What’s the first thing you do when you’re feeling under the weather? We’d venture to guess stockpiling vitamins and herbal remedies tops the list, because you are what you eat, right? So it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that topically treating your skin with the gifts of nature’s bounty may also erase signs of fatigue—dull tone, dryness, uneven texture, blemishes, the usual suspects. And while this advice may sound a bit like the platitudes from your childhood (“Don’t forget to take your vitamins!”), it turns out mom was onto something.

It’s important to give your skin a daily dose of nutrients to keep it looking healthy, and the best way to deliver these skin-beneficial ingredients is by incorporating facial oils into your beauty routine. Natural oils like jojoba and rosehip have been used in skincare since antiquity, but just recently they’ve surged in popularity with beauty buffs everywhere.

As your beauty sensei, we’ve tracked down the best products to suit your specific skincare needs. Here are five facial oils your skin will thirst after.


For a Skin Reset: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition SPF Facial Oil

Sometimes you just need to press the “reset” button on your skin. Formulated with regenerating ingredients, this oil renews your skin’s natural moisture barrier, helping to bring back the vitality and glow of youth.


For a Thorough Cleanse: Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil

Good things come in threes, including this cleansing oil. This little number starts as a balm, melts into an oil and becomes a nourishing milk that rids the face of impurities and even stubborn waterproof makeup. So, the milk-like finish allows for the skin to stay hydrated well after it’s been cleansed and you don’t have to worry about that stiff, uncomfortable post-wash feel. 


For Anti-Aging Benefits: The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate

It seems like we’re all at constant war with Father Time, but this little bottle could make him raise that white flag in surrender. Utilizing fancy stem-cell technology, this concentrated serum helps recharge the skin and make it appear smoother and more youthful.  


For All-Over Hydration: Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil

Nothing gets us a excited quite like a one-stop-shop product. Designed for the body, face and hair, this dry oil works to benefit every inch of you … literally. Moisture-rich argan oil is the star ingredient in this formula, helping the skin and hair look and feel smoother and healthier


For a Mini Spa Sesh: Lancôme Absolue Sublime Oleo-Serum

Sometimes, you gotta treat yourself to a little pampering. Infused with precious oils, this serum will have you swimming in the lap of luxury, not to mention feeling like a million bucks. Work a little of this oil into your clean skin when your complexion is looking and feeling a little worse for the wear. The nourishing properties will instantly revitalize your face and make it appear more radiant. 


Are you a fan of facial oils? Tell us how you've integrated one (or many) into your skincare routine below!


Let's Stay in Touch

Get our top stories straight to your inbox!