Seems like common logic that using face oil for oily skin will make it even worst. Wrong. For the more skincare-educated of us know (now you as well) : Not all oils were created equal. There’s a an oil for EVERY skin type. There’s a whole range of them to be quite frank, from drier to heavier oils (yes, drier oil).

To address the myth at first, oily skin requires drier/lighter oils such as sesame, apricot, jojoba and hazelnut. They help stabilise sebum production, which is the culprit of oily skin and acne. More dry/dehydrated skin needs shea butter, coconut, almond or the likes.

Benefits of oils are that they protect and strengthen your skin’s natural fat, in order to keep skin hydrated. Relieving you of all the stress of choosing, we’ve rounded up our best selections for every skin type out there. So go ahead and slather it (and thank us later) !

1. Dry Skin

Rodin Luxury Face Oil
Not only will your skin be completely moisturized, but you’ll also get the dewy complexion of your dreams (nothing greasy).

2.Oily Skin

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

This helps with regulation and balancing out the amount of oil our own skin produces, all while moisturising the skin (oh and it’s super lightweight and absorbs in seconds).

3. Acne-Prone Skin

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
A solid product that hydrates skin while fighting acne and blemishes. It is like an ‘exfoliating oil’ for congested complexions (yay!).

4. Irritated / Sensitive Skin Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil
Without a doubt the most gorgeous, luxurious face oil as well as an ultra-soothing, anti-inflammatory skin solution that reduces redness and clarifies skin. 

5. Ageing Skin

UMA Absolute Anti Aging Face Oil
UMA Oils’ products will almost always feature on the list of cult buys and this one is not exception. This oils promotes cell renewal process which in turn, helps to diminish fine lines, brighten age spots and neutralize inflammation for softer, brighter and more youthful skin.

6. Combination Skin

La Mer The Renewal Oil

A multi-purpose oil that we cannot stop raging about! Apart from being incredibly hydrating (with anti-aging properties), the product sinks into your skin in seconds and gives an iridescent glow and plumpness without looking greasy.