I have a confession to make, I have been keeping a secret from you . . . . for last six plus months I have been having a love affair with an exciting new skincare product category: Face Oil Serums. You see at first, I was a bit reluctant to try these new oils because my experience with the oils in the past was that were greasy, heavy, comedogenic and just sit on your skin. Old school oils made me want to run, hide and avoid them at all costs, so you can understand why I was gun shy. Well, I am excited to tell you that the innovative new face oils of today are a completely different story! In contrast to their cloying oil ancestors, today's face oils are lightweight, instantly absorbing, hydrating, anti-aging, non-comedogenic and filled with mostly natural ingredients that transform you skin!
And I'm OBSESSED with them! I can't get enough of these emollient dry oil miracles. My skin just loves them, it drinks them in, they fix my problems, heal my irritations and work wonders on my somewhat dry aging skin (although many are great for oily skin too!) When I travel they save me, when I get an aggressive treatment and my skin is inflamed they bring it back to life, but mostly these oils rejuvenate my skin and make it look luminous and healthy on a daily basis. Following are six of my absolute fav face oil serums at the moment. And stay tuned, there are more to come 🙂
This addictive face serum contains argan oil, rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose. This aromatic oil serum is very high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals and it helps to diminish fine lines, hydrates and soothes your skin, promotes cell renewal, improves suppleness and makes your skin glow. I love the gorgeous intoxicating scent, how it is the perfect level of moisture for my skin and that it makes my face supple and radiant.
This triple berry face oil contains a cocktail of Scandinavian Lingonberry, Brazilian Açai Berry and Raspberry oils (a plethora of powerful antioxidants and vitamins) that work synergistically together to nourish and transform the skin. This potent oil penetrates your skin deeply to nourish, hydrate, sooth, smooth wrinkles and stretch marks, enhance your skin's elasticity and give you a youthful glow. I love how concentrated yet lightweight and non-oily this serum is, how instantly it plumps the texture of my skin and it works great as a makeup primer.
Colbert MD illumino Face Oil ($125)
This swoon worthy oil contains Borage Seed Oil, Yangu Oil, Marula Oil, Passion Fruit Oil and Aragan Oil – a fabulous blend of antioxidants and vitamins that work beautifully together to improve your skin's texture, elasticity and suppleness. This amazingly lightweight oil contains Retinol and Vitamin C Esters that soothe and comfort your complexion while a patented technology delivers the oil deep into the skin. I love the subtle yummy fruity scent, the light dry instantly absorbing formula, and how it immediately soothes my irritated skin.
This wonderful skin rejuvenating serum contains cold pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, Essential Fatty Acids, Anti-Aging Actives, Skin-Brighteners, Antioxidants and a naturally derived skin firming extract. This powerful formula nourishes, firms, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes scars and evens skin tone and texture. I love how it wakes up my tired skin, how it has diminished my scars over time and how I wake up the next morning with more luminous skin.
This natural, cold pressed oil contains Wild-Grown African Marula Oil which is rich in vitamins C and E, high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants and it is hydrating, regenerating, repairing, brightening and helps restore the elasticity of the skin. This lovely anti-aging facial oil is also infused with the intoxicating essence of Neroli Oil as the icing on the cake. I adore the hedonistic aroma of this oil, how beautifully moisturizing it is and how it makes my face look rejuvenated.
This serum is made out of 100% Squalane Oil that is derived from olives. Squalane is a naturally occurring oil that promotes elasticity, cell regeneration, reduces free radical damage, prevents age spots, and heals dry problem skin. However, what makes Squalane unique is that it's molecular structure resembles that of our own skin, which allows it to absorb faster than other oils and deeply hydrate your skin. I love how my skin immediately drinks up this oil, how it calms down redness and how it makes my dry skin silky smooth in a flash.
Disclosure: I was sent samples of all the above serums for editorial consideration, but all opinions and supple skin are my very own.