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Best face oil: Whether you’ve got dry skin or an oily complexion, these face oils will make you look radiant

21st October 2020 | Author: Jenny Tai

As we explain in our guide to the science of face oil, adding this one step to the end of your skincare routine of an evening can completely overhaul your complexion – which means finding the best face oil for you can be the difference between dull and glowing skin.

Not only do face oils help fight the signs of ageing, they can also be strong antioxidants for the skin. And it’s a myth that people with oily skin can’t use them.

To help you discover which face oils are best for different skin concerns, we’ve handpicked oils that do as they promise, with something to suit all budgets in our list below.

And if you have a favourite we haven’t included, let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

FURTHER READING: The science of face oil: From when you should use one, to which ingredients to look out for in the best face oils

Best face oil

  1. Editor’s Pick: Wishful Skin Get Even Rose Oil – £55
  2. Budget Buy: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Press Rosehip Seed Oil £9
  3. Luxury Buy: Cocunat The Cure – £56.95
  4. Best professional face oil: Kaeso Elixir Fig and Mulberry Facial Oil£9.65
  5. Best face oil for quick results: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil£40
  6. Best overnight face oil: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil £45
  7. Best face oil for rejuvenating your skin: The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil £30
  8. Best restoring face oil: Revolution Skincare Night Restore Oil £10

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1. Editor’s Pick: Wishful Skin Get Even Rose Oil

£55 | Buy now from Boots

Why we love it: Since Huda Kattan first launched her skincare brand Wishful with the original Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, she’s had nothing but praise for how good people’s skin felt after using it.

Her skincare range has since grown to add more amazing products – ranging from the Wishful Chin Lift to a Moisturiser Jelly Balm that smells lush – and the latest addition is a face oil.

With a unique blend of Rosehip and Damascus Rose oils, combined with 13 other skin-loving oils, this is the MacDaddy of face oils.

Leaving the skin more even, brighter and smoother, these Damascus Rose oil, in particular, is renowned to soothe and clarify the skin while locking in moisture. While Rosehip Oil reduces dark spots and fine lines.

FURTHER READING: Wishful Skin: Where to buy Wishful in the UK

Buy now from Boots

2. Bargain Buy: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Press Rosehip Seed Oil

£9 | By now from Cult Beauty

Why we love it: We love The Ordinary here at mamabella, and it regularly appears in our Best Buys lists due to the fact it’s affordable and effective.

Its Rosehip Seed Oil is cold-pressed and organic, why cold-pressed? It means there is no additional heat or oxygen used to make this, meaning no nutrients are lost, meaning no compromises.

Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid which gives skin moisture and makes it look plump without clogging it up. It also helps fend off UV rays and air pollution. The bottle is UV protected so you won’t lose the benefit if it’s stored outside the beauty cabinet.

FURTHER READING: The best The Ordinary products for all your skincare concerns – from large pores to redness, wrinkles and acne

Buy now from Cult Beauty

3. Luxury Buy: Cocunat The Cure

£56.95 | Buy now from Cocunat

Why we love it: Cocunat was formed in 2013 and it’s proudly toxic-free. The brand eliminates more than 9,000 substances from its products and has is part of a movement that ensures regulations are updated to make cosmetics safer. This also goes someway towards justifying the high price of its products, but they’re worth it, we assure you!

Containing 21 natural oils including sesame, sunflower, jojoba, sweet almond, this oil isn’t exaggerating by calling itself transformative and its main ingredients are:

  • Vitamins B, C, E and K which provide visible results quickly. These stimulate the collagen in your skin, with the help of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration
  • Prodigious Enzyme – a cell renewer that helps reduce the signs of ageing
  • Natural botox and Fatty Acids, these help produce elastin by increasing firmness while smoothing deep and surface wrinkles to help restore the skin’s natural barrier

In tests, 89% of people noticed smoother and silkier skin, and 80% saw a brighter and more revitalised complexion.

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Buy now from Boots

4. Kaeso Elixir Fig and Mulberry Facial Oil

£9.65 | Buy now from Amazon

Why we love it: Can you keep a secret? We’ve had the fortunate conversation with a number of beauty therapists and when they are in training, they are always recommended to use brands that are not in the mainstream. To keep customers coming back!

Kaeos is one of the brands that skincare experts love because it’s full of natural derived ingredients and essential treatment formulas to deliver effective and luxurious professional results.

This Elixir Facial Oil is like a dream and it feels great on the skin by giving it an intense hydration. It also contains the antioxidants pomegranate and mulberry. This is suitable for all skin types and we love the smell.

A little goes a long way with this face oil too.

FURTHER READING: Skin serum, facial oil or moisturiser: What’s the difference and which one do you need?

Buy now from Amazon

5. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil

£40 | Buy now from Feelunique

Why we love it: Kiehl’s nighttime oil is full of distilled botanicals that restore the appearance of younger looking skin by morning!

Think of this as a supplement for your skin. We love the smell of the Lavender essential oil, it’s relaxing and very calming before bedtime.

With just a few drops each night, the Midnight Recovery Facial Oil reduces the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin feeling smoother and firmer. It absorbs well into the skin because it has a lightweight texture. Worth the higher price tag in our opinion.

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Buy now from Feelunique

6. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

£45 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Why we love it: Like Kiehl’s version, this night oil reduces signs of ageing overnight with the help of retinol.

It helps reduce visible lines and wrinkles and correct signs of damage caused by the sun. Containing cold-pressed extracts of avocado, chia and concord grape seed combined, this oil also gives skin strength, resilience and radiance.

We love this night oil gives us clear, soft and blemish-free skin, while fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.

Other ingredients include blue tansy, which is a powerful skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredient that reduces redness and helps calm signs of skin stress. This night oil also tackles common issues like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and acne.

Luna Sleeping Night Oil comes in two sizes 15ml for £45 and 35ml for £85.

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Buy now from Cult Beauty

7. The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil

£30 | Buy now from The Body Shop


Why we love it: If you have dull and dry-looking skin, The Body Shop Oils for Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil is a must-have.

It contains three cold-pressed seeds: Black cumin seed oil, camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oil – to nourish the skin.

Despite seeming quite thick when it’s in your hands, this face oil actually has a lightweight feel without residue or stickiness.

It simply leaves the skin velvety soft, toned and healthy looking.

We love how Oils of Life rejuvenated our skin, there was a sense of richness to it, we especially loved the recommended method of applying which was to add two-three drops rubbed between the palm of our hands and just inhaling the scent to send us off on a relaxing journey.

It is a popular face oil that The Body Shop has created a 50ml size for £38.

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Buy now from The Body Shop

8. Revolution Skincare Night Restore Oil

£10 | Buy now from Revolution

Why we love it: Revolution does great skincare and this lovely overnight pamper oil contains squalene, evening primrose oil and lavender oil.

Working overnight to keep the skin looking restored and smooth, the skin has a natural radiance, thanks to  jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, grape oil, sunflower seed oil.

What we love about this face oil is that it isn’t heavy at all, it keeps your skin hydrated overnight with a relaxing lavender scent.

FURTHER READING: How old does your skin REALLY look? Olay Skin Advisor scans your face to reveal if you’re prematurely ageing

Buy now from Revolution

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