11 Innovative Facial Oils to Know About Now

Facial oils have been the de facto “if-you-aren’t-using-this-you-really-should-be” product sector, claiming serious space on beauty shelves as a one-stop shop for healthier, glowing skin. Now, like most success stories, the souped-up 2.0 versions are rolling out with more benefits, more power and even better ingredients. Here are our picks for the most innovative on the market.



Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil

You only need a tiny drop of this free radial–fighting powerhouse to make a dramatic difference in how your makeup goes on. All the regular adjectives for how good it makes your skin look apply—smooth, flawless, silky—as the nourishing (and organic) antioxidants sink in and leave your complexion looking more hydrated and healthy. $49, beautyhabit.com


Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil

Besides helping to refine and resurface skin as you sleep, this essential oil–based night treatment also has some very serious aromatherapeutic benefits, thanks to neroli, valerian, orange and vanilla, which promote rest and relaxation. $41, origins.com


Sukí Balancing Facial Oil

Even acneic, oil-prone skin can benefit from an oil. This herbal-scented one tackles breakouts (even cystic acne!) with a noncomedogenic moisturizing blend of jojoba, hazelnut and borage oils that balance out sebum levels. $33, sukiskincare.com



Sunday Riley Flora 

Dry and dehydrated skin doesn’t stand a chance against this mega-hydrator. It’s packed with a bunch of different kinds of rose essential oils, skin-rejuvenating wild carrot seed oil and free radical–fighting tomato seed oil; when used together, the mix not only smells heavenly, but also provides a serious punch of complexion-perfecting abilities. $90, sephora.com


Dr. Dennis Gross Triple C Peptide Firming Oil

Boasting three forms of vitamin C, peptides, essential fatty acids and vitamins D and K, this skin-loving cocktail should be used both morning and night to brighten skin and keep it strong. $62, dgskincare.com


Kypris Mini Beauty Elixirs

With a little DIY beauty component, these three new oils are meant to be mixed and matched or added to the line’s serum to up its anti-aging abilities. The little vials are tiny, so they are perfect for travel, but contain a heaping amount of potent actives (CoQ10, vitamins C and E and rosehip, for starters). $70-$90, kyprisbeauty.com


Nordic Beauty Healing Face Oil Serum

One look at founder Mette Risdal’s glowing skin and you will be buying this miracle oil in bulk. It’s lightweight, goes on silky-smooth and counts anti-agers vitamin A and marine collagen peptides as two very effective secret weapons. $190, nordicbeauty.com


Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Oil SPF 15

It’s hard to believe this lightweight, sheer oil can pack broad-spectrum SPF, antioxidants, rose stem cells, rose extracts and fatty acid–rich passion fruit oil into one tiny bottle—but it does, and it absorbs almost on contact to leave skin smooth and protected. $80, sephora.com


NUDE Skincare ProGenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil

With antimicrobial and healing properties, plus a natural alternative to retinol, this nourishing oil locks in moisture and treats skin to a ton of benefits without any irritation. $68, sephora.com


Sjal Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil

Boasting a ton of anti-inflammatory ingredients, this blue-colored elixir blends in instantly to deliver skin-calming, anti-aging and antibacterial benefits. $175, sjalskincare.com


Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Oil

Containing pore-clearing and exfoliating salicylic acid, this nourisher works all day to give skin radiance and softness. $38, clinique.com