romance Facial Night Cream

A rich hydrating facial cream for night time application to soothe dry skin, replenish moisture and revitalise the skin. Contains Pure Australian Sandalwood Oil. Sandalwood Nut oil contains the rare fatty acid - Ximenynic Acid.  This protein creates a thin film, providing structural support, thus creating a firming effect for the skin. It locks in moisture and locks out pollutants to protect skin.

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About Time We Met Glow Day Cream

This Glow Day Cream is an absolute wonder cream made with natural ingredients including Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) oil to protect skin from environmental pollution and blue light, and tomato seed oil to lock in moisture and improve your skin's resilience. Boost your skincare regime with this glow-inducing cream to hydrate and brighten your complexion.  

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About Time We Met Restore Night Cream

The Restore Night Cream works like a dream. This rich, restorative cream is a blend of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) oil, lactobacillus ferment lysate (postbiotic), sodium hyaluronate and grapeseed oil. Working together, they soothe while brightening and building collagen to boost skin elasticity, leaving you with effortlessly glowing skin.   

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Face Oils: The Elixir of Radiance

While moisturisers focus on hydration, face oils provide a concentrated dose of nourishment and rejuvenation. Face oils, like the About Time We Met Naturally Brilliant Oil, are formulated with botanical extracts and essential oils to deliver intense hydration and essential nutrients directly to the skin.

About Time We Met Naturally Brilliant Oil

This Naturally Brilliant Oil combines the power of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) oil with Hibiscus seed oil. The sandalwood reduces the appearance of pigmentation, and the Hibiscus seed oil, dubbed 'nature's Botox', works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. With an army of supporting natural oils, our effective 100% natural formula locks in moisture and boosts elasticity.

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Choosing the Right Option for Your Skin

When deciding between a moisturiser and a face oil, it's essential to consider your skin type and concerns. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, a moisturiser can provide the necessary hydration to replenish moisture levels. On the other hand, if you have combination or oily skin, a face oil can help balance sebum production while providing much-needed nourishment.

For optimal results, consider incorporating both a moisturiser and a face oil into your skincare routine. Apply a moisturiser as a base to hydrate and protect your skin, then follow up with a few drops of face oil to enhance radiance and lock in moisture. Moisturisers and face oils play different yet complementary roles in maintaining healthy and beautiful skin

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