Why do I need a facial oil?

Face oils nourish all skin types, especially in winter. Learn how to apply a face oil, the best natural oil ingredients and more
Caroline Davies

Written by Caroline Davies

Want glowy, bouncy skin, everyday? Nothing feels more luxurious upon your skin than a facial oil. Loaded with skin-loving ingredients, face oils will work to improve any skin type. They’re formulated specially to bind with skin’s own natural oils, so even oily and acne prone skin will absorb the beautiful nutrients like a dream.

 Wild Watermelon

Why does my skin need a facial oil?

  • Face oils help your skin to help itself

They’re high in the natural oils that mimic skin’s own oils, so they work with your skin's own biology.

  • They deeply protect your skin

Because oils are ‘lipophilic’, they trap water and other moisturising goodness in, while keeping the bad stuff out. Some oils can even help to fortify and strengthen the skin barrier.

  • They act like a skin guardian

Antioxidants protect skin against environmental stressors that cause premature ageing, preventing skin from drying out, too. The oils also calm, soothe and reduce skin stress.

  • They work with everything

They’re designed to be slotted into your existing skin care routine with ease. They’re super easy to incorporate and worth the extra effort.

  • They’re intensely nourishing

Fatty Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, Omegas – there’s a cocktail of goodness just waiting to be absorbed by your thirsty winter skin. IRYNA Wild Melon Wonder Oil blends uniquely nourishes and evens skin tone, plumping skin with moisture, while boosting skin barrier function AND helping to retain moisture. What’s not to love?

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Endless versatility

One of the great things about a facial oil is there are just so many different ways to work it into your beauty routine, be it elevating your foundation application, or upping your daily dose of skin nutrients. You’ll love experimenting with all the different uses!

  • Use alone for supreme nourishment
  • Boost any Nutrimetics skincare regime with added nutrients
  • Mix into your favourite moisturiser for more hydration (TIP: We love adding to IRYNA Apricot Sorbet Moisture Crème for clean beauty nourishment at its best.)
  • Mix with foundation for extra glow
  • Prime skin before make-up
  • Boost your body lotion for smooth absorption
  • Nourish and repair the décolletage … And many more!


Watch & learn how to use a face oil with Jane from HQ


Winter dew drops

We are so happy to welcome Wild Melon Wonder Oil to the IRYNA family, the latest addition to our little sister brand. This lightweight facial oil truly is a wonder. This do-it-all oil leaves skin balanced, protected and wonderfully plumped, for skin that glows with health. It’s a nutritious blend of skin-friendly Super Fruit, Plant and Nut Oils, plus Minerals, Vitamins, Omega Fatty Acids and Antioxidants.

Meet the ingredients

No parabens, no artificial colours or fragrances! Just 11 natural glow boosting oils ✨

  1. Brazil Nut Oil 🌰 rich in Fatty Acids that promote skin rejuvenation
  2. Rosehip Oil 🌹 naturally rich in Vitamin A to revive and even skin tone
  3. Avocado Oil 🍈 contains Omega-9 Fatty Acids to reduce skin redness
  4. Sunflower Seed Oil 🌻 contains Vitamin A, C and D to protect against environmental stress
  5. Jojoba Oil 💧 promotes skin regeneration and protects skin against accelerated ageing
  6. Macadamia Nut Oil 🌰 high in Oleic Acid to moisturise, soften and calm skin
  7. Apricot Kernel Oil 🍑 instantly nourishes to relieve dryness and boost hydration
  8. Sweet Almond Oil 🌰 rich in Zinc and Potassium to help skin retain moisture
  9. Vitamin E Oil 💧 helps to fight free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors
  10. Soybean Oil 🌱 prevents dehydration and promotes skin comfort
  11. Kalahari Melon Seed Oil 🍉 High in Linoleic Acid to boost the skin’s barrier

Super Food  Ingredients

See it in action here!

Star ingredient: Wild Watermelon

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is also known as ‘Wild Watermelon.’ Native to the Southern African Kalahari Desert (one of the driest places on earth), it’s known for its ability to withstand the extreme weather conditions. The pressed seed oil contains one of the highest concentrations of Linoleic Acid, to help the skin barrier protect against water loss. It also contains 4.5x more Vitamin E than Argan Oil! And it guards against the free radical damage that causes premature ageing. It truly is a wonder oil.


Frequently asked questions

How do I apply IRYNA Wild Melon Wonder Oil?

Apply day and/or Night. Massage 2-3 drops to fingers then press and massage into face and neck and allow to absorb fully. Use after cleansing, toning and treatments on its own, or then follow with moisturiser and/or make-up. Or boost any Nutrimetics skincare regime with added nutrients. Mix with foundation for extra glow, add to your moisturiser for extra hydration, or nourish and repair the décolletage – there are so many uses!

Apply your IRYNA regime in this order

Iryna Range

TIP: The key when using facial oil is to use just a little bit. That bottle should last a long time because a little goes a long way.


What results can I expect to see?

Our Wonder Oil will leave your skin glowing, smoother and softer with extra radiance, for ultimate dewiness and bounce. Think more elasticity, an even looking skin tone and a glow that is unrivalled.



What’s the difference between a serum, a face oil and a booster?


A booster is like a complimentary power shot to enhance for your regular skincare routine. They’re usually formulated with a super high concentration of one specific active ingredient, to specifically target a unique concern. (IE: use Aqua Supply Booster to fight extreme winter dehydration).


Face oils are made with either a single oil, or a blend of multiple natural oils. They’re rich in essential Fatty Acids and Antioxidants. They act like skin’s own natural oils, providing essential nutrients that help to nourish and repair damaged skin, for a smooth, plump and healthy look.


Serums are usually water-based and highly concentrated. Their molecule size is much smaller than an oil and can be absorbed quicker and deeper into the dermis layer of your skin, making them extremely effective for reparative and preventative skincare results.

How do face oils compare to moisturisers?

Your skin is made up of both oil and moisture and it needs both to function optimally. We recommend using both an oil and a moisturiser, every day. You can even add a drop of Facial Oil into your moisturiser to save on application time. You need only a very small amount of a facial oil to achieve great benefits for your skin. To get the same dose of nourishing oils from a moisturiser, you'd need to use up to around five times as much product.

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Will a face oil work on oily, acne prone skin?

The right oils help oily skin to produce less oil, so yes, IRYNA Wild Melon Wonder Oil works for all skin types, even oily skin. You can tailor the amount of drops and usage for oily skin. Start with one or two drops and build upon your skin needs. Often oily skin produces more oil as a defence mechanism to balance out the loss of moisture. Certain oils like Kalahari Melon Seed Oil for example, can help balance oil production, because like attracts like.


Is the NEW IRYNA Wonder Oil natural and vegan friendly?

All products in the IRYNA skincare range contain 96% ingredients of natural origin. ‘Natural origin’ refers to ingredients that are naturally derived, rather than chemically or synthetically manufactured (e.g. ingredients obtained from fossil fuels). The remaining percentage of ingredients guarantees the stability and ensures the extended shelf life of the product. These essential additives have been carefully chosen to keep skin peaceful with formulas that work and are also good for you. All IRYNA products are formulated as vegan friendly, meaning that they do not contain any animal or animal by-product ingredients.


Have you tried a Facial Oil yet? Try our new glow giver for yourself and get the dewy skin of your dreams. 

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