5 Oil-Based Products Your Face Will Thank You For

Oil has been an ingredient in skincare products for years. Now, different kinds of oil have become the main ingredient. No matter what your skin type is (yes, even oily) or what you need to do from cleansing to moisturizing and even balancing, there is an oil out there for you.

1. Nuance Marigold Cleansing Facial Oil

Source: Nuance

Source: Nuance

Oil not only moisturizes, it also has incredible cleansing properties. Recommended for all skin types, Nuance’s Marigold Cleansing Facial Oil penetrates deep and removes impurities from your skin. Marigold oil can also help prevent aging due to its antioxidant properties. This cleanser also contains arnica oil, which is very healing and soothing. And while marigold sounds as if it smells like a field of flowers, don’t worry, this product is actually fragrance-free. Sold exclusively at CVS, the price makes it a steal.

2. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

You might already be familiar with Moroccan oil or Argan oil. While there are many products out there containing this ingredient, to reap all the benefits argan oil has to offer, you really need to choose something that is 100% pure such as Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. While you can apply it to your hands and especially your hair, because it has anti-aging properties, argan oil is best applied to your face, especially if you get painfully dry winter skin. The best way to use it is just after washing, when your face is still damp. You only need a very small amount, and it will absorb quickly.

3. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

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Source: Drunk Elephant

In addition to having a remarkable name, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is truly a one-of-a-kind product. It can take care of all of your moisture needs, including your face, hands, cuticles, neck, chest, and even your hair. Marula Oil’s antimicrobial properties also make it an excellent beard oil, especially if you tend to nick yourself (hey, it happens). The tiniest drop on your lips can also replace your regular lip balm. Virgin Maula Luxury Facial Oil is 100% pure, so it’s free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. It’s also naturally unscented. Another bonus of this product is the packaging. The bottle is very strong (trust me, I’ve dropped it) and has a little built-in dropper. This makes the oil very easy to use, so you are able to dispense as much or as little as you need without wasting one drop.

4. Penhaligon’s Sartorial Beard Oil

Penhaligon’s is a luxury British fragrance house that has been around since 1870. With that kind of staying power, you know the products must be good. If you like beard oil, Penhaligon’s Sartorial Beard Oil is a must. It contains sunflower, grape seed, and wheat germ oils. These ingredients soften the beard and hydrate your face. Scented with one of the company’s signature fragrances, Sartorial, it will keep you smelling fresh. If you aren’t into aftershaves or colognes, this is a nice, light alternative. Furthermore, the packaging is so attractive, you can’t help but leave it out.

5. Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil

If you have oily skin and perhaps you’ve been a little hesitant to use oil-based products, Dr. Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil will change your mind. Even oily skin needs moisture, and this product was designed to moisturize and balance out oily skin types specifically. It also reduces the appearance of pores and blemishes. Formulated with calendula, its healing properties can reduce redness in your skin. If you’ve been struggling with a less-than-perfect complexion, this oil might be exactly what you need.

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