Did you remember when some of us -me included- used to demonize face oils? It wasn’t that long ago, right? Well, fast forward today, I and a lot of girls suffering from acne and an oily complexion are raving about these oldies but goodies. The secret to success with the best face oil? Finding the right formula for your skin type, no matter if it’s dry, mature, or even oily skin.
That’s why we have rounded up for you some of the best face oils in the market so you have zero doubts when getting one of these goodies added to your beauty cabinet.
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Do Facial Oils Really Work?
It really depends on what are your expectations and it also depends on the face oil. Most face oils are such great moisturizers so — as a moisturizer — I would say that they really work leaving your skin plump and supple however if the expectation is to have the same results of a facelift, no face oil or almost anything topical is going to give you that results, no matter what they promise.
The 13 Best Face Oils For Every Skin Type
1. Paula’s Choice, Moisture Renewal Oil Booster, RRP $52
One of the best face oil blends that’s completely fragrance-free; it’s made it that way because that’s what research shows are best for the skin. Each gentle, nourishing plant oil in this innovative formula delivers a complex mix of essential fatty acids and skin-vital antioxidants to alleviate dry skin, calm redness, and create a dewy smooth glow to the skin.
2. Grown Alchemist, Pure Rosehip Oil, RRP $110.00
This Grown Alchemist face oil is made with pure Rosehip Oil and Rose Mosqueta that has been sourced in the Andes mountains in South America. Thanks to the altitude created high levels of the dream ingredients for mature skin-nourishing omega 3,6 and 9 — however, it’s a lightweight formula that you can use even in the hot summer days that helps with texture and appearance of wrinkles and you use it.
3. Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil, RRP $37.95
The concentrated and unique blend of Rosehip, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose provide all-day hydration to leave skin feeling nourished, smooth, and supple. Great for normal to dry skin plus it doesn’t have parabens, phthalates, SLS, or petrolatum.
Extra Tip: For nighttime, after cleansing, warm 2–3 drops of the oil on fingertips, then tap onto face and neck to evenly distribute. Gently press or massage into skin until absorbed.
4. Ella Baché, Botanical Skin Treatment Oil, 30ml, $69.00
A luxe botanical face oil that combines hemp seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and evening primrose that helps to nourish, repair, and protect damaged skin. Great for mature skin as it leaves the complexion hydrated, soft, and plump plus the Kakadu plum seed oil and a unique berry seed complex fight free radical damage while brightening the complexion.
5. Biologi Br Organic Rosehip Oil, RRP $28
A natural yet effective face oil rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that promote the skin’s internal hydration and protective processes to support healthy cellular turnover. It’s an excellent moisturizer for the skin, by offering hydration that soaks into the skin and also playing a role in ceramide formation — a substance that keeps the walls of skin cells strong so they can better retain moisture.
6. Antipodes Antipodes Divine Face Oil with Avocado Oil & Rosehip Oil, RRP $12
An affordable option made with premium New Zealand ingredients from nature — nutrient-rich avocado oil helps to hydrate, soften and regenerate your skin while rosehip oil addresses the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and scars. Pure plant fragrance of jasmine and sweet orange, suited to most skin conditions especially dry and combination.
7. Skinstitut Multi Active Oil, RRP $34.30
A botanical face oil designed for dry, dehydrated, aging, and sensitive skin that helps to nourishes the skin deeply, strengthening dehydrated skin and improving the overall radiance thanks to its beautiful clean ingredients like Coenzyme Q10, Macadamia, Rosehip, and Avocado oil.
Top Tip: Mix a pump of multi-active oil in with your foundation of choice for a glowy, radiant complexion.
8. O Cosmedics, Retinoic Oil, RRP $129.00
A retinoid oil great for those ones who suffer from sensitive skin and want to enjoy the benefits of vitamin a without irritation. The advanced formulation helps renew skin plumpness, elasticity, and hydration to provide a radiant and fresh appearance. Also, it stimulates skin cells restoring thickness to skin that has become thinner over time which means, youthful appearance and even skin in the long-term.
9. Ipsum, Best Skin Face Oil Intense Treatment, RRP $75.00
Probably it’s not the fits time you have heard us talking about this luxurious face oil. Ipsum best skin is supercharged with twenty-three pure, organic native plant oils, rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins, for beautiful hydrating skin. Smooth the rich, wildly luxurious organic oil on at night, and your skin will look as if you’ve facial in the morning.
How to apply it? Place your full hand on either side of your face, pushing and pressing the oil into your entire face, neck, and décolleté for 30 seconds.
10. Rawkanvas, Yester Youth, RRP $55.00
The lightweight formula is infused with skin-supporting Co-Enzyme Q10, Jojoba Oil, and Rosehip Oil to deliver moisture, hydrate, and revitalise skin with clogging. Reduce the signs of ageing, revealing a youthful and revitalised glow and the best part is that acts as a barrier to lock in moisture and protects skin against environmental elements.
11. Sensori +, Clarifying & Strengthening Serum-in-Oil, RRP $118.00
The tech-heavy bi-phase formula is a beautiful blend of probiotic kombucha and prebiotic artichoke in the water phase, seeding the skin with good bacteria. Balanced with soothing hemp seed oil in the oil phase to reduce micro-inflammation caused by stress in an urban lifestyle.
12. Grown Alchemist Anti-Oxidant + Facial Oil: Borago, Rosehip, Buckthorn, RRP $65
The Antioxidant-rich rosehip oil and sea-buckthorn berry it’s a great option if you are looking to support elasticity, softens lines, hydrates, smooths, and protects against the signs of aging. It’s suitable for all skin types, also great to improve skin tone and treat age spots plus it’s certified organic.
13. A’kin Firming Collagen Booster Facial Oil, RRP $39.95
Enriched with seven certified organic oils and plant extracts like rosehip, sea-buckthorn, amaranth, pomegranate, rosemary, chamomile, and calendula, this affordable face oil help to revitalize and improve skin tone and texture. The oil is ultra-moisturizing, the texture feels great on the skin, and the scent is subtle — plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free, and clinically proven.