11 Best New Beauty Oils
We greased up so you don't have to. Here are the picks that may just motivate you to use the new beauty oils in every step of your routine
Women have been using beauty oils for ages. In fact, the history of beauty oils can be traced back to ancient Egypt (Cleopatra used perfume oils -- natch). But then in the '90s and '00s, women everywhere seemed to want oil-free everything. "Is that foundation oil free?" That was the question every beauty counter employee fielded for a couple decades. But trends change -- as they always do -- and I couldn't be happier that the oil revolution is here.
"Oils are nurturing to the skin," says celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. "So many ingredients -- like glycolic acids and soaps -- strip the skin of all its oil, making it dry and forcing it to produce more oil." Miami dermatologist Leslie Baumann, MD, is also an oil advocate -- for body as well as face. She loves oils because many of them are more than just awesome moisturizers -- they're also loaded with antioxidants. Celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi swears by oils for nails and cuticles, and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin loves them for hair. "You can use oils for everything from scalp treatments to styling," she says.
Skip ahead to see the best new beauty oils.
I tried dozens of the newest oils -- as well as a few cult classics -- to come up with a beauty routine that's almost entirely oil-based. And before you freak out about some of these prices, remember: When it comes to beauty oils, a little goes a long way.
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