Face Oils for Glowing Skin

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Face oils are like the cake frosting of skincare. Layered on as the last step, a face oil helps lock in moisture to keep everything underneath soft and hydrated. Contrary to popular belief, face oils themselves don't actually hydrate (oil and water!) but they are a key ingredient in making your skin stay plump and radiant for years to come. The best face oils won't just leave your skin looking slick, but will actually deliver a potent dose of active ingredients, too. Ahead, the 11 face oils we love to pat on our skin morning and night.

1 Jasmine Vital Oil

Once you fall in love with this oil's elegant texture and delicious scent, you'll also fall in love with the results. Red algae and niacinamide help brighten, firm, and boost collagen production without leaving a greasy finish.

2 Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil

Marula seed oil is packed with antioxidants like vitamin E, omega-6, and nine fatty acidsso this is like a daily multivitamin for your face. Great for sensitive skin, we love to wear this oil alone or add a few drops into our moisturizer.

4 Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This fan-favorite oil uses squalane, evening primrose, and lavender to not only lull you to sleepbut to restore your skin overnight. The next morning your skin looks totally refreshed.

5 Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil

The blend of honey, sea buckthorn, and five flower oils help restore lost moisture and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, we love that you can also run it through your hair.

6 Active Botanical Serum

Dont be confused by the name; Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum is the only face oil youll ever need. Boasting 22 nutrient-rich botanicals and cold- pressed botanical and essential oils, its the ultimate restorative blend. Use it last in your skin care routine to seal in moisture and ensure a serious glow.

7 C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil

Why use both an oil and a vitamin C serum when you can combine the two? That's the genius of Sunday Riley's C.E.O Glow, which also includes turmeric to help brighten and soothe.

8 Noni Glow Face Oil

This popular face oil pick gets points for feeling lightweight while bringing dry, flaky skin back to life. That's thanks to the organic noni extract, rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and sea buckthorn oil.

9 Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil

This face oil is all about the antioxidants. Maqui (the most antioxidant-rich fruit in the world), acai, prickly pear, and goji berry help support skin- healing.

10 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Fans of The Ordinary's 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil say it helps keep skin healthy without causing any irritation or breakouts.

11 Black Rose Precious Face Oil

Bulgarian rose, camelina, plum, and avocado oils give skin an instant glow. Press a few drops into your skin after applying a serum or moisturizer.

12 Pore Detox CBD Face Oil

Even if you've never tried CBD skincare, this oil is worth giving a shot (especially if your pores have been feeling clogged from the summer heat). A trifecta of tea tree oil, blue tansy, and CBD clear pores, while leaving the skin calm and soothed (courtesy of the latter).

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