Beauty blogger Megan Kelly from By Megan Kelly shares why you should give up your daily skin moisturiser and try a facial oil instead.
By now you’ve probably tried your fair share of lotions, potions and creams on your face – but have you tried adding oil to your skincare regimen? Oils have become increasingly popular for all skin types as they help restore your skin’s health.
Usually, when we experience a breakout, we tend to apply blemish treatments in the hope that it will clear up our skin. However, you might find that it only aggravates the flare-up and leaves your skin feeling uncomfortable. This is a result of the product being too harsh and causing your skin to dry out, which sends your brain a message to produce more oil to try fix the imbalance. For oily, combo and normal skin types this only creates a bigger problem. The solution? Restore your skin’s healthy balance by introducing products like facial oils, which work to target your skin’s needs without drying it out.
We’ve selected and shared some of the greatest facial oils that will give your skin what it deserves – and they’re all available with a simple swipe of your RCS Card.
CLINIQUE SMART TREATMENT OIL
Massage 2-3 drops of Clinique’s Smart Treatment Oil to your skin, to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. The luxurious and lightweight oil features a triple antioxidant blend that works to repair and restore your skin’s health through targeted therapy and helps lock in your skin’s hydration to ward off the appearance of fine lines.
GET IT: Red Square, R730
THE BODY SHOP OILS OF LIFE INTENSELY REVITALISING FACIAL OIL
A potent blend of essential oils that combines three precious seed oils from around the world to revitalise, repair and replenish, leaving your skin looking and feeling radiant. The lightweight and quickly absorbed oil is made from 99% oils of natural origins including Black Cumin seed oil sourced from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile. The oil melts into your skin, leaving it feeling velvety-soft and plump.
GET IT: The Body Shop, R350
AFRICAN EXTRACTS ADVANTAGE FACIAL OIL
Containing bio-active rooibos plant extract, the African Extracts Facial Oil is packed full of powerful antioxidants to help reduce the visible signs of aging by improving the skin’s natural defences against environmental stress (harsh weather conditions, sun and pollution). The oil treatment is said to reduce the appearance of dark spots, revealing a more even and brighter-looking complexion.
GET IT: Clicks, R181
EUCERIN ELASTICITY FILLER FACIAL OIL
Combat the signs of aging with this affordable facial oil from Eucerin that boasts multiple anti-aging benefits. The formula helps improve elasticity, makes skin feel firmer, supports its natural resilience and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. Containing milk thistle oil, vitamin E and Argan oil, this facial oil is sure to make your skin feel hydrated and restored.
GET IT: Foschini, R404
FILORGA OIL-ABSOLUTE ULTIMATE ANTI-AGEING OIL SERUM
Filorga offers the epitome of luxury facial oils, which promises to reactivate tired skin in 30 days, and prove to be your ultimate partner in beating the signs of aging. The oil serum has been formulated to contain four precious oils, which include Camellia, Buriti, Jojoba and apricot. Together, they work to intensely nourish the skin, while the active ingredients work to smooth, firm and brighten your complexion.
GET IT: Red Square, R1 990
SWIPE YOUR RCS CARD FOR ALL YOUR BEAUTY NEEDS
Are you ready to try facial oils for yourself? Grab your RCS Card to shop from stores like Clicks, The Body Shop, Red Square and Foschini to find one that works for you – and as a bonus, you’ll get up to 55 days interest free on every RCS Card purchase! Did you know, you can also use your RCS Card to access cash when you need it, and your account is easy to manage via the RCS App ? Don’t yet have a card? Apply for one today!
*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.