Face oils. Who needs ‘em? Girl, you. Yes, even those belonging to the oily skin family. Turns out that face-made oil is different to the nourishing elixirs known as face oils.
Of course, not all of us can decide which is liquid gold for the skin and what could probably be used to fry up some chicken, but breathe a sigh of relief because we’ve got the 10 best face oils of 2022 below, sorted into a nice neat list.
Best Face Oil For All Skin Types
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Have a gander at your favourite beauty products and there may be a good chance (if you're lucky) that Marula Oil is included in the long and sciency ingredient list. It's truly a jack-of-all-trades oil that is uber-nourishing, protective and hydrating, all while being packed with antioxidants. Some of the hundreds of five-star reviews even report using a little on the ends of their hair for all-around softness.
Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil
Picture yourself lying in a rose field (sans thorns) while being serenaded by David Le'aupepe at sunset. This is the fantasy that Sukin’s Rosehip Oil serves just with the scent alone. This fast-absorbing oil gets slurped right up by your skin, which in return will be radiant and hydrated as can be. Users of this cult classic also report success using the rosehip oil on dry or itchy skin for relief.
Best Face Oil For Dry Skin
BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Speaking of dry skin, the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is your girl. A little more potent, this mini powerhouse re-plumps and brightens skin (thanks, vitamin C) as well as coming through with the deep hydration we know and love from oils, upgraded thanks to the addition of squalane. Damascus rose petal extract adds a decadent yet non-irritating scent to the luxury application experience.
Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3-6-9 Replenishing Oil
Gone through all your regular fixes for dry skin to no avail? Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3-6-9 Replenishing Oil is truly a six-pronged attack to your dry skin worries. Said prongs come in the form of borage, sunflower, sesame, sweet almond, olive fruit and macadamia oils masterfully combined to rightfully earn it over a thousand five-star reviews. One is aptly titled, ‘wrinkles where?’. Need we say more?
Best Face Oil For Oily Skin
Esmi Skin Minerals Acai Skin Balancing Face Oil
Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin, Esmi Skin Minerals Acai Skin Balancing Face Oil will reset your hyperactive oil glands and settle down any inflammation while also gently regulating moisture levels. Esmi’s oil is packed to its aesthetically pleasing brim with natural yet effective botanicals that all work together to give you your best skin ever. Oh, and it’s so nourishing you can even go without moisturiser.
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Face Oil
It's very easy to imagine this cool-looking little bottle amongst your existing skincare lineup. Inside it, you’ll find rare and super effective ingredients buzzing ready to slide out and straight into your skin. Açaí, goji and maqui berries cover the antioxidant requirement, while super hydrating prickly pear and squalane oil keep the moisture on lock.
Best Face Oil For Acne
Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate
As much as e love absolutely everything Kiehl's makes, the Cannabis Satvia Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate stands out for anyone with angry, blemish-prone skin. The 100% naturally derived ingredients include cannabis sativa seed oil and green oregano oil to treat the appearance and feeling of stressed skin, while also working to balance hydration and strengthen the skin's barrier (so win, win, win).
Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
It's Sunday Riley y’all, you already know it's gonna be good. The skincare geniuses are back on our lists again, this time with the UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil. Somehow, this oil is exfoliating thanks to the all-star ingredient salicylic acid so expect to see decreased pores, less acne and congestion and glowing skin that would give the sun a run for its money. Unlikely co-stars tea tree, black cumin seed oil and liquorice blast away hyperpigmentation, scarring and dullness.
Best Anti-Ageing Face Oil
An oil that moisturises, brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines, calms sensitive skin, hydrates, helps prevents acne breakouts AND stimulates the production of collagen? Yes, it exists, and it comes from the skincare experts at SynergieSkin. Suitable for all skin types and able to be used morning or night, LumiBalance features eight active plant-based oils to achieve all of the above, while still being non-greasy and lightweight.
Best Cleansing Face Oil
KORA Organics Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils are truly the future—they’re gentle as can be while being able to dissolve any makeup or waterproof mascara on the planet. KORA Organics Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil gently cleanses skin as well as removing dirt, impurities and makeup. You finish the cleaning experience with plump, radiant and hydrated skin. Bonus, it’s impressively organic, cruelty-free and vegan.
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