From worrying they’ll lead to a break out to presuming they’ll make your oily skin even oilier, there are a battalion of questions and hesitations that go flying around at the mere mention of investing in a face oil.
In actual fact, oils work well on any skin type. Yep, whether your skin is on the oily side, tends to be dry or is combination, facial oils can in fact help to rebalance your complexion, in turn leaving it calmer, clearer and beaming with health.
Here are a few of our favourites…
The combination of nine natural oils alongside powerful anti-oxidants makes Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil, £62, a winner for anyone who wants to combat the first signs of aging. It gives skin a boost, leaving it soft, radiant and supple. Stripped Rosehip and Mandarin Oil, £16, nourishes and balances your complexion without leaving an oily residue in its path. What’s more, it’s a great one for anyone who suffers from blemishes, as the clever formulas works to combat them.
Votary is the brainchild of the Kate Middleton’s makeup artist, Arabella Preston. Formulated with totally natural ingredients, the Votary Super Seed Facial Oil, £70, contains a whopping 21 different super seed oils to bring life back to sluggish skin. Sunday Riley Juno, £70, is ideal for lack-lustre skin. It works to rejuvenate dull skin, leaving it luminous thanks to the combination of nourishing oils.
When it comes to oils, rosehip is a dream for skin that is – or has been – prone to blemishes. Trilogy Rosehip Oil, £19.50, is rich in fatty acids and Omega 3, 6 and 9 to feed and nourish skin, all while helping heal any acne scarring. Darphin 8-Flower Nectar, £95, works to purify and rebalance your skin overnight, smoothing any lines and plumping your complexion for a boost in radiance and health.
We’re big fans of taking some time to massage an into the skin oil before bed. Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins, £35, restores radiance and gives your skin a boost in hydration, all while you snooze. Not only will the neroli, valerian and vanilla in this oil help lull you into a deep sleep, but the combination of vitamins and plants oils will quench dehydrated skin. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £38, is enriched with a blend of naturally derived ingredients, from squalane to evening primrose oil, and works all night to replenish moisture, leaving your skin supple and soft.