Jojoba, macadamia, argan oils...learn about their hydrating benefits and which ones ECHELON recommends.
While they often get a bad rap, beauty oils aren’t here to make your face break out in pimples. When used properly, they are actually a failsafe solution to some extra hydration and can also help ward off future breakouts.
Our bodies do produce oil naturally, but the amount produced decreases significantly as we age and without sufficient oil supply, our skin can often get too dry causing breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles.
Ling Chan, celebrity facialist and founder of Ling Skin Care, suggests choosing an oil like jojoba or argan because they have a smaller molecular size, meaning they’re better able to penetrate through the top layers of the skin. But for those with acne-prone skin, understanding the mechanics behind your natural oil production is key. "Most people with acne try to dry their skin out, which is one of the worst things you can do. Acne is your skin’s way of telling you that your oil to water ratio is off balance," Chan told Forbes. “Breakouts happen due to overactive oil glands, so using a healthy supplemental oil such as squalane, diminishes your own oil production.”
Here, we’ve rounded up five different beauty oils for your face and body to help you set up your ultra-hydrated skincare routine.
NONI GLOW FACE OIL BY KORA ORGANICS
Founded by international supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics has grown to become one of the most reputable natural skincare brands around the globe. All of the brands’ products are cruelty-free and formulated with highly active certified organic ingredients. The Noni Glow Face Oil is one of their signature products, made to combat dryness and dullness while reducing the visible effects of sun damage and scarring. The formula is made up of certified organic noni extract, rosehip oil, pomegranate oil and sea buckthorn oil to create a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
SUNDAY RILEY JUNO ANTIOXIDANT + SUPERFOOD FACE OIL
An aesthetic yet functional face oil, Sunday Riley’s Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil is a delicious mix of pink and yellow oils—all with a nourishing purpose. It contains blueberry seed oil, wild carrot seed oil, red raspberry seed oil and superfood seed oils, which work together to help feed the skin its needed antioxidants, vitamins, essential amino acids, omegas 3, 6, & 9. The mixture will give an instant glow by restoring the skin’s natural moisture barrier while supporting the skin’s elasticity with beta-carotene, making it the ideal choice for people with uneven skin texture, visible pore or dryness.
SUNSET OIL BY EIR NYC
An oil for your face and body, Sunset Oil by Eir NYC was made for those who love the outdoors. It’s 100 percent vegan and relies on oils like coconut and jojoba as well as plant extracts to provide your skin with extreme nourishment and moisturisation after a long day in the sun. While it’s primarily made for beach days, it can also be used as an everyday super-hydrating moisturiser, especially in the winter months.
ROSE BODY OIL BY JURLIQUE
A limited edition creation by Jurlique, this body oil is rich in pure roses, naturally fragranced with Rosa Gallica grown on Jurlique’s biodynamic farm, where each plant is harvested by hand. The body oil is infused with macadamia, safflower and jojoba oil, which help nurture and replenish the skin. Ideal for everyday use, Jurlique also recommends using it as a massage oil to leave the skin feeling rejuvenated and soft.
SKINHIT NOURISHING OIL WITH HEMP AND ROSEHIP BY BEAUTY BAY
SkinHit’s Nourishing Oil is enriched with hemp seed oil, a product derived from cannabis sativa seeds which provides the skin with rich fatty acids, as well as rosehip oil, a powerful antioxidant. The duo work together to help de-stress and relieve your complexion while protecting the skin against signs of ageing. The oil is cruelty-free, vegan and considered suitable for all skin types.