Lotions and creams get a lot of attention, but let's not forget another moisturizing skin hero: face oil. Whether a pure blend of, say, camellia or a mixture of some of the finest oils one can pat into their skin, face oil can make a mega difference when added to your regimen. In terms of skin care, it adds another layer of hydration between your serum and face cream that even oily skin types can benefit from. In terms of makeup, it's a versatile tool — add a drop to your beauty blender for easier blending or add a couple drops to your foundation for a more luminous finish.
For the sake of better skin and more vibrant complexions, we rounded up some of our favorite luxurious face oil options. Your shelfies and selfies are gonna look so good.
We argue that you might have just reached the height of luxury when you've begun applying authentic 23-karat gold to your face. In addition to gold, this face oil by Tatcha also contains Japanese-sourced camellia oil, a fast-absorbing oil that's loaded with vitamins and omega fatty acids, as well as rice bran oil, macadamia oil and plant-based squalane. It's approved for all skin types.
One of Herbivore's newest gems is its Emerald Oil, a deeply moisturizing and healing blend of oils and adaptogens, including cannabis sativa seed — aka hemp (non-psychoactive). It's no secret that cannabis oil is a super trendy ingredient right now, but it's being utilized for good reason. It's loaded with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, vitamin E, gamma linolenic acids, and it's soothing and won't clog pores.
Cle de Peau Beaute's Radiant Multi Repair Oil comes packaged in a vibrant pink bottle and features some truly luxurious ingredients. There's golden silk essence, which helps restore suppleness while clarifying; Japanese pearl to smooth and hydrate; and theanine, a traditional herb that helps beautify the skin. It also contains a blend of powerful oils, including rice germ, primrose, rosehip and camellia.
While many of the oils on this list can be used day or night, Pestle & Mortar's Superstar Retinoid Night Oil is reserved for pre-ZZZ usage. That's because it's formulated with two different types of retinol, a powerful ingredient that's recommended for evening application since it can make skin more sensitive to UV rays. Retinol is a potent skincare ingredient that prevents and restores signs of aging. Dermatologists swear by it and countless studies back up its efficacy, which means it truly deserves a spot in every skin guru's regimen. Pestle & Mortar's formulation pairs the two retinols with a bounty of calming, soothing oils — like jojoba, avocado, black currant and pomegranate — which means you'll wake up with a hydrated, radiant complexion.