By now, you’ll probably have heard the wonders of using oil on your skin. More and more skincare brands are coming out with pure oils (from rosehip to argan), while celebrities such as Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean are raving about facial oils’ place in every man’s daily routine.
Why is everyone obsessing with facial oils right now? Well, for starters, oil is super moisturizing and is the perfect option for those with dry skin who find that lotion just isn’t enough. Not only are most oils extremely hydrating, but they also come with anti-aging properties and (contrary to popular belief) they help with acne, too. If that wasn’t enough, some oils (such as coconut oil) are great for your body and hair as well.
Naturally, the type of oil you’ll use will depend on your skin type but — as a rule of thumb — you should apply it at night, after thoroughly cleansing your face. If you really can’t let your daily moisturizer go, then try adding a few drops to your favorite cream or using an oil-based cleanser.
Don’t know where to start? Below, we’ve brought you ten facial oils everyone should be adding to their daily routine. With brands such as Aesop, Living Libations, and Dr. Jackson’s, these facial oils are a great place to start for those looking to transition to a moisturizer-free routine.
Scroll on to discover all of the facial oils you need in your skincare routine right now.
Living Libations Cleansing Oil + Moisturizer
If you’re looking for an all-in-one product, then look no further than Living Libations’ oil. Extracted from the sea buckthorn plant, this body and face oil can be used as a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, leaving your skin looking radiant as ever.
Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Oil
Struggling to let your face cream go? Then try going with an oil-based cleanser. Aesop’s cleansing oil will wash away all of the nasty toxins, leaving your skin feeling calm and hydrated thanks to the macadamia and parsley seeds.
As the name may suggest, Everyday Oil’s option is perfect for everyday use. Made from cold-pressed coconut, jojoba, olive, castor, and argan oil, this product will restore your skin (as well as your hair), and have you smelling good too, thanks to ingredients such as palo santo and lavender.
Aesop Fabulous Face Oil
If you’re looking for something to restore your skin, we recommend going with Aesop’s face oil. This serum is made for nightly use and helps to relieve dryness, roughness, and stress. Made from combining wild Ylang and Jasmine petals, this oil is easily absorbable (so no spillage on your pillow).
Dr. Jackson’s 03 Face Oil
Fun fact — Dr. Jackson’s face oil contains six times as much Vitamin C as a fresh orange. Made from arnica, calendula, and baobab, this oil prevents against dryness and boosts your skin elasticity (perfect for those fine lines you’ve been stressing over), all while improving your overall skin tone.
This Works Stress Check Face Oil
Sometimes you just need to do a “stress check” on your face. This Works’ face oil is a great place to start, thanks to its chamomile and lavender ingredients, ideal for those looking for some help with highly-stressed, dry, and irritated skin.
Grown Alchemist Pure Rosehip Oil
Grown in the Chilean Andes, rosehip (or rosa mosqueta) oil seems to be everywhere right now. And it’s easy to see why — rosehip oil deeply penetrates the skin to reduce even the finest of lines, protects against sun exposure and cold weather, all while making your skin glow. If you’re looking for a concentrate, then try going for this option by Grown Alchemist.
La Mer The Renewal Oil
If you have expensive taste, then you can’t go wrong with luxury skincare brand La Mer. Its latest oil contains vitamins as well as the brand’s signature miracle broth — a miraculous oil that removes fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, while also boosting your skin’s collagen production.
Votary Rosehip & Retinol Intense Night Oil
In a recent interview with GQ, Frank Ocean dropped his skincare routine, revealing that he uses retinol every day. I mean, can you blame him? Retinol is widely recognized for smoothing fine lines, plumping the skin, and slowing down any signs of aging on your face. Try going with this intense night version by Votary.
Prager Skincare Urban Project Night Oil
If you’re looking for a true rejuvenating product, then this night oil by Prager was made just for you. Not only does it contain retinol, but it also comes with rosehip and argan oil, giving your skin a super moisturizing boost. Part of the brand’s Urban Protect line, this night oil will also shield your skin from the city’s nasty pollutants.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova