10 face oils for a nourishing skin treatment
When a serum alone isn’t enough
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 12 2022
For the last few months all we’ve heard about is face oils.
No seriously, every brand has one or is releasing one. We’re literally wading through a sea of face oil bottles on the daily.
So in an effort to save you from drowning in this proverbial ocean of skin care, we’ve taken the liberty of refining a list boasting the best of the best in the category.
For the days and nights when a hydrating serum alone just isn’t enough, here are ten face oils for severely nourished skin…
FOILE Jojoba Face Oil
This potent jojoba face oil from plastic-free beauty brand FOILE promotes nourishment and helps to restore balance to stressed skin. Jojoba oil imitates skin sebum on a molecular level improving the efficacy of an ingredient that’s rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, E and D.
$51 at FOILE
The Beauty Chef Glow F.A.C.E Intensive Rejuvenating Oil
Love the effects that The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential ($69 at Adore Beauty) gives you from the inside? Well, this face oil works to keep your outsides covered in the same glow-boosting goodness. The formula features a slew of revitalisers such as natural anti-ager bakuchiol, nourishing squalane, brightening kakadu plum extract, strengthening vitamin E, and Biome Oleactif™ (a pre and post-biotic that supports a healthy skin microbiome).
$75 at Adore Beauty
BIOSSANCE 100% Squalane Oil
This sustainably-sourced, sugarcane-derived squalane oil hydrates skin and promotes moisture retention and a healthy skin microbiome. This hard worker also helps other skin care ingredients penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
$72 at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Face Oil
Ever found yourself staring into the mirror at work, wishing you had the ability to instantaneously teleport yourself to a spa instead of stepping into your next meeting? Honestly, same. In lieu of developing magical abilities, though, we’ll settle for a bottle of this collagen superfusion face oil, which gives you that post-spa glow without actually stepping foot in one. And it would seem we’re not the only ones feening for revivement in our everyday lives... Kourtney Kardashian utilised this radiance-booster to achieve her gleaming red carpet skin at the Grammys.
$100 at Charlotte Tilbury
HABITUAL BEAUTY Rejuvenating Facial Oil
This face oil is boosted with a slew of natural active extracts such as bakuchiol (a natural alternative to retinol), vitamin C, omega fat-rich inca oil and squalene to help nourish, clarify and refine the complexion. With continued use of this fast-absorbing formula you can expect to see a minimisation of hyperpigmentation, unwanted texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. Jojoba seed oil and vitamin E also help to provide nourishing hydration, prevent transepidermal water loss and soothe acne-prone skin.
$120 at Sephora
ALCAPOC JAPONICA Face Oil
A lifesaver for dry skin, this natural face oil is potent to say the least. Oleic acid-rich Tsubaki oil helps with moisture retention, anti-inflammatory soybean oil is dense in vitamin E and also helps the skin retain moisture, and antioxidant-rich pomegranate sterols provide dehydrated skin with an infusion of much-needed hydration.
$103 at ALCAPOC
Conserving Beauty Conserve You Face Oil
Conserving Beauty products are a little bit special thanks to a completely waterless formulation and production process. This environmentally conscious face oil helps skin too, by nourishing, protecting and hydrating with a blend of hemp seed oil, blue tansy, bisabolol, and cacay oil. It also soothes redness and protects against damage caused by airborne pollutants.
$55 at Conserving Beauty
Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil
Sunday Riley has a slew of face oil formulas on offer to tackle a range of woes. But when it comes to nourishing hydration, we can’t go past the antioxidant-rich Juno face oil. A handful of berry oils such as blackberry, blueberry and raspberry seed oil are included in the formula to help with replenishing moisture levels in the skin, strengthening the skin’s protective barrier, protecting against free radical damage, dehydration and dullness.
$108 at MECCA
Summer Fridays Heavenly Boost All-In-One Face Oil
When this face oil says it’s all-in-one – it means it. Boasting a formula that utilises 16 different oils that help to condition, plump and promote elasticity, you can expect to see a reduction in the depth of fine lines and wrinkles with this on hand. Supple, youthful-looking skin, here we come.
$82 at MECCA
Augustinus Bader The Face Oil
Infused with the famous TFC8® complex that makes Augustinus Bader a favourite among celebrity skin care fanatics, this face oil rehauls skin and promotes cellular turnover too. This overachiever also strengthens the skin barrier, promotes elasticity and protects skin against environmental stressors. With continued use skin should feel soft, supple, plump and soothed.
$335 at Augustinus Bader
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.