5 Facial Oils to Put on Your Summer Skin Care Radar
One of the quickest ways to up the decadent factor of your skin care routine—and to give your skin the moisture it craves—is by incorporating a facial oil into the mix. New to oils and not sure where to start? We share our five favorite facial oils, perfect for newbies, below.
If you’re new to using oils in your skin care routine, allow us to give you a quick refresher. Oils are rich in essential fatty acids that help to provide hydration and nourishment to your skin, protecting its moisture barrier, and often acting as a carrier for other ingredients. Used in the morning or at night—post-cleansing but pre-your normal skin care steps—oils instantly up the spa-like factor of your day-to-day routine. And, while you can use ones found in the grocery store—coconut oil, we’re looking at you!—we like to reach for these five facial oils.
The Body Shop Oil of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil
Formulated with three seed oils—black cumin, rosehip, and camellia—and a blend of seven essential oils, this lightweight facial oil melts onto skin leaving it feeling silky smooth. Skin looks more radiant and revived and over time, signs of skin aging appear to be reduced—peace out, wrinkles!
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil
While we’re currently talking facial oils, this beauty from Kiehl’s can be used on the body and hair as well—win, win, and win! Formulated with Fair Trade Moroccan Argan oil, emollients, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, this dry oil leaves skin with a radiant, healthy-looking sheen—perfect for beach-worthy legs if we do say so ourselves.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30
An instant glow, eight essential oils, and broad-spectrum protection? Sign us up! This lightweight, non-greasy oil from L’Oréal Paris is a favorite at Skincare.com. It melts instantly onto skin to nourish and moisturize and offers SPF 30 to protect your skin from the harsh—and skin aging—effects of the sun’s rays.
Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir
This facial oil is ideal for mature skin, helping address the dryness, dullness, and fragile skin that is associated with aging skin. Formulated with oils rich in omegas, it helps to nourish the skin with moisture, leaving it smooth, supple, radiant, and younger-looking.
Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixer, $55
Decleor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum
This award-winning oil serum was formulated with high-quality essential oils—neroli, sandalwood, petitgrain, sage, parsley, and juniper berry—that comfort stressed skin, promoting balance and radiance as well as relaxation. With a fine, silky texture, this oil leaves skin visibly hydrated and more radiant after use.
Remember, with oil few drops go a long way. Place onto your fingertips, rub together to warm the oil and then lightly pat it over all of your facial zones to ensure it reaches all the key spots and massage in.