10 Soothing Facial Oils For Sensitive Skin

LIFESTYLE  |  November 19, 2016
  • Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, $80 for 30ml
    1 / 10 Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, $80 for 30ml

    Infused with natural origin ingredients such as ginger root essential oils, tamanu and sunflower seed botanical oils, this revitalising oil supports the skin’s daytime defense system by reducing its daily environmentally-induced oxidation. This means that skin appears fresh and healthy and is less tired-looking and dehydrated at the end of the day.

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  • Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-In-Oil, $109 for 30ml
    2 / 10 Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-In-Oil, $109 for 30ml

    If you’re looking for something to plump up and smoothen your skin overnight, this is it. This ingenious serum-in-oil is packed with ulkenia oil, a new micro-algae oil rich in a specific Omega-3 fatty acid to soften fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore bounce and radiance in the skin. Apply before you sleep and wake up to a velvety, luminous complexion.

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  • Aesop Fabulous Face Oil, $77 for 25ml
    3 / 10 Aesop Fabulous Face Oil, $77 for 25ml

    This incredible face oil combines a blend of nine botanical extracts to balance and replenish normal, dull or congested skin. Camellia nut, jasmine absolute and macadamia nut oils are brilliant hydrators, while juniper berry and ylang ylang deliver a natural glow.  Gently massage three to five drops into cleansed and toned skin, or blend one or two nightly with your preferred cream, serum or gel.

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  • Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil, $142 for 30ml
    4 / 10 Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil, $142 for 30ml

    Dull skin is caused by depleting skin lipids from environmental stresses, dietary habits and bad skincare rituals. Insert Dermalogica’s latest offering, which replenishes protective lipids and restores skin back to its youthful glow. The phytoactives from camellia and tamanu oils protect the skin’s natural barrier while its essential lipid blend of orchid flower and chia seed oil smooths visible lines and locks in moisture. Layer under sunscreen in the mornings or pair with a moisturiser at night for a radiant finish.

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  • Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil, $148 for 20ml
    5 / 10 Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil, $148 for 20ml

    This luxurious facial oil is a cocktail of ginseng seed, camellia and fresh sesame oil. Harvested only once a year, each precious ginseng seed contains oleic acid, Omega-9 and saponin, which prevents inflammation that causes ageing and boosts skin’s defense system. Apply both day and night for a nourished, radiant and resilient complexion.

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  • Fresh Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil, $84 for 50ml
    6 / 10 Fresh Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil, $84 for 50ml

    Fresh Co-Founder Lev Glazman was first exposed to the healing properties of seaberry oil when he badly burned his arm in Eastern Siberia and the doctor used the hydrating salve to treat him. “To this day, I’m still amazed that I don’t have a single scar from that severe injury,” he says. Also known as seabuckthorn oil, this powerful antioxidant is rich in moisturising Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, and is well-known to protect the skin against ageing free radicals for a beautiful, dewy complexion. Tip: It also works on eczema and dry skin.

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  • S.W.Basics Oil Serum, $57 for 30ml (www.anupliftedday.com)
    7 / 10 S.W.Basics Oil Serum, $57 for 30ml (www.anupliftedday.com)

    Brookly-based S.W.Basics (available locally at online retailer An Uplifted Day) has created a delicious treat for the skin. This light oil serum is made with avocado, geranium, turmeric and coffee oils that is chock full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for a healthy, glowing face. Use five to 10 drops as a gentle facial treatment or oil cleanser.

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  • Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, $68 for 30ml
    8 / 10 Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, $68 for 30ml

    This rebalancing face treatment oil has a calming, nutty scent reminiscent of a spa. The combination of patchouli and hazelnut oil tones and revitalises, while blue orchid softens and comforts the skin. At night, warm three drops in the palms of your hand, or mix in with your toner or mask for an instantly brighter complexion.

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  • Estelle & Thild Biocalm Optimal Comfort Rescue Oil, $63 for 30ml
    9 / 10 Estelle & Thild Biocalm Optimal Comfort Rescue Oil, $63 for 30ml

    Created just for sensitive and dry skin, this exclusive facial oil transforms irritated skin instantly with a calming blend of skin-saving, allergy-tested ingredients. Free from perfumes and scents, it infuses the face with nutrients from jojoba, almond and sacha inchi, which is rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9. The winning formula helps to reduces redness and restores natural balance in the skin.  

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  • Shiseido Future Solution LX Replenishing Treatment Oil, $232 for 75ml
    10 / 10 Shiseido Future Solution LX Replenishing Treatment Oil, $232 for 75ml

    Shiseido’s featherweight formula is superb for soothing dry or sensitive skin, thanks to its expert curation of these five botanical oils – argan, evening primrose, safflower, jojoba and macadamia nut. Scented with relaxing Japanese yuzu oil, this multitasking solution not only pumps up moisture in the face, but can also be used to soften hands, nails and parts of the body that are prone to dryness.

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