If you’ve never tried facial oil, then go buy some immediately and start. I’d go as far as to say it’s an essential. And contrary to popular belief, it works for all skin types, including oily or dry. They can be wonderfully nourishing and therapeutic – I even use it on breakouts to help clear up the little blighters.
If you are a little wary about looking like you’ve had a run in with a deep fat fryer – don’t be. You only need to massage in a few drops over cleansed skin (I just do it at night) and it sinks in pretty quickly, leaving you with a dewy glow rather than an oily slather. And when you wake up, you’re all hydrated and less craggy looking.
My three favourite
- Kiss the Moon
Calm After Dark Face Oil
I love this brand. The name, the packaging, the branding. All their products aim to get you into the right frame of mind for sleep and, at the same time, provide skin with the nutrients it needs as it repairs itself overnight. A luxury buy, this particular face oil has kernel, white tea seed, rosehip and wheatgerm oils, hand-blended with jasmine, roman chamomile, ylang ylang and sandalwood. It smells absolutely DIVINE and leaves your skin super soft. And I’m not sure if it was a placebo effect, but I really did sleep better.kissthemoon.com
- Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
The very first facial oil I tried and a firm favourite – the one that made me see the oily light. Independent clinical studies show Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ improves brightening, skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness. This certified organic beauty oil is deeply moisturising while helping to protect against environmental free radical damage.trilogyproducts.com
- Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil
This treatment oil is designed to smooth fine lines, restore luminosity and deeply moisturise. A potent proprietary blend of extracts helps protect against environmental aggressors and aid in skin wellness. Skin feels smooth, hydrated and looks even toned and radiant. It’s also infused with a trio of potent Antioxidants; Avocado Oil nurtures and protects the skin from moisture loss, Grape Seed Oil softens the appearance of fine lines and Squalane boosts the skin’s regenerative abilities.
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