Facial Oils, The Good, The bad and The Oily

Hey everyone :-),

I am a real sucker for a good face oil for many reasons, it can do incredible things for your skin, a lot of people who have oily skin can really shy away from something that can really do wonders for their skin, a good cleansing oil for example will get into their pores and clean out the dirt and bad oils lurking there leaving your face lovely and mattified.


Moringa balm has to be tone of the best cleansing oil, for me  worth every penny in my book, so light and refined it gets into every pore and cleans it out, it comes in a balm form and just melts deliciously onto your face .. and it smells incredible ..


A cleaned out pore is in turn smaller and less noticeable on your face :-), there is not lots of cleansing balms/oils about and its up to you to choose what is best for your skin type, just make sure its as pure as possible if you can, organic cold pressed oils are the way to go!

I am using an amazing oil at the moment from Elizabeth Beckett made with golden flax oil, rose oil and Frankincense and it is a very powerful trilogy indeed, it sinks completely into the skin, rejuvenates, soothes and balances, it really leaves your face glowing in the morning and not a trace of oil in sight, perfect for an oily skin after a good cleanser.


Another oil i am never without is rosehip oil,in lots of different forms in an Elemis bliss capsule or Pai regenerating rosehip oil, or in a blend of oils for my face, i swear by it as it calms any redness which i am prone too and it is so soothing on really dry, angry skin and is renowned for helping to fade scars, it really is a wonder oil, i will not be without it!


I really love my lavender oil too, i use it at night it is very balancing, mildly antibacterial, it will dry out spots and promote skin rejuvenation … keep skin clean and stop spots spreading.


Please remember people a good quality oil is not the enemy, it can and will help your skin immensely, what we need to ditch are the face wipes and alcohol based items that are stripping the natural oils from your face, sending your skin into panic mode so it over produces the bad oils and leaves you fed up all day because it ruins your make up! So get the bad stuff binned and step into the light with the good stuff and nothing but beautiful glowing skin ❤


I love to dabble in my facial oils and put together a few drops of this and that depending on what i feel my face needs on any particular night, they not only help my skin but the scents are very therapeutic too, soothing and relaxing 🙂

You can buy lovely blends/synergies already made up and packed full of essential fatty acids, perfect for mature skins like mine, but whatever shape they come in embrace them because as your skin starts to age they will be your very best friends .


Would love to hear from you if you love your face oils and why …

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

10 thoughts on “Facial Oils, The Good, The bad and The Oily

  1. Cheryl Williams

    I have really bad skin and have tried most things until I went to Clarins and started using their lotus oil. I never thought in a million years using oil on oily skin would help reduce the oil in my skin and make my skin so much more healthier. I now love oil and will have a look at these as well. Thanks for sharing

  2. Doriane

    Great post! I’m a great believer in the power of facial oils too. I have combination dry-oily skin. I use The Body Shop camomile cleansing oil and the cleansing butter as cleansers. They are simply lovely and feel so luxurious and they’re inexpensive which is a bonus. My skin feels clean but not dry after using them.
    As facial oils, I love the Pai rosehip oil as well. I feel like my skin feels better when using it, especially during the time of the month. I also love the REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil. My skin always feels so smooth and plump when I use it and I really recommend it. I also love Neal’s Yard Remedies frankincense and rose oils. They feel amazing on the skin but they are a bit richer than the other two so maybe not suitable for someone with very oily skin. They are great in winter though when my skin is more on the dry side. Lastly (and the most expensive), I love the Sarah Chapman overnight facial but it is ridiculously expensive (£45 for 15ml). I got it as a birthday gift and I use it about once a week as a night treatment. It feels amazing and my skin looks radiant and feels really smooth in the morning but I don’t know if I would repurchase for that price. x

    1. the40somethingbeautyaddict Post author

      Hi Doriane, you have as many cleansers as i have lol! The cleansing oils, balms really do make a difference to dry skins, i love to that they are pure and not full of preservatives and stabilizers as my skin can be very reactive and i hate when it gets dried out. Haven’t tried the ren oil yet but thats one for the future :-). Love the overnight facial oil, again is is suck a lovely refined oil and it smells amazing. Theres lots about cheaper but its pretty fab to just have to do that one thing every now and again isn’t it x

      1. Doriane

        I’m glad I’m not the only one with an arsenal of cleansers. 😉 I think the REN one is a really good one for everyone to have. It’s a serum and an oil and it’s not really greasy so great even in the summer. I really recommend it. Have you found any cheaper alternatives to the overnight facial oil? It does smell amazing! x

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