The Most Nutrient-Rich Face Oils For Every Skin Concern
For Imbalanced Skin: Fabulous Facial Oil, about $78, Aesop
Doesn’t it annoy you when your skin is bumpy at some parts, ultra oily in other areas, and flaky everywhere else? Your skin is in dire need of balance, so Aesop’s Fabulous Facial Oil is perfect for that. Juniper berry oil’s astringent properties keep excess oil at bay, while jasmine petal oil’s hydration-boosting properties will nourish dry, flaky skin to help reduce its appearance. Finally, ylang-ylang oil will provide overall balancing effects so the skin is smooth and glowing after continued use.
For Congested Skin: Vine [Activ] Overnight Detox Night Oil, $65, Caudalie
For skin that’s constantly exposed to high levels of pollution, you’ll be familiar with the feeling of bumps on the surface, dullness and the appearance of fine lines. Fend off these effects with Caudalie’s Vine [Activ] Overnight Detox Night Oil. Infused with antioxidant grape seed oil, detoxifying oils of sandalwood and carrot, soothing lavender oil and revitalising oils of petit grain, rose and sweet almond, your skin will be clearer, smoother and looking more radiant every morning after each use.
For Maintainence: Huile de Jasmin, $216, Chanel
Most skin types will benefit from Chanel’s Huile de Jasmin, the brand’s latest face oil that is infused with jasmine extracts which provides mild anti-ageing benefits and hydrating properties.
For Parched Skin: Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil, about $125, Sunday Riley
Dehydration is terrible for all skin types. Oilier skin types who suffer from dehydration will observe excess oil production (to compensate for moisture loss), meaning the chances of getting acne is higher; whereas drier skin types who suffer from dehydration will notice flakiness and increased sensitivity due to micro tears from lack of resilience. Sunday Riley’s Flora face oil provides instant relief with its ultra hydrating and nourishing concoction which includes various types of luxurious rose oils.
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For Nutrient-Depleted Skin: Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil, $148, Sulwhasoo
When you neglect your skin, it quietly deteriorates, leaving it susceptible to damage and the result is rough, patchy skin that has seen better days. Enter Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil that is packed with nourishing ginseng extracts. Along with mineral-dense sesame and Camellia oils to restore your skin’s resilience, this potion allows for skin that’s well-equipped to face the world.
For Sleep-Deprived Skin: Serum-Infused Night Oil, $98, Skin Inc
So you’ve been feeding yourself with nutrient-dense food, and working out to keep toxins out of your body… But because your sleeping pattern is out of whack, your skin is showing with dullness, under eye bags and sagging skin. Skin Inc’s Serum-Infused Night Oil saves the day with its moisture-sealing olive fruit oil and a slew of skin-loving vitamins to nourish the skin back to health. The light lavender scent also aids in relaxing the senses so you fall asleep better and also soothes irritated skin. Put that all together and you’ll wake up with skin that’s well-rested and adequately nourished.
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For Ageing Skin: Facial Treatment Oil, $205 (50ml), SK-II
Nobody can escape ageing, but a good way to deal with it is by ageing gracefully. With SK-II’s emollient-heavy Facial Treatment Oil, fine lines are reduced and radiance is imparted on the skin, erasing wear and tear of time off the face. The brand’s exclusive Pitera extract work to repair damage and replenish lost nutrients so the skin is bright and youthful always.
For Sagging Skin: Frankincense Intense Lift Serum, about $268, Neal's Yard Remedies
Sagging skin is getting more and more common especially in this time and day especially with work-related stress and high levels of pollution in the environment. Sagging and dullness is the result of that. To keep the skin lifted and bright while fighting free radicals and reducing stress, Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Frankincense Intense Lift Serum will do just that with moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, moisture sealing oils, and antioxidant-rich botanicals including anti-ageing frankincense extract.
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For Tired Skin: Bienfait Multi-Vital Daily Replenishing Oil,about $67, Lancôme
A potent blend of emollient squalane, skin-conditioning rosehip oil, and antioxidant coriander seed, evening primrose and jojoba oils will breathe some life back into skin that is dull and rough from lack of rest. Its lightweight formula also makes it perfect for everyday use, so you’ll see results faster.
For Rough Skin: Swiss Crystal Dry Oil, about $450, La Prairie
Show some extra love to your skin by slathering this silky elixir from La Prairie. Loaded with skin-smoothing oils and deeply nourishing Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, this dry oil will result in enviably glowing skin in an instant.
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For Dull Skin: Noni Glow Oil, about $95, Kora Organics
Trust supermodel Miranda Kerr (who’s known for her flawless mien) to harness the powers of noni fruit in this replenishing face oil. Dull, tired skin will benefit from the fruit’s abundance of vitamins and minerals. Other conditioning ingredients include antioxidant-rich pomegranate oil, replenishing rosehip oil, and emollient seabuckthorn oil that all work in conjunction to promote healthy, radiant skin as a result.
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For Irritated Skin: Super Bioactive Repairing Oil Complex, $103, Estelle & Thild
When your skin’s barrier is weak, it becomes susceptible to damage, redness, and irritation. Estelle & Thild’s Super Bioactive Repairing Oil Complex repairs damage and nourishes the skin with nutrient-rich botanical extracts in the mix. Amino acid-dense Marine Microalgae works to build your skin back to good health.
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For Environmentally-Battered Skin: Advanced Night Repair Mask-In-Oil, about $120, Estée Lauder
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you can be sure that the skin will experience damage from radiation. Nurse your skin back to perfect health with this intense night oil from Estée Lauder that is fortified with Chronolux™ to reverse damage and promote youthful skin as a result.
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For Blemish Prone Skin: Lapis Oil, about $98, Herbivore
Don’t be put off by its unusual blue tinge – this just mean’s that Herbivore’s Lapis Oil is infused with blue-hued tansy oil that is prized for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to keep acne-prone skin balanced and blemish-free.
For Signs of Early Ageing: La Micro-Huile De Rose, about $380, Dior Prestige
Prevention is better than cure, and Dior Prestige’s La Micro-Huile De Rose does that perfectly. This luxurious elixir is packed with youth-enhancing Granville rose extracts that fights off free radicals and promotes healthy cell renewal to achieve beautiful skin that looks like it stood the test of time.