oil me up baby!
Oily skin can be a real issue and it often puts people off using beauty oils in case it makes the problem worse. Using a good oil though (one that sinks in rather than sitting on the surface of your hair or skin) can be more nourishing and effective than creams or lotions, and they last way longer too. These are some of our faves.
Amla Hair Remedy | Alchemy
Inspired by the Ayurvedic practices of hair oiling and scalp massage, Alchemy has created a range of natural (so no parabens, sulphates, silicones and other chemical nasties) oils designed to condition hair. The Amla Hair Remedy contains amla oil, taken from the Indian gooseberry, to stimulate follicle growth, coconut, avocado and argan oils to strengthen hair, and lemon oil for added shine. Whack it on dry hair for an intensive treatment or work a few drops through damp hair for styling and watch your locks come back to life.
Photo Finish Primer Oil | Smashbox
Using a great primer is an essential step in achieving a flawless base and Smashbox have upped their primer game with this Photo Finish Oil. A blend of 15 plant and essential oils, it’s super light and super absorbing, so it leaves skin feeling smooth and moisturised, not greasy and slick. Not only does it help your foundation blend more easily, you can add a few drops over your makeup for an extra glow.
The Body | Tan-Luxe
If you love having a golden glow but hate the patchiness that can come with self-tanning, you need to try Tan-Luxe. Rather than having to cover yourself in full-on fake tan (and risk the dreaded streaks) you just add a few drops of this stuff to your regular body cream or oil, apply and boom, you’ve got sunkissed skin. It gives you a nice, even colour and your skin feels firmer thanks to their cellutone complex.
Luna Sleeping Night Oil | Sunday Riley
This powerful little oil gets to work whilst you get some rest. Packed with retinol, blue tansy and extracts of avocado, grape concord and chia, it helps to soothe the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stimulates cell renewal…basically it tackles anything and everything your skin has had to deal with during the day so when you wake up, your face looks lovely and luminous.
Perfecting Body Oil | Nuori
For silky soft skin and zero greasiness, slather your body in this Nuori oil. Organic rosehip, apricot kernel, avocado and grape seed oils are super moisturising and easily absorbed by the skin, and because all Nuori products are blended in small batches all the active ingredients are at the peak of their effectiveness when you get your hands on them.