Beauty oils are a must have in any skincare routine. Today I share with you five benefits of using beauty oils and five of my favorite beauty oils in rotation. My love for beauty oils is recent. Five years ago, I would avoid oils in my skincare like the plague. Now I love oils, but it has the be the right kind of oil. Not all oils are equal. As I age, my skin has changed. For example, most of my life I had oily skin, then I turned 30 and my skin became dehydrated. My skin has always been at some level of dehydration. Just because I had oily skin, did not mean my skin was hydrated. My oily skin was from an imbalance, which caused overproduction of oils. Now in my 30’s, I have lost the overproduction of oil and developed dryness.
5 BENEFITS OF BEAUTY OILS
Oils can benefit any skin type. You just have to find the right ones for your skincare needs. My favorite reasons for incorporating beauty oils in a skincare routine are:
They can prevent aging
Some beauty oils are packed full of antioxidants which helps your skin defend against sun damage and environmental stresses. Just like the good for you antioxidants we try to eat in our diets, it’s good for our skin too.
Great for dry skin
Because oils are lipophilic (capable of dissolving or absorbing lipids.), they can penetrate deep into the skin. Some oils help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. This is important for those of us living in large cities with a lot of pollution.
Shrink enlarged pores
Oils such as macadamia, jojoba, and camellia can pull out grime and fats from pores, which help make them appear smaller in time. However, these need to be of high quality oils. Most readily available oils from your local grocery store will clog your pores versus shrink them. Quality matters when it comes to oils.
Plumping the skin
As you age, your natural oil production decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out. Typical moisturizers contain very little oils. Because oils are lipophilic, they pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster, preventing water loss and plumping skin with moisture. I personally focus on oils to help keep my skin hydrated and only use a moisturizer during the daytime.
Helps diminish discoloration
Oils like Rosehip which have a high concentration of vitamin c and Trans-Retinoic Acid help with hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, sun spots, and scarring!
My 5 Favorite Beauty Oils
Incase you are still hesitant about beauty oils or don’t know where to start. Here are five of my current favorite beauty oils. You can find all five beauty oils in rotation and in my medicine cabinet.
Dermae is one of my favorite affordable skincare lines. This all in one beauty oil is perfect for the winter time. I use this oil for my hands, knees, feet, and ends of my hair. Not sure I’d recommend using it on the face, but a good all around oil to keep around. This beauty oil contains Argan oil, which can cause irritation and breakouts for some. I am one who cannot use Argan oil on my face.
- Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan)Kernel Oil* (98.0%)
- Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil
- Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.5%). (dermae.com)
Trilogy Rosehip Oil $32.99
Rosehip oil is my favorite oil to use. It helps with dryness, sun damage, wrinkles, and even stretch marks. You can use Rosehip to help with burns and discolorations of the skin. A naturally rich source of essential fatty acids, rosehip oil is something I recommend everyone invest in. I add 1 to 2 drops in with whatever serum I’m using and pat on to the skin. I’ve also used rosehip oil after dry brushing to diminish stretch marks.
- 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) seed oil. (amazon.com)
I use the Boscia Beauty Oil as the last step in my skincare routine. At night, the oil helps seal in my serums and provide hydration. For the daytime, this oil is perfect for sealing in my moisturizer and prepping my skin for makeup or just give me a plump radiant fresh face. After using this oil, I’ve noticed an improvement in hydration, firmness, and texture.
- Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil
- Wakame (Japanese Sea Kelp)
- Rice Bran Oil(sephora.com)
The newest addition to my beauty oil family, this lightweight beauty oil deeply hydrates my skin and delivers a high concentration of antioxidants. Perfect for daytime to help protect your skin from UV damage. I like to use the Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil as a final step in my daytime skincare routine.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
- Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane (Olive Origin)
- Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Fragrance (Natural)
- Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate
- Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate
- Phytosteryl Macadamiate (Macadamia)
- Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil
- Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract)
- Oryzanol (Rice Bran Oil Extract)
- Inositol (Rice Extract)
- Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
- Alcohol, Glycerin
- Algae Extract
- Phenoxyethanol. (sephora.com)
The most luxurious beauty oil I own. This beauty oil helps fight the signs of aging, is full of antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. I like to use this directly on clean skin day and night. Especially beneficial when I’m under a lot of stress and not sleeping enough.
- Plum oil (rich in omega 6): strengthens the barrier function and brings comfort and suppleness to the skin
- Camelina oil (rich in omega 3 and 6): nourishes, soothes and preserves the skin’s lipid balance
- Phytosqualane: nourishes, moisturizes and strengthens the skin’s protective film
- Natural Tocopherols: help to combat free radicals
- Unsaponifiables of avocado: regenerate, repair, nourish, soothe
- Padina pavonica: stimulates synthesis of glycosaminoglycans
- Black Rose extract: moisturizes and softens
- Bulgarian Rose essential oil: tones
- Magnolia essential oil: soothes
- Geranium essential oil: purifies
Have you tried a beauty oil yet? What are some of your favorites?