As much as we love cosying up with warm cups of cocoa and donning our favourite sweaters, the winter season can wreak havoc on our skin. A good moisturiser can help minimise dryness and signs of irritation at the first sign of change in weather, but the drier climate may have already taken quite a toll, especially if you experience dryness or redness year-round.
Enter face oil: slightly more luxurious—not to mention effective—than the heavy creams on your vanity, which is prized for promoting hydration and strengthening the skin barrier, resulting in a healthy glow—even during cold winter months.
While face oils may sound intimidating to those with oily or acne-prone skin, they are essential to anyone’s routine and are the key to achieving a luminous complexion. The secret to success? Be sure to pick the right product for your skin type and goals, use it correctly and consistently for maximum impact.
Scroll down to see our top picks for the best face oils to use during the winter season. Whether you’re after smoother skin, deep hydration or a red carpet glow, there’s a formula that ticks all the boxes.
1. Aesop Fabulous Face Oil
Pretty much any kind of face oil offers hydrating benefits for dry skin—but if you’re struggling with super dehydrated skin, give this product a try. Touting a soothing blend of floral extracts—think juniper berry, ylang ylang and jasmine petal, Aesop’s Fabulous Face Oil is a lightweight formula that can be easily absorbed into the skin, ensuring optimum hydration and visible nourishment. Bonus points for a mind-soothing scent that doubles as aromatherapy.