Your essential guide to oils
What each one does, and where to find them
Oils – both facial and body – have become hugely popular in the beauty industry. And for good reason. Given the benefits they can provide to your hair, skin, and body, you’d only be doing yourself a favour by incorporating oils into your routine.
But we get it – there are so many of them out there. From your rosehips to your jojobas and your coconuts, there are different oils to serve various different purposes. So we thought we’d break it down for you and explain what each oil does, and which products you can find them in.
What it does: Made from the seeds of rose bushes, rosehip oil is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants to keep skin seriously hydrated while working to heal and fade dark spots, stretch marks, and scars. It can also work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
What it does: Pronounced ho-ho-bah, the golden oil is known for its ability to mimic the skin’s natural oils, and can penetrate deep beneath the skin’s layers to keep skin soft, supple, and hydrated.
What it does: Argan oil not only works to nourish dry skin, fight the signs of ageing and prevent free radical damage, it’s also known to heal, firm and strengthen skin while also easing inflammation.
Sea buckthorn oil
What it does: Perhaps not as well known as rosehip or jojoba oil, sea buckthorn oil offers comparable benefits. Rich in vitamins E and C, the oil works to nourish skin while helping heal wounds, acne, eczema and dermatitis, and rejuvenating the complexion.
Where you can find it: DMK EFA Ultra; Endota Spa Rosehip & Inca Inchi Treatment Body Oil; STEM ORGANICS Rejuvenating Face Oil
Sweet almond oil
What it does: Sweet almond oil contains high levels of fatty acids, which means it acts like a natural barrier on your skin to lock in moisture. It also has emollient properties, making it a great oil for dry, flaky or irritated skin.
What it does: We could speak for days on the multiple beauty benefits of coconut oil, but when it comes to skin and body care, the ingredient is insanely moisturising, and even has antibacterial properties, making it a great option for problematic skin.
Chia seed oil
What it does: Extremely high in antioxidants, chia seed oil works brilliantly to strengthen skin while helping to prevent and treat the signs of ageing by building collagen, reducing age spots, and improving skin texture.
What it does: Featuring antibacterial and oil controlling properties, hazelnut oil can be used to benefit acne-prone skin, as well as those with oily complexions. It also works to soothe and soften skin.
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.