The harsh winter has left most of us with skin that’s looking a little worse for wear and frankly, just a little dull. Luckily, with face oils taking over the skincare market, we can re-nourish our lacklustre skin and give it some much-needed TLC. If you have oily skin, do not be intimidated by the thought of putting oil on your face… you just have to find the right one! But with so many options available, where do we even begin? We’ve done the hard work for you, finding the best face oils for your skin type.
ALL SKIN TYPES
REN – Vita Mineral Omega 3 Serum Oil (RRP $46)
If you’re new to the whole face oil scene, then this is a good one to start off with. It is a lightweight oil that is suitable for all skin types. It consists plenty of omegas to help replenish your skin’s moisture levels and doesn’t contain anything that will clog up the pores – great news to acne sufferers.
Available at Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica stores. To locate your nearest store, please visit www.mecca.com.au
DRY TO COMBINATION SKIN
This face oil is a crowd pleaser – perfect for dry to combination skin. Evening Primrose Oil helps to boost radiance and repair the skin barrier while Squalane helps to prevent age spots and UV damage. Just a few drops on the skin before bed and it will work its magic overnight, leaving you with smoother and softer skin in the morning.
To find your nearest Kiehl’s location, please visit www.kiehls.com.au
Sunday Riley – Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil
Juno is Sunday Riley’s original oil. It is suitable for all skin types, in particular sensitive skin. If you experience a lot of redness from sensitivity, Juno is a lovely oil that that does not contain any essential oils which have compounds that can irritate the skin. It is very mild and full of antioxidant-rich seed oils that help to protect against anti-ageing and sun damage.
$132 available at mecca.com.au
Sunday Riley – Artemis Lipid Serum
Artemis is a fast absorbing oil formulated specifically for people with oily, congested skin. Two antibacterial ingredients; lemon myrtle and lemon ironbark help to purify and cleanse the skin while flaxseed oil leaves the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. This one is also great if you suffer from rosacea.
$105 available at mecca.com.au
Josie Maran Cosmetics – 100% Pure Argan Oil
Argan Oil is often referred to as “liquid gold” – and for good reason! Full of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, this oil conditions and heals the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Argan Oil is great for dry or dehydrated skin, however if you’ve got combination or oil skin, Josie Maran also has a Pure Argan Oil Light which is wonderful if you prefer something that absorbs into the skin a little more quickly.
From $20 available at mecca.com.au
Go-To Skincare – Face Hero
Face Hero features 10 potent and purposefully selected plant and nut oils that help to hydrate, soothe and revitalise the face, whilst protecting it. It’s lightweight and provides skin with a boost without leaving residue. It penetrates deeply and quickly to hydrate, revive, brighten and insure your face against fine lines, dark spots, dryness and ageing inflammation.
Available at www.gotoskincare.com
The bottom line is that face oils are beneficial to all skin types. They can help balance and purify oilier skin types, nourish and replenish drier skins and soothe and protect sensitive skin. Face oils are a wonderful addition to anyone’s skincare routine; find the right one for you and it will do wonders for your skin.