The best facial oils to suit every skin type

Facial oils can be a make or break product in your skin care routine. We're looking at different oils, and which skin types they suit best.

Facial oils have been popular for quite some time now. Maybe you're already in the yes camp, or perhaps you've tried them and thought, no thanks. But, could it be that you were using the wrong ones? There's no denying there are plenty on the market and as the popularity of facial oils has grown, so too have the options. With so many to choose from, though, it can be a little confusing to know which to go for.

facial oils image 2

Why choose oil?

Firstly though, let's talk about what facial oils are designed for. As you're probably aware, our skin naturally produces oil (some more than others), but as we age that natural oil production lessens. This can lead to dryness, breakouts and flaking, so adding an oil back into skin will help to rebalance it.

For those who have oily skin naturally, using a facial oil might seem counterproductive. But it actually isn't (as long as you use the right kind). Using a good facial oil means your skin doesn't have to overproduce its own sebum. So again, it's all about balancing out the oil and water levels.

Today, we're looking at the different types and who they suit best. It's up to you which price bracket suits your budget, but when looking for good facial oils, here are some key ingredients to keep in mind.


Suitable for all skin types, this antioxidant-rich oil is derived from olives. It has very small molecules so can be easily absorbed into skin and won't cause blocked pores.


Marula Oil

Ideal for combination and oily skin types thanks to its antibacterial properties. The light texture absorbs quickly to leave no greasy residue.

Jojoba Oil

Another oil that suits combination skin, this mimics natural sebum to help hydrate and rebalance oil production.


Suitable for all skin types but particularly good for sensitive or sensitised complexions that need comfort and hydration. It's also well known for its anti-ageing benefits.

Argan Oil

This is a good option for those who suffer with congestion and blackheads.


Do you use facial oils? Would you try them now?

Related Articles

More from Beauty