I’ve used facial oils for probably a decade now, and couldn’t be without them in my skincare routine. I’ve got quite a few, especially miniatures which always seem to make appearances in free gift bags, and tend to rotate them depending on how my skin feels. As the weather is rapidly approaching veritably chilly, I’ve turned to slightly more hydrating oils to help my skin stay happy. Facial oils can vary in price massively, but there are definitely some gems available for less than a fortune.
The ‘save’ option is the Úna Brennan Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Oil. There are cheaper oils out there but this is best that I’ve found for under £15. Sold as a ‘pre-cleanse’, which is presumably a makeup remover, there’s absolutely no reason that you can’t use it as a nourishing oil. It’s a little lighter than the other two here, but my skin loves the mix of avocado and sweet almond oils, and it smells lovely. It’s £14.99 for 30ml.
Next up is Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. This is such a classic and something that Mr Mouse has bought several times because it’s the best thing he’s found for his sensitive face. He originally stole my bottle, now I steal his – all’s fair in love and skincare. The mix of oils in BOO, including blue orchid for moisture and patchouli for its antimicrobial properties, make it smell bloody amazing. It might be a bit love/hate, but I think it’s gorgeous. £32 for 30ml might seem a big jump from the Superfacialist oil, but you only need a couple of drops so it lasts ages.
The ‘splurge’ choice is the much-loved Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial. It’s described a serum but has a classic oil-feel, making it really lovely to massage into your skin. Containing, among other things, Renovage, omega oils, Dermaxyl peptide, and rose, jasmine, and frangipani essential oils, it is a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to keeping skin looking healthy and bright. I resisted trying it for years, mainly due to the price, but I’m glad I finally gave it a go. At £46 for 15ml, it’s not cheap but it does make my skin look..well, just better, really. QVC usually also have sets, including this one which has the Overnight Facial and the Morning Facial for £70.
Do you have a facial oil or three in your routine? What are your favourites for colder weather?
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