Our Favorite Drugstore Face Oils of 2019
By now you probably already know the benefits of adding oils in your skin-care routine but just in case, here’s a refresher. Oils are rich in essential fatty acids that help moisturize, nourish and protect your skin’s barrier (Not to mention, provide you with an enviable, dewy glow instantly). Now, we know you’re probably thinking slathering oil onto your face sounds like a recipe for breakouts, but trust us when we tell you that facial oils, whether they be used alone or in tandem with moisturizer or foundation, can seriously transform your skin. Ahead, we’re sharing the best tips for incorporating face oils in your skin-care routine including four must-try products that you can find at your local drugstore.
But before we get into it, you should know that there are various methods you can take when applying a face oil depending on the results you’re looking for.
First Method to Applying Face Oil: Press Into Your Skin to Address Skin Concerns
The simple and classic approach to applying face oils is pressing the formula firmly into the skin. Typically, just two or three drops is enough to cover the face for a healthy dose of dewy hydration. If you’re planning on applying oil onto your neck and décolleté you may need a few more drops. Extending the love below your jawline is smart, since that area is often neglected in a skin care routine.
Second Method of Applying Face Oil: Mix With Your Moisturizer for Extra Hydration
If you’re looking to cut down on time in your skin-care routine, mix your facial oil of choice into your facial cream or lotion for an added boost of moisture and a subtle-looking glow. All you have to do is mix a few drops of your face oil into your daily moisturizer before massaging the formula into your face, neck and chest.
Third Method of Applying Face Oil: Mix Into Your Makeup for a Dewy Glow
Want to step up your makeup game? Mix a few drops of face oil into your primer or liquid foundation. Doing so can leave behind a gorgeous, all-over skin glow. This skin-care trick can transform your matte-finish foundation into one that’s dewy.
The Best Drugstore Face Oils to Try in 2019
L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light
Inspired by 20 years of skin cell biology research, L'Oréal Paris combines lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA) with the deeply nourishing power of essential oils in this multi-tasking product. The innovation includes a purifying blend of eight essential oils — lemongrass, chamomile, argan and clove oils, just to name a few — with exfoliating LHA to aid in fortifying the skin’s moisture barrier while promoting smoother, firmer-looking skin.
To use, apply 4-5 drops of Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light onto the palm of your hand. With your fingers, dab the oil in small dots onto cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area. Then, gently smooth and press the oil onto your face and neck.
Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir
This restoring formula contains oils rich in omegas to help nourish the skin with moisture. Not only does it leave the skin feeling intensely hydrated after use, but it also appears transformed, smooth, supple and radiant. Plus, the non-greasy elixir dries with a non-sticky and non-shiny, satin finish.
Neovadiol Magistral Elixir can be used alone or mixed into other skin care products. It can also be applied as a ten-minute mask to help plump your skin with moisture. To use as a skin replenishing serum, apply several drops of the formula onto your fingers and blend it onto a cleansed face.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil
All CeraVe products are formulated with ceramides to help your skin restore and protect its natural protective barrier, and this oil-rich elixir is no different. The non-comedogenic formula contains ceraplex technology — a unique five-ceramide and sunflower blend — that helps improve hydration and radiance.
To use, apply the Skin Renewing Gel Oil in small dots around the face and gently smooth into the skin until absorbed.
Honest Beauty Facial Oil
This lightweight, organic facial oil is made with a blend of all-natural ingredients like olive, sunflower, apricot and jojoba oil to replenish moisture-depleted skin. Just apply a few drops in the morning and the night onto freshly cleansed skin for a more nourished, radiant and smooth complexion. For a dewy effect, dab a small drop onto the highpoints of your face.
Everyday Oil: Unscented Blend
This unisex, all natural face oil has a signature blend of cold-pressed plant oils including coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, jojoba oil and castor oil. It works triple-duty to cleanse, balance and hydrate your skin revealing a healthy and clean glow. It is also specially formulated without any scents making it safe to use for all skin types including those with the most sensitive skin like newborn babies.
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