7 Facial Oils To Restore Post-Summer Skin
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The Face Oil, £24 | Restored
Best For: Acne-Prone Skin
It’s telling that The Face Oil is the only product in the Restored: range so far. Created by founder Katie in light of her experiences with acne, this ultra-lightweight oil is a blend of her tried and tested favourite ingredients, plus it’s fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. Although you get moisturisation and nourishment as standard, thanks to plenty of omega 3 fatty acids and squalane, it’s especially good for balancing reactive skin that feels out of kilter after a summer of hot weather and high humidity.
Available at RestoredSkincare.co.uk
Bloom & Glow Radiance Restoring Face Oil, £20.50 | Angela Langford
Best For: Natural Skincare Fans
Summer skin can often feel confused, as dryness, dullness and sensitivity all mingle together. This lovely oil, from a small independent skincare brand that champions active raw ingredients, really helps to reinstate calm, as well as infuse skin with the vitality it needs to come back to full health. Alongside a long list of reparative plant oils, there’s rosehip and chia seed to improve elasticity, and chamomile and sea buckthorn to promote healthy cell turnover. The free sample service and recipe cards that come with every order are a bonus.
Available at AngelaLangford.com
Face Oil, £85 | Mutha
Best For: Restoring A Glow
A good face oil acts as a sealant to lock in moisture and keep skin feeling supple and soft – just what’s needed if your complexion is feeling parched after too much time in the sun. If you’ve misplaced your glow, this plant-packed blend can help as it contains oils that are nutrient-dense and multi-tasking; camelia, watermelon and jasmine oils are just a few that help to reduce the look of fine lines and uneven skin tone, while also replenishing skin without leaving it feeling overloaded.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Squalane Facial Oil, £34 | Indie Lee
Best For: Extra Moisturisation
Sometimes it’s the simple things that are best – case in point, this excellent oil that contains 100% squalane derived from olives and nothing else. Easily absorbed by the skin without leaving behind the slightest hint of greasiness, it works well on blemish-prone complexions and won’t clog pores. Given how featherlight it is, it’s also perfect for anyone nervous about trying an oil for the first time. Anti-inflammatory and radiance-boosting, it helps lock in moisture, even out skin tone and boost elasticity.
Available at Harrods.com
Summer Facial Oil, £85 | De Mamiel
Best For: Strengthening Skin
When you think about everything your skin goes through in the summer, including exposure to heat, light and saltwater, it’s no wonder it can start to feel a little fragile. This beautifully crafted oil contains a specially chosen combination of plant extracts all designed to soothe and repair vulnerable skin. The inclusion of kahari melon seed oil, which takes down redness, and pink pepper which alleviates signs of stress and fatigue, will be particularly welcome if you’ve had a busy summer.
Available at DeMamiel.com
Sacha Inchi, Ginger & Turmeric Repairing Oil, £31.30 | Sudtana
Best For: Inflamed Skin
If you suffer from inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, you might find your skin flares up more in the heat. If that’s the case, this oil from an independent brand inspired by ancient Thai herbal wisdom is just the thing. Not only is it ideal if you’ve overdone it in the sun thanks to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory oils like ginger and turmeric, it’s full of fatty acids that help repair the skin’s natural barrier and improve resilience over time.
Available at Sudtana.com
Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Face Oil, £53 | Summer Fridays
Best For: All-Rounder
As well as sealing in moisture, a good oil can support the skin’s barrier, improve tone and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This wonder oil, formulated with 16 noncomedogenic vegan oils, does all that, as well as giving skin an instant shot of radiance. Prickly pear, cucumber, rosehip, watermelon and pomegranate oils are just some of the big hitters in the blend that will nourish and cocoon all skin types.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
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