Beauty oils are huge right now, with every YouTuber on the planet making videos of themselves dripping them all over their faces, but are they just a ‘trend’ or is there benefit to using oil on your face?
The short answer is, YES, there’s a whole bunch of reasons to use beauty oils, and we’ve put together a little beginners guide to set you on the right path.
What are beauty oils?
Beauty oils are usually a blend of essential oils, fruit oils, plant oils and oils from other sources which have specific benefits for your complexion. Each one has a different formulation, which is good for different skin issues and they also usually have a complex fragrance which also works on an aromatheraputic level.
What are they good for?
Oils are deeply moisturising, making them good for dry skin and also skin which is suffering from the signs of ageing. However, they can also be good for oily skin, if you choose the right one. There’s pretty much an oil for every type of skin concern!
How do I use them?
If the YouTubers are to be believed, you’re supposed to film yourself dripping them all over your face – but actually, they can be used as a moisturiser, some can be used as cleansers to get rid of waterproof make up, they can be used for therapeutic massage and some can even be used as a replacement for your primer under make-up, especially if you have dry skin.
Which ones do we recommend?
Decleor Aroma Nutrition- Satin Softening Dry Oil – perfect for skin, hair and nails, to give a deep wash of moisture without feeling too greasy.
Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil – perfect for daily use to replenish very dry skin and improve oil production on a cellular level.
Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil – a delicate cleansing oil which melts away make-up in seconds without interfering with the skin’s natural balance.
Decleor Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum – a multi-award winning serum which is suitable for all skin types and will deeply nourish and hydrate the face.
Elemis Superfood Facial Oil – a natural blend of highly concentrated plant-based superfoods that deeply nourishes and hydrates.