Anyone who uses a face oil will know just what a precious skincare commodity they are – and big beauty brands know this. Ranging from acceptable pricing to downright outrageous, there is one thing that all face oils have in common; they all promise utter skin transformation. No matter how many amazing ingredients are in facial oils, they do not seep down into the skin to any significant depth – this means their ability to transform are somewhat limited. However, apply your hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C and then add your (worthy) facial oil and you will be super-impressed by the morning.
Now, some budget-friendly oils deliver as truly an impressive result as high-end luxury products. Then, there are others that cost the earth and do very little to help. Basically, you do not need to spend a fortune to reach those skincare goals. You just need to have the right skincare products and routine for your skin type and age. Here are the best face oils to treat dryness, for every budget.
1.Budget-Friendly:The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil, £6.93 (30ml), www.theordinary.deciem.com
Firstly, let me just say I am probably the biggest fan of roses and (almost) all rose sourced skincare. Subsequently, I have reviewed a lot and my expectations now are pretty high.
The Ordinary hasn’t let me down yet. Budget-friendly and effective – they remain to be an awesome skincare brand. The vegan formula uses 100% pure rosehip seed oil. It contains a rich supply of linoleic acid vitamin A. These massively beneficial ingredients usually diminish during the heated extraction process. Hence, why this is cold-pressed. The face oil is incredible. Fact. This oil is great for every skin type. However, it significantly improves my dry skin.
A top tip would be at bedtime, once you have cleansed, splash your face with water and then apply the rosehip oil. This will allow for optimal absorption. Then, go to sleep, wake up in the morning and rejoice. You’re welcome!
2.Medium Budget: Beauty Sleep Elixir, £47 (30ml), www.beutiskincare.com
If you’ve read some of my past posts, you may have seen this little beauty of a product pop up here and there. Seriously, this is one product I NEVER want to forget. It’s a favourite with the Duchess of Cambridge for a reason – it works like a dream. Combining 14 precious plant oils, this anti-inflamatory facial oil goes above and beyond.
Should you suffer from dry skin, simply use this for a week. There won’t be a smidge of evidence that dryness ever existed. I’ve learned that applying this with my Foreo ensures maximum efficacy of the ingredients. Try it – you will love! I have used this for years. Although results are meant to be limited (due to the fact that oil molecules cannot reach too far), the difference between using the oil (with my Foreo) and not using the oil is pretty remarkable.
3.Top-End of the Budget Spectrum: ESPA Replenishing Treatment Oil, £59 (30ml), www.espaskincare.com
Now, there are facial oils that reach the £100+ price tag – and yes, some of them are awesome. However, you do not need to go that far – and unless you are gifting someone a Christmas present or have bags of spare cash, why would you? I would consider ESPA’s Replenishing Treatment Oil to meet the high-end of luxury. If you are treating dry skin, using a facial oil will place you ahead of the game.
Using a facial oil like this one provides you with that crazy-good boost. Featuring an array of nourishing ingredients, that offer a wealth of benefits, this little bottle of bliss will tick every box. Think antioxidant, omega and vitamin-rich components. Vegan friendly and suitable for all skin types too!
For advice on budget-friendly moisturisers read, “Best Day Moisturisers For When You Are On A Budget”.
Have you tried any of these incredible facial oils and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Stay safe xx