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17 of the best oils to add to your skincare routine


With so many oils available it can be hard to find the right one for your skin (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Facial oils have a huge wealth of uses and should be part of your skincare routine.

Use them at night, in the morning, to treat dry skin, to treat acne, as an anti-aging tool – different oils have different uses.

But there will be a perfect oil to suit your needs – even if you have oily or spot-prone skin.

We took a look at some of the best oils on the market and broke it down to help you decide which oil will provide the most benefits for your skin.

The best face oil for anti-ageing

Keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay, plump your skin for a youthful glow with these oils.

Cold-pressed luxury (Picture: Drunk Elephant)

This cold-pressed oil is clinically proven to reduce the signs of ageing and offers brilliant antioxidant benefits.

Leave this on all night (Picture: The Body Shop)

This non-greasy serum-in-oil replenishes and recharges skin with moisture overnight to leave you looking rested and youthful.

A firm favourite for fine lines (Picture: Ren)

This potent blend of 100% nature-derived vitamin A, pro vitamin A and Retinoid Analogue that helps to combat the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections and age spots.

This oil contains algae and moringa (Picture: Mara)

This oil is rich in fatty acids and will improve the tone and texture of the skin.

The best face oil for oily skin

Yes, you can use face oils on oily skin. Even if it feels counter-intuitive. You just have to choose the right products.

A special combination of retinol and salicylic acid (Picture: dermalogica)

This night oil combines retinol and salicylic acid into one skin-soothing formula that helps reduce visible signs of premature skin aging and clear breakouts.

Pricey but effective (Picture: De Mamiel)

This oil is not cheap, but it helps to boost circulation and normalise sebum in the skin.

Superfoods for your skin (Picture: ELEMIS)

Daikon radish in this formula easily absorbs into the skin to deeply nourish from the inside out. Skin is left feeling soft, smooth and supple.

Lightweight but deeply moisturising (Picture: Jurlique)

This luxurious, lightweight facial treatment can be used day or night to keep skin hydrated.

The best face oil for dry skin

Feed thirsty skin with these long-lasting, hydrating oils.

This Emerald elixir provides a real glow (Picture: Herbivore)

This concentrated blend delivers deep and intense hydration for the skin.

For this price, you may as well try it (Picture: The Inkey List)

This budget-friendly oil is a potent mix of essential fatty acids and vitamins to help hydrate the skin.

Rosehip oil is a godsend (Picture: Trilogy)

This powerful blend contains nutrients your skin needs to achieve and maintain optimum health including 80% essential fatty acids.

The best face oil for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin needs carefully selected products and a gentle touch.

A gentle, regenerative product (Picture: Pai)

This oil is sourced via supercritical extraction, which is a more expensive but gentler process than cold-pressing.

Hydrating for face, body and hair (Picture: Biossance)

This ultra-moisturising formula encourages the natural cell renewal process.

With soothing lavender oil (Picture: Aurelia)

This night oil works to hydrate and soothe dull and dehydrated skin promoting a luminous, dewy and radiant glow.

The best face oils for acne

Struggle with blemishes and spots? Try these oils to help beat breakouts for good.

This could help you achieve clear skin (Picture: Uma)

Another pricey one, but if you can afford it, this oil aims to banish blemish-causing bacteria and stop infection from spreading.

Soothing, calming and restoring (Picture: The Ordinary)

This silky oil helps to calm redness, hydrate dry skin, treat scars and burns, brighten skin, and regenerate damaged tissue.

Wake up with dreamy skin (Picture: Disciple)

This treatment helps to regenerate skin cells while you sleep, banishes bacteria and reduces inflammation.

If you have any skin heroes that you would like to share, we want to hear from you.

Get in touch: metrolifestyleteam@metro.co.uk.

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