Why beauty oils should be your new best friend

Why beauty oils should be your new best friend - Emily Ratajkowski

No matter your skin type

We tend to harp on about how amazing beauty oils are, but they truly are an essential in your routine. And it’s not just facial oils that we can’t get enough of – they will transform your hair, body and even nails, too. Used head to toe since ancient times, these elixirs hydrate, nourish and protect.

If you’ve not yet come over to the oily side, read on for more proof for why you should learn to love oils, and tips for using them for maximum results.

3 reasons you need an oil now

Hesitant about slathering an oil on your skin? Don’t be ...

#1 / Oils easily absorb into the skin, whereas creams stay on top.


#2 / When made with natural ingredients, oils can be a sensorial experience.

#3 / Creams can leave skin looking flat, but oils provide instant dewiness.

“Oils work for everyone and all skin types – they’re even proven to be wonderful for oily skin.”
Linda Rodin
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RODIN olio luss
Founder

How to apply your oil correctly

Face
Use alone or add a few drops to your regular moisturiser (then tap a little more on your cheekbones for an other-worldly glow).

Product to try: KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil

Do this: Use a facial cleansing oil as the first step in your double-cleansing routine – it dissolves SPF and makeup while moisturising skin.

Product to try: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Hair
Apply a few drops on dry hair for extra shine and to tame flyaways, on damp hair pre-styling, or when air-drying.

Product to try: RODIN olio lusso Luxury Hair Oil

Body
“Straight after a shower or bath, when skin is still slightly damp, apply a body oil all over – it absorbs quickly and smells divine,” suggests Linda Rodin, founder of RODIN olio luss.

Product to try: Nivea 4 In 1 Firming Body Oil

KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil

RODIN olio lusso Luxury Hair Oil

Nivea 4 In 1 Firming Body Oil

“I always keep oils out of the sunlight, especially natural formulations which should not be exposed to the sun.”
Linda Rodin
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RODIN olio lusso
Founder

Other oils we love

Lip oil: Sometimes trying to keep your lips hydrated can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. But a lip oil like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil dissolves into lips for a super hydrating hit, and has the added benefit of prettying up your pout with a non-sticky glossy sheen.

Sunscreen: Besides its formula delivering a very high broad-spectrum protection, because La Roche-Posay Anthelios Nutritive Oil SPF 50 is an oil it absorbs into the skin and is easy to apply so you won’t accidentally miss a spot (we’ve all been there!).

Nail treatment: Delivering ultimate penetration of nourishing ingredients, Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil will restore radiance and hydration to your nails and cuticles in no time.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Nutritive Oil SPF 50

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil

Want to know more about some of our favourite beauty oils? Read up on the benefits of coconut oil, rosehip oil, olive oil and argan oil.

For more skin care tips from marie claire, visit marieclaire.com.au

Are you a beauty oil convert? How do you use oils in your beauty routine, and which products are your favourites?

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A beauty editor and vitamin C fanatic who has worked across a range of print and digital publications, including Stellar, marie claire, Gritty Pretty and Badlands Journal.