Facial Oil Favorites
I love facial oils. I think it has to be something that I have a problem hoarding. There are so many to choose from that I can’t seem to make up my mind and end up with all of them. There’s a stigma that you can use oils if you have oily skin. Although my skin is dry, I’ve talked some of my oily gals into using facial oils and they’ve come back to me saying their skin has never looked better and their skin is producing what feels like less oil. Different oils have different benefits and target different needs. So let’s talk about some of the best of the best.
($45/15mL or $90/35mL)
This is probably one of the best facial oils currently on the market in my opinion. It’s packed with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and omegas. This sinks into the skin like a dream but doesn’t leave you looking like a greasy blob. If you’re looking for an all-in-one oil, Juno is your girl! It leaves your skin looking vibrant, soft and supple.
($40/15mL or $72/30mL)
I’m currently having a full blown love affair with the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil and I don’t see this relationship ending any time soon. This contains 100% marula oil and I saw immediate results. I’ve used this with almost anything that you can think of and like magic, it worked like a charm. Marula Oil is an antioxidant and is rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 9 and Omega 6 that hydrate, nourish, heal and moisturize the skin, reduces redness and improves skin elasticity. It’s a fast absorbing oil that doesn’t leave an oily reside behind but, leaves behind a glow. This will definitely be my go-to product once the colder days hit. It really seals moisture into the skin without feeling heavy. If you’re on a budget, I’d highly suggest The Ordinary Marula Oil ($9.90/30mL).
Sensitive skin guys and gals rejoice because this one’s for you! This antioxidant packed oil is excellent at soothing irritated and sensitive skin. This oil is cold-pressed meaning hasn’t been altered by heat and retains more nutrients. This is a super light formula that works well with oily skin types. Vitamins A and C help collagen production as well as improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. The antioxidants also combat free radicals which cause sun damage. If you’re struggling with eczema or acne scarring, rosehip oil might be the solution you’re looking for.
A combination of 5 different oils, seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grapeseed, and sweet almond, this oil has little left to be desired. This light-weight formula is perfect for any skin type. Its antioxidant rich and contains omegas 3,6,7 and 9 as well as vitamin E. My favorite way to use this is mixed with my night cream to really seal in moisture. I’ve also mixed it in with my foundation which leaves my skin glowy and hydrated throughout the day.
This is my favorite multi-use oil. I use it on everything from face, to my nails and hair. Due to the fact that I use this for so many different things, a bottle doesn’t last me too long but good thing that is available at a great price. Like the Rosehip oil, this is also cold-pressed to preserve nutrients. This is fantastic has a hydrator. High in vitamin E and a high fatty acid content, it leaves skin feeling hydrated without clogging your pores. The same benefits apply to hair and nails. This smooths the hair and provides moisture.
Squalane Oil is something that I’ve only recently started using and I can see why it’s so popular. This oil is relatively light weight which means that it’s great for all skin types. Squalane has humectant properties which means it will attract moisture from the air into the skin which equals hydrated skin! Don’t get them confused. There’s Squalene (with an “e”) and Squalane (with an “a”). Squalene oil is an unsaturated oil and is therefore unable. Squalane is a saturated oil which is formed when squalene undergoes the hydrogenation process which makes it stable. This is great for moisturizing purposed but is also great for oil control, as well as protects the skin from free radicals which can cause premature aging. If you’re on a budget, try The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalene ($7.90/30mL)
A good facial oil doesn’t have to break the bank. We all have different skin needs but I could guarantee that there’s an oil to help target those issues. These are some of my favorites for so many different reasons. Do your skin a favor and incorporate facial oil into your routine, your skin will thank you!