I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
My oily skin has been an extreme source of irritation for me for as long as I can remember. But through trial and error, I've learned that moisturizing with beauty oils actually results in less oil secretion throughout the day.
So I'll get right to it: Here are the five face oils that keep my oily skin from acting like itself.
This was my first foray into the beauty oil world, and it's one of my summertime staples. I love the lightweight formula; it sinks in immediately and leaves my skin soft and grease-free. I typically wear my oils at night and it’s my number one go-to in the summer because it doesn’t feel heavy despite the heat and humidity.
Tarte Maracuja Oil
I got this deluxe sample in a kit I bought last winter, but I mainly used it in the summer because it's fairly lightweight. With passion fruit oil and vitamin E, this little wonder makes my skin look glow-y and healthy. The consistency is a little denser than Maran's argan oil, but it doesn't feel any heavier on the skin and is absorbed immediately.
Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil
This oil is a little heavier (it only takes a couple of drops to do the job), but it absorbs super quick. The first time I used it I was immediately struck by how fresh and alive my face looked when I woke up the next morning. Over time I’ve noticed that my skin also seems to have an added brightness to it as well. This is definitely a winter skin care staple.
Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
This is technically a bit of cheat since it’s a serum/oil hybrid, but I absolutely love it. It’s newer to me (I’ve been using it for a little over a month now), but it's the first product containing retinol that hasn’t made me feel like my skin is on fire. I don’t have a lot of intense acne scarring, but I have noticed what little marks I did have seem to have faded a bit. What most impressed me was how healthy my skin looked the morning after the first time I used this (and every time since). It just seemed more radiant--and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my complexion since I started using it.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil
Kara actually recommended this to me what seems like ages ago, but I didn’t get around to actually trying it until recently. When I first opened it and put it on my hand I thought it was WAY too thick. Then I tried it on my face, and I was shocked to discover that it sinks completely into the skin. It did such a great job that I have actually worn it as a daytime moisturizer. Like the other oils on my list, this leaves my skin looking fresh and bright. It plays so well under my makeup that I can actually use less foundation.
- What are your favorite beauty oils?
- Any oil skin folks who are terrified of face oils? I'm here for your questions and concerns in the comments!
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