Face oils used to be a really tough sell; the idea of patting oil onto your skin seemed counterintuitive and downright gross to a lot of women. But lately, their popularity has surged, as women have realized the restorative benefits of this products.
There are a lot of face oils on the market, and it can be confusing trying to select the one that will give you your healthiest-looking, glowiest skin. Here are a few that are dedicated to tackling specific complexion issues. Scan the list below to find the one that could be right for you.
For all skin types: RODIN Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil ($150 for 1oz.) is the most luxe face oil on the market–and also the most hyped. NYC stylist Linda Rodin created this oil to address her own personal skin concerns, and soon began selling it at the request of friends and acquaintances who saw her glowing skin. Now it’s available for the masses who want to treat their normal/dry/oily/combination/sensitive skin. Use it in place of a moisturizer at night, as its natural flower and botanical oils are immensely hydrating.
For younger-looking skin: Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil ($46 for 1.7 oz.) is cold-pressed (to preserve skin-loving benefits) from the Amazonian passion flower, which contains fatty acids. As women age, their skin cells gradually lose their ability to hold water, and lose moisture at a rapid rate. This is because skin cell membranes weaken with age, allowing moisture to pass through instead of holding it in the cell. The result: tired-looking, sallow, dry skin that sags and loses elasticity. Fatty acids help keep each skin cell’s membrane strong and healthy, which allow the cell to retain more moisture, ultimately making skin appear firmer. This oil is also infused with a healthy helping of vitamin C. The end result: tighter, more vibrant, younger-looking skin. (Image via Tarte)
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For dry skin: Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Balancing Oil ($50 for 1 oz.) contains a blend of oils from vegetables, seeds, and nuts. It’s chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Geranium oil balances and repairs skin, and pomegranate seed oil stimulates collagen and cell production. The all-natural formula is organic, and shouldn’t upset sensitive complexions. (Image via allure.com)
For oily skin: Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil ($50) is for oily or combination skin. This blend of lotus, geranium, hazelnut, and rosewood oils helps tighten pores, purge impurities, hydrate, refine skin’s texture, and seal in moisture. (Image via Nordstrom)
For combination skin: Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($50 for 1.6 oz.) contains a natural mix of six plant oils. The concept behind this oil is that it addresses both dry and oily areas of the complexion, to bring the entire face into balance with more even skin. (Image via Sephora)
Another solid option for all skin types: Josie Maran Argan Oil ($62 for 1.7 oz.) is a powerful multitasker. You’ve probably heard about the various benefits of argan oil for skin, hair, and nails. This combines argan oil’s wonderful properties into a lovely elixir that over time calms, hydrates, and perfects skin. (Use it on your hair, too!) Generally gentle enough even for sensitive skin. (Image via Sephora)
Do you use a face oil? If so, which one? I’d love to hear what works for you in the comments.
Feature image via The Scoop.