Who needs a face oil any­way?

Turns out, ev­ery­one. Th­ese pow­er­house blends prom­ise to work won­ders for ev­ery skin type – here’s why.

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Dull­ness

“Oils are a great source of omega to help re­pair skin, boost­ing the skin’s glow,” says skin ex­pert Dr Marko Lens. TRY Kiehl’s Daily Re­viv­ing Con­cen­trate (R700).

Makeup

Use a light­weight oil to smooth and mois­turise your face be­fore ap­ply­ing cover-up. Our pick: Smash­box Photo Fin­ish Primer Oil (R450), for lu­mi­nos­ity.

Dry­ness

“If you suf­fer from dry skin, you should look for face oils that have a strong hy­drat­ing ef­fect, such as jo­joba oil,” ad­vises Dr Lens. We rec­om­mend Clin­ique Smart Treat­ment Oil (R695).

Pig­men­ta­tion

Dr Lens ex­plains that “oils like camel­lia will re­duce the ap­pear­ance of pig­men­ta­tion and re­in­force the skin bar­rier func­tion.” We adore Sor­bet Sa­lon Skin Fa­cial Oil (R220).

Oi­li­ness

“It’s a mis­con­cep­tion that oils will make oily skin oilier,” says makeup pro Ara­bella Pre­ston. “Oils pen­e­trate and ab­sorb in a way that creams don’t. Use a nat­u­ral oil, like hazel­nut (it’s more eas­ily ab­sorbed), to avoid clogged pores.” Go for Clar­ins Lo­tus Face Treat­ment Oil (R500).

Com­bi­na­tion

Ac­cord­ing to fa­cial­ist Abi­gail James, “Oils like rose­hip seed are great for bal­anc­ing com­bi­na­tion skin and boost­ing cell turnover.” We like Palmer’s Skin Ther­apy Oil (R99.95).

De­hy­dra­tion

“Face oils won’t just add hy­dra­tion, they’ll also pro­tect the skin from fur­ther mois­ture loss,” says bio­chemist Nausheen Qureshi. We love L’oréal Paris Age Per­fect Ex­tra­or­di­nary Face Oil (R349.95).

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