As we age, the skin’s natural oils decrease, leading to a weakened barrier that can’t keep moisture in. These beauty oils can pass quickly through the skin to the lipid layer to fortify it, so pick one with properties that suit your specific needs.
essano Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $29.95 (20 ml)
Packed with natural antioxidants and nutrients, rosehip oils are known to improve skin’s healing abilities, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines. The essano Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is 100 per cent organic, and absorbs well without leaving any greasy feeling behind.
Facial Oil, $216, from Chanel
Chanel’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, first created this oil in 1927 for use in face massages. This is the 2017 version with camellia, white meadowfoam, jojoba and vegetal squalene oils. It melts into skin to fortify it and keep it supple while giving it a satiny glow. And its jasmine fragrance helps soothe a tired mind.
Facial Oil, $120, from Kenzoki
Inspired by 1,300-year-old lotus seeds discovered at the bottom of a lake in northern China, it protects skin with extracts of handpicked seeds from lotus plants that Kenzo cultivates in Laos.
Facial Oil, $50, from Laneige
With fatty acids from passion flower seed oil and vitamin E, the oil-water emulsion helps skin maintain the right oil-to-water ratio for optimum barrier function. It leaves a light but protective film on your skin to give a dewy glow and seal in moisture.
Facial Oil, $74, from Kose Sekkisei
A compound of oriental plants, and essential oils such as lavandin, rosemary and camomile, impart a distinctive herbal scent to this oil. The ingredients are believed to help prevent the formation of blemishes and freckles, as well as to moisturise, firm, and restore a translucent shine to dull and stressed skin.
Facial Oil, $57, from Innisfree
Formulated with green tea seeds and leaves harvested from Jeju Island using eco-friendly practices, this product has anti-inflammatory properties to calm and soothe, and vitamin E and amino acids to deeply hydrate and nourish skin – all without leaving a greasy after-feel or shine.
Facial Oil, $39, from Ania
This 100 per cent organic face oil is a lighter version of Ania Skincare’s Argan Oil. Both oils provide intense hydration without a greasy after-feel, but this newer formulation is more quickly absorbed into the skin. It works wonderfully as a makeup base, and can also be used on your hair and body. Apply two to three drops on your face as a moisturiser before you sleep, and you’ll wake up with softer, smoother skin. Trust us, we tried it!
Facial Oil, $106, from Estelle & Thild
This facial oil is rich in antioxidants, which fight against the visible signs of ageing on your face. They also effectively combat damage caused by UV rays, leaving you with naturally glowing skin.
Facial Oil, $63, from This Works
Our skin is exposed to many harmful environmental factors daily, making it prone to inflammation and dryness. This face oil helps to preserve your skin’s barrier, improve your skin’s elasticity, and prevents the appearance of premature ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. With a soothing aromatherapeutic fragrance, it helps to ease both physical and mental stress too.
Facial Oil, $39, from Pixi
Rejuvenate your skin with this blend of youth-preserving oils. Its skin-loving formula improves your skin’s elasticity and leaves your complexion with a soft dewy glow.
Facial Oil, $75, from Smashbox
This lightweight oil perfectly preps your skin for flawless foundation application. With a blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich oils, it effectively moisturises your face with a radiant and dewy finish while reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines.