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TH E CORRECT OIL (for your skin type) makes moisturiser more effective and is as targeted as a serum. No wonder then that so many famous faces have embraced it, from Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr who love pure rosehip seed oil, to supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima who worship the cult product Rodin Olio Lusso (`7,000 approx). So what’s causing the oil rush? First things first: They are completely natural. “Women today don’t want beauty with consequences—we are saying no to chemicals that harm us and the environment. Oils fit perfectly into this category by virtue of them being 100 percent botanical,” says Dr Madhuri Agarwal of Mumbai’s The Skin Clinic. In addition, the texture has changed. The heavy and comedogenic properties of oils have been corrected, making them a pleasure to wear. “Scientists are mixing water and essential oils according to various skin types so they won’t clog pores or cause breakouts,” explains dermatologist Dr Vandana Chatrath at Kubba Skin Clinic, New Delhi. But that’s not all, the real meat lies in the benefits. Oils help erase blemishes, calm redness, increase the lipid content (think creamy skin), making you glow without any harmful effects. “I personally like oil because it acts like an effective barrier on the skin. It prevents moisture loss and also seals in active ingredients from other skincare,” says Chatrath. It must be worn as the last step of your routine to seal all the goodness in, as the large molecules of the oil seep through all the layers. And as the weather changes and your skin demands more attention, we recommend that you bypass the Botox and slick
some oil on your face.