To keep your skin looking glowing and healthy, hydration is key, even if you have oily, acne prone or combination skin! Facial oils have so many skincare benefits, they can beautifully cleanse the skin, provide intense anti-ageing properties, offer deep hydration, calm and balance the skin to help reduce breakouts and fade scarring and pigmentation!. Whether your skin is dry, combination or oily, here on Nourished Life we have the perfect choice for your skin!
Best face oils for cleansing!
Happy Skincare '3 Cheers' Cleansing Oil
One of my favourite ways to cleanse my face is by using an oil. The Happy Skincare '3 Cheers' Cleansing Oil, $33.95, is a hard working product that when applied to the face, melts away any makeup, dirt and grime from the skin. It also helps to clear out any sunscreen applied to the face and environmental pollution. It's completely non drying and doesn't promote excessive oil production in the skin. To use, apply 4-5 pumps of product onto your dry face. Massage in and dampen to turn the oil milky. Rinse off!
Black Chicken Remedies Cleanse My Face Organic Purifying Oil Cleanser
The Black Chicken Remedies Cleanse My Face Organic Purifying Oil Cleanser $59, is made using a calming blend of 14 pure medicinal oils. These oils, including Jojoba, Camellia Tea and Sweet Almond, deeply cleanse the skin while uplifting your senses. They're very effective at dissolving excess oil and help to rid your face of any dirt without harsh chemicals. To use, massage 1-2 pumps all over your face.. Using a warm face cloth, wipe away any the remaining product.
Hemp Foods Australia Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil
Hemp Foods Australia's Cold Pressed Hemp Oil's EFA (essential fatty acid) balance naturally matches the sebum in human skin so it is perfect to use when cleansing. It is non-comedogenic (won't block your pores) yet is intensely soothing and hydrating. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which makes it suitable for sensitive, dry and mature skin types alike. Even those with skin conditions such as acne or skin with mild forms of eczema or dermatitis, can benefit from its unique properties.
If you're a fan of double cleansing, I highly recommend you start with an oil based cleanser and then finish with a cream cleanser. Double cleansing allows you to properly remove any makeup buildup on the skin and achieve a deep cleanse. To learn more about cleansing oils, take a look at this blog post I wrote all about the incredible benefits!
Best hydrating face oils for dry skin!
Dr Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment Oil
This multipurpose product can be used as a facial serum, overnight facial treatment or body oil to treat a range of skin conditions. The Dr Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment Oil $99.95, is a fantastic investment purchase because it works to stimulate the skin's natural ability to repair itself. Made with a blend of cold pressed oils and herbs including Licorice, Country Mallow and Turmeric, this oil visibly improves the quality of your skin. It may be the ideal oil for anyone wanting to control stretch marks, rosacea, acne, pigmentation, sun damage or dry skin!
Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil
The most concentrated Rosehip oil on the market is the Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil, $39.95. Containing concentrated fruit oil, this skincare product has twice the regenerative sterols and five times the amount of carotenoids than regular seed oil. Rosehip is perfect for dry skin, however it may also improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun damage, pigmentation and fine lines. It's rich in Trans-Retinoic Acid which penetrates the skin's epidermis to deliver a high concentration of essential nutrients, omegas and antioxidants. To use, apply 2-3 drops into the palm of your hands and massage into clean, dry skin.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil
Another great multi use product is the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil, $19.95. It's a lightweight oil made from Alpine Rose stem cells, Moroccan Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil to restore a healthy glow to your complexion. This oil is specifically formulated for anyone with dry and sensitive skin as it may help promote cellular regeneration while hydrating and toning the skin. To apply, use a few small drops over the face and neck.
The Beauty Chef Dream Repair Cellular Serum
This amazing reformulation features a rare microalgae which enhances the serum's ability to repair and protect your skin. The Beauty Chef Dream Repair Cellular Serum, $69.95, is perfect for ageing dry skin types; it is a deeply nourishing formula that works to rejuvenate skin cells while you sleep. Studies demonstrated a 17.2% increase in collagen in just 72 hours.
Best balancing face oils for combination/ acne prone skin!
Vanessa Megan Nature's Elixir Face Oil (N.E.O)
The Vanessa Megan Nature's Elixir Face Oil (N.E.O), $79.95, is designed to clear up problematic skin. It can help promote healthy skin cell growth and reduce both pigmentation and breakouts. It's made using a vitamin rich formulation of Argan Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil and Pumpkin Seed Oil. These are well known ingredients that may help to even out the skin tone and minimise pore size. To use, apply 4-8 drops of serum into the palm of your hand. Mix a small amount of water and apply to the face.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil
The Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil, $65,is a light and fast absorbing facial oil that helps to calm oily and blemished skin by providing essential moisturisation which can help to control breakouts, balance the skin and minimise redness. Using soothing ingredients such as Apricot, Kernel and Wheat Germ oils, this day oil also may also reduce pore size! This clarifying oil will clear the skin to leave it looking fresh and beautiful. To use, apply 1-3 drops to your skin every morning after cleansing.
The Jojoba Company Jojoba Oil
The Jojoba plant is well known to produce wax esters that are very similar to that found in our own skin. This allows the Jojoba oil to penetrate deeply into the skin and lock in moisture. The Jojoba Company Jojoba Oil, $19.95, can help to treat oily and breakout prone skin as it balances the skin's natural sebum production. This particular oil is rich in Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E to give your skin a boost of nutrients and antioxidants. It's made with extra virgin cold pressed and filtered Jojoba oil to achieve the purest quality oil. To use, apply both morning and night to clean skin.
Best all round skin boosting face oils!
Mukti Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9
For a powerful hit of antioxidants, the Mukti Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9, $54.95, is specifically designed to help to fight free radicals in the skin and promote collagen production. It's suitable for all skin types and is incredibly rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids that can help balance the skin. This facial oil has been made with 15 cold pressed nut oils including Chia Seed, Tamanu, Pomegranate and Kakadu Plum. It's also nourishing enough to be worn alone or under your favourite moisturiser!
Edible Beauty & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil
The Edible Beauty & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil works to promote a clear, glowing complexion. Made with Australian base botanicals including Kakadu Plum and Emu Apple Seed Oil, this product is highly moisturising. It's great for anyone with sensitive skin as it's packed full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, antioxidants and vitamin C which are ultra gentle on the skin. This lightweight oil can be worn alone or under your moisturiser. I even like to mix a little into my foundation for an added lift of radiance and I even apply it to the ends of my hair to prevent split ends. To use, apply 3-5 drops over the face and neck after cleansing.
MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil
Ideal for anyone with sensitive and blemish prone skin, the MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil, $44, helps to plump, hydrate and smooth fine lines. It's also rich in fatty acids and vitamins taken from moisturising ingredients including Rosehip Oil, Rose Damask, Yarrow, Geranium and Marshmallow. I love this product because it's really quick absorbing and doesn't feel heavy at all on the skin! You can apply it as a serum under your moisturiser or as a nourishing overnight treatment.
Ocinium Green Tea + Ginseng Facial Oil
Crafted with calming ingredients including Green Tea, Camellia Seed Oil and Rosehip, the Ocinium Green Tea + Ginseng Facial Oil, $55, may be best suited for congested, inflamed or acne prone skin. This facial oil targets skin irritations and redness by using fatty acids which may help regenerate cells and increase the skin's natural elasticity to create a soft, youthful complexion! It's a very restorative and rejuvenating formula that detoxifies the skin as it hydrates. To use, apply 3-4 drops to the face.