Beauty, Lifestyle

My Favorite Skin Oils

What’s up beautiful people and welcome to the blog today!

It’s Wednesday, I hope everyone is doing well, staying hydrated, checking in with friends and family, and living your best life.

So friends — I’m physically in the office today, and I’m feeling some-kinda-way.  That’s really a conversation for the podcast, so I’ll get into that at another time, but I know I should be thankful. In many ways, I feel like I’m right back to square one with stupid office politics, and dumb-dumb logic.

It’s like…we haven’t learned anything from the past two years, but you know what I’ve learned.  That’s it’s really not all that serious.  The fate of our existence doesn’t rest on the copies not being stapled, but I guess that’s just how I’m feeling.  Again all this is for a future podcast. (LOL)

My Skin Oil Favs

When you have acne-prone skin you don’t think of using oil because it’s said that acne comes from clogged pores, but clogged does not mean oily.  According to Dr. Noelani González (Mt. Sinai West, New York), face oils strengthen the outer layer of your skin by sealing in moisture. Since most oils are plant-based your skin can benefit.

Loli BeautyLOLI Beauty: Tea Seed Elixir ($$)

LOLI Beauty’s Tea Seed Elixir Balancing Oil is an organic, superfood beauty oil for balanced, bright, dewy skin and smooth, glossy hair.


  • Balances brightens and hydrates skin
  • Leaves dull, frizzy hair smooth and shiny
  • Moisturizes and adds gloss to dry lips
  • Uplifting natural citrus scent
  • Easily absorbed
  • Good for normal, combination, or oily skins

I purchased this oil about 2 months ago so I’ve had some time with it.  It’s a little heavier so I primarily use it at night, and I love the way my skin feels in the morning.

Kiehls Daily ConcentrateKiehl’s: Daily Reviving Concentrate ($$)

An antioxidant Face Oil by Kiehl’s that keeps skin looking radiant all day.


  • Revitalizes skin to help correct the visible signs of fatigue for radiant, glowing skin
  • Defends skin from free radicals with antioxidant protection
  • Non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic
  • For all skin types

While Kiehl’s is on the pricier side at $52 you get exactly what you pay for and that’s great skin oil.  I use this in the morning, and it works great under your primer and make-up. This oil doesn’t leave your skin with a greasy feeling, and I love that citrus (but not overpowering) scent.

Drunk ElephantDrunk Elephant: Virgin Marula Luxury Oil ($$)

Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Oil is like rehab for your skin. Rich in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9, Marula nourishes and balances while restoring a youthful glow and remains in its purest form.


  • Pure, unrefined oil straight from the pip of the marula fruit
  • Highly absorbable oil sinks in quickly
  • Moisturizes and nourishes for a healthy-looking glow
  • Visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Powerful antioxidant defense against pollution and damaging environmental free radicals
  • Suitable for all skin, including the most sensitive
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Recyclable packaging

I receive this oil as a promotional sample and I was in love with it, until I looked at the price for 1oz. which was $78, it’s since come down to $64 (depending on where you get it), but now they offer a mini (0.5 oz.) for $38, which is plenty because you only need a few drops.

Kiehls OilKiehl’s: Midnight Recovery Concentrate

A 98% natural moisturizing Face Oil by Kiehl’s that visibly restores skin while you sleep.


  • Visibly reduces fine lines, refines skin’s texture, and boosts radiance in just one night
  • Helps smooth and firm skin’s appearance
  • Boosts essential moisture to help restore the appearance of tired-looking skin
  • Replenishes the skin at night when it is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors
  • Absorbs easily with a lightweight texture
  • Leaves skin soft, supple, and hydrated
  • Made with recyclable packaging

This oil was my ride-or-die for the past 3 years.  The only reason I stopped using it was to switch up and try something new because I started the Cureoly treatment.  Again it’s on the pricier side but 1 oz. will last you several months.

I think these oil work best by putting a few drops in your moisturizer or serum, and working that into your skin. I add a few drops to my serum, and then add my moisturizer on top. I’ve also noticed that if you use a moisturizer with sunscreen built-in the oils don’t mix well, so lesson learned.

I realize that these are an investment and only last for a time, but I’ve learned that I will drop those dollaz for my skincare, and that’s in investment into me, and my well-being.

I hope my shortlist gives you some options for adding skin oil to your daily regimen. These oils can also be used year-round for an added bonus.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  Don’t forget to follow and subscribe, as I really appreciate the support. — Peace