Not all oils are bad for the skin. In fact, botanical oils are having a much-deserved revival in skin care as they are greatly beneficial for all skin conditions, including oily skin! Suffer from dryness? They're predominantly moisturising, making them a must-have. Mature, dry and ageing skin will soak up high levels of rejuvenating antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins. And oily, acne-prone skin will find a happy place as they dissolve waxy, fatty deposits to deep clean without overdrawing. They also help replenish skin’s defensive barrier helping skin stay hydrated and balanced.
Here, Dermalogica skin experts round up their top facial oils for healthy skin.
1. Kukui Nut Oil
Aleurites Moluccana Seed
Rich in fatty acids, this oil makes dry, oily and even acne-prone skin feel soft and balanced. Find it in PreCleanse.
2. Rose Oil
Rosa Damascena Flower
This soothing, antioxidant-rich oil helps hydrate and firm while improving the appearance of ageing skin. Find it in Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.
3. Argan Oil
Argania Spinosa Kernel
Ideal for mature, ageing skin, this vitamin-rich oil helps prevent collagen breakdown (the catalyst of wrinkles and sagging). Find it in Retinol Clearing Oil along with skin skin-mimicking phytoactive lipids from Rosehip Seed and Golden Jojoba oils..
4. Cranberry Seed Oil
Vaccinum Macrocarpon Seed
These oils help protect against the damaging effects of free radicals from pollution, and deliver essential fatty acids that moisturize to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Find it in PowerBright Overnight Cream.
5. Evening Primrose Oil
Great for tired or sensitive skin, this gentle oil helps reinforce barrier lipids. Find it in UltraCalming™ Serum Concentrate.
7. Orchid Flower and Chia Seed Oils
Cymbidium Grandiflorum & Salvia Hispanica
This is a complex mixture of olive oil esters of vegetable origin. Find this along with skin nourishing Mimosa, Sunflower and Jojoba oils in Melting Moisture Masque, the extreme remedy for dry skin.