The Most Luxe Facial Oils to Incorporate Into Your Routine
By Suzie Michael Galway | Jan 12, 2021
‘Tis the season for joy and relaxation skin so dry that it actually kind of hurts? Yeah, I’ve been there. Let me guess: you’ve been slathering serums, moisturizers and balms on your face all day long, but just a few minutes after applying, you’re back to sandpaper-like skin. It’s not the Ghost of Christmas Past running off with your much-needed hydration– you’re just missing a key ingredient, a rich, luxe face oil that creates a protective seal and locks in moisture as the final step of your skincare routine.
Below, we’ve rounded up our go-to oils for long-lasting hydration.
The Instagram-famous, instantly recognizable green elixir is made with a blend of different oils—including camellia seed, cranberry, marula and sesame—and can be used on all skin types to nourish and soften skin while making it glow like never before. The best part? It’s hand-blended in small batches using thoughtfully sourced natural and organic ingredients. In fact, you may even notice some slight color variation from bottle to bottle, depending on which region your specific blend was harvested in. Cool, no?
Formulated with avocado oil that’s grown in orchards in New Zealand before being blended with rosehip and macadamia oils, this nourishing blend is certified vegan and organic, and provides skin with an instant (and let’s be honest, much-needed) boost. Also, the products are packaged in totally biodegradable cardboard that’s derived from sustainable forests, so this is one unboxing haul you can feel good about.
This small-batch facial oil is a blend of—wait for it—sixteen different natural oils, like sunflower, jojoba, sweet almond and apricot, just to name a few. With an ingredients list that reads like a recipe out of your favorite cookbook, you just know your skin will thank you for this potent and nourishing blend of vitamins and antioxidants.
This luxe blend of buckwheat honey, sea buckthorn oil and a luscious combination of five flower oils (hibiscus, rosehip, evening primrose, crambe, and sunflower—swoon) can be used on its own, or blended with moisturizer or foundation, for a glowy finish that’s suitable for all skin types. Its lightweight yet ultra-hydrating texture instantly helps smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a great base for makeup, too.
Made with a blend of avocado, grape seed, passionfruit and chia seed oils (among others!), this all-purpose facial oil addresses dryness and dehydration, uneven texture, and has even been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also naturally—and subtly—scented with a relaxing blend of jasmine, neroli and rose.
Made with Australian superfood noni fruit, as well as rosehip and pomegranate seed oil, this cult favorite oil is loaded with antioxidants and moisture barrier-repairing properties to lock in moisture. Bonus: it’s supermodel-approved (the brand was founded by Miranda Kerr) and is energized with rose quartz crystals during the production process to infuse the oil with positive, loving vibes. After the year we’ve had? We’ll take it!
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