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The Good Oil on facial oils

Facial oils instantly hydrate thirsty skin and give new life to your complexion. Do not fear the facial oil, the right oil can actually balance the natural oils in your skin.

While the well-known, traditional oils such as almond, jojoba and primrose remain, they have been somewhat upstaged by the lesser-known super oils of today that include; marula, preilla, argan and burity oil. Argan oil is the hero ingredient, for now, because it closely resembles the lipids in human skin; it works naturally with the skin.

With most brands incorporating a facial oil in their product line-up these days, there is now a facial oil suitable for most skin types.

Here are some products to covet, but you do need to consider your skin type and then choose the one that will work best for you. Also, before you buy, check the ingredients list to see how much of the oil is included. It’s common for brands to combine a little of the super oil with lashings of silicon oil (dimethocine), which is not great for the skin.

Fresh Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil is our top pick. While not yet available in-store in Australia, you can order it online. The lightweight formula is great, and the effect on the skin is immediate – you can almost feel your face getting smoother and more supple as you use it. It contains powerful antioxidants to protect the skin from aging free-radicals. Our 70-something tester said she had complementary comments about her skin after using it for just one week. Prices start from $57.60 for 50ml and available online. Click HERE for the link.

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil was created by New York fashion stylist Linda Rodin to satisfy all of her complexion beauty needs. The result is a potion that is nothing short of amazing. No wonder it’s created a non-stop buzz in the beauty world. Packed with eleven essential oils, this liquid moisturiser promises hydrated skin and a luminous, light-reflecting complexion. Priced from $126 for 120ml and available online. Click HERE for the link.

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is a top contender in the league of must-have facial products. It offers long-lasting hydration that is perfect for those who have combination, dry, oily and sometimes acne-prone skin. If that doesn’t make you happy, then the geranium and rosewood scent will tickle you pink. Priced from $49.50 for 40ml and available at department stores. 

Perricone MD Chia Serum instantly revives dull and patchy skin and leaves an immediate radiant glow; to the point you might not need your blush. Chia seeds are naturally full of Omega 3 fatty acids, and the formula is further enriched with vitamins A, E, C ester, pro-vitamin B5 and Co Enzyme Q10. You can use it as a supplement to your moisturiser, a primer for makeup or over your makeup, for a healthy glow.  Priced from $112 for 30ml and available from Mecca Cosmetica, in-store or online. Click HERE for the link.   

Nude Progenius Treatment Oil is Nude’s premier product and one for those who are looking for a very natural product with fewer nasty chemicals. Nude products are made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan. It contains Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9, from 10 carefully selected plant oils. Priced from $120 for 30ml and available at Mecca Cosmetica, in-store or online, or for $89.70 plus delivery online. Click HERE for the link.  

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil is the purest and most unadulterated of argan oils in the market today; a great all-rounder.  Whether you use it as a leave-in hair conditioner, a body moisturiser or an anti-zit skin treatment, this oil truly delivers bang for your buck. Priced from $45 for 125ml and available from Kiehls, in-store or online.  Click HERE for the link.


Note: We have listed the website in this article as it is one of the few websites to deliver some key brands (such as Sephora) to Australia. They have a range of payment options and use Australia Post to deliver. However we tested their delivery and it was relatively slow – three weeks from order to arrival.

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