Face Oils (For All Skin Types) That Will Level Up Your Glow-Up
Did you guys know that there’s such a thing as the right face oil for your skin type? And yep, this includes oily skin, too! Some of you are probably shuddering at the thought of adding a coat of “grease” to a blemish-prone complexion, but not all oil blends are made the same. For the most part, they make amazing emollient and occlusive ingredients. Rich in ceramides, fatty acids, and other skin-boosting goodness, they not only deliver a supreme dewy glow, but they also do one hell of a job in strengthening your skin’s lipid barrier, ultimately keeping moisture levels intact — which we all want, right?
However, with the overwhelming amount of face oils out there, it’s often tricky to pinpoint the best possible blend. But the trick solely lies in the ingredients and simply marrying the right oil (or oils) with your skin’s needs.
Scroll down as we break down the best natural oils for oily, dry, acne-prone, and uneven skin tones with a few HB-approved product picks, of course, to help fast track your skin goals.
For Oily Skin: Peach & Lily Pure Beam Luxe Oil, $39
What you want: A breathable non-comedogenic oil that’ll help regulate sebum production while adding a silky (and grease-free) glow.
Your slick picks: Jojoba, grapeseed, and squalane.
Peach & Lily combines all three to give you the most supple skin ever while bringing a little balance back to your skin’s oil levels. In case you didn’t know, the one amazing thing about jojoba is that it mimics natural human sebum. So once applied, it basically tricks your skin into thinking that it’s already produced enough oil, and as a result, puts the breaks on your skin’s sebum production. It’s honestly the ultimate slick-stifling superstar.
For Dry Skin: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil, $10
What you want: A much denser oil than the previous, that’s loaded with omega fatty acids for an intense hit of moisture that’ll restore your skin’s suppleness.
Your slick picks: Avocado, marula, almond, and squalane are prime revivers.
Rich in oleic and linoleic acid, The Ordinary’s boujee marula pulls through with the antioxidants and high beam skin radiance. It’s one beauty-sleep staple that we can’t live without (particularly in winter). A tip? Indulge your skin in a few drops just before shut-eye to ensure that your complexion looks extra dewy and glowy in the AM.
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For Acne-Prone Skin: Blume’s Melt Down Acne Oil, $28
What you want: Much like oily skin, steer away from comedogenic types and opt for lighter solutions that clarify skin, rebalance sebum production and offer anti-inflammatory (and antibacterial) benefits, too.
Your slick picks: Black cumin seed, blue tansy, tea tree, and pomegranate seed to combat and halt further breakouts.
Blume’s Melt Down Acne Oil is some next-level zit-zapping sorcery. It’s infused with black cumin seed and blue tansy to soothe and clear up acne, while rosehip brightens and reduces scarring. What’s different about this one? It’s kinda designed like a spot treatment, so pop this on any areas that need dealing with and then follow with your moisturizer.
For Uneven Skin Tone: Wishful Get Even Rose Oil, $63
What you want: An oil that will intensely hydrate your skin while offering major regenerative perks to brighten and improve uneven skin tone and texture.
Your slick picks: Rosehip is truly the girl she says she is. This transformative miracle worker contains some of our fave anti-aging skin ingredients like vitamin A, C, and E to tackle hyperpigmentation, amp up cellular turnover and boost overall skin radiance. Our Wishful Get Even Rose Oil brings rosehip together with a posse of other incredible rejuvenating oils like baobab, carrot seed, soybean, and macadamia for a 360-degree skin glow-up that give truly transformative results.
The Pick-Me-Up: Supper Club Skincare Sabzi, $150
What you want: Something you can use every day to give you brighter, glowier, and more even skin. A product that will calm any blemish pop-ups and soothe and nourish your skin.
Your Slick Picks: Rich oils that brighten, nourish and protect the skin. Say hey to your new bestie and our freshest skin discovery to date. This unique 100% active serum oil delivers powerful multi-action results for all skin types. Made with pure, unrefined cold-pressed seed oils and high potency botanical extracts, this zesty formula blends powerful green herbs (AKA Sabzi) to give brighter, calmer, and more nourished skin. Expect a more even skin tone, and a soft, soothed and nourished complexion. Just one night using this baby gave us noticeably glowier skin in the a.m. – those are results we can get on board with!
Looking for a lightweight and soothing moisturizer to pair with your newfound oil? Prepare to fall in love with our new Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer!
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