Admittedly, my medicine cabinet has never been an aesthetically pleasing (or functional) situation. Behind the glass you’ll find toothbrushes, some haircare products, vitamins, and mediocre bottles of Olay facial moisturizer. Yawn, boring. My skin is relatively low maintenance so vitamin E and a basic facial cream was enough to call it a day.
I’ve always wanted a skincare routine that would make me jump out of bed in the morning. One that even Patrick Bateman would be jealous of (if you know, you know). A good routine really just sets the tone for the day. I’m all about optimizing productivity with efficient processes.
Since I have a lot of time to stalk beauty blogs, I started looking into products that were worth investing in. After hours of digging through the weeds I discovered the secret all beauty gurus swear by … FACE OILS.
Upon my research, I narrowed down my list to a couple of highly lauded cult-favorites that will change your life.
Global Face Serum
($85 | Lina Hanson)
The ultimate skin hydrator that not only gets your skin glowing, it also balances the skin no matter what your skin-type is. This multi-tasking, quick-absorbing serum contains some of the most cherished organic oils from around the world. Applied morning and night, it works its magic for anyone whose looking for a nourished and radiant complexion. The Global Face Serum is the only moisturizer you need.
Virgin Marula Face Oil
($40 | Drunk Elephant)
Straight from the “pip” of the marula fruit, our Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is untouched by any chemical or fragrance, natural or synthetic and remains in its purest form. Drunk Elephant uses a proprietary raw, cold-press extraction and filtration process, resulting in the purest and most concentrated form of the oil, highly absorbable, with its delicate polyphenol antioxidant and fatty acid compounds preserved.
Evening Primrose + Green Tea® Algae Retinol Face Oil
($120 | Verishop)
Powered by a proprietary algae plankton blend, this formula is high in essential fatty acids to plump up the skin and fight free radicals while improving the appearance of skin tone, texture and firmness. Nutrient rich superfood plant oils–moringa, bilberry, baobab and kalahari melon–soak your complexion with phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamin A, B, C, D, E, & F and minerals to give you a gorgeous glow, quench thirsty skin, and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil
($48 | Farmacy)
This multitasking miracle-worker is packed with essential fatty acids and Farmacy’s proprietary honey, sea buckthorn, and a five-flower oil blend for glowing skin without a greasy residue. It can be used alone, mixed in with your favorite moisturizer, or blended with foundation.
Luxury Face Oil
($170 | Rodin Olio Lusso)
The crème de la crème, carte blanche, gold standard of oil. A powerful, luxurious elixir that contains a bounty of essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals.
Beauty Booster Oil
($130 | Trish McEvoy)
A luxurious anytime, anywhere powerful skin reviver that instantly unlocks your most vibrantly healthy, hydrated and radiant complexion.