November 4, 2014
When one considers all of the mattifying products – from primers to powders – that mitigate unwanted shine, the notion of willfully applying oil to one’s face can seem wildly counterintuitive. Not all oils, however, are created equally. Once considered skincare’s little secret, Beauty Oils possess the unparalleled ability to actually improve the quality and look of skin, delivering nourishment, hydration, antiaging benefits and an undeniably radiant glow in just a few drops.
Here are four brilliant formulas to help you embrace the beauty oil skincare trend:
1. La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil: The ultimate in opulence, this weightless formula contains the Swiss Ice Crystal complex, a blend of rare plants (namely saxifrage, soldanella alpina extract and Swiss snow algae) that collectively work to combat the effects of environmental stress on the skin. From a scientific perspective, this oil works on a cellular level to fight free radicals, protect mitochondrial DNA and support the skin’s natural lipid barrier function, thereby trapping valuable moisture. When used regularly (either alone, over serum or mixed into a favorite cream to heighten potency), even the most frazzled skin is transformed, ultimately resulting in a visage that is strengthened, calmed, hydrated and glowing.
2. Sisley-Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil: Light as air and instantly absorbed, this lush, rose-scented wonder provides instant hydration – lasting up to 8 hours – for skin that is soft, balanced and not the slightest bit shiny. Not just a conduit for moisture, the Black Rose Precious Face Oil also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with significant results after 4 weeks of usage. In sum, it’s highly effective, pared-down skincare in a luxurious aubergine vessel. Leave it to the French to execute beauty oil with such je ne sais quoi.
3. Kate Somerville Dilo Oil: Mimicking the natural moisture of the skin, this exclusive, multitasking formula not only delivers restorative hydration, but, when applied to slightly dampened skin, it also evens skin tone, increases elasticity and fights fine lines. The light, fresh scent is as unique as the Fijian Dilo Oil itself and busy skincare enthusiasts will adore the fact that it can also be applied to the fingertips for healthy, nourished cuticles and smoothed over the hair to mitigate split ends and enhance shine!
4. Bobbi Brown EXTRA Face Oil: Infused with a genius blend of essential oils including neroli, patchouli and lavender, the aromatic scent of this award-winning oil is soothing upon contact. Olive, jojoba, sesame and sweet almond oils round out the all-star roster to drench the skin in emollient hydration that conditions and protects. The minimalist glass bottle is a gorgeous gem for any vanity, and the precious contents that it houses are even more valuable for one’s countenance.
To read more visit Rachel Anise’s blog – Beauty Professor.