Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Beauty Oils

Its definitely getting chilly out there, the heating is on, the hat is out and I just bought some Christmas slippers #sorrynotsorry

I use beauty oils all year round but in Winter they can really help with dry skin. If you have combination skin like me and worry that an oil would be too heavy for you, don't panic. I only apply beauty oils at night, so they have time to sink into my skin. Due to my skin type I couldn't wear these in the day under makeup. If you have dry skin however you can use morning or night, just remember less is more. All you need is 1-2 drops to do your whole face.

Moroccanoil - This is the only one that is for your hair and not your skin, its also my favourite of them all. I have been using Moroccanoil for years now and would honestly never be without it. My hair was wrecked from years of bleaching and dying, combined with a massive hair chop Moroccanoil drastically improved the condition of my hair. I have tried cheaper alternatives but they don't come close.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil - My current favourite! This is just a sample bottle I got with my points in Sephora and I wish I had bought the full size. Compared with the Josie Maran and Kiehl's this is a dryer oil so doesn't really feel greasy on my face and I find it sinks in quite nicely.

Josie Maran Argan Oil Light - Compared to the Tarte oil this does feel quite heavy but its extremely nourishing. I have used this in my hair (still prefer my moroccanoil) and I always rub this into my hands and cuticles after using it. I haven't given this as much love as I should have, mainly because I've been reaching for my Tarte oil but I am glad I got this in the light version as I feel the normal would be too heavy for me.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate - I am about halfway through this bottle now, which I think is pretty impressive. I love the smell of this, I find it quite calming. While I cant pinpoint any major differences when using this, I find that overall my skin looks plumper and healthier the next morning.

Out of them all, my 2 recommendations would definitely be Moroccanoil for your hair and the Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil for your face and anywhere else you fancy slapping it on!


  1. I've been loving oils! I am currently using a sandalwood/jojoba oil, but I want to try the tarte maracuja oil soon :)
    Thanks for sharing, this post was very helpful

    1. Glad you found it useful! I just like that you can slap them on and then leave them to do their thing! x

  2. I'm running low on my Grown Facial Oil so I just placed an order for Tarte Maracuja Oil (we don't have Sephora in Aus...boo!...had to get it off US eBay) looks really good and "dryer oil" description sold it! I have combo skin so my current one is a bit too oily for my liking. The Body Shop makes good Vit E facial oil too, I was gonna get it before I've read about Tarte one.

    1. Ooh, I hope you like it! I didnt know the Body Shop did one, will have to check that out as well. We dont have Sephora here in the UK either, its crap isnt it! Gives me a good excuse to go to America though ;) x