Pammy Blogs Beauty: Makeup Wars: Facial Oils

Monday, February 13, 2017

Makeup Wars: Facial Oils

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It is time for another Makeup Wars! This time the Makeup Wars bloggers are discussing their favorite facial oils. I am *so excited* about this topic. As ya'll know, I am obcessed with skincare. My interest in finding the very best skincare for my skin is the driving force behind my blog. 

My Skin:
Before diving into my favorite facial oils, lets talk quickly about my skin type. I have combination skin. My skin does fluxuate. Right now I am leaning more combination/oily. My skin is also somewhat sensitive and slightly prone to breaking out about once a month on my chin or near my nose. Also, I somethings get clogged pores. Since I am not getting any younger, lol, I am also interested in effective anti-aging skincare. 

After many years of avoiding oils in skincare products for fear of breaking out, I learned that certain oils are really beneficial for your skin. There is certainly a facial oil movement within the skincare world. Facial Oils have really gained in popularity for a reason: they work and have such great impact on your skin! Just a drop or two of oil after your usual skincare routine can give your skin a tremendous boost of nourishment and moisture! In addition, using oils as a mix in can really work wonders, too. Afraid of leaving an oil to sit on your skin, then you could try "getting your oil" by using a cleansing oil that you rinse off. 

There are honestly so many oils that I love (too many to list here). So, today I am going to focus on sharing my current favorites. Adding an oil to your skincare routine is one of the best ways to get a fantastic anti-aging, moisturizing, and skin-smoothing "boosts"!

My Current Favorite Facial Oils:

Kiehl's | Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This amazing (and 99.8% naturally derived) oil works to regenerate, replenish, and restore your skin overnight. I am currently using this oil every night as the final step in my skincare routine. I have used this oil off-and-on for a few years (in between testing out other products for this blog) and it is always something that I come back to. I use just one to two drops. I drop the oil onto my fingertips and then pat it across my skin hitting key areas where I seem to get fine lines. The herbal scent of this oil is so soothing for bedtime. There is just something "magical" about this oil! Whenever I don't use it, I can tell that my skin just dosn't look quite its best. It allows me to wake up in the mornings with skin that is a bit more hydrated and plump and smoothed. I love how this oil really sinks into your skin.

Key ingredients include: Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender Oil, and Squalene. A 1 oz bottle retails for $46.00. However, I must note: this bottle will last you forever when you only use 1-2 drops a night! I just love Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and give it my highest recommendation!!!

Nude Skincare | ProGenius Treatment Oil: 
Now, I got my bottle of Nude Skincare ProGenius Treament Oil a few years ago and really can now only find it online on Amazon. So, I believe this ProGenius Treatment Oil was either replaced with or renamed as Sephora's Nude Skincare ProGenius Firming Youth Oil. If anyone knows any details about this product, please be sure to let me know in the comments! Anyways, this oil has lasted me for a few years because I only use one drop in the mornings.

How I Use:
I add one drop of this oil to my dollop of sunscreen/moisturizer that I apply to my face in the mornings. This gives my sunscreen/moisturizer a boost! It allows it to apply better and leaves my skin more hydrated and smooth than when I leave the oil out. I especially do this in the Winter months when my skin is more dehydrated. You can also add a drop of this oil to your liquid foundation for the same type of effect if you would rather. I love the hydrating and skin-smoothing benefits of applying the oil this way. This oil is rich in antioxidants! So, you really are getting a protective and anti-aging boost in addition to adding essential oil and moisture to your skin. I just love this stuff!

Key Ingredients: Apricot kernel oil and meadowfoam seed oil (moisturizers); camelina (redness reducer); sea buckthorn and macadamia oil (skin smoothers). Retails for $78.00. 

L'Occitane Divine Youth Oil:
When it comes to luxury skincare, L'Occitane is one of my favorite brands! I adore the whole Divine skincare collection from L'Occitane and this decadent oil is no exception. The Divine collection products all contain ingedients derived from the Immortelle flower. This flower is legendary because of it's longevity: it never fades, even after it has been picked. The L'Occitane Divine Youth Oil contains Immortelle Essential Oil which is rich in anti-aging active properties.

This oil is so nourishing! I like using it at night as a final step in my skincare routine. I either tap on 1-2 drops of oil or mix it in with a nighttime moisturizer. It really works to smooth fine lines and refine tone and overall appearance of my skin. I adore it!

Please be sure to scroll through the links below to see what my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers are using and loving for facial oils! :)

There are so many oils that I love. These listed here are my current faves and ones that I am currently reaching for the most. I am sure that there are some that I am leaving out, but wanted to stick to a Top 3. :) I love what oils do for my skin and am always excited to try out new oils!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

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lola seicento said...

What fantastic picks, Pammy! I have, and love, L'Occitane Divine Oil!

Kath TheFabZilla said...

We have the same skin type. I should try t

Phyrra said...

The Nude oil sounds so nice!

Unknown said...

I love the 3 oils you picked. I am a HUGE Kiehls Oil fan bigtime, and have just tried the NUDE skincare one. I might need to go pick up the L'Occitane one for sure. Great picks!

Unknown said...

I've always wanted to try that Kiehl's oil and that L'Occitane sounds, well, Divine!

MarciaF said...

I loved the Nude Oil when I was using it. I haven't tried the other two. A facial oil is such a great product for my dry skin.

B said...

That Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is so dang popular and I have yet to give it a whirl. Thanks so much for reminder. I'm adding it to my Sephora wishlist!

Prime Beauty said...

I chose Kiehl's Midnight Recovery too.

Erika said...

Fabulous choices! I'd love to try that Divine Oil. I just know that it would be gorgeous.

CollectiveBeauty said...

All of them sound fab! I love Kiehls, so I can't believe I haven't tried that oil yet!

Kelly said...

Kiehl's is always amazing!

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