Beauty Addict: Facial Oils

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Ahh face oils! If you follow me on social then you know I’m super into face oils right now so it’s no surprise that from the beginning of the year till now, I have amassed quite a collection.

Why the obsession with face oils you ask? Well, I know face oils originally got a bad rap because they can clog pores and cause breakouts as they are not absorbed quickly enough into the skin but I personally love how a face oil can instantly soften the skin and give it a smooth feel.

Most face oils these days aren’t just oils, they have multiple functions. They’re often packed with essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants so they fight fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin plus they can form a protective barrier on skin to prevent sun damage and pollutant from the environment – all of these functions is why I’m a big fan.

Here’re my current favourite oils …

Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil

I’m a big fan of Manuka Doctor because it’s organic and contains so many nutrients. In fact, I take the Manuka Doctor honey sachets daily to help boost my immune system. Back to the Brightening Facial Oil, it obviously brightens and evens out skin tone but also does so much more like reduce age spots and makes skin more luminous and radiant after use.

I find the oil to be quite thick so just a drop is more than enough to protect skin while regenerating it with essential oils like argan, rosehip and avocado for skin suppleness. It’s also not to greasy which I like very much.

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

As far as face oils go,the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is one of the lightest oils I’ve ever encountered. It’s a treatment oil to starve off ageing and make the skin dewy and glowy all day long. It contains an army of plant-based active ingredients that strengthens and restores the skin’s natural protective barrier, shields against environmental stressors, smoothes visible lines and locks in critical moisture for all-day dewy skin.
And I love the way it glides and feels on my skin. It’s also so easily absorbed.

DermaEraze Miracle Oil

I’m always weary of beauty products that proclaim to solve all ills but this Miracle Oil actually wasn’t that bad although it took longer than I expected for my scar I had from a blackhead to fade.
DermaEraze Miracle Oil is an all-purpose skin conditioner developed by celebrity Skincare Expert Lorena Öberg. It’s made with natural oils including olive, avocado and almond, these combined nutritional oils act as a highly effective moisturiser rich in antioxidants.

Dr Jackson’s 03 Face Oil

Dr Jackson’s products does have a bit of a cult following but with a good reason. All products are natural – extracted based on methods used by African traditional healers to ensure purity as well as a high concentration of ingredients.

The face oil is very rich in vitamins,  very nourishing and powerfully reverse the effects of damage to replenish nutrients to skin and renew a youthful radiance. The result is a visibly smoother, retexurised complexion, and who doesn’t want that?

Avon True Nutra Effects Miracle Glow Lightweight Facial Oil

I really enjoy this Miracle Glow Face Oil from Avon. It has so many nutrients, and I see and feel the difference in my skin with every use. It contains 5 essential oils including:
• LINSEED to help strengthen skin’s barrier.
• MARULA to help calm and soothe skin.
• BABASSU to help boost collagen production.
• PASSIONFRUIT to help boost elastin production.
• GREEN COFFEE to help hydrate skin.

It’s super lightweight, absorbing easily without any greasy or sticky residue which is a plus. 

Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Anti-Aging Stem Cell System

Another organic favourite  I picked up at Holland and Barretts some time back is this Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Anti-Aging Stem Cell System. I’m a big fan of the Dr Organic brand and this blend is made with bioactive Organic Virgin Argan Oil, and Argan extract, to create an anti-aging system. The unique formula aims to target the symptoms of premature skin aging by protecting and hydrating the skin, combating wrinkles and reducing the loss of firmness.

So used over time, it revitalises the skin, hydrates skin to help wrinkles and helps retain firmness.

Abyssinian Oil Aroma Facial Concentrate

I’m still new to Beauty Kitchen as a brand but I’ve taken to their Abyssinian Oil Aroma Facial Concentrate like a duck to water. It’s an intensive daily moisturising oil suitable for all skin types. It contains Abyssinian oil, a turbo charged version of argan oil, magnolia oil and palmarosa to balance the production of sebum and rosehip oil, which help to promote cellular development and collagen synthesis, which is important for keeping skin smooth and supple.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil

I have only recently become a fan of Weleda, and now that I am, I’m loving everything they do. My favourite Weleda product is the Weleda Skin Food but this Almond Soothing Facial Oil comes in close second.

It’s an organic almond oil delicately blended with extract of organic blackthorn blossom, to create a light, quickly- absorbed film that soothes irritation and reduces sensitivity. It’s a nourishing and protecting treatment that can be used as pampering care, for occasional protection in cold weather, or even to remove eye make-up.

What I love most about this face oil is the fact that it is a simple product with so many uses and benefits.

What do you guys think of face oils? Love them or hate them? Let me know 🙂

You can also download my FREE Weekly Skincare Routine Planner here to help you achieve the beautiful radiant skin we’re all look for. Enjoy x

About Elsie Boat

Hi, I’m Elsie, the writer, editor, and all-round wordsmith of this website. I’m a lifestyle journalist and copywriter, and have been writing about beauty and lifestyle for 10+ years.

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