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21 Jul

6 of the Best Face Oils to Add to Your Routine


There are many benefits to incorporating a facial oil into your skin-care regimen. Some can heal and calm irritated or dehydrated skin, making them great for winter. They also help to protect the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Really, when it comes down to it, why wouldn’t you use one?

The right oil, of course, depends on your skin type. In the summer, our skin produces more sebum, so it’s best to swap your winter products for lighter oils, like jojoba or apricot oil during the day, if you have oily skin. Acne-prone skin types should look to drier oils, such as jojoba, hazelnut, and sesame, while those with dehydrated skin should opt for coconut, almond, or shea butter.

And because sunscreen can be drying (and we understand the benefits of using all year round), a heavier winter oil at night, no matter your skin type, is ideal. Face oils serve to strengthen and protect the natural fat in the skin, which is necessary for proper hydration.

Those still afraid of breakouts, listen up: Oils can help stabilise and regulate the overproduction of sebum, and actually help get rid of acne. Look for formulation containing vitamins A and E and a rich blend of omega-6 fatty acids to calm, repair, and protect the skin.


With that being said….. a guide to the best oils to help get any type of skin glowing in no time!


Dry Skin

SK II Facial Treatment Oil

Discover a whole new level of intense moisturisation. SK-II latest breakthrough in a new oil form that combines the exceptional power of SK-II PiteraTM with nourishing oils. This innovative formulation gives your skin intense moisturisation and instant absorption, no hint of oily residue. This oil is skin food, it delivers radiant skin, along with a concentrated formula full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, organic acids and a unique blend of 6 oils.


SK II Facial Treatment Oil


Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil

For the price, it’s certainly precious, but Sisley’s oil has sold at too fast a rate and topped too many award lists to leave it off any best face oils round-up. Its thin formula belies its deeply moisturising effects and leaves skin soft and smooth. You can even apply make-up straight after application, it floods parched winter skin without leaving behind a hint of grease. Apply three to seven drops morning or evening for effortless glow.


Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil



Combination/Oily Skin

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil

Oily skin is usually treated with harsh astringents to strip away the excess oil leaving the skin feeling squeaky clean. However, Dr Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil actually encourages the skin to produce even more oil! If however your skin finds oil already present (in the form of Clarifying Day Oil), it slows down its own production.

In order for blemished, oily and open-pored skin to recover its natural balance, it needs regulating care. This oil helps the skin normalise its production of sebum. By improving their elasticity, pores become visibly tighter, inflammation subsides, skin is soothed and the skin will naturally glow.


Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil


Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum

This 100% naturally-derived serum is composed of essential and botanical oils with a non-greasy, dry finish has been carefully blended to make a real difference to combination and oily skin types.

It purifies the skin, reduces sebum excess, and tightens pores, to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.  A powerful combination of Essential and Plant Oils help treat, purify and mattify the skin to leave the skin soft, clear, refined and rebalanced with reduced shine and fewer visible pores. Essential Oils include Madagascan Ylang Ylang to tone and soothe, Clary Sage to reduce sebum production, Rosemary to purify, Lemon to effectively cleanse and tighten pores, and Lavender to help hydrate and repair the skin.


Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum



Sensitive Skin

Darphin Chamomile Aromatic Care

This aromatic, soothing essence of well-being calms and comforts skin that is prone to blotchiness and irritation, while detoxifying and hydrating. It is a multitasking wonder oil that soothes and comforts to create perfectly harmonised skin. Enriched with chamomile, sandalwood, sage and lavender Essential oils for skin loving and well being benefits.  The aromatic fragrance soothes and calms senses whilst active ingredients work to detoxify and hydrate.


Darphin Chamomile Aromatic Care



Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil

This is a soothing oil to restore dry and sensitive skin—while you sleep.  Formulated with a blend of six 100 percent natural plant and essential oils, this dry oil deeply nourishes, soothes sensitive skin prone to redness or irritation, and repairs the skin’s barrier. Upon awakening, the skin regains a soft, supple texture that feels transformed, fresh, and radiant.


Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil (For Dry to Very Dry Skin) Skincare



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