I was first clued into the latest skin trend when my InStyle email arrived in my box. There was an article on how Kourtney Kardashian has always used oils instead of eye cream. And although I do not take a Kardashian word as gold, I do think they’ve been afforded the opportunity to check out more products that, say, me!
I started a skin care regimen when I was in high school and have never stopped. Not a morning or evening goes by where I don’t cleanse, tone, and moisturize. The last two years, I’ve used my beloved Proactiv in the morning (Yes, I am 39 and I swear by it!) and Rodan and Fields in the evening. I have to say that I’ve never been in love with their eye products because I’ve seen zero results. So when read about face oils, I jumped online to do my research and texted my bestie in CO to get her thoughts.
This is from Goop:
“...not only will face oil not make you break out, it will absolutely change your life, not to mention your skin. Your skin will look and feel better. You will probably need less makeup. And you will probably need fewer skincare items altogether. Perhaps the ultimate skin secret, face oil has been used by indigenous people all over the world…makeup artists, who love only what makes their clients look (quickly) fantastic, have been slathering it on clients for years; slowly, word spread…Conventional moisturizers, which combine waxes with water and oils, seal moisture in the skin with the wax. But they can also seal out some of the oil and water, not to mention treatment benefits included in the formula. With oil, it all sinks right in. And most oils are already naturally packed with ingredients like antioxidants, polyphenols, and omega fatty acids.” – Goop
It turns out that there are so many face oils on the market! You do a search and you will find many options including these three, which I own.
I also found a whole section in Whole Foods with oils for the face. Many of them have the same, natural ingredients. I have used this one.
Rachel from CO, told me about her favorite, Sunday Riley. It is $90 oil and I was not ready to spend that. But, when Anthropologie had a sale o their skin care products, I bought it for $70 and man, I am in love.
I also remembered my esthetician trying to sell me a whole line of oils when I had my brightening facial this summer. I love my essential oils for stress, headaches, tummy troubles and congestion so this felt like familiar territory. Give me something natural that works and I will be a fan.