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!
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?