I have a new-found obsession for oils. This is the first year that I’ve ever explored with oils. My mom has actually used a sesame-based face oil for a long time and loves it, and I always thought it was so weird that she would want to make her face all oily. Little did I know that face oils do not make your face oily but make it soft and help balance oil production!
I have combination skin with an oily t-zone (I’m addicted to oil absorbing sheets), but I get dry areas especially when I go overboard with acne treatments.
However, this year I was turned on to a few face oils. First, Gweneth Paltrow recommended Avibon oil in her French pharmacy post on Goop. I was lucky enough to go to Paris for a long weekend so I picked it up at a pharmacy. It smells like roses and is really great – it evened out my sensitive skin, and I think it even helped decrease my pimples!
Next, I got a sample of Pomega5 capsules in my Birchbox. This is my absolute favorite item I’ve ever gotten from Birchbox, and although I have never converted to buying, I do constantly think about it. I really loved these they were thick and nice and my skin was refreshed after I used them (although my boyfriend did complain that when I put them on at night my face looked oily).
My latest step into oils was buying the Rodin oils. I have read countless reviews on one of my favorite beauty blogs, Into the Gloss, and everyone seems to use the face oil so I gave in and spent the big bucks. I really love her oils, but they are super pricey and I wish I had a cheaper alternative.
Do you use oils on your face? Let us know which ones you use!