I’ve posted before about my love of oils, I think they are so beneficial in so many ways and I have quite a few which I incorporate into my routines. I’ve gathered together my favourites to give you a little introduction and a run down on why I love them.
First up is the famous Moroccanoil which everyone seems to love. It’s a luxurious treatment for hair, made from Argan Oil. It’s quite rich and so is great for dry ends or frizzy hair. I usually apply a really small amount to the ends of my hair after washing. My hair is quite fine and treatments like this can be quite heavy and tend to weigh my hair down, so I’m careful to only apply a small amount which I rub in the palms of my hands first. My hair ends are quite dry and need a treatment like this to help to detangle and keep them looking healthy. Moroccanoil isn’t the cheapest option, but it’s definitely the best in my opinion. I tried the travel sized bottle first and I’d recommend this if you’re not sure about the price.
My favourite body oil is L’Occitanes Almond Shower Oil, which is sort of the middle point between a shower gel and an oil. It’s slightly more viscous than an oil but still lathers up like a shower gel. It’s the most moisturising product I’ve ever used on my skin and I can’t believe how smoother and softer my skin looks and feels. If you do suffer from dry patches (I get dry areas at the tops of my arms) then I’d definitely recommend this, it’s worth every penny! Caudalies Divine Oil (full review here) is a product which I’ve talked about (too much) a lot recently, as it’s really impressed me and I use it most days. It’s a multi-use only and can be used on hair, nails, skin or in the bath. I’ve tested all of these methods and have to say, it’s one of my favourite oils and has also replaced quite a few I used to love. Divine Oil has a handy spray pump which disperses a small amount of light oil, ideal for quickly applying after the shower to hair and body. I find it’s a lot lighter and easier to apply than Moroccanoil, so I’ve actually been using this on my hair a lot too. This is a great product to use on skin to lock in moisture after a bath or shower, it’s so easy to just spray and rub in.
Lastly, one of my favourite skincare products is Clarins Lotus Oil, a lightweight facial oil aimed at Combination/Oily skin types. I absolutely adore this product, I have normal/combination skin type which leans towards oily but I stil love to use oils on my skin as they have so many benefits. My cheeks can get quite dry and as I use a lot of skincare for blemish prone skin, I need something to replace what is lost. This is also great mixed with my night time serum.
A lot of people aren’t sure what the advantages of using an oil are, but I think they are so worth the money and definitely improve my skin so much. Which oils do you use?