To understand why oils are in fact great for the skin, you must first understand what lotions are. In most cases, a lotion is just oil + water + emulsifiers. So if you use a facial lotion already, you were putting oil on your skin and you didn't even know it! A facial oil is just a more concentrated version of what's in your lotion, so you get more bang for your buck. Plus, most traditional lotions contain chemical emulsifiers that we just don't think need to be on your skin. That being said, we do carry just a few lotions in the shop that are clean and we approve of.