Oils vs Moisturiser. Many moisturisers have man-made ingredients in them that your skin isn't accustomed to which can, in turn, cause breakouts. On the other end of the spectrum, your body creates its own oils on the regular, therefore tends to respond better with pure oils. There are oil-based moisturisers available to market, however it's best to check which oils these are - do a little investigating of your own to ensure you're putting your best (moisturised) foot forward. Pure oils aid your skin in healing and reducing inflammation, as it deposits healthy essential fatty acids into the skin and supports your skin's natural barrier, also know as the acid mantel. In addition, oils help support the natural PH levels of your skin (roughly 5.5). Oil-based products we LOVE..For Face: Go-To Face Hero. For Body: Go-To Exceptionoil