Facial oils have stormed the beauty market over the last couple of years, but have you swotted up on their benefits and uses? These moisture-boosting products are more than just a fad. In fact, people have been using facial oils since ancient Egyptian times for good reason.
The way you apply them differs slightly depending on skin type. One rule of thumb however, is not to replace your moisturiser with a facial oil. Generally, you'll be smoothing them onto your skin after moisturising. Here are just seven of our favourites to check out.
As you grow older, some of your skin's suppleness and glossiness is lost. This clever oil from Cougar tackles those problem areas, giving you a glowing complexion. All this is thanks to the Co-Enzyme Q10, an ingredient known for its anti-aging properties. It also has SPF25 sun protection, added anti-oxidants, and stimulates your skin to retain more moisture.
We especially love Cowshed's Raspberry Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Oil. Not only does it harness the power of natural ingredients, it also smells delicious and works wonders on tired skin. Designed to combat environmental stresses, this nourishing oil is ideal for city dwellers. A mix of anti-oxidants and fatty acids gives you one big-hitting moisture-boosting oil.
This super-smoothing oil is at the more expensive end of the spectrum, but does it work! Lighter than most oils on the market, this smart product is made to be worn under your foundation to give you a dewy appearance. You simply need to mix it with your moisturiser for best results, and you'll feel glam all-day long.
If you simply want to look dazzling, rather than intensively moisturise, NUXE Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse is definitely one to check out. This aromatic dry oil is made for nights out, and can be glossed onto face, body and hair. Divine and seductive, it gives your skin a smooth, satin feel, and a beautiful golden shimmer.
For those prone to redness and breakouts, the calming Balance Me Radiance Face Oil could be your secret weapon. There's a temptation to veer away from anything oily if your skin is easily irritated, but this soothing oil contains rosehip fruit oil, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil to plump out and hydrate your skin.
Designed to tone and brighten your skin, this hard-working treatment blends 18 locally sourced oils. Lightweight and packed with anti-oxidants, it revives dull skin, giving you an even skin-tone and a glowing complexion. Some of its lovely ingredients include the smoothing cacay oil, and soothing rosehip.
Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil
Using a combination of sandalwood and avocado, the natural goodness of Urban Veda's Soothing Facial Oil is perfect for sensitive skin types. Nourishing, calming and rich in anti-aging ingredients, it's has the power to freshen up your complexion, giving you naturally bright and healthy-looking skin.