You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the new thing in skincare from bloggers and your skin-enthusiast friends — facial oils. While their recent popularity may make these silky smooth skin miracles seem like a posh trend, facial oils are actually one of the oldest tricks in the book. They’ve been used for a whole list of benefits for hundreds of years, dating even as far back as Cleopatra and the ancient Egyptians.

With their ultra-moisturizing yet lightweight qualities, facial oils are believed to improve the smoothness, softness and appearance  of your skin. AKA: You know your friend with the amazing 10-years-younger-looking skin? She probably uses a facial oil. So, if you’re looking to try them out for yourself here’s what you need to know:

Any Old Oil Won’t Do

It’s important to look for a plant-based, organic oil. The beauty of oils is that they harness the amazing benefits mother earth has to offer, so you don’t want to pick one with unnecessary additions. In some oils you’ll find extra ingredients that actually dilute the benefits of the oil.

Search Based on Your Skin Type

The number one fear people have about trying an oil is that it will make them breakout. Choosing a plant-based oil can help this potential problem, but it’s also important to talk to your dermatologist about an oil that will work with your skin type: dry, oily or combination. Most facial oils are made from a blend of enriching oils, so doing some research on their individual benefits is always a good idea.  

Our Pick: Honest Organic Facial Oil (Obviously)

We created our facial oil to benefit a variety of different skin types. It contains a blend of plant-based USDA-certified organic ingredients designed deliver radiant results for smoother, more luminous skin. P.s. We’re thrilled to announce that our Organic Facial Oil earned a 2018 Allure Best of Beauty award!

Here are some of the highlights:

Rose Oil

This nourishing oil is great for many skin types including sensitive and combination. Plus, it adds a lovely aromatic experience to your day or night routine.

Avocado Oil

Forget the toast, this vitamin A, D & E rich oil softens and helps maintain a healthy moisture level in your skin.

Jojoba Oil

This is one of our all-time favorite moisturizing ingredients. It’s actually used in many of our products because it has a lighter non-greasy feel, absorbs nicely and has properties that are similar to some of the the skin’s natural ones.

Ready to give it a try? Shop Honest Organic Facial Oil here