Oils and oily skin are often blamed for clogged pores and breakouts, but it really isn’t that simple. Face oils can be a part of your skincare regimen because while face oils aren’t for everyone, not all will lead to clogged pores. “On the right skin types, facial oils not only look and feel luxurious but work to protect and rebuild the skin.
1. Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50
While sunscreen may not be your first thought when it comes to face oils, Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50 is just what you need when hitting the outdoors. It works well on all parts of the body and as it reduces your exposure to the sun it also helps to hydrate your skin with ingredients such as grape seed, radish seed, meadowfoam seed and coconut oils.
2. Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil
“Currently, I am obsessed with Beauty Nut’s Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil,” says Mack. “I use it nightly over my retinoid to help to combat dryness and enhance the delivery of the retinoid into my skin,” she says. Prickly pear seed oil contains vitamin E which is touted as a beneficial vitamin for the skin. It also contains antioxidant-rich belatains and fatty acids, as well as omega 6 and 9, which can mitigate sun damage.
3. No7 Replenishing Facial Oil
If you think that you need to drop big bucks to get an effective skin oil, you would be wrong. No7 Replenishing Facial Oil is a lightweight formula that can leave your skin looking hydrated and feeling softer. It is made with rose-hip seed oil, which some research shows may help to reduce signs of aging. It is lightly scented, vegan, silicone, sulfate and paraben-free.