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Bust the Myths and Dispel the Doubts

Learn how Olay’s Regenerist Luminous formula can help you achieve a radiant, more youthful complexion with our blend of 9 lightweight oils.

#1 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils cause breakouts

Fact: Grape seed oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid, which helps fight acne while retaining moisture for soft, supple skin.

#2 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils clog pores.

Fact: Unlike some synthetic oils, natural oils like apricot kernel are less likely to clog pores while helping to restore moisture.

Did you know? Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that help nourish skin

#3 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils aren’t right for women with naturally oily skin.

Fact: Oil balances oil. Jojoba oil, because it’s similar to the natural oils our bodies regularly make, can help balance the skin’s moisture.

#4 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils make skin greasy and shiny.

Fact: When using the right amount—just a few drops—natural oils absorb instantly, giving your skin a sheer glow rather than a shine.

#5 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils make skin oily.

Fact: Oil balances oil. Over-cleansing can cause your body to overcompensate, producing more oil than necessary. Natural oils can help replenish and balance moisture and keep pores clear.

#6 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils are not an effective anti-aging solution.

Fact: As we age, our natural oil production decreases, making wrinkles appear deeper and more defined. Naturally derived oils like tangerine absorb quickly, preventing water loss and softening the appearance of fine lines.

Did you know? Sunflower oil is high in vitamin E, which helps trap moisture inside skin cells

#7 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oil-free products are “better” for your skin.

Fact: Essential oils come from botanicals, which are naturally packed with antioxidants and fatty acids. They help build a protective barrier against irritants, pollution, and excessive cleansing. And since they’re generally lightweight, they penetrate the surface layers of your skin easily and help retain moisture for a brighter, more radiant glow.

#8 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils are heavy and sit on the skin.

Fact: Natural oils are lipophilic (fat-loving) and have smaller molecules than synthetics, so they penetrate almost immediately. Coconut oil, rich in fatty acids, works to get antioxidants and vitamins into the skin surface quickly.

#9 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils are heavy.

Fact: Because they’re similar to the oil our bodies produce, natural oils like tangerine are lighter and absorb quickly, saturating your skin with vitamins and antioxidants.

#10 Myth vs Fact:

Myth: Oils only benefit younger skin.

Fact: Natural oils like sunflower can help smooth the appearance of wrinkles by trapping moisture while also reducing flakiness and dry patches.