Oils are probably the best thing that you can add to your skin care. And we’re not talking about plain and boring coconut and argan oil. There’s so much more where those came from, and there are actually oils that help improve your skin and not make you feel like a greasy mess!
Here are five underrated oils that will change your skin:
Mineral oil is very affordable. It’s the first ingredient in baby oil and comes in handy when infused with your cleansing oils and makeup removers, because it just melts makeup off with zero effort. However, it’s best to avoid it in moisturizers and serums in high concentration, because the skin doesn’t absorb it well which will put the extra benefits of your skincare to waste.
Banila Co Clean It Zero Classic, P875, Landmark Trinoma
Having your pores clogged is the least of your worries with this one. Grapeseed oil is a light and moisturizing oil that contains essential fatty acids that help with lessening the appearance of fine lines. It also balances your skin and promotes collagen production to reduce scarring.
To repair sun-damaged skin, hydrate dry skin, and lessen the appearance of fine lines, use rosehip oil as a moisturizer. It’s a natural source of vitamin A, E, C, and fatty acids like Omega 3 and 6 which make it the perfect ingredient for your anti-aging skincare goals.
Human Heart Nature Pure Rosehip Oil, P750, Department Stores
Evening primrose oil
Aside from its long list of health benefits, evening primrose oil is a blessing for those with acne-prone skin and those who suffer from rosacea. Evening primrose reduces inflammation in the skin and weakens sebum production, promoting overall improvement in your skin’s appearance.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, SM Megamall
Also known as tsubaki or tea seed oil, camellia oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E, and Omega 9 fatty acid. Like grapeseed oil, it’s leightweight and easily absorbed by your skin so it can instantly start working its detoxifying and damage-repairing magic. And if you've heard about the brand Tatcha (Kim Kardashian uses their dewy skin mist!), this oil is one of their essential ingredients.
Once you decide which of these oils to add to your routine, here's a quick tip: for best results, opt for a pure variation of the oil that isn’t drowned out by unnecessary chemicals that might hinder the oil’s benefits. In short, try your best to keep it natural!
Main image illustrated by Gab Gutierrez