“Beauty oils are having a major moment in the skin care industry right now. Almost every major skin care brand has a product or two out that is oil based and claims to make huge improvements on your skin.”
While some of these products may be useful, you don’t need to spend a ton of money on expensive skin care products. There are plenty of oils to choose from that won’t break the bank!
- Castor Oil– Properly dubbed the “miracle oil” Castor oil can be used to fight many ailments from skin problems to thinning hair. I have used castor oil to fade acne scars, treat athlete’s foot, and to minimize the appearance of calluses. I even use it on my eyelashes to condition and promote hair growth. Try my healthy lash serum here. Castor oil tends to be a bit drying so while it is great for spot treatments, I would avoid slathering it all over your face or large areas of skin.
- Coconut Oil– You may already know my love of coconut oil from my Eggs, Coconuts and Shiny Hair post, but there is so much more that you can do with this wonderful oil! I use it as a moisturizer for my body, a makeup remover, in homemade body scrubs, as a shaving cream, and even for cooking my eggs every morning. There are so many benefits for using coconut oil for weight loss (it curbs appetite and burns fat) to healing skin problems (it has anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties). Need more ideas? Check out 15 Uses for Coconut Oil.
- Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is probably best known for its power to fight acne, but did you know that you can also use it as a deodorant? Tea tree oil kills bacteria so it works wonders for eliminating odor. In addition to using tea tree oil as a deodorant, it can also be used to spot treat acne, prevent razor bumps or ingrown hairs. It can even be used to kill bacteria on you makeup brushes. Try out this makeup cleaner DIY and my homemade deodorant.**Make sure to dilute tea tree oil when applying it to the skin as it can be harsh and drying if used directly.
- Avocado Oil– Avocado Oil is another oil that you can use in recipes. Not only does avocado oil taste great in salad dressings, it is amazing as a facial, body and hair moisturizer. It penetrates deep down into the skin when applied which it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Avocado oil is high in vitamins A, B, C, D,E, and K, and potassium. It is light enough to use both during the day and night, especially if you have dry skin. If you use sunscreen every morning (and you should!!), you can just mix a drop or two in for extra hydration. Worried about smelling like an avocado all day? Don’t be! The slight avocado smell will fade within a few minutes.
- Argan Oil- Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and is another amazing oil for moisturizing the skin. I use it as a cuticle oil, facial moisturizer,hair de-frizzifer and in body scrubs or lotions. This is a light oil and is great for people with oily or combination skin. For that reason, I enjoy using this oil in the summer months because it hydrates your skin without feeling heavy. I like to mix a few drops in with my face and body moisturizer for that beautiful natural glow! When purchasing argan oil be sure to only purchase %100 pure argan oil. Since light breaks down the properties of argan oil be sure to only purchase oils that come in a dark colored bottle.
- Maracuja Oil– Out of all of the oils, I have tried maracuja oil seems to be the lesser known oils. I found out about this oil when I received a sample from Tarte. Tarte claims that maracuja oil contains anti-aging and healing properties. They also state that it’s essential fatty acids repair and rebuild skin while reducing redness, irritation and inflammation. Maracuja oil also brightens dull skin and contains Vitamin C. I am not sure about its ability to prevent aging, however, with regular use I noticed brighter skin. I also enjoyed the fact that this oil has no scent and it absorbs into the skin quickly. Along with the argan oil, maracuja oil is pricey. It costs $46.00 for a 1.7oz bottle. I was able to find one for 12.95 for 0.5 ounces by Botanical Beauty on Amazon I haven’t tried it yet but as soon as I run out of the Tarte sample, I think I am going to try it out!
- Rosehip Oil– Save the best for last! This is my favorite oil for my face at the moment. Rosehip oil contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins (Hellooo vitamin C!), and fatty acids. I have been using rosehip oil in place of my nightly moisturizer and have seen great results. I have less breakouts, my skin looks brighter and smoother. My skin looks so good that I have been wearing less foundation and cover up! There are so many benefits than the ones that I have mentioned. If you want morein-depthh information about rosehip oil check out this Dr. Axe article.
There you have it! My picks for some of the best facial oils out there. Keep in mind we all have different needs when it comes to skin care. Don’t be afraid to try experimenting with different oils to find a fit for you. Are you using oils for skincare? If so, let us know what your favorites are in the comments below!