January 8, 2019

You see them all over the shelves of Sephora and beauty gurus can’t stop raving about them. If you haven’t caught on, face oils have entered the beauty market and everyone just can’t seem to get enough of it. They not only soften the surface layers of your skin, but also help to achieve that ever-glowing, dewy complexion you have always wanted. Contrary to popular belief, face oils actually work for all types of skin (including oily and acne-prone skin). Here is a guide to finding the perfect face oil according to your skin type.

For Acne Prone Skin: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

We tend to avoid using any kind of moisturiser during breakouts. However, getting dry skin is the last thing we want. The Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is a quick-absorbing oil that restores the oil-water ratio balance in our skin, fights acne and hydrates your skin all at the same time. The 1.5 per cent salicylic acid is a rare ingredient that helps to dissolve oil plugs inside your congested pores, while the acne-preventing tea tree and black cumin seed will kill any acne-causing bacteria. Finally, the milk thistle and cucumber seed oil contain moisturising properties to keep your skin smooth and supple.  

For Oily Skin: Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil

The Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil is a balancing azulene infused facial oil, as well as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that helps to reduce visible redness, clarify your complexion and balance skin hydration. The brand only uses natural and organic plant oils that allow easy absorption into your skin, forming a natural lipid barrier to lock moisture in without overproducing oil. This is a game changer to add to your skincare regime.

Dry Skin: Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Rich in omega fatty acids that penetrate and hydrate your skin quickly, the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is the perfect solution for drier skins. Untouched by any chemicals and fragrances, the marula oil is packed with antioxidants and omegas that moisturise, rejuvenate and restore a youthful appearance.  It absorbs quickly and helps to protect your skin from pollutants and damaging environmental free radicals.

For Normal to Combination Skin: Mario Badescu Rose Hip Nourishing Oil

If you don’t have any major skin problems, the Mario Badescu Rose Hip Nourishing Oil is lightweight and gentle even on sensitive skin. It reduces any flakiness and improves skin texture with its blend of botanicals. The added vitamin C also helps to slow down ageing and brightens dull skin.

Image Credits: Sephora, Herbivore Botanicals, Drunk Elephant, Mario Badescu