Facial Oils can hydrate deeper and longer than whatever dollop of cream you’re currently applying, given their high concentrates of antioxidants, botanicals and essential oil extracts. The versatility of face oils is twofold; depending on the composition of the oil, it can address a particular skin issue, like dryness, aging, structural damage from UV (exposure), or skin infections, including acne.
Facial Oils should be applied on clean skin by gently pressing it on the face and the decollete rather than rubbing it in. Try it when your face is damp, as applying it on wet skin will lock in moisture. Use a small amount to start (think a drop or two) and build up if you need more. You can even add a drop to your moisturizer, and then apply it to your skin.
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil
A splurge, yes, but one that works. Beyond deeply moisturizing skin, this very luxurious, not greasy, easily absorbed face oil got a top score for diminishing fine lines (including crow’s feet) and improving texture. The first 3 main ingredients on the list includes sweet almond oil, sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil, which you can instantly notice as the dry oil feels very nourishing and moisturising. However, here’s what La Prairie made different from other regular face oil products that contain those nurturing oils. Most of the products on the market can go a bit too oily and sticky, which often gives you an impression of too thick. That’s where La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Oil stands out. They made it thinner without losing the nourishing formula, and fortified it with anti-oxidants and plant stem cell extracts. Just use it sparingly, as you don’t want to waste one precious drop!
Elemis Superfood Facial Oil
A concentrated face oil that deeply nourishes and hydrates skin. Ideal for these Concerns: Aging Skin, Eczema, Rosacea, Redness, Dryness and Dehydration, Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Harnessing the power of pure, concentrated superfoods, the Elemis Superfood Nutrition Facial Oil re-energizes and nourishes your skin to promote a natural, glowing complexion. Aromatic essential oils and antioxidants easily absorb into skin, plumping and smoothing away the appearance of fine lines to reveal a youthful expression.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Skin-care historians will likely remember Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil as the face oil that virtually everyone was capital-O obsessed with for a hot minute. Balanced with blue tansy and essential oils, it soothes surface redness, promotes elasticity, packs your skin full of anti-aging vitamins B,C,D,E, and A and will leave you with that “I just woke up like this” glow. This is a powerful oil serum, so I don’t recommend to use it every night. Maybe 2-3 times a week would be better. And also, this is a retinoid serum, so be sure to use this at night and put on spf during day time when you start using retinoid. If not, your skin will become photo-aged. Also I recommend buying the 0.5oz product because this product last a long time and the retinoids will expire before you can use it up.
Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Oil
Made of 99% camelina oil, plus sunflower oil and vitamin E, consumer testers thought this oil moisturized well and made their skin softer. An indulgent ‘extra layer’ for the chronically dry-skinned, this is also perfect as a balancing moisturiser for those with combination complexions. Tip: Great for hair, cuticles and under-eye area too!
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Oil
Marula oil is touted for its nourishing, multipurpose uses, and Drunk Elephant’s version is among our all-time favorites. And considering this vegan cold-pressed oil is void of any fragrance, silicones, and irritants, it’s 100% safe for sensitive types. Rich in omegas 6 and 9, its moisturizing potential is off the charts, as is its ability to rejuvenate the epidermis at a deeper level and of course – boost your glow meter.
Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
This oil will change your skincare game. Camellia Oil and Squalane nourish skin and seal in moisture, while 23-karat gold flake gives skin a sensual glow. Japanese Camellia oil is a rich source of Palmistic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. Feel and Effect on Skin: The oil feels super light on the skin. It is thin and spreads very easily. It is absorbed almost instantly and does not leaves a very greasy residue. The skin looks nourished and healthy, but not oily. Tip: Use a few drops of Beauty Oil post self tanner application to smooth uneven lines and prevent streaking.
Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil
Plum Beauty Oil is an anti-aging, multi-purpose oil that balances, restores and refreshes the skin. 8x more powerful than Argan oil and 6x more powerful than Marula oil in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals. It’s also rich in pro-Vitamin A & E to assist with healing and hydration. Luxurious in texture, quick absorbing and weightless on the skin, Plum Beauty Oil, helps calm irritation and seal in moisture without clogging pores. The Perfect Antioxidant Booster for On The Go Glow. Plum oil is approved and recommended for all skin types. People with sensitive skin (including those with psoriasis and eczema) will appreciate how gentle it is, those worried about signs of aging will enjoy its reparative, firming, and brightening abilities, and those with dry skin will love how moisturizing it is.