27.10.2020

The complete guide to face oils

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Beautifying Face Oil, £68, Tata Harper
Morning or Night oil? Either.
How much do you apply? A drop or two.
How does it feel on the skin? Beautifully hydrating yet lightweight.
Smell? Natural and aromatherapeutic but luxurious.
How long did it take to absorb? Instantly.
Final Thoughts: This lightweight oil is super versatile and can be blended into your serum for an extra moisture shot or used alone for an instant lift.

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Face Oil, £65, Votary
Morning or Night oil? Night.
How much do you apply? 2 drops
How does it feel on the skin? This is a gorgeously light oil that absorbs very quickly.
Smell? Rosy and luxurious.
How long did it take to absorb? Quickly.
Final Thoughts: This is brilliant because it’s rich and deeply nourishing yet doesn’t leave a filmy residue on the skin at all.

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Blue Orchid Face Oil, £34, Clarins
Morning or Night oil? Night.
How much do you apply? 1 drop
How does it feel on the skin? The consistency is slightly too oily to use in the morning but for night, it’s perfect. It coats the skin but it isn’t too heavy.
Smell? The fragrance is musky with notes of patchouli.
How long did it take to absorb? Quickly.
Final Thoughts: This hydrates the skin and leaves it dewy.

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Oils for Dehydrated Skin:

Super facialist rose hydrate oil, £9.99, Una Brennan
Morning or Night oil? Night but you can add a few drops to your moisturiser for morning use.
How much do you apply? 1 to 2 drops.
How does it feel on the skin? It’s a thicker consistency but it absorbs well.
Smell? Rose.
How long did it take to absorb? Well.
Final Thoughts: This is the best value for money product.

Oils for Oily Skin:

Oils for Oily Skin:

Daily Reviving Concentrate, £38, Kiehl’s
Morning or Night oil? Morning
How much do you apply? Around 3 or 4 drops.
How does it feel on the skin? Very light and non-sticky.
Smell? Fresh and with a subtle orange scent.
How long did it take to absorb? This absorbs quickly, and is light enough to be able to also apply a thin layer of moisturiser on top.
Final Thoughts: This works perfectly on oily/combination skin. It is very light and doesn’t leave an excess, but is nourishing enough to leave skin feeling moisturised.

Oils for Oily Skin:

Oils for Oily Skin:

Lotus Face Oil, £34, Clarins
Morning or Night oil? Evening
How much do you apply? About 3.
How does it feel on the skin? Not thick and a little goes a long way.
Smell? Like flowers but not too sweet.
How long did it take to absorb? This oil takes a very short amount of time to absorb into the skin, meaning it is perfect for applying just before bed-time.
Final Thoughts: Formulated especially for oily and combination skins, this is the slightly lighter version of Clarins‘ iconic Blue Orchid Face Oil. It is the perfect oily skin staple.

Overnight Oils:

Overnight Oils:

Luna Sleeping Oil, £85, Sunday Riley
Morning or Night oil? Night.
How much do you apply? 2 drops.
How does it feel on the skin? It’s a light texture that balances oil and serum, meaning it spreads easily and evenly.
Smell? Fragrance-free.
How long did it take to absorb? Quickly.
Final Thoughts: It is expensive but it is the best night oil on the market. It contains retinol, which is brilliant for encouraging cell renewal in dehydrated and ageing skin, leading to an all-round better complexion.

Overnight Oils:

Overnight Oils:

Midnight Recovery Oil, £38, Kiehl’s
Morning or Night oil? Evening.
How much do you apply? 2 to 3 drops.
How does it feel on the skin? It easily spreads over the skin and absorbs well.
Smell? Fragrance-free.
How long did it take to absorb? Very quickly.
Final Thoughts: This will nourish your skin with continued use. Best to use in combination with a moisturiser the next morning, though.

Oils for mature skins:

Oils for mature skins:

Probiotic Skincare Cell Renewal Oil, £62, Aurelia
Morning or Night oil? Night.
How much do you apply? 2 drops.
How does it feel on the skin? Non-greasy and a perfect consistency.
Smell? Floral, light with notes of mandarin, neroli and rose.
How long did it take to absorb? Automatically.
Final Thoughts: A great product that plumps the skin, helping to reduce fine lines.

The Revitalizing Oil, £25, Darphin
Morning or Night oil? Either.
How much do you apply? One pump for the face.
How does it feel on the skin? Very smooth and light.
Smell? Warm and slightly ‘spa-smelling’.
How long did it take to absorb? Just a minute or two.
Final Thoughts: A near-perfect oil, this really is great on the face, body and hair. It also comes in very travel-friendly packaging (a small plastic bottle), making it really ideal for taking on holidays and trips.

Multipurpose Oils:

Multipurpose Oils:

100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, £9, The Ordinary
Morning or Night oil? Night.
How much do you apply? A few droplets.
How does it feel on the skin?
Smell? Unrefined and slightly tart.
How long did it take to absorb? No time at all.
Final Thoughts: This is a great all-rounder as the natural ingredients are a rich source of vitamin A and omegas, working to reverse oxidative stress, moisturise and correct dark spots.

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