For years, skincare specialists have advised that women (and men) who suffer from oily skin should steer clear from oil-based skincare and makeup products. This couldn’t be further from the truth nowadays, since the very same products have been known to actually help the problem at hand.
Long story short: oil-based skincare won’t make your skin look and feel oilier. Research suggest that serums and face oils are better absorbed by oily skin types, and can actually help it in the long-run.
Don’t believe us? Here are a few products you need to try (even if you have oily skin!). They won’t clog your pores, or create excess sebum on the surface.
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil, $48
One of the best treatment oils to apply on your skin is the Maracuja Oil by Tarte. The benefits? It’s super-soft on the skin, extremely lightweight, and absorbs almost instantly. Layer it with your eye cream and nightly moisturisers, or apply it solo before going to bed.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $105
A little bit on the pricey side is Luna by Sunday Riley. This relatively new release comes with a bunch of positive reviews by beauty bloggers across the globe. The extremely concentrated formula means that only a few drops are ideal to hydrate the entire face. Just beware, it might leave a light residue on your pillow the morning after, the serum itself is actually blue!
Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum, $74
Soothe even oily skin types with this gentle face oil which is packed with all natural ingredients. Use it as a primer to illuminate the skin in winter, apply it before bed, or layer it with your other skincare essentials for best results.
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, $32
Who said that argan oil was just for your hair? Take off your makeup with this gentle cleansing oil to remove excess impurities from the skin. Apply onto a full (dry) face of makeup, and wet a damp cloth to exfoliate the skin.
Do you have any experiences with oil-based skincare products?
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