Want glowing skin from within? Then look no further, and incorporate beauty oils into your skincare routine. When used properly, they really do nourish and provide youthful, plumped skin. Choosing the right beauty oil for your skin type can be confusing. The options in the marketplace are immense, so you need to consider things like brand, budget, ingredients and efficiency when picking the right one.

One thing is certain – you will get your penny’s worth. Think about it: you are not limited to use beauty oils just on your face. They’re also, great for your hair, body, cuticles and feet.

The key to getting the best beauty oil is in the ingredients. Most beneficial and widely-available ones avocado, rosehip, coconut, grape seed, marula and argan, almond, aloe vera, calendula, jojoba, neroli, moringa, pumpkin seed, ylang-ylang, vitamin E, and tea tree oil. Some brands focus on only one ingredient product, others combine several key ingredients. This depends on research, the brand’s resources, and what purpose the product serves (is it to tackle hyper-pigmentation/acne/anti-aging? etc.).

I notice a huge difference between plant-based/organic beauty oils and mineral-based ones. The absolutely best ones are the vegetable-based oils, as they tend to sink into the skin better – not to mention the skin care benefits as they are packed with antioxidants. I would stay away from the mineral oils.

Beauty oils have been in my skincare stash for years, and I have tried a vast number of oils over the years from different brands, in different price ranges and with different ingredients. The ones I currently like and limit myself to are Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil, RMS Beauty Oil and Keihls Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Caudalalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil

Those of you who are familiar with the Caudalie brand will know that grape seed oil is the main ingredient in their product ranges. Grape seed extracts are rich in vitamin E and omega-6, which helps with skin nourishment and regeneration. This specific product claims to contain six ‘actives’ (grape seed oil, jojoba seed oil, sesame seed oil, sunflower seed oil, rosemary leaf extract and Cymbopogon martinii oil) and 100% natural oils. Seasonal changes and weather conditions have major impact on our skin. My skin has mostly benefited from this product during the spring/summer months. On days when I feel like my skin needs extra nourishment, I use two drops of Vinosource on my clean face as a last step in my night-time skincare after a good cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser. I notice a huge difference in how soft and plumped my skin feels in the morning.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

It’s a cult product for this brand, and I have been using it for years and years. It contains 99.8% naturally-derived products, and some of the key ingredients are lavender essential oil, primrose oil, and Kiehl’s signature ingredient squalene, found in olives). As part of my night-time skincare routine, I apply couple of drops mixed with my moisturiser on days when my skin looks tired and I want to wake up with my skin looking as fresh as if I’d had my eight hours’ beauty sleep.

RMS Beauty Oil

I absolutely, love love love this brand and RMS‘s philosophy. I’ve had this one in my kit for years and especially recently, in the summer heat wave, I’ve loved it even more. RMS beauty oil is made of great quality exotic oils packed with antioxidant and vitamin-rich oils like jojoba seed oil, rosehip seed oil, tamanu oil and buriti oil.

My skin is loving this oil and mostly benefiting when I use it as part of night-time routine. On days when I use acids like retinol/glycolic acid/vitamin containing products, I layer this oil into cleansed skin as a last step in my routine.

Hope your skin is benefiting from beauty oils, as much as mine?

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