Face Oils You Need (Really!)

As someone who has spent her entire tween-to-adult life trying to *avoid* face oil, the entire concept of intentionally putting oil on my face boggles me. But because Gwyneth Paltrow and legions of professional dermatologists are rarely wrong, and because these vials of liquid gold are known for their anti-aging properties, I’m giving it a chance. Read on for the top shelf face oils of SwearBy editors, who all have truly glowing skin—as seen in their glamour shots.  

Supernal Cosmic Glow Oil

With a name like “cosmic glow oil,” our ears are bound to perk up. That this one includes Omegas 3, 6 and 9 plus vitamin C makes it even more alluring. “I’ve previously ranked this buttery oil as one of the top face oils, specifically for combination skin,” says fashion and beauty editor Laura Reilly. “The more I use it, though, the more I want to promote it to the rank of best face oil, overall. With a gorgeous slip and hand-feel, this omega-rich oil acts as conductor to my orchestral regimen, harmonizing all anterior layers, moisturizing my skin and balancing excess oils at once.” 

Farmacy Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil

This product is incredible!” raves Stephanie Somogyi Miller of this antioxidant-fortified face oil. “I tried it randomly because I was searching for something to layer over my nighttime stuff. I can’t say enough good things.” Somogyi Miller uses it both morning and night. “It absorbs so it’s not greasy but it also moisturizes so well!”

Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil

Leave it to Trader Joe’s to stock a lightweight, easily absorbed organic argan oil for beautifying hair and skin at bargain basement prices. “Colorado is so dry and this is the best oil for the price I have found that absorbs, doesn’t stay oily on my face and my hair, and has no additional additives,” says Sarah April. Los Angeles-based musician Livvy Bennett loves it too. “I put this on once a week for my dry winter skin!” Did we mention it costs just $6?

Nyakio Marula & Neroli Brightening Oil

Marula is known as ‘Africa’s Miracle Oil for anti-aging,’” says Nyakio Grieco, who uses it in the morning to get glowing all day long. “This oil is lightweight and my skin just drinks it up.” Emmy-winning TODAY Show producer Patrice Poltzer finds it absolutely necessary in her urban environment, where everything from pollution to construction has her fretting over her skin. “I put this on my face and I swear it makes a difference. All natural oils and I keep it with me in my bag for when I’m going from a co-working space to a work event as it is a good moisturizer before adding makeup.”

C.E.O Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil

Turmeric became a wellness buzzword in the last few years…so why *not*use it on your face? This radiance-booster is beloved by esthetician Barbara Hawthorne, who is, yes, radiant. “This product is a serious game changer when it comes to skin. It literally makes your skin glow…and turmeric has so many benefits,” she says. “If your skin looks dull and tired this is the product you will fall in love with. My only negative would be it smells kind of like an oil but not a heavy scent.” The fragrance doesn’t bother Hailey Lotzgesell, who is equally besotted. “It’s very earthy and makes me feel like I’m at a spa! I’ve been using this every morning in hopes to decrease my dark spots from acne. I can’t say if it’s truly working or not, but I do feel like my skin has been clearer since using it!”

Hi! [Insert waving blonde emoji here] I'm a Colorado-based freelance writer, and I'm Niles Crane-level picky about everyyyyything.