It’s not often that a beauty product has me singing along to Beyoncé, but when it does, I know it’s a keeper. You all know about my obsession with face oils, and over the past year, I’ve tried several (I have yet to try the Olsen-favorite, Rodin; if someone could kindly send me a sample, I’d be forever grateful.). However, there are four face oils in particular that get my skin looking (almost) on the same level as Queen Bey’s. Sure, that sounds very narcissistic and memes like #wokeuplikethis should probably disappear along with the humble-brag #nomakeupselfie, but hear me out: these products are fab.
If you’re still hesitant about applying any oils to your face, rest assured the following products are non-greasy, won’t clog pores, and are free of sulfates, phthalates or parabens. Intrigued yet? Read on for my top picks.
Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil: If you dream of waking up with radiant skin and foregoing foundation the next day, this oil is for you. Anytime I wear this to sleep, my skin is significantly softer and brighter the next day with blemishes and fine lines magically diminished, as if someone Photoshopped my face overnight. It is no wonder tsubaki oil has been a cult favorite in Japan for centuries.
*Olie Biologique Huile Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Oil: Pure Argan oil goodness (it is 100% organic), this product has been was a godsend during the dry polar vortex months and is nicely transitioning to warmer days that call for minimal makeup and a dewy complexion. I like to wear this during the day under a lightweight BB or CC cream and cream blush.
*This sample was provided to me for review via BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.
**Receive 20% off your purchase of the 005 Huile Radicale oil with code: OlieBB05 (through August 31, 2014).
Nyakio Hydrating Face Oil: I’m a bit of a coffee addict, so when I discovered this caffeine-rich face oil infused with African kola nut, I naturally hoped it would feign a good night’s sleep…and it did. It kept my skin and smooth and hydrated for the full 12 hours it promised. I didn’t apply this to my under-eyes but the caffeine ingredient seems like it would make a great eye serum.
Seventh Generation Hydrating Boost: Sometimes you need to fight oil with oil – specifically, jojoba oil. The nourishing serum balances complexion and reduces sebum production making it a must-have for the acne-prone. I hardly breakout since using this product.
Though I love all four of these beauty oils, I’m still experimenting with other oils (because, beauty blogging). Tonight I’m wearing Caudalie’s Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum and along with Caudalie’s Detox Oil. Hopefully, I’ll wake up like Queen Bey in the morning. Are you won over on the face oil trend yet? Let me know what face oils you like (or dislike!) in the comments.