You might think face oils are taking over the beauty world…and you’d be correct. When it comes to developing your anti-aging regimen, a face oil should absolutely be in your arsenal – no matter your skin type. They plump, hydrate, provide free-radical protection, balance and help your skin absorb other anti-aging products (like serums and creams) more effectively. Yet, if you have walked into a Sephora lately you have probably noticed there are so many brands on the market today – finding that perfect face oil can be daunting and expensive. So I present you with the best 8 anti-aging oils on the market today:
Kiehl’s claims all you need are two drops at night and you will have younger-looking skin by morning. That’s quite an assertion, but one you should believe. A potent potent 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir of Squalane (a botanical lipid similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids), Evening Primrose Oil (rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids) and Essential Oils (including Lavender), plumps and helps the skin repairs itself from daily aggressors while you sleep.
2. Darphin Chamomile Aromatic Care, $70
This is the best oil for sensitive skin. If your skin is prone to redness, blotchiness and irritation, this oil will calm your skin overnight. It’s a fragrant and soothing blend of Chamomile, Sandalwood, Sage and Lavender Essential Oils with Bisabolol which also provides detoxifying and hydrating benefits.
This anti-aging elixir is restorative blend of pure plant oils featuring rock samphire extract (known as the ‘retinol of the sea’) to help improve skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly so there is no oily residue.
I have actually already reviewed Tsubaki Beauty Oil and am a fan because the price is right and it’s safe for both acne-prone and sensitive skins. It’s an anti-aging botanical blend of cold-pressed, antioxidant Tsubaki Oil (Camellia Oil) and protein rich Wakame (Japanese Sea Kelp), both of which provide protection against free radical damage. Another key ingredient is Rice Bran Oil which reduces dark spots and increases micro-circulation. The combination hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin smoother, softer and more supple.
5. L’Oréal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, now $21.24
I had to include one drugstore oil, didn’t I? This one is also under $25 too. L’Oréal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil was created specifically for aging skin and contains a 8 essential oils selected for their ability to replenish skin and restore a healthy looking glow to even dry, dull skin. It’s also lightweight, fast absorbing and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
I recently reviewed La Prairie’s relatively new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Oil and it remains a favorite. It is a weightless dry oil with age-delaying fortifiers that strengthen your skin’s resilience. The oil is formulated with a patent-pending complex of Alpine flora to renew the look of firmness and smooth the appearance of wrinkles, keeping you looking younger, longer. I use a couple of drops both day and night after my serum and before my moisturizer.
This botanical compound fortified with 20 precious oils from around the world (raspberry seed oil, argan oil, tamanu oil, and evening primrose) absorbs deep within aging skin to replace the lipids we naturally lose with age. The result is younger and plumper skin.
It’s for good reason this oil is one of Clarins’ best sellers. Made with 100% pure plant extracts and zero preservatives, this brilliant anti-aging solution contains extracts of Rosewood, Patchouli and Blue Orchid to tone, revitalize and restore radiance to moisture-depleted skin. Hazelnut Oil helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines. Pours are nourished, but not clogged.
–Lauren Dimet Waters
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