Quick Fix Facial Oils


Facial oils might just be what your skin is crying out for. A couple of drops topped off with your moisturizer in the evenings is all you need. These are the 3 current facial oils I'm using. I chose them based on my skin type (dry and dehydrated), so when choosing one remember your own skin type and concerns.

I've already spoken about the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil here, and I'm still totally turned off by the scent. Still, it's worth mentioning again because the oil itself is an option for those who like using 100% plant oils. I think this oil would be vastly improved without the irritating fragrances.

Katherine and I both love the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil after coming across it in Whole Foods. Katherine mentioned how it greatly helped her skin after a microdermabrasion treatment, which can be attributed to the oil's high concentration of rosehip oil and trans-retinoic acid. You can also use this on stretch marks, and I have no doubt that it would improve the skin's tone and texture on the body just as well. I only use facial oils at night, and especially with the Pai oil because it gives a slight orange tinge to the face. 

Great news for the budget-conscious shoppers wanting to dip their toes into facial oils (they can get pricey!): the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tone Correcting Face Oil is sold at Walmart. This oil completely exceeded my expectations. This oil has the best scent of the three and it worked amazingly in combination with a light moisturizer to hydrate the skin. It contains cocoa butter, a blend of oils (including rosehip, macadamia, argan and more), retinol and Vitamin C.

Do you use facial oils in your skincare routine?