Favorite Face Oils




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:



Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate  favorite-face-oils

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 Squalane Facial Oil

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

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.

Korres Black Pine 3D Sculpting Serumfavorite-face-oils

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.



Sunday Riley Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

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

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  1. Zelle wrote:

    I could benefit from trying all of these! I’ve found serums have really helped my skin, but I’m always looking for new products!

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    Posted 3.28.18 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Serums are my favorite step in skincare. I personally think they do more for your skin than any other product and a good one is a necessity!

      Posted 4.4.18 Reply
  2. such a pretty post,these are realy great products dear..

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    Posted 3.30.18 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you!

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  3. Joanne wrote:

    Hi Lindsay! I have JUST started using a serum (and before that an oil in a tester) and wish I had done it ages ago – such a revelation! Do you have any clue when / why a serum should be used rather than an oil and vice versa? I am still new to this and even wondered if you should use one AM and one PM or they are mutually exclusive? A friend of mine who is a great makeup artist (she did the UK show 10 years younger as well as some movies and music videos) really recommends Aesop’s facial oil if your are looking for a good one to try! I tried a sample of Oskia London and that was awesome too.

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you for the recommendations!! This article is great at describing the difference between the two: https://theklog.co/difference-between-serum-and-face-oil/ If your skin is oilier, than only use one at night, but if you’re dryer, then definitely am and pm.

      Posted 4.5.18 Reply
      • Joanne wrote:

        Thanks so much for this Lindsay! 🙂

        Posted 4.9.18 Reply
        • Lindsay Newton wrote:

          Of course! XO

          Posted 4.10.18 Reply