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Oil Love You

HEH, sorry about the title. Today’s post is about facial oils! I’ve been using them for about six months or so, and I just wanted to sort of talk about what I have and when I like to use them. If you’ve been curious about these oils, read on!

FaceOils

Human Nature 100% Natural Sunflower Beauty Oil — This is the first beauty oil I ever bought, but I got it to use for my underarms (shut up, lol). I have about half of it left because I hated how it felt, but I have been using it as a night facial moisturizer sometimes. It’s also great as a hair oil, though I haven’t tried it for that. I like it because it’s accessible to me and cheap.

Milea Jojoba Oil — I got this to use as a natural cleansing oil. It has a lot of great uses for moisturizing and hydrating, and for removing makeup, and for use in DIY beauty recipes. It’s also great as a night treatment for dry lips.

One Love Organics Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster — This isn’t technically a straight-up oil, rather a concoction of several including coconut oil (in capric triglyceride) and essential oils. I just added it here because I consider it a facial oil. I like to use it during the day, before makeup, as my moisturizer.

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil — This is a recent addition to my routine, but I’ll be honest—I can’t stand the smell of this. It’s very reminiscent of fish. Again, it’s mainly used for alleviating dry skin, but I haven’t used it enough to really determine how effective it is. IT SMELLS LIKE FISH, so I use it on some nights.

Indie Lee Squalane Oil — I LOVE THIS STUFF. I used this a lot when I was in the States and the weather was so much drier. It definitely calmed my skin down and properly hydrated it. It’s squalane derived from olives, so that’s a plus. It’s a kind of all-arounder and I notice a big difference in my overall skin condition whenever I use this. (The list of uses is pretty impressive.)

Aura Cacia Essential Oils: Peppermint and Rosemary — These work for different things. I mainly bought the peppermint oil to add into my NARS lip gloss because it smelled so bad, lol. I love sniffing the rosemary oil in the middle of a work day as a calming smell. I’m wary about putting undiluted essential oils (they usually need a carrier like jojoba oil since these things are potent) so I haven’t done so yet.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (not pictured) — I use this (it’s about 15% oil, I think) as a spot treatment for acne.

So, there you have it! Most of the uses are for moisturizing, but the world of oils is very, very vast. The reason why I ventured into it was because I wanted to find alternatives to too-complicated skincare products. So far, I’ve been very happy with them. A glaring omission is probably coconut oil. It’s supposedly really good, but I just can’t stand how it smells. I do use it for cooking, though!

Do you use oils in your skin care?

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30 Comments

  1. I alternate between carrot and rosehip oil, but I find that in the winter time i need something stronger than these two.. still on the look out for that. The squalene one looks interesting!

    • That caught my attention, too!

      I want it. But it’ll probably take me forever to finish my Andalou Naturals Omega Glow facial oil. 😦

      • I really love andalou naturals! I use their kombucha enzyme peel. Once i finish all my other skincare stuff I think I may switch fully to andalou. Marshalls here sells their stuff for like half off!

      • I have to check if they import the oils, since I’ve seen a lot of their hair and body care stuff here!

  2. OMG!!! So many oils to choose from. I guess I will go for your favorite one…the Indie Lee Squalane Oil.

  3. I’m using Andalou Naturals’ 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil; it’s a nice mix of all sorts of oils (and rosehip and rose of course). I have my eye on the Indie Lee oil though! –Angela

  4. Do not use the Human Nature oil for hair! I attempted to use it then my hair was SOOOO greasy for the rest of the day hahaha

  5. I hated the Human Nature oil! Hehe esp for the hair. I tried it and I was a greaseball the whole day. In other news, the Aesop oil and I have become good friends again, I use it as my night oil. And argan oil I use everyday. A pregnancy discovery: Bio Oil is amazing! I use it on my belly and I don’t have stretchmarks–yet. But it has lightened my older stretchmarks in the pwet-ish area, hehe. tmi :p

    • HAHAHA sabi nga ni Justine somewhere in this post! I read on the label that you should use 1/2 a drop, but I’m like… HOW??? Hahaha. What’s Bio Oil made of? I wanna look into that haha. It’s good for skin problems daw!

      • haha oo nga! :p eep i forget the properties of bio oil but i am amazed. and an update! i gave birth na and i have zero stretchmarks! slow clap to bio oil 🙂

  6. you know, i keep hearing about that indie lee oil! it sounds good. I have the OLO oil on my wishlist too. and i liked your title haha. i like cheesy plays on words :/ haha

  7. Hi, I just wanted to find out where you get most of your cleansing oils? I want to try out the Oil Cleansing Method, but I honestly don’t know where to start. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Hi ee, these aren’t cleansing oils. 🙂 I haven’t used cleansing oils in a pretty long time because the best I’ve tried is shu uemura’s and I don’t buy from them anymore.

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