Today, let’s chat face oils. For years, I feared oils. I was taught that oil-free was the only way and that using any product with so much as a drop of oil in it would clog my pores and cause a face full of break outs. That could not be further from the truth! You can use oils without clogging your pores or causing acne flare up’s. And you should be using oils on your face!
My favorite face oils are my absolute favorites for a reason – I have tried almost all of them, and I know what works for what, and what isn’t worth the money. You do not need to spend a fortune to get great results from your face oil. I am sharing my tried and true, ride or die favorites below:
This oil is meant to be worn over night to deeply moisturize and help your skin recover. It is very light weight and a tiny bit goes a long way. Since I have majorly dry skin, I actually use this as my day serum/oil. I put about three drops on my face after washing and toning and before moisturizing.
Indie Lee is a new to me brand, but I am really loving it so far. This is a more natural brand and the oil is derived from olives. My favorite party is that it only has one ingredient – squalane oil. It’s light but powerful. This is a versatile anti-aging oil that works well for day and night. It’s great for promoting elasticity and soothing irritated skin. Because of this I love it for my rosacea.
Trader Joe’s Vitamin E oil is the best bang for your buck on the market IMHO. It’s under $10, super moisturizing, has multiple uses and is a powerful antioxidant. I use this while pregnant on stretch marks (none in three pregnancies) and my face when its the driest. This is thick and heavier, so use sparingly and use at night. It’s great for making your own lash serums, helping to reduce scarring and the appearance of wrinkles.
An amazing sales person at Sephora turned me onto this glorious little serum, and I am so grateful that she did. It’s a super concentrated serum that has anti-aging properties and can help with elasticity and firmness. This is a cleaner product with 93 percent natural ingredients. It’s thick and light weight at the same time. While it’s meant for night, I personally think this works as a day or night product.
If I had to pick a favorite from this list, it would be this. However, you should note that this choice is based on my skin type only. I have dry skin with rosacea and acne and this oil tackles all of those symptoms in one bottle. It contains salicylic acid to treat and prevent breakouts with moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients as well. A bottle that tackles all of the things!
Do you have any favorite face oils? Let me know your thoughts and any recommendations you have! -XO