Enlightened natural beauties around the world have relied on oils to keep their skin healthy and hydrated for centuries. Now, a convert—some might even say a fanatic—I can say from personal experience that face oils will literally change your life—starting with your complexion. For those still a little leery, here's why you should give them a try:
Face oils are the simplest and most effective way to moisturize and nourish skin—among the other myriad benefits I'll get into later. Unlike synthetic imposters, which can sit on the skin's surface, pure plant blends penetrate deeply to work their wondrous magic. These natural beauties are mega multitaskers. You can use under serum, add a few drops to your moisturizer for a boost of hydration, or blend with your foundation to keep your skin positively dewy all day. They're super concentrated. Yes, natural blends tend to be more expensive that your run-of-the-mill moisturizer, but that's because they're that much more potent. And a little goes a long way—a few drops is all you need.
Whatever your skin type, there's a face oil for you. Even better, you can pick up a premixed cocktail of skin-loving oils at your favorite beauty retailer. To help you find the perfect blend, we've rounded up the best clean face oils.