Don’t Live Your Life Without This Essential Beauty Staple
As beauty writers, we’re on standby whenever our besties go beauty shopping, and we’re constantly repeating the same mantra: Invest. In. Oils. These luxurious liquids are packed with high concentrations of fatty acids and ceramides to deliver a major glow-up to your skin and hair while addressing a variety of concerns, from uneven skin tone to split ends.
Since they’re jam-packed with ingredients to lock in moisture, oils – be it for your face, body, or hair – tend to be a tad pricey, but we swear, they’re worth every dollar. No matter your needs, this list has an all-star nourishing oil you’ll absolutely adore. We’ve broken it down to the best face, body, and hair oils. Thank us later!
Our Fave Facial Oils
Not only do facial oils feel luxe AF, but they’re the secret to a nourished, from-within glow. They work overtime to strengthen your skin barrier, keeping moisture levels intact while simultaneously delivering a surge of vitamins and antioxidants to restore uneven skin tone and protect your skin from harmful free radicals. And before you say anything, yes, you can still use oils even if you have oily skin, just look for a lightweight oil and stick to nighttime usage.
1. WISHFUL Get Even Rose Oil, $63
Blending 15 skin-soothing oils, the WISHFUL Get Even Rose Oil, $63, is infused with our fave-glow getting ingredients including vitamin A, C, and E to brighten your complexion while minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Let soothing Damascus rose oil, moisturizing carrot seed oil, and baobab seed oil work their magic to rejuvenate dull skin and get ready for omg-you’re-glowing comments. Seriously, you will wake up with the softest skin that looks more even with just one use.
2. Augustinus Bader The Face Oil, $245
The price tag may be steep but trust us, the results are worth it. The conditioning blend of renewing pomegranate, vitamin-rich babassu oil, and antimicrobial Karanja oil, will take a 360-approach to help maintain your skin’s microbiome giving the skin a supple, plump glow. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, this silky fast-absorbing oil is a dream for all skin types. We also love the sustainable & FSC certified packaging, plus, the ingredients are also sustainably sourced.
This restorative elixir is a concentrated mix of 15 botanical oils that are packed with vitamins A, C, and E, plus Omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids. Translation? A healthy, lit-from-within glow. Be prepared for seriously nourished, healthy-looking skin.
Feather-light and rich in Omega fatty acids, this 10% Ferment Complex leads with argan, olive, shiunko, and licorice to deliver moisture that soaks into the skin in minutes while protecting against the signs of environmental stress. And it’s not just us that loved this oil, 100% of people in their trial agreed their skin felt more soft, supple, and remained hydrated throughout the day.
The BLK + GRN Hydrate + Glow Face Oil, $20, contains a 3-month supply of glowing goodness with rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, and geranium. Over time, it addresses concerns like uneven skin tone, dullness, and radical damage and is gentle enough for dry, combo, and oily skin types.
Our Fave Body Oils
A quick lesson as to why you need one ASAP: while both your lotions and oils draw moisture back into your skin, the difference lies in the water content of formulas. Hint: body oils are entirely free of H20 and sink right into your skin to seal in moisture. In simple words, your skin will drink these right up for soft, supple, all-over skin.
1. Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H. BODY DRIP, $49
For a sun-kissed glow, we reach for this body-bronzing dry oil that smells SO. DAMN. GOOD. Bonus: it’s packed with oils like jojoba and avocado oil, along with vitamin E, so your gleaming skin feels moisturized and silky smooth.
2. 54 Thrones Minona Glow Body Oil, $48
Inspired by the Benin Goddess, protectress of women, this body oil fits divine requirements with a vitamin-rich Egyptian jojoba oil base, Ghanaian baobab oil, Nigerian moringa, Moroccan rosehip, and argan oil. The floral jasmine and citrusy neroli notes will instantly evoke your inner Cleopatra for a radiant all-over glow.
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3. SKNMUSE Body Oil, $70
Laced with Egyptian Honey, the SKNMUSE Body Oil, $70, bottles the art of self-care. Infused with Moroccan oil, rosehip oil, and vitamin E it keeps skin feeing super soft, healthy, and smelling like an absolute treat.
Spritz this oil onto your skin and deliver a delicious blend of sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and coconut oil to keep your skin soft, bright, and glowing. Thanks to the rich blend of oils, and supercharged with vitamin E, it instantly locks in moisture and evens skin tone over time. We also have to mention the intoxicating aroma of white flowers, which feels like a warm hug.
5. OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil, $78
Infused with Undaria Seaweed, as well as a potent blend of oils including sesame, lime, and babassu oil, the OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil, $78, softens, nourishes, and firms the skin. As soon as you rub the oil into your skin, you’ll smell uplifting notes of grapefruit, lime, and cypress.
Our Top Hair Oils
Everyone from heat-tool fans and budding haircare enthusiasts stands to benefit from hair oils’ damage-repairing and shine-boosting benefits. Here are some of our faves:
Joon’s Saffron Hair Elixir Oil, $50, transforms even the most damaged strands into a smooth-as-silk mane. Enriched with strengthening saffron and fatty acid-rich pistachio, the elixir smooths the hair while combatting split ends for healthy, shiny locks.
Not only does pure argan oil work as a natural moisturizer to soothe frizz, hydrate, and soften your locks, but it’s loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin E for an utterly divine scalp treatment that brings brittle hair back to life.