In the health world, it seems that the last few years have been all about debunking crusty old moth-ridden myths.
For instance, you’ve probably heard that certain types of fat — think monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega fatty acids, and moderate amounts of saturated fat — are a key component of a healthy diet. How do you think fat-soluble vitamins are processed?
Another debunked myth is that applying oil creates more oil when it comes to your skin. In fact, certain plant-based oils have been used since ancient times — particularly in Ancient Egypt — to help moisturize, protect, and rejuvenate skin.
Why should you consider swapping out your goopy, greasy, thick cream for a great facial oil?
Depending on your skin type and the type of oil you choose, it’s been found that oils are better at moisturizing and infusing the skin with compounds that help protect it and defy the physical signs of age. What’s more, is that facial oils can shrink enlarged pores, heal or calm rashes, and treat acne. Plus, you can use facial oil as a makeup primer, which means you can nix one more step in your makeup routine, as well as save a bit of money on expensive primers.
Looking to get your hands on a great facial oil! Luckily, there is a slew of plant-based, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free options available for every skin type.
1. Poppy Austin Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
Poppy Austin is one of the best all-natural, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly skincare brands available! This Poppy Austin Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E packs a punch of revitalizing, organic, and naturally derived agents including pure grade vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, aloe vera, gotu kola, geranium, and dandelion. Along with boosting the overall health of your skin, this facial serum aims to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and under-eye circles. This serum will also boost the collagen production of your skin — firming, texturizing, and plumping — while also neutralizing free radicals that cause age-related wear and tear. A double-sized 2-ounce bottle costs $26.49.
Anna L. Vaughn says “Just want to say how much I LOVE these products. I currently use 10 products from the Poppy Austin line, vitamin c cleanser, rose water, vitamin c serum, hyaluronic acid, retinol serum, retinol cream, under eye cream, barbary fig oil, and rosehip oil. I tried to order a new rose water a few days ago, but they were sold out. So I ordered the orange blossom water to substitute until the rose water is available again. It came in yesterday, and I’m about to try it for the first time. Seeing how I’ve fallen in love with all the other products I’m sure this one won’t disappoint either. I’m 39 and have some aging signs around my eyes, and getting the little bunny lines on my nose. These products have really helped to smooth my skin and make it appear younger again. I’ve completely replaced everything I once used with this line. It’s well worth the money, wish I had found this product line sooner!!! I’ve been using the products for about seven months now, and I can definitely see the difference!!!!”
2. Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil
Next to Poppy Austin, Mad Hippie is an excellent vegan-friendly, natural, and cruelty-free skincare brand to support. This Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil keeps it simple with your skin health by focusing on an infusion of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that can cause damage to your skin and increase age-related wear. This facial oil uses camu camu, jojoba, and goji oils, which are naturally rich in fatty acids and help seek to increase hydration. This oil seeks to protect, soften, and smooth your skin! A 1.02-ounce bottle costs $19.50.
Amazon Customer says “I was looking for something with camu camu as I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. I literally have tried everything on the market, if it works it’s outrageously priced or doesn’t work or irritates my skin. I also have extremely sensitive skin so I was extremely happy that I knew what all the ingredients on the label and it didn’t irritate my skin and I have noticed my circles are not as dark. I also love the citrus smell to it.”
3. Pacifica Beauty Super Flower Rapid Response Rose Face Oil
This Pacifica Beauty Super Flower Rapid Response Rose Face Oil takes the power of rosehip oil to the next level! Using a special formula of blue tansy, azulene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and omega fatty acids, this face oil hydrates, rejuvenates, and helps to reduce signs of redness and irritation. Plus, this oil is quick-absorbing — no lingering oily residue — and is also a great agent to infuse calm and give you a radiant glow. Pacifica Beauty is proud to offer a product that is free of harsh chemicals such as parabens, SLS, sulfates, and phthalates. A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $13.58.
Jeremy B. says “THIS IS MY FAVORITE. I have super sensitive and acne-prone combination skin, and this is the only thing I have found that I can put in my face at night before bed that doesn’t break me out, make me red, or leave me waking up oily and greasy. Pure wonderful moisture for your face. I’m 35 and I swear this is doing more for my skin and wrinkles than any expensive moisturizer ever did. It lasts forever too since you only need a small amount! (review left by Jeremy’s wife).”
4. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
This Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil may have a funky name, but the product is tried, true, and holds up against many other high-end facial oils! Virgin Marula is derived straight from the marula fruit — free of chemicals or fragrances — and is found to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and blotchiness, while also improving elasticity. Drunk Elephant markets this oil as “rehab for your skin” outlining a purely luxurious experience that seeks to boost the health of your skin with antioxidants, tocotrienol, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and omega fatty acids 6 and 9. A 15-milliliter bottle costs $40.00.
Michelle Pursell says “I love Drunk Elephant and use them every day and my skin glows. I’m 46 and have no crows feet etc. Alot of that is thanks to Protini which has a growth factor. I was done with face oils until I tried DE Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. I was absolutely amazed with how it disappeared in my skin and now I’ll never go without it!! I’m so thankful to have found Amazon’s Quiverr as they are the only place verified by DE so anyone wanting authentic DE products I only recommend Quiverr or DE site.”
5. Tree of Life Vitamin C Serum
If you’re looking for that one ingredient that will make your skin more radiant, increase moisture, and boost overall health, look no further than vitamin C! This Tree of Life Vitamin C Serum keeps it simple with a powerful vitamin C-based serum. This organic, all-natural, bioactive serum seeks to infuse your skin with an 8-fold natural antioxidant complex to fight free radical damage that causes fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles. A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $8.76.
Theresa says “It really helps with discoloration, the spots that I have accumulated from popping bumps have vanished after a week to 2 weeks after using this product, I would definitely recommend, note: I am a dark skin African American woman, does not irritate my skin but key advice, make sure your pores are COMPLETELY closed and use a toner, if you fail to do so, you might experience slight burning as if you are about to experience a side effect but usually your fine but do not make it a habit, I have extremely sensitive skin so if it works for me, should work for you! I have been using this product for about a month and 2 weeks now, I see a great difference!”
6. Cliganic USDA Organic Jojoba Oil
This Cliganic USDA Organic Jojoba Oil is yet another single-ingredient skincare product that keeps it simple, yet gives your skin a powerful boost! Cliganic is proud to offer a 100 percent certified organic pure cold-pressed jojoba oil that’s free of additives, alcohol, and fragrances. This jojoba oil is excellent for all skin types and can even be used on hair, scalp, and beards. Unlike other oils this product is fast-absorbing! Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and organic, this product hits all the marks! A 4-ounce bottle costs $9.99.
tcm says “I originally purchased this oil for my face. While applying the oil I would get it on my lips and hands. My lips were chapped for at least a month. I tried 6 different chapsticks with no results. This oil is the only thing to help my lips. I have had severe eczema on my hands for as long as I can remember, but this cured it. It has been ridiculously cold and my hands were cracked and bleeding constantly. I started putting this oil on twice a day and 2 weeks later my hands look perfect.”
7. Poppy Austin Pure Rosehip Oil
Another Poppy Austin product makes the list! This Poppy Austin Pure Rosehip Oil uses 100 percent organic, natural, and vegan-certified rosehip seed oil. Rosehip is a hidden gem in the skincare world! It’s one of the most effective skincare treatments helping to reduce signs of aging — crow’s feet, laugh lines, age spots, and wrinkles — while boosting your overall health by tackling hyperpigmentation, radiation, and sun damage. Rosehip is also a great moisturizer and infuses your skin with vitamins A, E, and C. A double-size 2-ounce bottle costs $19.49.
Vivian Truong says “I’ve been using their rosewater toner for 4 months & I recently decided to try their rosehip oil and I didn’t know why it took me so long to use it!! I was hesitant to use buy it because I have oily skin, but the rosehip oil is a fast-absorbent oil and there is no oily residue on my face afterward. The rosehip oil definitely evened out my skin tone within a few days of use–I was so surprised to see the effects of it so soon! Acne scars were reduced significantly and I feel so beautifully confident in my natural skin! It also helps with sun damage and gives me that natural glow (without looking oily of course). I use rosehip oil after applying toner. I put 2-3 drops on the palms of my hands and warm it up before applying it to my face. I’m definitely happy with my purchase and I think the bottle will last me a while.”
8. PURA D’OR Organic Vitamin E Oil
This PURA D’OR Organic Vitamin E Oil is designed to provide the ultimate skin protection that fights free radicals and environmental damage, while also moisturizes and cleanses. This long-lasting oil utilizes the antioxidant power of vitamin E to help smooth and refresh skin for a natural, youthful look. It’s also a great product to help reduce puffy, tired eyes, and under-eye dark circles. A 4-ounce bottle costs $14.99.
guelah papyrus says “Amazing product! I am so happy with this Vitamin E. I am using it to reduce the appearance of a scar and it is working much better than other vitamin e’s that I have tried. Within just a few weeks of daily use, my scar has faded. I’ve also used this in a homemade lip balm. Highly recommend!!!”
9. DERMA E SunKissAlba Radiant Face Glow Oil
This DERMA E SunKissAlba Radiant Face Glow Oil is designed to do exactly that … make you glow! Designed from a unique blend of jojoba, argan, and seabuckthorn oils and mica mineral, this product provides deep moisture, conditioning, and antioxidant protection via vitamins. Along with replenishing and providing a radiant glow, this oil also aims to tone and provide a youthful appearance. A 2-ounce bottle costs $12.99.
Harpreet Kaur Jandu says ” have oily acne-prone skin and this oil has been an incredible moisturizer for this fall season. It absorbs into my skin almost immediately and leaves it supple and moisturized. The glow is a soft sheen and not a greasy finish. I would recommend it to almost everyone. The best part: HELPS TO KEEP HORMONAL ACNE AT BAY AND FADES AWAY SCARS.”
10. Pure Body Naturals Marula Facial Oil
This Pure Body Naturals Marula Facial Oil takes your facial oil routine to a luxurious new level! Described as velvety, this facial oil promises to be light and non-greasy, yet absorbs quickly and efficiently into your skin. Along with maximum hydration, this facial oil tones, smoothes, and improves elasticity, which increases your youthful complexion. This refined marula oil is wild-harvested and cold-pressed from marula tree kernels. A 30-milliliter bottle costs $10.99.
CiscoKid says “Ok, I was loving my rosehip oil, but then I heard about marula….it’s even better! It’s lightweight, but a mostly non-greasy feeling. I have sensitive skin, and can’t really use eye creams because they give me a rash. But this is all you need! Now My makeup doesn’t look dry, and my wrinkles are less noticeable. It’s a win! I apply before bedtime and in the mornings. Love!”
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