What Is The Best Oil For Dry Skin?
Whether it's the cold dry air that's got you down, or you suffer from dry skin year-round, you'll be happy to hear there are many body oils and face oils that can come to your rescue.
Many natural oils have the capacity to go deeper than creams and lotions and restore moisture below the surface. Sometimes the fatty acid molecules in these oils are smaller, and can penetrate deep into the epidermis, helping repair the skin barrier.
A good face or body oil will lock moisture in without giving you that greasy feeling.
Here's our list of the top ten best oils for dry skin:
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1. Candlenut Glow Body Oil by JUARA
Of all the body oils in all the towns in all the world, you want this one to walk into your beauty routine. If you're of an age to get that (albeit somewhat forced) reference, then you'll most definitely appreciate this product. Candlenut Glow Body Oil is one of the absolute best body oils for dry skin.
Just like our Kartini Body Oil, the Candlenut Glow Body Oil features moringa oil, which has many moisturizing properties in part due to its high fatty acid content. Moringa oil has even provided relief to those with eczema (AKA atopic dermatitis) and psoriasis, so it's no surprise that it can help do away with dry skin.
Plus, there's more than just moringa oil at work in the Candlenut Glow Body Oil. This luxurious all-over-body moisturizer is brimming with skin-loving nutrients and conditioning ingredients that give you a beautiful, healthy glow.
Natural oils like candlenut (which also makes an appearance in our enzyme mask), avocado, turmeric, and coconut oil come together to deliver moisture deep into the epidermis. It heals your skin from within, while the warm and exotic aroma transports you to the tropics.
All you need to do to feel absolutely amazing is smooth it on in the morning and evening after your bath or shower, or when skin is especially dry. Not only will you ditch that dry skin, but you'll be looking and feeling like a glowing goddess.
A few drops go a long way, but if you do have a little extra on your hands after you've massaged it into your body, you can apply it to the ends of your hair for extra nourishment and a super shine. It replenishes skin and even strengthens hair. That's why the Candlenut Glow Body Oil is the ultimate head-to-toe treatment.
2. Radiance Vitality Oil by JUARA
If you're hoping to find a product to really rejuvenate dull facial skin, just a few drops of Radiance Vitality Oil will win you over. Your skin will soak it in and you'll soon see and feel a difference. In fact, folks who participated in a product trial reported more nourished skin that was softer, firmer, brighter, and less stressed.
What more could one want? Fewer fine lines and wrinkles? Check and check.
This formula contains twelve precious botanical oils and extracts that calm irritated skin and fight signs of premature aging. And unlike some other face oils, it doesn't feel greasy. It even works on acne-prone skin, which can, unfortunately, co-exist with dry skin and other skin conditions.
JUARA Radiance Vitality Oil contains nourishing candlenut, macadamia, squalane, and avocado oil to nourish and hydrate the skin. Turmeric, with its antioxidant benefits and anti-inflammatory properties, benefits the skin in several ways.
And it's even been said to be the key ingredient in a miracle eye cream for bags. (Spoiler alert: it's our formula.)
This holistic skin nutrition will take virtually any face from lackluster to luminous.
In addition to using it all by itself (after the skin is cleansed and serums are sufficiently absorbed) you can also mix a little bit in with your moisturizer or apply it over your makeup for a quick glow up. This oil pairs perfectly with facial massage tools, and soothes irritation.
This is one of those cases where you can judge a book by its cover, because the name perfectly encapsulates this luxurious oil.
3. Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil by Drunk Elephant
Marula oil comes from the kernels of the marula fruit. It's a natural oil that has a higher concentration of polyphenols than green or black tea, which means it possesses powerful antioxidant properties and can help protect skin against sun damage, and other environmental pollutants.
It also has omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. With all of these vitamins and nutrients working together, there are major anti-aging benefits. Not only does it bring more moisture to the face, but it also diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.
Sometimes it's hard to assess the quality of natural oils or find something that doesn't have other ingredients and potential allergens added to the mix.
Luckily, Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil by Drunk Elephant consists of 100% unrefined marula oil. They use a raw, cold-press extraction and filtration process that results in the most pure and concentrated form of the oil. Free from added fragrances, silicone, and essential oils, this face oil fulfills many a wish list.
This Marula oil brings all of the many health benefits alluded to above and is generally safe for sensitive skin.
It is unlikely to cause skin irritation, though as with any new ingredient, you may want to do a patch test and put a thin layer on a small portion of your skin to assess any sensitivities before applying it on the face or body.
This Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil has antimicrobial properties that can fight the bacteria contributing to the formation of pimples, so those with acne-prone skin have reason to celebrate.
And if you love animals, you'll also be happy to know this Drunk Elephant oil is vegan and cruelty-free.
4. Kartini Body Oil by JUARA
JUARA Kartini Body Oil boasts a bevy of natural oils, all of which bring something unique and beneficial for the skin.
Moringa seed oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera plant, is rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. These make moringa oil an excellent emollient. Emollients restore the skin barrier by forming an oily layer that slows transepidermal water loss.
The avocado oil and coconut oil in the Kartini Body Oil are both packed with soothing vitamin E and A, both of which support skin membrane health. There's additional vitamin E and antioxidant action in the sunflower seed oil present. These vitamins help slow down the aging process, while keeping skin smooth and supple.
Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant and brings with it anti-inflammatory properties.
All of this helps to combat premature aging and wrinkles. It also enhances skin elasticity, so you can have that bounce-back effect reminiscent of your more youthful days.
This lightweight dry oil was developed to restore and replenish all skin types, and works wonders for dry or dehydrated skin. There's no reason to suffer with sensitive skin that's depleted. This oil absorbs quickly and brings relief wherever you apply it on your body.
It brightens and balances skin, bringing out your natural beauty. With a subtle yet sweet scent, there's nothing not to love about this body oil.
5. Aphrodite Skin Care Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask
If you're searching for a solution to dry skin woes that will also give you a clear complexion, look no further. The Aphrodite Skin Care Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask has witch hazel and spirulina in addition to moisturizing olive oil, so it both clarifies and nourishes, giving you that sought-after glow.
Dr. Jessie Cheung, a board-certified dermatologist at Cheung Aesthetics and Wellness in Chicago, points out that olive oil, which contains squalane, is a very effective emollient and antioxidant.
Olive Oil restores much-needed moisture to the skin and helps protect it.
The oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid that olive oil contains are revitalizing and restorative. Palmitic acid is a fatty acid found in the skin's lipid barrier, and without these essential lipids, the barrier is weakened and moisture is lost.
Luckily, the lipids in olive oil form a protective layer on the skin, strengthening the skin barrier function and preventing transepidermal water loss (also known as TEWL).
The Aphrodite Skin Care Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask brings the best of what olive oil offers, as well as incorporating other ingredients, like calming chamomile. As one of the least pricey products on our list, it's a great value.
And besides, you're looking for a radiant skin care routine, right? So grab this puppy up!
6. Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer
Coconut oil is naturally antifungal, antibacterial, and moisturizing, making it an ideal choice for the face and body. It has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, and aid in wound healing.
Using coconut oil by itself will hydrate and smooth the skin. However, additional ingredients can lend skin some extra goodness.
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer is made with a combination of coconut oil, coconut milk, and acacia senegal that deeply moisturizes and softens skin.
It actually contains a variety of ingredients that bring benefits to the body.
Green tea extract is packed with antioxidants, glycerin is a potent humectant that draws moisture to the surface of the skin, and the healing properties of sunflower seed oil help address a whole host of skin conditions. All of these can be found in the Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer.
This moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft and ready for smooth makeup application. If you're dealing with dry and sensitive skin, consider this coconut oil moisturizer.
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7. OGEE Jojoba Glow Face Oil
According to Stacy Chimento, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Riverchase Dermatology in Miami, Florida, jojoba oil is a multi-tasking oil that can moisturize, remove makeup, cleanse, and even provide relief from sunburn.
Jojoba Oil is great for dry skin. Unlike other oils, jojoba oil is technically a wax ester, similar to the chemical makeup of the sebum our skin naturally produces, so it's easily absorbed and helps balance out oil production. Since it moisturizes without leaving a residue or clogging pores it can be used even if your skin has occasional breakouts.
It restores hydration and has many anti-aging properties. Jojoba Oil not only increases smoothness but may also improve skin elasticity and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
OGEE Jojoba Glow Face Oil is pure and potent, made with the highest grade of organic Jojoba Oil. It's grown and cold-pressed in the USA, and then enhanced with a blend of essential oils to benefit the skin.
You may have tried an essential oil like rose, frankincense, or lavender oil with a carrier oil to address dry skin. Well, this Jojoba Glow Face Oil takes the guesswork out of it, so you can relax and just enjoy a more moisturized face.
8. Josie Maran Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Concentrate
Argan oil has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Many people have used it to heal dry and damaged hair, but those same fatty acids are beneficial for the skin. They help skin cells form healthy membranes and reduce inflammation.
Because argan oil can improve skin elasticity, some may find that it helps with the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. Adding a few drops of Argan oil to your body lotion could be the beauty secret you've been searching for.
Josie Maran's Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Concentrate utilizes the vital parts of the Argan tree, namely the argan tree leaves, the argan oil, and the argan press cake. Each of these contributes antioxidant activity as well as lipids, flavonoids, and polyphenols that protect and nourish skin.
This Healthy Skin Concentrate is lightweight, but does some heavy lifting. It balances out skin tone and texture as it clarifies and moisturizes.
Though it does have a higher price point than most of the other oils on the list, you're likely to be satisfied with the quality.
9. The Fresh Start Face Oil by Otto
If you're dealing with dry skin, grapeseed oil will likely improve your situation, given its ability to lock in moisture, and help the skin's surface stay supple and smooth.
It extends the effects of vitamin C and E, both of which are known beauty boosters.
Since grapeseed oil is naturally antimicrobial, it also fights back acne-causing bacteria.
The Fresh Start Face Oil takes advantage of all of these skin benefits. It brightens the complexion and gives you a nice glow. For those with sun damage or hyperpigmentation, it's especially helpful.
In addition to grapeseed oil, Fresh Start Face Oil also contains rosehip seed oil, which protects against pollutants and other irritants. The lemon essential oil clarifies and brings an uplifting scent to the serum, while the cranberry seed oil calms and moisturizes with antioxidants and fatty acids.
As an added bonus, it's packaged in a glass bottle and recycled box, so you can feel better about your impact on the environment.
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10. Palmer's Skin Therapy Face Oil
Most of us are familiar with Palmer's brand for all things cocoa butter, but in this case they've come out with a winning facial oil.
The ingredients of Palmer's Skin Therapy Face Oil reads like a who's who of natural oils. It contains sesame oil, macadamia nut oil, apricot oil, argan oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip oil, camelina oil, and sunflower oil.
Then they went a step further and enriched their formula with nutrients and vitamins, as well as retinol, to further soften and smooth skin. The result is a mega-moisturizer that rejuvenates and tones skin.
This non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic formula has a light texture that the skin soaks up readily. With regular use, you'll likely notice younger-looking skin that's slightly more firm.
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