There’s something to be said for feeling squeaky clean, but there’s far more to be said for a face that feels plush, soft, bouncy and supple. Face oils are an emollient, and sink into the skin immediately, making them the best defense against irritated skin. Like a super multi-tasker, oils are able to calm sebum production in oil-prone areas as well as nourish dry, flaky areas. Often times, we can tell a good face oil by the rich, almond color through the bottle. The ingredients inside always tell a story through the color of the product, and while we love our almond-colored standbys, we’re having fun exploring face oils from all corners of the rainbow. We handpicked some of the most colorful standouts that have beautiful deco appeal (perfect for your medicine cabinet or Instagram feed), but also truly work.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil
There are three principal non-negotiable characteristics we here at The Moment consider when choosing products for our repertoire – efficacy, clean ingredients, and instagrammability, and thankfully this magic-in-a-bottle face oil makes the cut with flying colors. This super soothing, anti-inflammatory oil gets its gorgeous blue color from blue tansy oil made with Azulene, which is a powerful ingredient that calms redness and clarifies skin. This sapphire solution is chock full of kukui nut oil and squalane to combat dehydrated skin, while waging a war with zits and congested skin. The texture is light, silky and leaves you with a discernible glow. We know our girlfriends and sisters sneak a few drops here and there – We see you! (But we definitely don’t blame you). Click here to get yourself a bottle.
Cosmos Rose + Lavender Oil
Don’t let the pretty green color fool you; this elixir packs a serious punch when it comes to deep hydration. With lavender to soothe, blue chamomile to even out skin tone, and roman chamomile to nourish, the amalgamation of food-grade oils feel nutritive at first touch. The plant-based oil is also touted to have high-vibrational qualities, which doesn’t hurt its standing in the least bit. Pro tip: this oil is light enough to be mixed with foundation to create an ethereal, other-wordly sheen. Click here to purchase your own.
Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil
This orange oil is a bonafide hero product, with claims of being able to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and UV damage (aka the holy grail.) The bright citrine color is due to the mix of rosehip seed and fruit oil, which is extracted by volcanically sourced CO2 to preserve efficacy and freshness. Rich in trans-retinoic acid, the oil recharges cell turnover and accelerates the natural repair function. The rich texture and strong scent makes the product feel like it’s working on first application, which makes it instantly gratifying and extremely satisfying. Warning: It might leave your pillowcase a few shades yellower, but the results are way worth the more frequent laundry days. Click here to pick up a bottle.
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