Moisturizer vs. Face oil: What's the difference?

Moisturizer vs. Face oil: What's the difference?

There’s no question that moisturizer is a staple in every skincare routine. To get the youthful, dewy glow you desire, you’ll need to get serious about Moisturizing 101. Yes, oils are a part of the moisturizing process when it comes to skincare—but that doesn’t mean you should replace a true moisturizer with face oil when you’re in a pinch. We’ll break down the key differences between moisturizers and face oils below.

A breakdown of the types of moisturizers

Keeping your skin hydrated helps fight off wrinkles, skin texture issues, and other signs of aging. To fully understand the amazing things a good moisturizer can do for your skin, you’ll need to know the three types of moisturizers.


These types of products attract moisture from the environment to hydrate your skin and contain glycerol, amino, lactic, and hyaluronic acids.


Used to make your skin soft and supple, emollients protect and hydrate rough, dry skin while smoothing out the surface. Most face lotions are either humectants or emollients.


These types of moisturizing products have a thick consistency and are highly recommended for dry and aging skin. Occlusives lock in moisture by creating a barrier to prevent water loss.

Benefits of face oils

Most face oils act as occlusives and should be applied after moisturizer. A few drops are all you need, and you can adjust according to your individual skin type. Face oils are used as a sealant and provide longer-lasting hydration, so they’re a must if your skin dries out quickly!

Our Blass Balm ingredients include jojoba and sunflower seed oil, making this a must-have for any summer skincare arsenal. It’s formulated to target hyperpigmentation, boost collagen production, and is safe for all skin types. We recommend using the Blass Balm twice a day on dry and clean skin to see results over the course of 8-10 weeks.

The Takeaway

Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy, blemish-free skin! Apply face oil after your moisturizer to keep your face feeling fresh and nourished every day.

Blass Babes can also achieve a full-body glow with our cult-favorite body products, Coconut and Rose Body Butter. Doubling as a dark spot treatment, our body butters are a deep conditioning treatment for your skin packed with hydrating ingredients like shea and Vitamin E.

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