We know what you’re thinking ‘why on earth would I want to use oil on my skin?’ We get it, but not all oils will cause breakouts or leave you feeling oily.
Dr Rebecca Tung; chair of the Division of Dermatology at Loyola University in Chicago says ‘The key to using oils on the face, is to recognise that not all facial oils are the same. Some can nourish the skin, whilst other may harm it – so choose wisely. If you’re worried, check with a dermatologist first before using a face oil.”
Once you find which oil is best suited for your skin, there are so many benefits of using oil as part of your skin care routine. Oil can help dry skin, reduce wrinkles, act as a primer under makeup, protect your skin from the weather, shrink your pores and even clear skin irritations and blemishes.
Face oils have stepped up recently, making their skin perfecting formulas a must-have in your skincare routine. Here are six to consider:
G&M Neuro Cosmedics No.11 Nutri-Luxe Cleansing Oil $55
The Nutri-Luxe range by G&M (aka: Ginger and Me) formulate their products to protect natural skin collagen and promote healthy communication between the nerves and fibroblasts deep within, from the toxicity of neuro-ageing. This cleansing oil smells devine and leaves a luxurious floral scent on the skin. Made with nutrient-rich ingredients like grape seed and avocado oil, this gentle cleansing oil removes traces of makeup, dirt and pollutants whilst re-balancing the skin’s natural oil balance. It can be used as pre-cleanse before other cleansers also.
Endota Spa Organics Multi-Vitamin Treatment Oil $45
Okay, so we know it’s Autumn, but this treatment oil by Endota smells like summer in a bottle. Endota are known for their divine smelling products, made with delicious natural botanical scents of the Australian bushlands, ocean retreats and forest getaways, you always feel like you’ve spent two hours in a day spa when using their products. Made with argan oil, avocado oil, vitamin C and E, this incredibly potent face oil deeply hydrates and rejuvenates the skin whilst treating any anti-ageing skin related issues like fine lines and blemishes.
Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil $50
Developed by a biochemist and botanist in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Jurlique make their products from only the best natural ingredients, grown right in their backyard. Made with safflower oil, rose hip oil, avocado oil, macadamia seed oil and Shea butter, this face oil is deeply nourishing for the skin, yet super lightweight and easy to wear under makeup in the day. The fragrance of this oil is like a stunning spring bouquet and is absolutely beautiful to wear on the skin. Note: one drop goes a long way with this oil to help skin stay hydrated.
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil $42.95
Trilogy skincare products are one of the closest things you will get to an all natural product. Their products are rich with natural botanical ingredients known for helping resolve many skin-ageing issues and skin hydration. Their rosehip oil formula delivers all-over nourishment and repair for optimum skin health and smells great too. Rosehip’s potent natural actives make it highly effective for scars and stretch marks and other skin concerns including dehydration and ageing skin. We find this oil best used at night for a rich nourishing treatment at night whilst you sleep.
O Cosmedics Youth Activating Oil-Balm $79
Mixing science with nature, O Cosmedics; which has been developed in Australia, has proven to be a strong contender in the field of anti-ageing skincare. The Youth Activating Oil-Balm is one of those products. This is a corrective treatment serum, rich in vitamins and fatty acids to help combat dry skin, the signs of ageing and provides general comfort and nourishment to the skin. It’s easy to wear in the day under makeup and has a luxurious clean smell to the balm. TIP: let the balm sink into the skin for at least thirty minutes before applying makeup, for best results.
Essano Radiance Certified Organic Facial Oil $29.99
Essano have been creating beautiful natural and organic botanical based skincare products for a while, they are easily accessible and affordable for anyone and their packaging is so feminine, you’ll want to boast to everyone about how luxury skincare products don’t need to come with a hefty price tag. This oil illuminates the skin naturally with the use of lingon berry, bilberry and rosemary to help boost skin’s hydration whilst providing many essential antioxidants and vitamins to reveal a more youthful radiant glow. This oil is lightweight and the convenient size makes it easy to travel with.