The cold winter season wreaks havoc on all skin types, but dry skin takes a special beating. And if you’ve been dedicated to slathering on derm-recommended moisturizers like Eucerin and CeraVe for years, chances are you’re ready to switch up your routine. Enter face oils; they get right to the point and recharge skin with good-for-you ingredients without the heaviness you loathe. Here, a few of our favorites for you try.
5 of the Best Facial Oils to Fix Your Dull, Dry Skin
Loli Beauty Plum Elixir
You’ll be ready for your close-up after using this oil that’s jam-packed with plum—which is more powerful than argan oil, BTW—and sea buckthorn fruit. It’s suitable for all skin types, but those who are dryest will reap the most rewards because of the extra dash of vitamins and minerals.
Grown Alchemist Antioxidant + Facial Oil: Borago, Rosehip And Buckthorn Berry
If you’re a fan of smooth, hydrated skin but also need a bit of protection against signs of aging, this facial oil is for you. It’s loaded with sweet almond oil and rice bran rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. We also appreciate how it perfectly layers under any additional facial product—even makeup.
Buy It ($55)
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Oil Balm
While it’s easy to concentrate on how this unique formula transforms from a balm to an oil on contact, the real win is that it thoroughly nourishes skin without greasiness. It’s thick enough to be used on cuticles, elbows and nails but light enough to apply right before foundation. The verdict is clear—we’re hooked.
Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil
Don’t be mistaken by the fairly light formulation; this overnight recovery oil is everything you need to repair damage or pesky dryness that won’t go away. It’s a mash-up of six 100 percent natural plant and essential oils that help the skin regain its original soft texture, all while you sleep.
Rodin Luxury Face Oil
Former model/stylist Linda Rodin created this rich, luxury face oil and we haven’t looked back since. We love the subtle jasmine and almond scent, but it’s secondary to how it makes our skin feel radiant and super dewy.