“Beauty oils are the new black these days…and have me pushing my typical moisturizers to the back of my beauty cabinet”
Now before those of you with oily skin start saying I’m crazy for telling you to use an oil on your oil… hear me out. The truth about oily skin, is you still need to hydrate & moisturize. The skin is over compensating for what it is lacking by producing an overload of natural oils, and the more you try to fight it and dry it out with toners or harsh face washes the more it will create. It’s just a matter of figuring out what type of moisturizing regimen suits your skin type, whether it be dry, combination, oily, sensitive, or breakout prone.
JOSIE MARAN ARGAN OIL ORIGINAL | This is the OG of the oils, and Argan is a natural ingredient that promotes many benefits from is composition of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. This oil is on the heavier side, so I wouldn’t recommend this if you have combination to oily skin unless you were strictly using it as a night treatment. Reason being is the fact that is sits on the surface and takes forever to absorb! I loved this product but couldn’t get over how it always left my face feeling like grease city, especially since I wanted to use it day & night. With that being said, this is a savior for those who suffer from dry skin, allowing oil to slowly penetrate and absorb for a more effective hydration, I did also love it on my hands which are always ultra dry from glove use and over washing at school.
JOSIE MARAN ARGAN OIL LIGHT | When Josie Maran released her light version of the Argan Oil I felt like my prayers had been answered by the beauty oil Gods. This was EXACTLY what I wanted. Everything about the original, just a lighter formula! The absorption rate of this oil is magnificent, it penetrates quickly, but still leaves a moisturized finish – I’m telling you guys I even use this beneath my makeup (of course with a primer but still!) This oil not only leaves my skin smooth, but supple and more radiant. After trying all of the 4 oils above, hands down this is my holy grail, and combination to oily skin’s BFF!
FRESH SEABERRY OIL | Ohh, this little guy… I had such high hopes for this oil and I wanted to REALLY love it, but ultimately I had to exchange it and repurchase my JM Light. Let me first just say the ingredient list on this bottle is amazing and what initially sold me, Seabuckthorn Oil, Omegas, Cranberry Seed oil…all powerful anti-aging/anti-oxidants. Unfortunately my skin didn’t want to love it as much as I did, and decided to retaliate with a cystic like breakout. I noticed the first little blemish after a week of using the oil, but I didn’t want to jump to conclusions and continued to use it for a full month, basically until I couldn’t handle waking up to another cute bump on my face. After just a few days without the Fresh oil the breakout began to clear. I think this oil was just too much for my skin, which can sometimes be a bit sensitive and breakout prone with heavier products, plus Cameron couldn’t STAND the smell (takes a bit to get used to) of me drenched in it every night laying beside him haha! I know a lot of people love this oil, and I think it would suit mature skin lovely, especially for those of you wanting to maintain a more youthful & healthy glow.
NUDE PRO GENIUS OIL | The last contender on my list is from the brand NUDE, and is a bit of a splurge priced at $78 per 1oz bottle. I had received a deluxe sample of this product and used it between full size purchases of my usual oils. I never had any issues of breakouts with this oil, and it’s not super heavy or extra greasy feeling. This is definitely the fastest absorbing oil out of the 4, but I felt like it almost absorbed too quickly & too much, taking away from that moisturized skin finish I mentioned above that I prefer. I would suggest this oil for those of you who are extra oily, and need a product that will super absorb into the skin without highlighting the appearance of greasiness. Since I still have some of the NUDE oil and don’t use it for my face, I like to sometimes run it through the ends of my hair.
What is your favorite moisturizer/ beauty oil?