7 Of The Best Facial Oils That Will Transform Your Skin (From $24)
Facial oils are one of those products that often seem intimidating or an unnecessary skincare addition – the slander! – but those who’ve opened the door to them know they’re an absolute essential. Why? Imagine a next-level glow-up: brighter, softer, smoother skin, and deeply nourished and hydrated skin that looks healthy. And no, we’re not being dramatic; these are facts.
Facial oils are packed with some of the best, most nourishing and skin-replenishing ingredients that the planet offers, and for this reason, they tend to be on the more expensive end of the spectrum. However, the value a facial oil adds really is incomparable! Cut back on your toner or moisturizer and spend on your serums and facial oils because it’s here that the skin transformations happen – it’s simply the nature of these products that these formulas are more efficient.
There are tons of incredible formulas out there, but here we’ve rounded up seven of our all-time faves that work brilliantly for almost all skin types. We’ve also called out the major perks of each oil to make it easier for you to find the formula that will work for your skin concerns. Let’s dive in…
1. Smoothing, Brightening & Evening: WISHFUL Get Even Rose Oil, $63
We’re not gonna lie; this is possibly the most transformative facial oil we’ve ever used. The rose oil formula stars a blend of 15 incredible oils – like jojoba, carrot seed, baobab, rosehip and Damascus rose – that work together to nourish, hydrate and soften the skin while radically improving skin texture and evening out skin tone. From the first use, you’ll notice softer, plumper-feeling, hydrated skin, and within days you’ll see an improvement in skin texture and tone. The formula is also non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic and works for all skin types. For more info and tips for using it, check out this post.
2. Skin-Balancing & Clarifying: Herbivore Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil, $72
Made with 100% natural and pure plant oils, this hydrating formula is made with lightweight oils that absorb quickly, hydrate deeply, and balance the skin. Its star ingredients – squalane, jojoba, and Kukui nut oil – help balance oil production and feed the skin with nourishing vitamins and fatty acids. Blue tansy reduces redness and clarifies the complexion without drying thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Skin is protected, nourished, and hydrated. We love how quickly this formula absorbs and the fact it’s so lightweight it goes on almost like water!
3. Hydrating, Soothing & Brightening: Undefined Beauty Glow Elixir, $48
Another divine rose oil on our list, this CBD-infused oil by Undefined Beauty is packed with brightening rosehip and soothing rose oil and works overtime to hydrate, brighten and balance your skin. Its star ingredient is CBD; the formula is packed with over 250mg of full-spectrum cannabinoids, including CBD and CBG, which penetrate deeply to regenerate the skin. CBD is also an anti-inflammatory powerhouse and an adaptogenic antioxidant that fights free radicals and rebalances the skin to tackle fine lines and acne.
The formula also boasts powerful botanicals like firming Kalahari melon, protecting plum, nourishing meadowfoam, and skin-balancing jojoba. Did we mention it smells incredible? We recommend using it at night or combining one or two drops with a lightweight moisturizer for daytime.
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4. Hydrating & Nourishing: Sweet Chef Superfood + Vitamins Beauty Oil, $24
As the name suggests, this oil is packed full of vitamins; namely antioxidant-rich kale, and vitamins A, B, and C to moisturize, smooth, and brighten. Beet and ginger hydrate, refine, and revive skin while jojoba and apple seed oil balance oil production and hydrate deeply. The addition of oat and ginseng helps to calm, soothe and moisturize skin. This makes a great oil for all skin types and wears well during the day and at night thanks to its lightweight, non-sticky formula.
5. Protecting & Skin-Evening: Mutha Face Oil, $110
Boasting the best oils in the biz, this carefully crafted, nutrient-rich oil is made up of 22 oils loaded with antioxidants and omega fatty acids that help to replenish and lock in moisture! Nutrient-rich Tsubaki, Kalahari, rosehip, sea buckthorn and borage seed oils help stimulate the skin’s natural rejuvenation process to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and even the complexion. While we know this oil is a splurge, the incredible ingredients and results are a testament to the price point.
6. Moisturizing & Brightening: LANCER Skincare Omega Hydrating Oil, $80
This unique oil boasts a 10 percent ferment complex that delivers both intense hydration and moisturizing benefits for smoother, bouncier skin. The fermented oils include argan, olive, Shiunko, and licorice, which offer a higher antioxidant and free fatty acid content than other oils to lock in essential moisture. We also love that it contains antioxidant powerhouse turmeric, which helps to soothe redness, brighten and add radiance. This oil works beautifully for all skin types and absorbs quickly.
7. Brightening & Firming: Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, $72
We all know vitamin C is the one for brightening the skin, and this formula contains oil-soluble, shelf-stable vitamin C to brighten and boost skin elasticity. With a squalane base to deeply hydrate, chios crystal oil helps to firm and revitalize for bouncy skin goals. Finally, Damascus rose petal extract calms and soothes and is the reason for this oil’s divine scent. The lightweight formula works well for all skin types and can be used in the morning and evening.
Have you guys tried any of these facial oils? Let us know your fave in the comments.