We hold this truth to be self-evident: Ladies love face oils. They love them. Pose a quick question about which one is the best and tensions will run high—arguments might start (they'll be well-intentioned, well-moisturized arguments, though). But that's OK! That kind of passion is the breeding ground for some really good product recommendations. So instead of picking one moisturizing face oil to put on high, here's a selection, anointed by you, the reader. Let's explore:
' Pai BioRegnerate Rosehip Oil is the holy grail,” says commenter Kate. As did six other people. We hear you. Loud and clear.
The Natural Solution
First mentioned by Shailene Woodley, queen of holistic living, Cali echoed her endorsement of Living Libations' Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever, saying “it's a great price point for those just beginning their oily journeys,”
The DIY Project
A number of folks were quick to point out that oils can get expensive fast—ain't that the truth. Instead of shelling out upwards of $100 for less than 3 fl. oz., stocking up on various food grade oils at Whole Foods or any other health store (avocado, almond, and rosehip are good bets) and playing chemist in your kitchen with some vials or mason jars gets you a very similar product for a fraction of the price.
The Drugstore Option
For extreme dryness, incorporating oil into every aspect of a skincare routine isn't a bad idea, particularly in regards to washing your face. “ Garnier's Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil is the best,” says Julia West. “Bonus—it's so cheap, but better than the expensive ones I've used. Definitely a must-have in my apartment,”
The Luxury Buys
Several readers are crazy about Sunday Riley's various offerings. With Juno, and Good Genes (the last one's not technically an oil, but it's got squalene in it so the judges will accept it) all on the menu, there's a little something for everyone on that front.
But no story on face oil is complete without an obligatory mention of the product's Patron Saint Linda Rodin and her Olio Lusso. Kateyb1 said it best: “I love Rodin Olio Lusso. Not because it is a 'luxury oil', or even because the bottle has deco appeal. It just works. Glows. Absorbs so beautifully. I bought it for night time use, but switched to day and wear nothing else on my skin except a bit of concealer. My bottle that I bought in early April is only just starting to run out, so I think overall, it is reasonable value. If you mix it with a spray of Avene mineral water, you don't need any more than three drops and you can really work it in,”
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