Putting oil onto your skin may not seem like a good idea, especially if you already suffer with overproduction of sebum, but oils are actually a great product to keep in our beauty stash. We’re taking a look at our best oil products from Dermalogica and Decleor and showing you exactly how they can benefit your complexion.
This oil-based cleanser is not only intended to wipe away the dirt of the day, but also to penetrate the skin and brighten it from within. The oil should be massaged into the face and then emulsified with a few drops of water to create a milky lotion, and will increase the brightness and luminosity of your skin from day one.
Micellar products have been popping up everywhere for the last couple of years and Decleor’s Micellar Oil is one of the very best. In case you’re wondering, micelles are molecules of oil suspended in soft water and are amazing for removing dirt from the skin. Not only will this oil kick-start your skins microcirculation but it’ll leave you feeling clean and refreshed, too.
This therapeutic treatment oil contains Lavender, Sandalwood and Orange which work together to create a relaxing cocoon for your skin, moisturising deeply and stimulation your sense of calm and wellbeing. It’s a multi-functional product which can be added to a bath, added to a moisturising cream as a base or even just massaged directly into the skin.
The nails are a place which hugely benefit from oil as our nails and cuticles are often dry from the work and stresses of day-to-day life. Doing dishes, central heating and using chemicals to clean can all dry the nails, so rubbing this nail-specific oil into the area can help to repair and protect the nails and cuticles from further damage.
This intense oil is made from Vetiver Essential Oil which is ethically sourced from Fair Trade suppliers in Madagascar, so you can relax even more in the knowledge that you’re helping third world farmers to gain fair prices for their product. It should be rubbed over the body in an upward motion with a flat palm, concentrating particularly on areas of tension.