Face oils heal the skin because healthy, organic nourishing oils are already packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids. What does this mean? Oils will return moisture and elasticity to the skin while smoothing wrinkles and healing scars.
Won’t they break me out? No. But you will notice a clearer, more vibrant skin if you use them regularly. With this healthy glow, you will require less makeup. These oils will help streamline your skin care routine, as you find that you don’t need as many products.
Discover Your Perfect Oil
Every producer, whether conventional or craft, is getting on the face oil bandwagon, so it is hard to know where to begin. Here are seven oils to get you started during this drying winter season.
JUNIPER CARROT SEED FACE OIL ($25) from Meow Meow Tweet is a balancing oil that softens and nourishes skin. Find it at the Emerald Door Spa, 8311 Grubb Road in Silver Spring.
PURIFY FACIAL SERUM ($55) from Aster & Bay, for oily and blemished skin, hydrates and dissolves oil that clogs pores. Find it at Take Care, 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown.
ACTIVE INFUSION SERUM ($75) from Josh Rosebrook, developed for all skin types, nourishes and hydrates with the addition of herbal infusions. Find it at Take Care, 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown.
NECTAR SKIN SERUM ($22) from Essential Apothecary Alchemist, developed for all skin types, helps increase hydration and overall elasticity, aiding in the relief of dry, itchy and inflamed skin. Find it at Take Care, 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown.
LAPIS FACIAL OIL ($72) from Herbivore Botanicals, developed for all skin types, acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion. Find it at Sephora, 3065 M St. NW in Georgetown.
BEAUTY OIL ($80) from RMS Beauty is a lightweight yet highly concentrated multi-purpose beauty oil. Find it at Blue Mercury, 3059 M St. NW in Georgetown.
CHAMOMILE CALM ANTI-AGING FACE FOOD ($110) from Virtue Skinfood, for all skin types, contains natural retinoic acid, known for reducing wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and discoloration of the skin. Find it at G’town Pop Up Shop, 3210 Grace St. NW in Georgetown, or at virtueskinfood.com.
Rebekah Kelley is the creator and founder of Virtue Skinfood, a wholistic luxury skin care line.