The Best Facial Oils for Stressed Out Skin

These products will get you and your complexion through that breakneck rush towards the end of 2019.
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As fall turns into winter (or, if you’re in NYC, summer turns into winter, apparently), the change of seasons can take a serious toll on your skin.  Redness, dryness, and overall stress can be incredibly damaging. For your skin’s sake, we put together a list of some face oils that can help you get through these cold winter months. 


Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Squalane oil has, as an ingredient, been making a splash in the beauty community for just under a year now for its weightless and moisturizing yet non-comedogenic properties. This particular product, however, has been one of the most talked-about variants to hit the shelves. A very light oil that contains enough Vitamin C to brighten your skin but not enough to irritate it, it’s a compromise for those who want it all from their skincare.

Peet Rivko Balancing Facial Oil

To say that Peet Rivko completely stripped down what should or needs to be in a cosmetics line would be an understatement. Their entire line, although not expansive, is filled with the least irritating, simplest natural ingredients that the founder, Johanna Peet, could find. This oil, like the rest of their line, is truly one size fits all: it’s unisex, and skin types from the least to most sensitive can use it safely.

Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil

Personal note: I was skeptical of facial oils as a whole until I tried this product from nature-dedicated brand Herbivore Botanicals. I thought they would make me break out. Not only did this product calm my rosacea a million times over, but it acts as a wonderful night-time moisturizer. Don’t worry, the blue sheers out.

Rodin Luxury Facial Oil

Linda Rodin was able to build a whole cosmetics line brand once she released her face and body oils, and using them, it’s easy to see why. This high-performance all-natural facial oil is the utter definition of luxury, and it serves as an alternative to facial oils from other luxury brands that may not care about using clean ingredients. It’s a blend of 11 separate oils, but that doesn’t make it greasy—they all perform in their own way.

Clé de Peau Radiant Multi Repair Oil 

This blend of precious botanicals such as orchid and peony will leave your skin looking visibly plump and firm. The lightweight, non-sticky texture absorbs perfectly into the skin—the secret for a dewy complexion.

Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil: Rosehip & Camellia Seed 

Known as the antidote against aging, rosehip oil, rich in vitamin A, helps fight against age spots and wrinkles. If you pair it with camellia seed, which helps promotes the skin's elasticity and retain the skin's moisture, you've got yourself the ultimate formula for youthful-looking skin.


La Mer The Renewal Oil 

Made with ingredients sourced directly from the sea, this face oil improves collagen production while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combined with the brand’s infamous Miracle Broth, this product acts like a coral reef (no pun intended) for your skin—protecting it from harmful environmental factors such as pollution and cold weather.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil

Warmer weather is synonymous with golden, tanned skin. Cold weather, however, doesn't ring the same bell. For some, dryness is the main issue, and for others with more sensitive skin, redness is the biggest culprit. Thankfully, there is a solution to both problems in a single bottle. This award-winning face oil, infused with Golden Turmeric, will do wonders for people with redness-prone skin. Infused with red raspberry and jojoba oil, it also helps to soothe dehydration and helps your skin retain its moisture.


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