The Complete Guide to Beauty Oils
As far as 2016's must-have trends go, beauty oils seem to be at the top of everyone's list. You’ve seen them before, probably in passing while walking through Whole Foods, Sephora, or Ulta, and by now most beauty lovers know that oils can nourish dehydrated skin and hair, protect against aging, and even out too oily or too dry skin. But, not all oils are created equal.
That’s why we’ve created a complete beauty oil guide to help you in your search for the best oil for your skin. There's a formula for every hair and skin type—read on to find your perfect fit!
Dry Hair: Splurge
Oribe Gold Lust is a daily go-to for many in-the-know oil lovers. This amazing, lightweight hair oil is nicknamed liquid gold for good reason. Not only does it restore your hair’s health over time, but also, it repairs color-treated and damaged hair.
Dry Hair: Average
Dry ends are a thing of the past with Ojon Rare Blend oil. The colors on the bottle call to mind a tropical island, which isn’t far off! One of the three oils in this blend comes from Tahiti while the other two hail from the Kalahari and the Central American rainforest. This medium-weight oil only requires 1-2 drops for every application, which are best when applied from your mid-length to ends.
Dry Hair: Steal
This oil is best for very damaged hair. The formula contains red algae and keratin for stressed, brittle ends. The keratin complex adds moisture and strengthens hair over time. Best of all? It absorbs in a flash.
Body Oil: Splurge
Fresh Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil, $48
We know that body oil sounds like it could be sticky and thick, but Fresh's Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Oil provides 24-hour, non-greasy moisture. This nourishing oil smells amazing and absorbs quickly, so you don’t have to worry about it ruining clothes.
Body Oil: Average
Aveda Calming Body Oil, $48.
Talk about a multitasking product. This lightweight oil contains kukui seed oil, organic sunflower oil, and vitamin E. Use it after or just before the end of your shower for a calming aroma and smooth skin.
Body Oil: Steal
Neutrogena Light Sesame Formula Body Oil, $12.
Last but not least, the number one body oil on Influenster: Neutrogena Sesame Oil. This lightweight, mildly scented oil is perfect on damp skin right after the shower. Skin that glows post-shower certainly sounds better than a go-to lotion routine.
Blemish-Prone Skin: Splurge
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, $50.
Good for sensitive, dry, or normal skin types, Fresh's Seaberry Face Oil is an Influenster favorite. This pure oil blend helps fight dryness, wrinkles, and blemishes. Use one to two drops after washing your face for a nice glow.
Blemish-Prone Skin: Average
Tea Tree Therapy Tea Tree Oil, $19.
If you're looking to try essential oils, tea tree is the best choice to fight acne. This all-natural oil has soothing and blemish-fighting benefits similar to that of benzoyl peroxide. It also banishes bacteria to clear clogged pores.
Blemish-Prone Skin: Steal
NOW Jojoba Oil, $9.
Meet jojoba oil: a super lightweight essential oil with the molecular structure nearest to your skin's natural sebum. It is great for oily, blemished skin because it stops the overproduction of its facial oils. The result? Softer, smoother skin.
Facial Care: Splurge
Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil, $78.
This beauty oil is specially formulated for the face and neck area. Marula oil provides hydration, protection from free radicals, and rejuvenation of aging skin.
Facial Care: Average
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Daily Replenishing Oil, $49.
This beauty oil is antioxidant-rich and perfect for everyday use. Lancôme Replenishing Oil brightens skin and hydrates without the oily sheen. This daily facial oil works on all skin types and absorbs almost instantly. What’s not to love!
Facial Care: Steal
Boots Botanicals Facial Oil, $9.
We’re huge Boots Botanicals fans, and this product is no exception. No matter your complexion, this daily facial oil can minimize the signs of aging and deliver the perfect amount of moisture. The rosehip oil helps lock in moisture for up to eight hours. You can’t argue with the power of plants!
We hope you feel as knowledgeable as the next skin guru after reading up on these noteworthy products. Love any of these essential beauty oils? Let us know in the comments below!