Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil ($43) It always seems counterintuitive to oil up an oily surface, but this herb-infused fluid does wonders for skin. It’s light enough not to activate eruptions, yet moisturizes enough even for aging skin. Natural buffs will appreciate the plant essences in the formula.
Elizabeth Grant Vitamin C Face Oil ($45) A gem for sensitive skin, Elizabeth Grant’s formula helps regenerate and Vitamin C is known to neutralize free radicals and even reverse DNA damage. The light, elegant texture makes it a pleasure to apply.
LAFACE Hydrating and Purifying Serum ($140) Do not be fooled–this serum is entirely, squarely in the oils category. The natural blend makes my face feel instantly smoother and softer without clogging my pores.
Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil ($20) The lightest of them all, Mario Badescu’s oil iteration is a great summer or “resortwear” oil, as it boasts an almost aqueous quality without sacrificing hydration. It’s a great “trainer oil,” if you will.
Patyka Remarquable Cleansing Oil ($75) An oil that clarifies? Believe it. Excellent for removing SPF and stubborn long-wearing makeup formulas, this natural French blend boasts Vitamin E and prickly pear extract to yield a brighter complexion. Follow up with your regularly scheduled cleanser for facial tabula rasa.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($28) Olive oil and Vitamin E are at the core of this cleansing makeup eradicator. A cult classic, its consistency is smoother than a frat boy at a sorority mixer, yet is water soluble.
What do you think, beauties? Are you asking oils to stay? Saying please, please, please, please don’t go away?
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I’m always so confused by oils yet I’ve been experimenting. I have Orofluido for my hair which I LOVE. And I just got a sample of an oil for my face from Birchbox (name escapes me). I have been using it at night and love it. I think I’ll be exploring even more now!