Over the past few months, I've really come to realize that face oils are kind of my jam. As someone prone to dryness and tightness of the skin, face oils just give instant relief and leave my skin looking radiant and feeling thoroughly nourished. Of course I've ended up with more than I'll probably ever need for just having one face, but they all serve a purpose and have a respected place in my collection.
THE OVERNIGHT WARRIOR | You had to know I'd start with a rave of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, right? I've gone on and on about how much I love this stuff. It's neither too thick nor too thin, so I can instantly feel it moisturizing my skin, but I can still top it off with a layer of their Tidal Cream without it feeling too heavy. When I use this at night I just wake up with more even-toned and less-red skin. I definitely can get away with wearing little to no base products when I've used this, so it's definitely worth the hype and price tag to me.
THE SKIN SOFTENER | A new addition to my collection that I've fallen for rapidly is the Marie D'Argan 100% Pure Argan Oil.* I dabbled with the famous Josie Maran option a couple years ago but didn't really understand the hype (maybe it's because I had the light version). But this one I can get behind. I've only been using it for a few days, but I can already tell it's going to be a staple. My skin instantly feels so soft after I apply this - softer than any other oil/skincare product I've tried. Again, this is a perfect consistency, not so light that it sinks in without nourishing, but not so heavy that I'm afraid I'm going to break out.
THE JUICY ONE | There has been a good amount of hype around Clarins's face oils, and the one I'm in love with is the Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil.* It does have a strong scent (from the patchouli oil it contains), but it's definitely the most moisturizing of all the oils I own. It's the one I reached for the most during the winter when my skin was absolutely parched, and it always leaves my skin with the nicest dewy glow that's not greasy at all.
THE SOOTHING ONE | The gentlest oil I have in my collection is most definitely the Indie Lee Squalene Facial Oil. It's quite lightweight, so it's one I like to mix in with moisturizers or foundations to give them a little more oomph. It's also the one I always reach for after I've done a more rigorous exfoliating treatment. I just feel like it instantly gets to work in calming down the skin. This is one of my favorites to reach for in the summertime - its lightweight formula and its ability to soothe my irritated skin make it perfect.
THE EVERYDAY PICK | I pretty much reach for these all equally often, but the one I feel like I can use no matter how my skin is feeling is the Pixi Rose Oil Blend - it really does seem to be a "one size fits all" kind of product. It kind of does it all - it's quite soothing due to the rose oils, as well as super moisturizing. When I'm in doubt about what oil to use, I'll always grab this one without a second thought. My skin just drinks this stuff up, and I know I'll definitely be going through multiple bottles of this as long as it's part of the Pixi Skintreats line.
What are your favorite facial oils?
*Some products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.