Oil Swaps: Foreign vs Local Products

Contrary to the most widespread myth, oil does not produce more oil.  So, if you have oily skin and or hair, do not shy away from oils as they will help balance the sebum production and help hydrate further. Read on for the best oil swaps that are available right away and without spending your entire paycheck. 

Haven Bodycare, Rosemary Hair Oil vs Khiels, Magic Elixir

Both oils are a pre-shampoo treatment that jump-start your hair growth and your scalp health to help promote healthier looking hair. Both are formulated with rosemary leaf oil, known for its invigorating properties. The cocktail of fortifying oils helps to boost a multitude of hair benefits, including shine, strength and hair hydration. Both formulas have a narrow nozzle to encourage precise application to the scalp, making application easier and mess-freeness. 

Sesame Spa, Damage Repair Hair Oil vs Gisou, Honey Infused Hair Oil  

Both oils consist of almond oils’ magic hair repairing properties, to help lessen split ends and reverse damaged hairs’ appearance. Both oils can be used daily as a pre-styler and finisher, add a few drops to your hair mask, or leave in as an overnight treatment. If your hair is coloured or you are prone to using heated styling tools, then you can benefit from treating your hair with these oils.  

Raw African, Morrocan Argan Oil vs Morrocan Oil, Morrocanoil Treatment 

These oils are great for curly hair, garnering the intense treatment of smother frizz-free hair days. Argan Oil is extremely rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that hydrate and nourish the hair. Both oils are thick, and pair well with a hair mask which helps to boost your overall hair health. Use either oil as a pre-shampoo treatment, before styling or touch-ups to the ends of your hair. 

Raw African, Follicle Booster vs Leonor Greyl, Regenerescence Naturelle Stimulating Scalp Treatment

Both cruelty-free oils have formulated natural hair booster essential oils to speed up your hair growth. Nourishing your scalp as a great pre scalp massage treatment you can do from home. These oils promote shine and strength, specially formulated for bald spots or thinning hair. Stimulate your hair health with a weekly scalp treatment using one of these oils. 

Donna Natural, Revive Oil vs Sunday Riley, Luna Night Oil 

Overnight oils are great for those with oily/combination skin, they boost the look and feel of skin plumpness while improving the appearance of ageing, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. Both oils contain blue chamomile oil which visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles working for you while you sleep. Use one of the oils in your night-time skin routine as the last step before you hit the pillow.


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