Face OilsThursday, February 04, 2016
Over the past couple of years, I have become obsessed with oils. I've always been wary about them—having combination skin will do that—but I've slowly integrated them into my skincare routine and I have no regrets.
If you have dry skin, oils are a quick and easy way to get instant hydration (especially during the winter months). If you’re like me and you have combination skin (i.e. dry cheeks/chin/temple but oil t-zone), just be more specific in ... the extra oil can really make my skin act up.
Oils are a great way to boost your skins moisture (and glow), however, they do lack certain anti-aging or skin-repairing properties. They definitely won’t replace a well-formulated serum or moisturizer for targeted concerns, but that said, here are a few oils I've incorporated into my skincare routine:
- Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate - This overnight oil leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed. You'll only need couple drops of this stuff, so this bottle will last forever.
Price: $53, Hudson's Bay and Kiehl's stores
- Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil Daily Treatment* - This is the only oil on my list that is recommended for day and night use, but I just stick to the latter. Another good oil to boost hydration. I love the airy formulation that sinks easily and quickly into the skin.
Price: $30, The Body Shop (wait for a promo, they always have them...)
- The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil - This oil is probably my favourite. It is chock-full of plant oils and vitamin E. It feels soothing on the skin and clears up any dry patches instantly.
Price: $39.99, drugstores and Well.ca
- Caudalie Polyphenol Overnight Detox Oil - I don't know about the "detox" properties of this oil (it really doesn't clear up the skin like a good ol' AHA product will), but the concentrated formulation of antioxidants helps brighten and hydrate the complexion.
Price: $52 CDN, Sephora
- Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil - While I do like this, I don't think that it's a miracle-worker and I definitely don't think it is worth the price tag. It has a complex combination of chia, avocado, grape seed, blackberry and trans-retinol esther (I still prefer traditional retinol). I do like how it feels on the skin and I did notice a subtle improvement in my skin after the first few weeks of use. I will enjoy it while I have it, but it is not likely something I would repurchase in the foreseeable future. I am pretty excited about the brand, Sunday Riley, though. I'm looking forward to trying other products once I've finished this luxe bottle up (specifically the Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil).
Price: $131 CDN, Sephora
Have you incorporated oils into your skincare routine? Let me know what your favourite is.
(*) This post contains products sent to Stylish & Literate for editorial consideration. Read disclosure here.