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Face Off Of The Oils For All Skin Types…

Avid readers of my blog, know that this year I decided to make a serious effort to improve my skin and my skin care regimen. At the beginning of the year, I started to dabble into serious facial oil territory. Wedged into the combination skin type, I used to freak out at the idea of a greasy t-zone and considered the only things to get lathered on my face to be oil-free. Well man oh man has that seriously changed as I have fast forward into the present day, and beginning using facial oils daily. With the daily demand to add some serious water intake to my routine, and of course age catching up to me- my complexion has been in dire need of some oomph- hence the facial oil situation. Layer upon layer of skin care and finding the right facial oil for my skin type took much trial and error- but alas, I found it, and its time I share with you Face Off of the Oils for all skin types….

Facial-Oils-For-The-Skin-Type-How-To-ApplyThree oily ointments may seem a bit excessive- I know, I know- I got a bit carried away. However my skin has been doing some serious surprising lately upon waking up. One day I am stressed and lovely little bumps a la hormone action appears, some days I am lacking a bit of oomph and radiance, and on other days I am having a indescribable dry/normal(ish) with a bit of excessive sebum style day. However my trio of oils have helped my skin start to repair, hydrate and balance all accordingly to the mood of the day. No complaints here… For my skin its a combo of Rodial Stem Cell Super-Food Facial Oil on days I need some hydration, Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil for the days of the greasies and Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil for the days I need a bit of extra help. All three of these are quickly becoming solid skincare staples and help rebalance my skin accordingly-love. Lets get on to the breakdown of the best of the best for your skin type- in my opinion of course.

Oily Skin: Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil– $52 USD. This purifying oil helps hydrate, tone and balance the skin- especially oily skin. The unique combination of Geranium and Lotus helps tighten the pores and improve the skin texture all while soothing, sealing and locking in moisture without over moisturizing. I am loving this oil as it has been helping balance my skin.

Stressed Skin: Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil– $52 USD. This oil serious ROCKS! OMG- this ‘reset’ button oil helps normalize the skin, eliminate impurities, repair daily damage and helps reinvigorate the skin to help restore the complexion to its normal state. Super nourishing this oil, helps replenish and repair the skin overnight. I have been turning towards this oil on days I feel lackluster or when my skin is in need of major detoxing. Full of antioxidants this facial oil helps soothe, soften, hydrate and add some glow and vitality to the skin literally within hours overnight. Obsessed with this oil!

Dehydrated Skin: Rodial Stem Cell Super-Food Facial Oil– $80 USD. Dehydrated skin beware, cause your last days are here. This facial oil is infused with vitamin complex, omega 3, 6, and 9 as well as vitamins A, B, C and E will kick dehydrated skins butt. Quick absorbing this facial oil deeply nourishes the skin while rejuvenating and protecting skin from the daily environment- adding some oomph to help reduce wrinkles and improve vitality. A bit on the pricey side this oil is dreamy!

Damaged Skin: REN Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Skin Renewal Serum Oil– $45 USD. This serum like oil smells hands down PHENOMENAL. It helps restore suppleness to the skin and helps protect from any future damage. This oil helps boost the skin’s barrier overnight, infusing the skin with essential fatty acids to help protect it against any premature aging all while you sleep leaving skin soft, supple and hydrated. Simply AMAZING!

Congested Skin: Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil $125 USD.  This oil deserves serious cult status. A favorite of many celebrities, this facial oil unifies and purifies the complexion. It boost the skin and tones it with a bit of much-needed luminosity. Light on the skin, this oil absorbs instantly to swiftly rebalance the skin and add some elasticity. This oil helps stimulate toxic fighting enzymes to help keep the skin blemish-free by purging pores of impurities and soothing any redness or irritation. This oil tones, detoxifies and clarifies the skin for a perfect, radiant glow- no wonder it is Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palermo’s favorite.

Mature Skin: Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil– $125 USD. Mature skin needing a bit of rejuvenating should turn to this oil as it help deliver intense radiance to enhance and help bring alive a dull complexion. Vitamin C, Essential Amino Acids and Omega’s 3,6, and 9 this oil brings serious life to dull, tired skin. It brings a much-needed dose of nourishment and vitality to mature skin like no other and provides a bit of natural UV protection. love it!

Vegan Pick: NUDE Skincare Progenius Treatment Oil– $39 USD. This hydrating facial oil is perfect for all ski types. Omega’s 3, 6, and 9 help instantly smooth, nourish and support skin. This oil helps transform the skin by balancing, renewing, reducing redness, repairing, hydrating and moisturizing the skin and restoring elasticity. Simply divine.




So there you have it. A solid roundup of facial oils to help treat any skin type. From oily to mature; to dehydrated to a Vegan choice these facial oils will help improve the skin and add some much-needed moisture or re-balancing.  Healthy, improved skin has been my goal, I tend to stick to the oil approach in the evening. Warming up 3 drops onto the fingertips and pressing into the skin post cleansing, serum and moisturizing. Every once in a while I add a bit of souped up mixture to my morning skincare when in need of some major oomph. All I can say is halt the skin stripping and bring on the oil….

Have you tried facial oil? What is your favorite?


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  • Amber

    ooooh love facial oils!! I still love my first facial oil, the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth. I have also been using Maracuja oil from Tarte, Marula oil…what else…lol I have the Nude oil to try at some point too. :)

    • I love the Tarte one. One of my faves. I also have been a big fan of the Josie Maran Argan Oil. I bought the Clarins one cause Scott Barnes used it with foundation to help mix and seal for oily skin, and now I am hooked.Fast forward months and now I have like 20 different kinds. they are taking over my skincare. lol…

  • I haven’t tried any of them, but would definitely give it a try.

    • Let me know if you try them and what you think. I do believe my skin is loving face oils for sure, and not sure how I was ever without them. lol… Cant wait to hear if you try them.

  • Carly Anderson

    I’m obsessed with facial oils……I love an organic oil by Skin Owl….it’s the best I’ve found so far!

    • Oooh I think I may need to check that one out. I am obsessed with face oils- they are starting to take over my skincare for sure. lol

  • Great tips! I have to check out the oils you recommended.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    So informative, Jamie! I use organic rosehip oil at night when my skin is feeling sensitive. I have never applied it over moisturizer but use it on bare skin. I’ll try your tip next time!

    • I love rosehip oil. Such a calming and soothing scent too. And totally perfect for sensitive skin. I used to do it on bare skin but my facialist told me to do mpoisturizer then lock it in with oil for maximum hydration. I thought it would be weird or greasy that way but it worked pretty good. I do sometimes reverse the order too like if I am using a radiant boosting facial oil. I do it before moisturizer so the skin can get the benefits of the oil. Let me know how it works :)

  • I must be so far behind… this was all Greek to me! hahaha

    • ha ha ha.. It was so Greek to me too until about 6 months ago. Now I am obsessed with it. lol

  • Very useful post! Thank you!

  • This is great! Thanks for posting!

  • I’ve never thought to use moisturizer and oil in conjunction with one another. Great tips!

    • Yeah oil will totally lock in moisture and you will wake up with hydrated skin that seriously is more radiant and plump. Love the combo. :)

  • Norah Salazar

    LOVE this step by step. Oils are such an underrated part of skincare, I love that you used a few name brands of great quality and found ones for different skin types.

    • Thanks girl! I am a HUGE oil fan,and after trying a ton of them I do notice my skin loves them too. At first I was weirded out by them because I was like oil on oily skin- no good. But I have noticed more balanced skin for sure.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I hereby officially declare you as the face oil queen, lol! I still haven’t figured out how to squeeze one more product into my beauty regimen. As it is, I use serum then moisturizer. I am curious with face oils!!!!

    • ha ha ha… Yeah I totally am becoming oil obsessed. I am so bad with skincare. I use wayyyyyy too many products. Sometimes I think I need to streamline it, but so many great things. eeekkk… lol..

  • So pressing in, rather than rubbing, works better with oils? good to know!

    • I was surprise to learn it too. My facialist said that pressing helps allow the skin to better absorb the oil versus rubbing where although you absorb some your palms are absorbing more. I will say I have noticed a difference with pressing and that helps plump the skin better.

  • Michelle

    Great post! Love the tips :)

  • I didn’t know about pressing instead of rubbing

  • I tend to have oily skin so I tend to avoid oils but I wonder if I do the press instead of rub if it will prevent me from getting super crazy oily.

  • Ange

    Oh these are some awesome options!!!

  • Great tips! I feel my face is pretty oily around and on my nose so I am afraid to try oil but it may be a great way to seal in the moisture! :)

  • These were some great tips and great suggestions. I’ve heard great things about the Clarins Oil.

  • Mai

    These are great suggestions! I’ve used oils like tea tree oil but that’s not really meant for all over use.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I love oils!

  • I love using oils on my oily skin. I make my own blend for my hands/cuticles, but I haven’t experimented with face oils yet. I have a friend who swears by cleansing her face with olive oil laced with a few drops of tea tree oil!

  • Justina

    I am working on a face and body oil post right now too! This was so informative. My skin has been super dry lately and oils are the only thing working for me!

  • I love NUDE! It’s a great range and the oil is beautiful.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I use the Algenist Anti-Aging Hydrating Oil. It has been a miracle to my skin. It’s amazing.

  • I love oils. I need to try some of these for sure.

  • My most recent facial oil discovery is Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Facial Oil. You can buy it from Amazon, Vitacost,, etc. for about $15, and it is wonderful! When I lived in Quito, Ecuador (high in the Andes mountains) for 5 years, my skin would get really dehydrated sometimes. In moments of desperation (until I could get back to the U.S. to go shopping for skincare products), I used to put extra virgin olive oil on my face. A little smelly, but it worked!

  • Great tips! I use a serum from Dermacologica right now

  • Anastasia

    I love using facial oils! Not all the time, because my skin doesn’t like prolonged exposure, but a few times a week is ideal. I love your picks! Def need to try Rodial and Sunday Riley, I read so many rave reviews about both brands.

  • BTBAshley

    Great roundup of products. Clarins is a fave line of mine.

  • Betzy Carmona

    That’s a great selection of items :)

  • LOVE this post, the layout is superb and the recommend items are fantastic, thank you

  • Love all your tips!!!

  • Thanks for the tips, because I had nooo idea what to do except spread it all over haha. I’m going to try this pressing technique!

  • Thank you very much for the detailed post!
    I liked the press technique for applying face oils, can’t wait to try it using argan oil.

  • I love face oils, and wish I would have incorporated them into my skin care routine years ago. The Caudalie is one I want to try next.

  • Christine C.

    First of all, this post is so gorgeous!!!! LOVE IT! Second, you know how I feel about a good Facial Oil! They are ahhh-mazing and can do so much good for the skin!

  • Christine C.

    First of all, this post is so gorgeous!!!! LOVE IT! Second, you know how I feel about a good Facial Oil! They are ahhh-mazing and can do so much good for the skin!

  • Pearl Philip

    I use coconut oil on my face using the pressing technique. Makes me look so much younger and plumps the skin so well. Doesn’t cause breakouts and it’s all natural and cheap too :)