Magic in a Bottle: 10 Facial Oils to Channel Your Inner Glow
As the weather gets chillier and the air gets dryer, simple moisturizers just won't cut it. Healthy, glowing skin can be maintained all year round with the help of facial oils. Here are ten of the best oils to help your skin look its best.
La Mer Renewal Oil
The beloved, venerable La Mer (long known in circles for its rich moisturizers) has launched its first beauty oil. Made with eucalyptus, sesame oils, lime tea concentrate and a sea kelp–infused “miracle broth,” the universal formula multitasks from softening wrinkles to keeping unruly cuticles in check. Lightly shake the bottle to activate this golden-hued miracle worker.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate
The perennial favorite Kiehl’s has recently debuted their lightweight reviving concentrate from naturally derived oils like sunflower seed botanical oils, ginger root essential oil and the Polynesian nut tamanu, which energizes fatigued skin and keeps your daytime skin freshly glowing, moisturized and dewy. By the end of the day, your skin looks (and feels) as good as it did in the morning. Believe the hype!
Kahina Argan Oil
For centuries, Moroccan women used this liquid gold to combat the harsh, drying desert sun. Kahina Giving Beauty founder Katharine L’Heureux’s chic argan oil bottle (produced by Berber women in Morocco’s southwest corridor) is rich in vitamin E, Linoleic and restorative fatty acids to deliver superb hydration for all skin types and conditions (acne, eczema, dry wrinkles). Want something more to glow about? A percentage of the profits go to support the Berber women.
Sunday Riley Juno Oil Treatment
It’s all about the glow in Sunday Riley’s collection. Perhaps most universal, the Juno oil treatment—a luscious blend with a slightly earthy scent—is for all skin types. A potent mix of cold-pressed superfood seed oils, natural retinol, essential amino acids, vitamin C, and omegas 3, 6 and 9 meld to deliver a fast-absorbing, light coating that gives off a superbly supple illumination.
Comprised of 11 essential flower and botanical oils (sunflower, argan, rose hip, calendula, neroili) that are designed to hydrate and create a dewy, healthy sheen, especially under the eyes.
Butter Elixir Oil
The “lovechild” of three New York yogis, BUTTER Elixir is a marriage of simple, natural oils, employing rose hip, apricot, argan and rose along with vitamins A, C and E (to help soften sun damage). Add a few drops to the palm of your hand, warm and gently massage onto your face.
Om Pumpkin Seed Renewal
This popular, best-selling serum from Om Aroma and Co is double-billed as soft, anti-aging organic face oil, packed with fatty acids, vitamins A, C and E, and zinc. Pumpkin seeds reduce wrinkles, while rose hip diminishes age spots and meadowfoam locks in hydration.
May Lindstrom Youth Dew
Aptly titled “The Youth Dew,” California skin guru May Lindstrom’s sophisticated black bottle and gold etching packs a potent anti-aging punch. A proper emollient blend of 20 botanical and plant oils, including avocado, jojoba, meadowfoam, Bulgarian rose, neroli and carrot seed (just to name a few) meld with the skin-protecting antioxidant CoEnzyme Q-10. Gently massage, inhale and allow your skin to regenerate itself into new life.
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil
Pure Marula oil, a divine African beauty secret, derives from wild growing trees in South Africa. The core ingredient, Marula, which women in rural communities collect every summer is cold-pressed from the nut seeds. The result is a beautiful oil (for all skin types), both light and hydrating without being greasy. Antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and essential fatty acids combat redness and soften those pesky wrinkles. The result is glowing, supple and deeply hydrated skin.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Oil
The natural skin care line Dr. Hauschka includes clarifying oil formulated with apricot kernel, almond and wheat germ. It’s lightweight and fast absorbing, refining pores and combating redness so you can rock that radiant complexion with superior confidence.