Best Beauty Oils

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.

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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!
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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 Skin, Nail, and Hair Oil $12.40

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%). (

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. (

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil $46

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(

Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil $98

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
  • Tocopherol
  • Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (Licorice Extract)
  • Oryzanol (Rice Bran Oil Extract)
  • Inositol (Rice Extract)
  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Alcohol, Glycerin 
  • Algae Extract
  • Gold
  • Phenoxyethanol. (

Sisley Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil $235

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?



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  1. September 19, 2017 / 2:53 am

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 raxjl

  2. Shayna
    February 17, 2017 / 6:50 am

    Hi Serein! Love you so much, sending you lots of hugs and kisses during this difficult time. Wanted to know what you think of The Organic Pharmacy’s rosehip oil? Worth the investment? And also the Sunday Riley oils. XOXO

  3. Kim Shanahan
    February 16, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    What are your thoughts on Sunday Riley’s oils? And again…love this information! I just started to get into beauty oils as part of my nightly pamper routine, and I’m loving it!

    • Shayna
      February 17, 2017 / 6:51 am

      HA Just asked the same thing and posted before I saw your comment!

  4. Rosa Balli
    February 13, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Loved this post Serein ! I am past my forties and I need this face oils I recently purchased a vitamin c oil I just started using it I will see but thanks for your post I definitely saved some of your recommendations under wish list for the near future. Also a friendly Hello!!!?

  5. January 24, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Hi! I have used Almond oil. When I used it on my face, it clogged my pores. But when I used it on my legs and arms it made them very soft. I’ve also tried Rosehip Oil for sun spots. It helped lighted them. I get sun spots on my face very easy because I have lupus & have sun sensitivity. A lot of “mature” Youtubers are into oils for skin care. It’s helped some & some not.
    Another great post!

    • Serein Wu
      January 30, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Almond oil can clog your pores! Any nut oil can do that for your face. I would recommend avoiding nut oils on your face because the molecule is larger than your pores, so it actually sits on top of your skin. You can use it on your body because the skin there is not as sensitive and I have to do more research, but I believe the pores might be larger. But please don’t quote me on that yet.

  6. crixulescu
    January 18, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Great article, Serein! Ive also been very scared of introducing oils in my skin care, but Im willing to give them a shot. Im terrified of losing my oil production/having it slow down and Im getting very close to 30. Gonna try out the Boscia one and post some updates after 30 days.

    I was wondering if you could also do a post on your recommendations about SPF? Which ones you use/when/how and whatever else you find useful to share. I always mean to take notes when I see them in your videos/snaps but… what can I say, Im lazy lol. Would be good to have an article or video I can always look back on and check.

    P.S. good luck with the move!

    • Serein Wu
      January 30, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I’m so happy you have started to use oils in your skincare routine. So important for those of us heading into our 30’s. Our bodies go through so much change, we have to change our habits with that.

      I’ll be doing more about SPF as it gets warmer 🙂 I also have a SPF basics video on my channel. Hope you give that a watch.

  7. Debbie L
    January 16, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Such a nice post?I would try to find the derma e as a gift to my’s the only one I can afford hehe?..may I ask something?I have subscribed some time ago to the newsletter..this means I get informed for everything that I’ve chosen to be informed from your blog here?or for only the exclusive content?thank you for reading this and everything we write here and everywhere!!I want to send you an email to let you know that we’re here for you and your YouTube chanel and everything means a lot to us and that we support you(i can only speak for myself but I think you understand what I mean)but I feel that may be annoying..I don’t know?just lots of love and may you always smile?

  8. Puja
    January 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Loved the blogpost. I turn 26 in a few weeks and have noticed over the past year that my skin is not as oily as it used to be. I find myself needing to reapply moisturizer throughout the day especially with the cold and harsh northern-east coast winter so I was looking into hydrating beauty oils and serums however was overwhelmed with all the options. Will definitely look into your listed recommendations. Do you perhaps have or will be doing a similar post on skincare serums?

    • Serein Wu
      January 15, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      So happy this post was able to help you get started on which beauty oils to look at. I can do a serums one soon. I mainly focus on antioxidants as a serum and occasionally stray and try some other ones.

  9. January 12, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I love, love, love face oils! I’ve never tried any of these, so I’ve taken notes and will be sure to try one of them out next time I need a new bottle 🙂

    xx, Amy

  10. Barb C.
    January 12, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Love this blog I am always trying to find excellent skin care products I have been wanting to use more oils Thank you for sharing all your wonderful knowledge of skin care You are an amazing woman.???????

  11. Jacqueline Ruiz
    January 11, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Hey Serein! Wonderful post. I noticed that you don’t mention Kiehl’s products much and I was wondering if there is a particular reason why. I’ve heard mixed views about the brand. At the moment I am using the Keihl’s midnight recovery oil concentrate which has that ingredient Squalene. I think I remember you mentioning that this particular ingredient is good for our skin or am I mistaken? I’d love to hear your thoughts more about that.

    Also, I saw that you mentioned that you use the oil as the last step in your skincare routine or you mix it with a serum. I keep hearing mixed responses on what is better. The ladies at kiehl’s told me to make this as the step right before I apply my eye cream and face moisturizer. The people at sephora told me it is supposed to go after moisturizer. Both are saying one is better for absorption but I honestly don’t know who to believe. I trust your knowledge and was wondering what you think is most effective. I’d hate to spend so much on oils and it not properly do its job.

    Maybe a blog post on your daytime and nighttime skin care routine and order? I try to follow the korean 10 step skin care routine.


    • Jacqueline Ruiz
      January 11, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Oh and THANKS AGAIN for all of your hard work and I appreciate your time with everything.

  12. Carmela Terrado
    January 11, 2017 / 4:12 am

    I have never tried a single beauty oils product in my life. But I do serums and moisturizers do you have any tip on how should skincare be done step by step?

  13. Ashley
    January 11, 2017 / 12:04 am

    You posted this at a great timing for me; ive just started to care more about effective skincare and ive done some ‘research’ on my own, but it really is easier when someone you trust condenses it all for you, so thank you! And also thank you for the podcasts with kerry hite, i found they had understandable information for someone like me who knew nothing of skincare and ingredients.

  14. Tanja
    January 10, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Thank for this post! I’ve never used oils because of my very oily skin, but soon tried it and it was – great! Just sorry that most of the products you talk about aren’t available in my country (online is ok but can’t try it).

    • Serein Wu
      January 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Happy to hear that you are able to incorporate oils into your skincare routine. Thanks for reading!

  15. Laura Romero
    January 10, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I use the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I wonder if it”s as good as some of the ones you mentioned on the post? ?

    • Serein Wu
      January 11, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Maracuja oil has a high amount of vitamin c, which is good for discoloration as well as protects the skin. I’ve tried a few of the Tarte maracuja oil products, but I find Rosehip to be a better fit for me personally.

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