How Good or Bad are Luxury 'FACIAL OILS' are for your Skin

They are all over the internet and the beauty shelves and on beauty and makeup selling sites. If I am asked, which two skin care products have hit us right straight in the face in the last few years, then they surely are Facial Oils and Face Mask Sheets. I have been extensively using both the products and swear by their miraculous results. If you are wondering as to what Facial Oils are, if you should be using one, and which ones are the best for you, please keep reading. You would find all your answers right there below.


In most simple terms, Facial oils are concentrated beneficial oils that are most often plant based. Since our skin naturally releases oils and lipids, these facial oils further add to that content and help in keeping our skin nourished and supple. The ingredients of these Facial oils can range anywhere from Jajoba, Aloe Vera, Marula, Tea Tree OR Vitamin E. One needs to understand that Facial oils are markedly different from moisturizers or serums and each of them serves a very different and unique purpose in the skin care regime. Facial oils predominately add some essential oils to our skin, making the texture better and more supple. It is just as good as applying oil to the roots of our hair. It provides nourishment, health and strength to the hair shaft. And healthy hair shines from the outside. Similarly, with the use of a regular nourishing facial oil, our skin also gets its share of binding oils and tends to shine and glow as a result.

Is using FACIAL OILS Good or Bad

Facial Oils are majorly good for our skin. They add the essential nutrition and form a thick protective layer over our skin. That kind of keeps the natural oils well intact withing. Facial Oils give the best results on dry skins for obvious reasons. For people with dry skin, they can use as thick a facial oil as possible. The thick Kumkumadi Facial Oils or any other Ayurvedic oils also work wonders for them. Use it twice in the say for best results.

For people with a normal or combination skin, Jajoba, Aloe Vera, Avocado, Marula oils caters to their skin needs. People with oily skin shall stick to thinner oils or tea tree based oils. I have an oily skin and yet I use a nourishing Facial Oil from Kama Ayurveda. Oily skin also needs replenishment. Hence, I use all three layers of Facial Oil, Serum and Moisturizer. It is only people with active acne who shall stay away from Facial oils. The thick oils certainly have a pore-clogging tendency and they lead to further sebum secretion and break outs as well. Facial oils are very beneficial when it comes to addressing skin care issues like pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dryness, dullness, and anti-ageing. Use a luxury Facial Oil for a few weeks and the drastic changes would be evident before you would know.

How and when to use FACIAL OILS

Ideally, these oils should be used twice in a day, once in the morning and in the night skin care routine. Cleanse your face, apply a toner, then a serum or an oil whichever is lighter and then a moisturizer.  This should finally be coated with a thick layer of Sun block or Sunscreen. When it comes to application of skin care products, the rule is to switch from the lightest to the thickest. Sunscreen should always be reserved for the last. One doesn’t need to overdo the layers of products as well. It is absolutely fine to skip your oil or serum once in a while. Ideally, I recommend to not skip a moisturizer as it forms an outer protective layer on the skin and also provides most of the hydration.

Best luxury FACIAL OILS to choose from

The market is crowded with a plethora of Facial Oils, but refrain from experimenting all of them. It can do more harm to your skin than good. Also, the oils should sit well with the natural texture and oils of your skin for best results. We have researched and enlisted the most well appreciated and approved Facial oils available. Try out any of these and make it a part of your daily skin care routine for optimum and best long term results.

This Ayurvedic night serum is made of legendary Kumkumadi oil along with Saffron, Banyan tree extracts, Sandalwood and Lotus Oils. It particularly works on dull, pigmented and lifeless skin. It renders glow, radiance and life to the skin cells

Facial Oils

Nothing spells luxury than this Rose Gold Elixir Oil from Farsali. Infused with real 24K Gold and RoseShip Seed Oil, this formula is sure to lend a blinding radiance to your face. The oil is suitable for all skin types.


Farsali Facial Oils

Its light, silky texture with a non-oily finish melts into the skin beautifully. This unique formula helps to nourish, protect and fight all signs of visible ageing to reveal replenished younger-looking, more radiant skin.

Facial Oils

This luxurious oil is a blend of blend of Vitamin E and sesame, sweet-almond, olive, and jojoba oils to help keep skin soft and supple. The lightweight formula absorbs easily and immediately into the skin. The oil smells amazing as well, thanks to a soothingly aromatic blend of natural essential oils, including neroli, patchouli, lavender, and sandalwood.

Bobbi Brown Facial Oil

It is a luxury gluten-free vegan oil, that works on the deeper layers of the skin and provides a long lasting radiant effect.

Facial Oils
  1. L’occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil – Rs. 3490 for 100 ml

This oil is made up of 50 percent light weight almond oil and rest Camelina Oil which is rich in Omega 3 and 6. This extremely nourishing oil keeps the skin supple and visibly firmer and tighter.

 Infused with pure Cow’s milk, it helps to restore firmness, while the real 24K Gold penetrates through the deepest layer of skin, leaving it radiant with a golden sheen.

That is all from our Research team’s desk. To know all about HAIR SERUMS, read our blog post ‘Are HAIR SERUMS really good for your Hair’.

Till we meet next,

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Garima/Team LadyInRoseGold