Face oils might just be the unsung heroes of a good skin-care routine. No matter the skin type, there exists the perfect oil to hydrate, brighten and/or totally transform skin tone and texture, but not everyone is a convert yet. Using the right oil for your skin type can help to replenish your own natural facial oils, which keeps skin clear, hydrated and plump. Here, 12 of the best new face oils to try for your best skin yet.
To Calm Stressed Skin:
Colleen Rothschild CBD Face Oil ($95)
Just a few drops go a long way with this luxe, broad spectrum CBD oil. For mature, dehydrated, sensitive and reactive skin, it’s the ultimate calming hydrator. We like to use it in the morning after cleansing with the brand’s Radiant Cleansing Balm to give skin a truly gentle, nourishing experience and prep skin for the day. For a limited time, Colleen Rothschild is including their Gua Sha beauty tool, which helps sculpt and depuff the face, with every purchase of the face oil.
To Soothe and Protect:
Isa Lazo Facial Oil ($137)
Formulated with raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, and concentrated with antioxidants, omega 6 and linoleic acid, this oil is safe to use on every skin type and helps promote cellular renewal. Chamomile oil offers soothing properties and crushed cranberry seeds deliver an exfoliating effect. From the aesthetic of the glass jar to the all-natural formulation, the brand delivers on its promise to make skin care for everyone, regardless of age or gender.
To Boost Radiance:
Weleda Skin Care Awakening Oil ($30)
Use alone or add a few drops to your moisturizer to harness the power of the pomegranate seed. Use twice daily to increase moisture levels and allow the rare punicic acid from the pomegranate seed oil to help smooth skin texture.
To Fight Fine Lines:
Själ Saphir Concentrate ($175)
Counted as one of J Lo’s skin-care essentials, this concentrate is described as “liquid silk” for the way it glides on skin without leaving a greasy or heavy feeling behind. Himalayan blue sapphires and aquamarine gemstones infuse the oil with energy, while a bio-marine complex helps stimulate collagen production.
Perlier Golden Almond Bi-Phase Oil ($50)
With a main ingredient sourced from the avola almond oil from Sicily, as well as a high dose of vitamin E, this almond-based skin transformer illuminates and brightens while targeting dry, crepey or mature skin.
To Hydrate Dry Skin:
Mutha Face Oil ($110)
Fans of MUTHA’s instant classic Body Butter and Body Oil will love the brand’s latest offering. It only makes sense that the body-nourishing brand has now turned its attention to our faces. Packing a nutrient-dense 22-active seed oil, it’s a do-it-all solution that helps restore dehydrated skin while reducing fine lines and smoothing texture with ingredients like kalahari melon, tsubaki and borage seed oils.
To Nourish and De-stress:
Native Atlas MAISHA Living Beauty Oil ($89)
African mongongo and marula oil give this facial elixir the cocoon-like nourishment needed to revive skin, but the lightweight formula also absorbs quickly. Before making it in the bottle, this oil was blended with an intention behind it to both purify and transform skin that is in desperate need of a reawakening.
To Transform Skin Texture:
Augustinus Bader The Face Oil ($230)
Fans of the brands instantly iconic The Cream now have a new delivery system for Dr. Bader’s proprietary TFC8—or Trigger Factor Complex—a unique blend of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and other powerful ingredients. The babassu and hazelnut, antimicrobial karanja and pomegranate round out the list for the ultimate renewal oil that targets fine lines, discoloration and uneven tone and texture.
To Strengthen and Firm:
VENN Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum ($115)
Inspired by a traditional herbal first aid ointment in Korea, the Red Oil Serum contains healing ingredients like gromwell root extract and Korean angelica root extract, which are put through a slow, 150-hour fermentation process at a low temperature in order to maximize the formula’s effects on skin. Incorporating a total of 34 root extracts, botanicals and essential oils, this oil-serum combo delivers vitamins and minerals that help promote hydration, firmness and skin radiance.
To Wear Overnight:
Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Amazing Sleep Oil ($85/$22 Member Price)
Rich in algae extracts, linoleic acid, evening primrose, essential fatty acids and omega 3s, this sleeping beauty gives skin a chance to recharge and refresh while you rest without clogging or irritating skin. Add a few drops into your night cream or use alone for a soothing, calming and restful sleep.
To Soothe and Smooth:
Elaluz Beauty Oil ($55)
Cacay, buriti fruit and cupuacu oil come together in this ultra-hydrator from Camila Coelho’s new line. The brand name translates to “she is light,” which can also describe the face oil’s effects on the skin. For its revitalizing scent, eucalyptus and rose essential oils add to the calmative facial experience.
To Moisturize Without Feeling Heavy:
Sangre de Fruta Flower Nectar Face Oil ($94)
For combination to normal skin types, the Flower Nectar Oil in Psyche rejuvenates without leaving skin feeling heavy or viscous. The formulas—which also come in Voluptus for dry skin or Solis Flower for all skin types—are made in small batches with plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils. Apply a few drops on the face and neck morning and night for a more luminous complexion.