Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while know that I am just a whee bit obsessed with face oils. Not only do I love face oils because I have dry thirsty skin, but I also love them because today’s high tech oils are nourishing, anti-aging, transformative and skin-loving. Many of these oils smell heavenly and most give your skin instant and long lasting radiance and luminosity, not greasiness. Below are my six new favorite face oil serums and what I love about each of them.
Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Oil ($150 – pictured above) Uma face oils are gorgeous handcrafted, hand poured, artisanal beauty elixirs created using time-tested Ayurvedic traditions paired with the best of science which results in gorgeous, skin transforming botanical oils. The swoon worthy brightening blend contains sandalwood, rose, orange, neroli and frankincense essential oils, which all work synergistically together to brighten, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. I am enchanted by the hypnotic scent, the floral hand drawn line drawings on every bottle and most significantly I am enamored by this transformative serum which has made my skin more radiant and luminous in only about week.
NUDE Skincare ProGenius Firming Youth Oil ($88) NUDE Skincare is all about the combo of skincare and nutrition – the belief that we need the same ingredients externally (for our skin) that we do internally (for a healthy body) to make us look and feel our best. NUDE skincare incorporates ingredients like omegas, minerals, probiotics and antioxidants (ingredients you typically associate with ingesting) into its products to nourish your skin and make it healthier and more luminous. The Firming Youth Oil contains all five omegas, prickly pear, peacock’s tail algae, acai and passion fruit extracts which all work together to help firm and plump your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I love the slightly sweet smell, how quickly my skin drinks up this oil and that over time I have noticed that it has made my skin tighter and more youthful.
Maya Chia – The Super Couple Ultra Luxe Face Oil Serum ($85) Chia seeds have been revered by the Maya people of Central America for thousands of years because it’s packed with potent antioxidants, omegas, vitamins and minerals. The Super Couple Oil is an ultra luxe face oil serum that combines chia seed oil with astaxanthin, the world’s most powerful antioxidant which has 65X the strength of Vitamin C and is a HOT new ingredient in the skincare world. This dynamic duo penetrates deeply into the layers of your skin to combat dull, tired, and aging skin. I’ve noticed that when I use this fab oil, my skin is smoother, softer, more supple and radiant. I also love that the Maya Chia brand honors the Maya legacy by giving a percentage of their net profits to help the Maya people of Central and South America.
Susan Ciminelli Marine Lotion ($195) Susan Ciminelli is a glorious woman and her to-die-for facials are in high demand among celebs and beauty junkies like myself. However, she is probably most well-known for her infamous ‘Ciminelli Glow’ a three-step process that consists of applying her three amazeballs hero products to create luminous skin: First you apply a few drops of one of her essential oil serums (I love the invigorating Toning Formula), then you give yourself several spritzes of her nourishing Seawater and lastly you drench your skin in her luscious Marine Lotion. I am OBSESSED with this unctuous anti-aging oil serum made of juicy algae oil and cypress, juniper, marjoram and vetiver essential oils. I adore the refreshing herbal scent and I can’t get over the silky texture and how it instantly makes my skin luminous, moist and supple. I kid you not, when I use Susan’s Marine Lotion, I always get compliments about how good my skin looks. LOVE!!
Kimberly Parry Nourishing Serum ($50) Kimberly Parry products integrate ancient healing traditions and herbal wisdom with a modern scientific understanding of anti-aging skincare. Kim’s almost 100% organic and have an indie artisanal vibe. Her Nourishing Serum is loaded with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. The two hero oils in this serum are Sweet Almond Oil which is great for hydrating and softening the skin and Rosehip Oil which is known to regenerate the skin, reduce sunspots, scars and wrinkles. I find this oil very soothing and calming and for this reason I like using it after procedures like peels and microdermabrasion.
Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79) The Algenist brand has discovered how to harness the power of microalgae and incorporate into their anti-aging skincare products. Microalgae helps rejuvenate your skin/makes it look younger and it replenishes lost moisture and nutrients. The Advanced Repairing Oil is a nextgen face oil serum made with this patented Microalgae Oil and it has been proven to keep your skin hydrated 5x longer over 24 hours. I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin and how it noticeably smooths the texture of my skin and makes it feel fresher and look more supple. Youth in a bottle!
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Disclosure: I was sent samples of all the oils reviewed above for editorial consideration, but all opinions and oil obsession is my own.