Fly Beauty: 5 Oils that Debunk Old Myths and Perfects your Skincare Routine
I remember a time when oils and anything that mentioned oils was the enemy. “Oil-free” was not only a good thing it was THE thing. The myths about oils were only reinforced by magazine articles and supposed experts that demonized oils. In addition, the made almost every American girl banish it from their beauty regimen if it were in fact ever to make into that arena to begin with.
I remember years ago learning about cleansing oils. Although, many brands were doing it, Laura Mercier was the first brand to reel me in. The idea of using oils to clean your face was not only foreign to me it was downright preposterous. That is until I tried it. It worked, made my skin feel divine and I was hooked.
I learned everything there was about them. The benefits ranged from anti-aging, skin firming to being the answer to oily skin. Oil for oily skin? Yes indeed. Your skin not only craves oil, it needs it. Working with your skin and not against it is critical for your best skin possible. Oil, not only, plays a major part in the success of your largest organ it’s essential.
We’ve compiled a list of oils that may very well become your skin’s best friend with scientifically proven benefits that will have you hooked too.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil
The old saying ‘Black don’t crack” is a false safety net for some black girls. Truth is some black does crack and we’ve all seen it. The question is why are in costant denial? Want Lupita’s skin when your Iman’s age? Well it starts now. Don’t believe they hype.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Re-Volumizing Concentrated SerumL’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil is an advanced facial oil that is formulated to combine proven skin surface renewing ingredient, Lipo Hydroxy Acid, with the hydrating, nourishing power of light essential oils. As a result, wrinkles are visibly reduced, and skin feels smoother, softer, firmer, and more resilient.
Price: $24.99, Available at lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
Five oils in one is my idea of heaven in a bottle. Which is precisely what Caudalie has to offer. Five anti-aging oils working together to make your skin plumper, restoring skin, correct dark spots, and smooth wrinkles. What a treat! This part serum, part oil elixir combines cutting edge anti-aging ingredients. Caudalie’s three patents – Stabilized Vine Resveratrol, Viniferine, and Grape-Seed Polyphenol combine with five anti-aging oils – Sandalwood Kernel, Jojoba, Organic Prickly Pear, Coriander, and Grape-Seed .The formula has a lightweight texture, dryer than a typical oil, that immediately absorbs into the skin for a firmer, plumper, and more radiant complexion.
Price: $99, available at US.Caudalie.com, Sephora/Sephora.com, and NYC Caudalie Boutiques
Orico London Superseed Vitamin Dry Multi Oil
If the beautiful bottle doesn’t sweep you of your feet, perhaps it’s the fact that this Superseed is a 100% natural Vitamin Dry Multi-oil has been developed with a rich blend of antioxidants, super-moisturizing Baobab, Rosehip, Macadamia and Wheatgerm natural plant seed oils to help rejuvenate and restore for an instantly radiant appearance. This easily absorbed organic dry oil can be used for face, body, hair, hands and nails to nourish and repair. One more thing…it’s Organic…completely obsessing right now.
Where to Buy: OricoLondon.com and SkinStore.com
Lumene Vitamin C Beauty Drops
What gives a better feeling of luxury and some sort of mash-up of a modern-age version of vintage luxury that capsules of beauty oil.
Treat your skin to these delicate and luxurious drops, great for quick and easy boosts of moisture while giving your skin long-lasting radiant energy, day and night! Formulated with Vitamin C and Arctic Cloudberry, it visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles plus protects against signs of aging.
Where to purchase: CVS, CVS.com, Ulta and Dermstore.com
VITA COCO COCONUT OIL
The benefits the skin gains with use of coconut oils go back centuries, and under my bathroom sink. It’s quite addictive once you learn all the healthy and curing pros.
Vita Coco Coconut Oil has a plethora of uses, but becomes an essential for thirsty hair & skin during the summer months. Introducing 100% raw, organic, cold pressed coconut oil from the makers of all natural hydration, Vita Coco. Vita Coco Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a miracle oil everyone should is in preparation for this summer:
- The ocean is beautiful, but salt water dries out your hair; rub the oil at the ends of your hair as a conditioner
- You’re smiling in the warm sun, but your lips are chapped before you know it; moisturize your lips for a shining smile
- The pool is calling your name, but your skin is drying out from the chlorine; use a liberal amount as a deep moisturizer for your entire body
- Protect your skin from those UV rays, this coconut oil contains SPF