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Liliana Morosini

Luscious vanilla face oil essence

A face oil essence is a nourishing oil to be applied before the moisturizer or after using a sheet face mask.

Commonly used in the Japanese skincare routine, they provide all the properties of plant oils and their fat-soluble active ingredients they contain, nourishing the skin and making it soft and velvety.
In other words, a face oil essence is an improved face oil that sparkles joy every time you use it!

Great for over 30, for dry skin and for those who notice that their moisturizer leaves them feeling that they lack a certain touch of additional "emollience."

Let’s now talk about the properties of the ingredients that I included in my luscious vanilla face oil essence recipe:

  • Squalane is a very light oil with a silky and smooth touch. It restores the lipid barrier and counteracts wrinkles formation. It’s not comedogenic, as I prefer to avoid comedogenic oils in my face formulas.

  • Argan oil is famous for being suitable for both mature and blemish-prone skin. It is anti-aging, firming, antioxidant, nourishing and healing. It also helps fight skin blemishes.

  • Rice bran oil is suitable for all skin types and it’s not comedogenic. It is soothing, healing and helps microcirculation.

  • Bisabolol is a wonderful soothing and anti-age active. I love adding it in my formulas.

  • Tocopheryl acetate is emollient and healing. It transforms into vitamin E after being smeared on the skin. In this case I preferred it to tocopherol, with which it is often confused, because I wanted to add a functional active. Instead, tocopherol delays the rancidity of the oils in the formulation. If you do not have tocopheryl acetate, use tocopherol, but keep this difference in mind.

  • Bourbon vanilla CO2 extract: to add a wonderful natural scent that will sparkle joy to your skin routine. 1 or 2 drops are enough to make our face oil delicately scented, turning the oil application into a pure luxury capable of stimulating all the senses. Vanilla is also considered a natural antioxidant and its aroma has an antidepressant and balancing effect.


For 30 g of vanilla oil essence:

  • Squalane oil: 10 g
  • Argan oil: 10 g
  • Rice bran oil: 9.7 g
  • Tocopheryl acetate: 0.15 g
  • Bisabolol: 0.15 g
  • Bourbon vanilla CO2 extract BIO: 1 or 2 drops

 Face oil essence recipe

Mix all the ingredients and store your face oil essence in a 30 ml dark glass bottle. As simple as that!

How to use a face oil essence

To use this face oil (or oil essence), spread one or two drops on your face before applying moisturizer.
If used after applying a sheet face mask (here you can find a homemade compressed sheet masks guide with recipes), it will help to "seal" the actives absorbed by our skin.