If you’ve always shied away from facial oils, worried they’ll make your skin too greasy or break out in spots, think again. With their anti-ageing, hydrating and re-balancing powers they have plenty of complexion-boosting positives, plus they have to be massaged in, making skin look even more plumped up and radiant.
Not sure which one to take the plunge with? We’ve scoured the shelves for the best, read on to see which is right for you.
Fabulous Face Oil, £40 | Aesop
Hip old-school meets new-tech brand Aesop hit the mark with this juniper berry and jasmine combo that’s especially good to use if you have sensitive, congested and reactive skin.
Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil, £50 | Estee Lauder
Youth in a bottle, this silky-light oil gives your skin a quick surge of replenishment and restores your natural glow.
Dongbaek Camellia Essence, £65 | Erborian
This multitasking essence not only accelerates skin cell renewal and improves elasticity, it also leaves a soft, satiny feel.
Mattifying Refining Face Oil, £45 | Aromatherapy Associates
A daily conditioning oil to help balance your skin’s ph levels, its combo of lavender, ylang ylang and soothing jojoba will leave skin feeling comfortable and conditioned.
Rose Otto Face Oil, £32 | Balance Me Treatments
Warm two drops of this Balance Me oil between clean palms and massage it into your face, neck and décolletage to help strengthen skin, boost cell renewal and enhance circulation.
50ml Face Oil, £55 | Dr Jacksons
An all-round beauty wonder, this face oil from Dr Jackson’s (a niche cosmeceutical company with a scientific approach to skincare) contains 100% natural ingredients including baobab, marula oil, calendula and arnica.
30ml Face Oil, £40 | Susanne Kaufmann
Those with problem skin will love Susanne Kaufmann's balancing option, designed to calm and balance complexions, and control sebum production with anti-oxidative pomegranate and rich apricot seed oils.
Mineralixirs Face Oil, £38 | Bare Minerals
Designed to deeply nourish and replenish your appearance, the bareMinerals’ Mineralixirs has a unique formula which blends five botanical seed oils.
Huile De Rose Face Oil, £69 | By Terry
By Terry have done it again with their Huile De Rose offering, which aims to regenerate and awaken skin cells for a firm, smooth complexion and boasts a dry texture that feels super light.
Biodefense Multi-Nutrient Youth Oil, £42 | Estelle & Thild
Swedish skincare brand Estelle & Thild's hydrating oil contains apricot, wild rose and jojoba to help combat early signs of ageing, increase moisture retention and boost radiance.
Face Oil For Glowing Radiance, £75 | Ila
Crammed with skin-friendly essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Ila's Glowing Radiance Face Oil is a cult favourite. Just a few drops daily of its rose-tinted formula (used overnight or pre-makeup) promises to regenerate cells, leaving your skin soft and luminous.
Beauty Oil, £60 | RMS
Made exclusively in-house, RMS Beauty's 'Beauty Oil' is as pure, simple and organic an oil as you can get. Pop a few drops onto skin for a radiant glow that simultaneously protects from ageing antioxidants.
Forever Young Rejuvenating Face Oil, £95 | Soveral
Full of topical vitamins and antioxidants to fight the effects of ageing, this Harper’s Bazaar-approved oil will bring dull looking skin back to life.
Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil, £98 | ISIS
Sunday Riley's 'Isis' oil treatment is on just about every beauty editor’s favourites list. It’s packed full of Phytonutrients from Russian, Bulgarian and Turkish roses to help make skin look soft, supple and more youthful, plus it smells like heaven.
Luxury Face Oil, £105 | Rodin
This heady elixir comes with a celebrity-studded fan base, including Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as the squad of Victoria Secret Angels, who use it on their bodies as well as faces just before showtime to calm, nourish and add radiance.
Divine Face Oil, £19 | Antipodes
With a base of 100% pure avocado oil, this organic, non-greasy face oil deeply penetrates your skin to keep it strong and hydrated.
Skin Balancing Face Oil, £38 | Jurlique
Jurlique's Skin Balancing Face Oil absorbs quickly and leaves a velvety smooth finish that can help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Black Rose Precious Face Oil, £136 | Sisley Paris
Beautifully light and silky, this offering from Sisley is rich plant-based active ingredients that help to nourish, regenerate and protect your complexion.