GOOP, August 2015
But will it make me break out?! And: But do I really need another product?! These are the face oil questions. The truth in all but the most extreme cases is, 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 in various forms for millennia; nothing lasts that long unless it works. Makeup artists, who love only what makes their clients look (quickly) fantastic, have been slathering it on clients for years; slowly, word spread. (Sophia Loren credits a lifetime of olive-oil baths as one of the reasons her skin remains so beautiful at 80.) One of the best-looking older women we’ve ever met, stylist/former model Linda Rodin, has made her fortune late in life mixing oils in her kitchen to create the runaway success Olio Lusso that launched her entire beauty company....
Find Your Perfect Oil
Which oil texture you’re going to end up loving depends on you and your skin. Creamier, heavier-feeling oils are great for people with dry and that tends-to-sting sort of sensitive skin. Lighter, instantly absorbing ones work best for people with oilier or the more breakout-prone type of sensitive skin (or those who simply would rather feel like they’ve got nothing on). Here, the nine best face oils we’ve found (and sourced for you!).
Georgia Louise Sleeping Beauty Oil
From amazing facialist Georgia Louise, this elixir sinks right in, smells fantastic, and seriously plumps skin, treating lines and wrinkles overnight with argan, apricot kernel, pumpkin, rosehip, and carrot seed oils. Wake up, look in the mirror—and exalt in your amazing skin! Georgia Louise’s treatments are so effective because they incorporate lifting and facial massage—this butterfly-shaped, rose quartz stone helps replicate the process at home when used in conjunction with this miracle-working oil.