From oily and acne-prone to dry and sensitive, each skin type is unique, bringing its own characteristics. Whether you're a skincare enthusiast or a novice looking to establish an effective routine, understanding your skin type is the key to unlocking a glowing complexion.
And with the plumping, hydrating and glowing effects they bring, finding the best face oil for your unique skin can be a real game-changer. But with so many options available, how do you decide which one is right for you? It starts with getting to know the different natural oils out there, and which oils are best suited for each skin type and concern. Here, we uncover our seven favourite natural skin oils for a healthy and glowing complexion, including the benefits they bring, and how to identify the best choices for different skin types.
What oil can I use on my face?
The good news is that most oils can be used on the face, but the key lies in selecting ones that align with your specific skin type and needs. Whether you're trying to target fine lines, acne, dryness, or excess oil, there's a face oil out there that can meet your needs. Find out more about the world of face oils and discover the perfect addition to your skincare routine below…
1. Argan oil
Ideal for dry and ageing skin
Argan Oil is a veritable elixir for parched and maturing skin. Brimming with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this non-comedogenic oil is established as a formidable force against dryness, seamlessly diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its remarkable quality lies in its swift absorption, leaving the skin imbued with nourishment sans any lingering greasiness.
Argan Oil is a distinguished addition to a number of our oil-based products, designed to elevate your skincare routine from everyday to extraordinary. la lune de velours, our oil to milk cleanser, stands out for its pure Argan Oil composition, enriched with vitamin E. Tailored to enhance skin elasticity and diminish fine lines while you cleanse, la lune de velours intensely hydrates, leaving your skin feeling soft, clean, and rejuvenated.
And l’étoile infinie is our multitasking organic facial oil that blends Argan Oil with Abyssinian and Kukui Nut Oil, as well as Vitamin E ~ a potent fusion of natural ingredients. This lightweight formula suits all skin types, promoting hydration, balance, and improved texture ~ protecting the skin from environmental stressors while enhancing its radiance. The perfect final touch to seal in all the goodness of any skincare ritual.
2. Abyssinian Oil
Tailored to oily and acne-prone skin
Renowned for its feather-light consistency, Abyssinian Oil is a key component of l’étoile infinie, which reigns supreme for those navigating oily or acne-prone skin.
Abyssinian Oil brings a myriad of benefits ~ not only addressing the challenges of excess sebum but also harmonising oil production. With a comedogenic rating of 0, Abyssinian Oil promises intense hydration without clogging pores, striking the perfect balance between hydration and blemish-management.
3. Kukui Nut Oil
A soothing sanctuary for sensitive skin
Kukui Nut Oil provides an oasis for sensitive skin ~ it is widely used for its healing and soothing properties in its native Hawaii where it is much-loved for treating all manner of skin complaints. Its combination of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants calms irritation and redness and promotes a healthy skin barrier. This makes it a gentle, yet effective, choice for those navigating the delicate intricacies of reactive skin. A tranquil remedy for the turbulence of both sensitised and sensitive skin.
4. Sweet Almond Oil
A versatile marvel for all skin types
In the realm of versatility, Sweet Almond Oil reigns supreme, embracing almost all skin types with open arms. Its lightweight nature, coupled with a non-comedogenic essence, renders it an ally in the pursuit of skin hydration, promising nourishment without the unwelcome accompaniment of breakouts.
la potion infinie, our silver face cream, promises a unique skin care experience: nurturing a flawless complexion, hydrating and fortifying skin at a cellular level. Meanwhile, our oil to milk cleanser is a silky, balm for skin, enriched with Vitamin E. It not only fosters a radiant and youthful complexion while cleansing, but also seals in moisture, calms inflammation, and shields the skin from environmental damage.
5. Olive Oil
Classic elegance for dry and mature skin
Olive Oil, a timeless classic, unfurls its grace for those seeking profound hydration for dry and mature skin. Bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, it assumes the mantle of a nourishing elixir, breathing life into weathered skin and revealing a rejuvenated visage ~ a testament to the enduring allure of ageless beauty.
Our natural, alcohol-free fragrances harness this nourishing goodness to enrich the skin and hair so that you’re enveloped in luxury long-lasting scent that also cares for the skin’s microbiome and your overall wellbeing.
6. Sunflower Oil
A balancing act for combination skin
Sunflower Oil, a maestro in the art of equilibrium, emerges as the perfect choice for those with combination skin. Striking the delicate balance between hydration for dry regions and avoiding exacerbation of oiliness, it supports a well-rounded skincare routine. A symphony of hydration and balance for the discerning skin enthusiast.
Sunflower Oil is used as part of the revolutionary alcohol-free base for our fragrance collection ~ harnessing Water Plant EmulsionⓇ technology ARgENTUM has created long-lasting luxury scents that care for skin and hair. Each parfum supports the skin’s microbiome, rather than stripping it, while delivering a sublime fragrance, creating harmony in every drop.
7. Castor Oil
A potent shield for acne-prone skin
Despite its rich consistency, Castor Oil reveals itself as a gentle yet effective companion for acne-prone skin. It’s rich in beneficial antibacterial properties, providing a nurturing defence against acne and paving the way to a clearer, more radiant complexion. A caring solution for those seeking to soothe blemishes and imperfections gently.
For an indulgent and effective approach to skincare, consider incorporating our face cleansing bar, le savon lune, into your routine, and experience the benefits of restorative Castor Oil combined with the naturally antibacterial power of Silver Hydrosol and hydrating DNA HP.
An all-round oil for your skincare collection…
For those seeking a harmonious blend in their skincare routine or exploring the idea of a singular, nurturing product, a formidable ally can be found in l’étoile infinie. Its blend of natural oils supports a healthier and more radiant complexion.
Choosing the right face oil is a personal and thoughtful exploration. It's about listening to your skin's unique needs and responding accordingly. As you explore different oils, discover which ones complement your skin, bringing out its natural glow and vitality. Embrace the adventure with openness, and let the journey itself enrich your self-knowledge and skincare rituals as much as the products you choose.