Skin Heroes: Best Face Oils

A lot of people avoid face oils for fear of making their skin shiny, but the truth is, if you find the right oil for your skin type, it can instantly improve your complexion’s tone and texture. Here, I pick some of my favourite face oils for all skin types…

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While I tend to avoid face oils in my day to day work, unless I’m working on a look that’s all about shine, adding an oil into your skincare regime can really help improve your skin tone and texture. A lot of people believe there’s no such thing as a face oil for acne, instead thinking they’re all aimed at dry skin types; but in reality, a face oil can help to control sebum production, as long as you choose an option that won’t clog pores.


Here are a few of the best face oils for all skin types…

Best face oil for dry skin

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil

If you have dry skin, it can be tempting to smother skin in a thick, rich oil or cream. Emma Hardie’s super-lightweight oil is instantly absorbed into skin with no greasy residue; and its blend of essential oils and plant extracts are soothing and brightening for dry skin. It’s great for combination skin, too, since it’s light enough for problem skin.

Best face oil for acne

Bobbi Brown Skin Clarifier Pore & Oil Control

Some people will tell you that to clear acne you need to strip your skin of oil, but this can actually do more harm than good, sending your sebum production into overdrive. Instead, choose a non-comedogenic option that won’t clog pores, like Bobbi Brown’s skin clarifier, specifically designed to target acne and problem skin. This is also a great option for tackling shine, apply two or three drops to clean skin twice a day.

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Best face oil for oily skin

A’Kin Rosehip Oil

This certified organic rosehip oil is a light but powerful concentrated oil, with provitamin A, vitamin E, and omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids. It will leave skin hydrated and soft without leaving it greasy or shiny.

Best face oil for mature skin

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial

This is a great option for those weary of using an oil, it’s a serum-meets-oil, which lifts and firms skin while giving the complexion a healthy glow. Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, the jasmine, frangipani, rose and tuberose essential oils give this super-smooth product a gorgeous scent.

Best Night Oil

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Targeting fine lines, wrinkles and oversized pores, this rich night oil contains cold-pressed avocado, chia and grape seed oil; apply before bedtime and wake up to smoother, healthier-looking skin that isn’t even a little bit greasy.

Best Face Oil for Stressed Skin

This Works Stress Check Face Oil

With vitamins C and E and moringa and crambe oil, this balancing facial oil is really good for calming inflamed, irritated and sensitive skin. Fragranced with natural oils including camomile and lavender, it has a relaxing impact for skin and mood as well.

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