Favorite Facial Oils Roundup

Groomed Skin Favorite Facial Oils

Face oils – consider me a convert.  

I’ve realized that my skin isn’t just combination, sometimes it’s downright dehydrated because of the climate and because of not drinking enough water!  The struggle is real!
So I’m adding hydration to my routine, usually first thing in the morning, and I’m also using a facial oil so that my skin doesn’t feel so tight during the day.  Here are three that I have on rotation, and I use them for different purposes.  One will be right for you too!
Groomed Skin Favorite Facial Oils

1. The Body Shop Intensely Revitalizing Oils of Life Facial Oil. ($44)  

This is the lightest feeling oil that I’ve tried so far, but it still leaves my skin feeling hydrated, soft,and comfortable. In case you missed it, The Body Shop came out with a whole Oils of Life line last year, and there’s a cream, a gel cream, and an essence in this line too.  
If you have dry skin, then it’s worth checking out the entire line.  The Facial Oil contains Black Cumin Seed Oil, Camelia Oil, and Rosehip Oil.  
They’re all proven to be great for the skin, and this oil has a velvety smooth finish to boot.  This is the one oil that’s super versatile – use it day or night, with or without moisturizer, under makeup or mixed into foundation!

2. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate. ($30)  

This is the oil to use if you need more hydration.  It’s heavier than The Body Shop oil and best used at night.  It has Tamanu Botanical Oil, Sunflower Botanical Oil, and ginger Root Essential Oil.  It feels like a true oil on the skin and doesn’t really “set” but it that moisturizing feeling lasts and lasts.  
It leaves my skin super bright – I notice when I use it, so I’m sticking with this one too!

3. Smashbox Primer Oil. ($42)  

This is the best primer I’ve ever tried.  It makes everything going on super smooth and really lets makeup last during the day.
Thicker feeling yet best for use under makeup because it lets it go on so smooth.  This is the only oil that really absorbs into the skin and leaves it feeling as smooth as butter.  
This is my favorite oil to use during the day especially if I’m going to be wearing makeup.  Powder on top of it and then everything else looks extra extra smooth. 

4. Currently Using: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

Here’s another oldie but a goodie.  I first used this serum in 2010, but I didn’t like the scent back then and didn’t stick with it.  Since then, I’ve used it again in 2012 and then in 2013 when I didn’t mind the scent and just needed something that would work, and have been using it on and off since then.  

Right now, it’s a mainstay in my skincare routine because it’s so light and perfect for using over the summer.

I love using vitamin C products on my skin because in a short amount of time they can brighten up skin without any dryness or other side effects.  

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that also helps fight damage from free radicals and the sun, and in this serum, it’s paired with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, both of which work together to combat the effects of sun damage and protect the skin against further damage.
This serum has 15% vitamin C which is a potent enough amount that you’re going to notice a difference when you use it.  It’s light enough (almost watery) that you can use it morning and night under almost any moisturizer.
The only thing to complain about is the scent – it smells like sesame seed oil which isn’t a smell you want to be rubbing on your face, but the smell doesn’t linger and I definitely don’t have trouble falling asleep because of it.
I’m happy because I know that I’m using something that’s going to be effective on my skin and will lighten the effects of sun damage over time.  

It’s expensive but it works,and there’s no drugstore product I’ve found that has 15% vitamin C in it.
About $160 at medi-spas and dermatologists office.  

For store locator visit www.skinceuticals.com/

Comments 3

  1. Love your break down of oils and which works best for which skin types. I’m new to using oils for skin care, especially on my oily face. Now that I’ve tried them I absolutely love how they break down the over production of the oils on my skin and hydrate my face making my makeup look amazing..

  2. These oils sound great! Will need to give them a try. Right now, I am a huge fan of One Love Organics Vitamin C Oil and Vitamin B Cleansing oil. They truly give me life and make my face look and feel amazing. Adding a couple of these to my “must try” list. Thanks so much for sharing!

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