Makeup Monday: Beauty oils I love

Face and body oils

Growing up with oily skin, I steered clear of oil-based products for years. Then something switched.

Everyone started talking about oils and how good they were for your skin. How oils actually worked with your skin to calm it, and regulate oil production. I still was dubious but had to give it a try. I was dying to know what the fuss was about!

My first foray into oils was with rosehip oil as a night time moisturiser. I was too scared to try it in the day in case my shiny face got out of control. Within a week I was hooked. You only need to use a couple of drops and massage it into cleansed skin and you’ll wake up glowing. I use Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+.

You can take that massage one step further and really boost your skincare with an oil. Nichola Joss, facialist to the stars, recommends massage to all her clients and you can do it at home. I use Sanctuary Spa Therapist’s Secret Facial Oil and Nichola’s suggested massage tips are in the box. I don’t do this everyday but I wish I remembered to.

I also use an oil for cleansing my skin. I do a double cleanse, first with Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, then I use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. The key to oil cleaners is to use them on dry skin and gently massage to emulsify the oil.

Oils aren’t only good for your face. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is my multi use dry oil. I use this on my body and my hair. I always pack this when travelling as it’s such a useful product.

Do you use oils in your skincare routine? Share your favorites in the comments below.

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  1. says

    It always amuses me how many skincare products shout about being oil-free when there’s so much evidence to support using oils in skincare. I don’t use straight oils very often, but I like to make sure my moisturiser, hand cream, etc. have some good oils in them.

    As an aside, it really annoys me when products (especially haircare) claim to be “100% x oil” or “pure x oil” when they have a couple of drops in a silicone base. Any affordable suggestions for nice potent hair oils?
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  2. Michaela says

    I use straight sweet almond oil to clean my skin and it’s never felt so good. I frequently get told I look 7 years younger than I am! I do a preliminary scrub with bicarb soda, then wash with warm water, dry my hands and face, apply the oil, massaging it in, leave it for a few mins while I wash, then hold a steaming face washer to my face two or 3 times to open up the pores, then gently wipe the excess away (leaving enough to feel moisturised… don’t wipe it all completely off.. just so there are no “greasy” areas) I haven’t used a commercial wash or mosturiser in MONTHS and best of all.. the whole routine costs no more than $10 for a supply that lasts at least 1-2 months depending on how much you buy! I’ll never go back!

  3. says

    I have some rosehip oil here. I got a sample pack in a BellaBox. And I wasn’t really sure what on earth I was supposed to do with it. Now I know. I’ll give it a try tonight. It’s not the same brand, but it was a facial thing. I always here “Oil Free” when talking make ups/cleansers etc. So I wondered why suddenly oils were becoming popular.

    I have really, really dry skin (but oh-so sensitive) so this works for me.
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  4. Conni says

    Right now my fave oil is avocado oil. I swallow one spoonful of the oil every day, and I also mix one or two drops in my night cream. I have oily skin, too, but the avocado oil really made a positive difference for my skin! :)

  5. Cindy says

    I won the Josie Maran Argan Oil set in a contest – it’s an oil based cleanser and oil moisturizer (I guess you could call it that) and also foundation and lip/cheek stick. I was so skeptical before trying it. I couldn’t imagine using oil on my face but I have fallen in love with it. I get so many wonderful comments about my skin and about how much younger I look. I don’t really break out anymore except for the required one pimple during my cycle. I can’t recommend this product enough.

    • Hair Romance says

      That’s great Cindy! It’s funny how nervous we are about putting oil on our skin but my skin has never looked better too. Will have to try those products x

  6. says

    Last year I started using Neroli Oil made by Grateful Garden who has a booth at our local Farmer’s Market here in Joshua Tree, California. I absolutely love it. Not only does it moisturize my skin, it also evens out my complexion. And here in the desert, those are important.
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    • Hair Romance says

      Thanks Sarah, off to read your reviews now! I can’t believe I was so scared of using oils when they are so good for your skin

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