22 Fast-Acting Facial Oils That Will Transform Your Skin
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
Common concerns usually surface when facial oils are brought into the mix. Will they make my skin oily? Will they clog pores? Will I actually notice a difference? No, no and absolutely. Here, 22 facial oils that not only transform skin for the better (think: deep moisture, evened-out texture and clarifying benefits), but deliver a glowy radiance not even makeup can dim.
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The latest Brazilian elixir we’re living for? This sinks-right-in oil that’s brimming with natural native ingredients such as Breu Branco, baobab seed oil, babassu seed oil and Brazil nut oil. The result: clearer, brighter, more hydrated skin—almost like you’ve been vacationing on the coast of Ipanema for the summer.
Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 make an appearance in this skin-quenching oil via seaberry, cranberry seed, grapeseed, camellia and sweet almond oils. Perhaps our favorite part? It smells like dessert—and the fragrance is all natural.
OSKIA London Restoration Oil ($106)
Flooding with actives and nature-powered oils, this never-greasy formula instantly calms the mind with its natural fragrance and boosts collagen production, leaving skin firmer and more resilient over time.
La Mer The Renewal Oil ($245)
This do-everything oil has no rules, but one thing's for certain: Whether applied on the skin, hair or nails, everything instantly feels smoother and softer after pressing in a single drop of this Miracle Broth-infused gold.
This one’s for the rose lovers. Aside from the calming floral scent, a blend of safflower and rosehip seed oils arm skin with lightweight protection from outside aggressors; macadamia seed and camellia sativa seed oils keep skin dewy and plump.
Don’t be fooled by the name—this “serum” is most definitely an oil. A modern-day cult classic, this rich, botanical-filled formula drenches parched skin, turns the lights back on in dull skin and creates a supermodel glow overnight.
If the chic bottle isn’t reason enough to add this little guy to cart, it’s loved for its ability to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles and create supple skin in hours.
This nourishing and protective oil is made up of pure, concentrated oil with Tulsi, a sacred Indian herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. When used daily—it’s designed for dehydrated skin or slack skin—skin will be visibly more radiant and dewy.
A trio of seaweed and the brand's proprietary Pro-Collagen combine in this luxe, line-lessening oil that plumps skin and evens out tone.
The rollerball on this streamlined oil makes application around the eyes quick and easy; the antioxidant and fatty-acid rich formula makes it worthwhile.
Kat Rudu Jewel Oil ($88)
The nourishing benefits of tamanu, avocado, grapeseed, chamomile and apricot oils combine with the age-reversing power of vitamin A in this nevergreasy formula that soothes irritation, fades lines and brightens and evens tone. Safe for use on your face, eyes and lips, this do-it-all formula delivers results you’ll see almost instantly.
The pump on this p.m. formula makes application easier than most, and the cocktail of oils sinks right into skin to deliver mega moisture (its main ingredient is shea butter oil) and powerful conditioning before your head hits the pillow.
One of the richest sources of natural vitamin C, kakadu plum takes center stage in this featherlight oil from Aussie brand Red Earth that just launched stateside. The oil rejuvenates skin by boosting cell turnover with help from vitamin A, a natural alternative to retinol.
A blend of organic jojoba, lavender, clary sage, juniper berry and tea tree oils combine in this lightweight, nongreasy facial oil to deliver antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial defense to skin prone to acne or irritation.
One of three facial oils that first put facial oils on the map, this lush, lavender-infused oil quickly absorbs into the skin and unwinds a stressed-out mind with its blend of essential oils.
Specifically formulated for normal or combination skin, this light botanical oil naturally regulates sebum production and refines pores without ever making you look shiny.