Natural and Nourishing Skincare
Part of my skincare routine includes facial oils – I find them easy to apply early morning before I apply moisturiser or sunscreen. Or late at night after I’ve cleansed. They’re nourishing for the skin and the brands I use contain lots of natural ingredients. To apply a facial oil is simple
- Apply a few drops to the palm of your hand.
- Spread the oil onto your fingers.
- Gently press on your face, and pat in an use upward circular motion.
- Ensure even distribution.
- You’re good to go!
This article features five of my favourite Irish and international facial oils to date.
But First, How’s Your Skincare Routine?
Cleanse, tone, moisturise, and exfoliate at least once or twice a week. It’s an easy routine to get into. But it’s also easy to fall out of. I wore makeup everyday when I worked outside of home. And it’s during this time my skincare routine was at its best. In return for my loyal skincare routine came great-looking, soft and smooth skin.
Now that I work from home, I wear makeup much less. Which is why I did expect my skin to look its best. But I got complacent and my routine slipped down a a skincare slope. It’s back on track now, the simple skincare steps skipped through as opposed to skipped over. And my skin is prepped and ready for when my makeup bag makes an appearance.
Beauty Tip: Remember that most foundations and makeup contains SPF and so if you are going makeup free, do use a moisturiser with SPF or simply apply sunscreen.
Five Fabulous Facial Oils
Baressential BE Kind Facial Beauty Serum
Made in Ireland. Available from baressential.ie RRP €42 30ml.
This uplifting blend of sixteen pure powerful plant actives promotes an intense rejuvenating boost to the skin, feeding it vibrant vitality – vitamins and minerals – nature’s gift for firmer radiant skin’
One of my favourite facial oils is this Irish made 100% natural, 90% organic facial serum by Baressential. Who, coincidentally are based in my hometown of Athy in Kildare.
With ingredients that include Hazelnut Seed Oil, Rosehip Fruit Oil, and Pomegranate Seed Oil the serum is both packed with natural goodness but also smells cheerful and fresh. I use a few drops in the morning, and when the notion takes me at night too. It absorbs easily and leaves my skin smelling fresh and feeling nourished.
ECooking Multi Olie
Made in Denmark. Available from skinfullaffairs.ie RRP €25 100ml.
Ecooking Multi Oil can be used for several purposes. Unique, multifunctional 100% organic oils and essential fragrance extracts from orange and lavender.
Ecooking Multi Oil is high quality multipurpose oil that’s great value for money. Along with the benefits of being vegan and dermatologically tested, it’s also free from nasties and packed with goodies.
Made with Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Sesame Oil, this powerful oil has many uses outside of this list of facial oils. Because it can be used to remove makeup and eye makeup, as a conditioning treatment for your hair, for shaving, as a body oil, or if it tickles your fancy as a massage oil!
VOYA My Little Hero Facial Serum
Made in Ireland. Available from voya.ie RRP €59 30ml.
VOYA’s iconic facial serum is certified organic, vegan-friendly and packed with antioxidants, offering nourishment to improve radiance and brighten dull skin.
You’ll see from my image above that my VOYA My Little Hero Facial Serum isn’t the full size 30ml bottle that’s available to buy. That’s because I bought it as part of a trial set with VOYA moisturiser for €15. Buying the trial size version of a product before you commit to a full size version is often a great way of getting to know a product.
Packed full of oils from seaweed to green algae extract with little sulphates included, there’s a reason this serum is on this facial oils list!
Jäsön Vitamin E 5,000 I.U. Skin Oil
Made in U.S.A.. Available from all good Health Stores. RRP €8.50 118ml.
JĀSÖN® Vitamin E Oil 5,000 IU bathes your body in healthy, anti-oxidant rich moisture. Pure, Vitamin E Oil plus 5 essential natural oils of Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Sunflower and Wheat Germ renew skin’s softness.
Not only is Jäsön Vitamin E Oil 5,000 IU superb value for money but it’s also free from nasties. This means no parabens, sulphates, petrolatum or phthalates. Made with a number of natural oils including almond, apricot, avocado and sunflower. It’s a winner in my books and definitely deserves a place on this ‘facial oils’ list. And the great thing is, like the aforementioned Ecooking Multi Oil, Jäsön Vitamin E oil can be used all over your body – from your head to your toes! In fact they even recommend you add a few drops to you hand and body lotions.
Side note: I’m not a huge fan of almond smelling products however the oil absorbs easy leaving a soft feel and mild natural aroma – so don’t worry you won’t smell like marzipan.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate
Made in U.S.A.. Available from kiehls.co.uk RRP €46 30ml.
Strengthens skin’s defences against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant-looking all day.
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is 100% natural, non-comedogenic, paraben and mineral oil free. Lightweight, with great absorption, the ingredients of ginger root, sunflower and Tamanu Oils are event in its fresh aroma. It promises to keep your skin looking radiant all day and energised from morning to night. And I have to say that that it’s high on my list of favourites for facial oils. It’s comes recommended as a great base under moisturiser and makeup for an extra energy boost and glow.
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