How To Get That Dewy Glow


Face Oils: Yes or No?


The beauty world has divided over the use of face oils, are they bad for your skin? Do they leave your makeup only lasting half the day? Over the past few years, every article I’ve read on the subject and every conversation I’ve had with beauty consultants all say the same thing: yes to face oils. I’ve used a few different oils for my face: argan oil, jojoba oil, rose hip oil. However, mostly pharmacy-bought—so it was time for the good stuff.



Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

Price: $120.00

How To: Apply 4-6 drops onto clean skin and massage. Alternatively, add a few drops to your foundation.

Review: 8/10

A hydrating lightweight oil, perfect for giving your skin that extra lift. I have quite dry skin, so this is perfect to give my skin the R&R it needs, whilst creating a gorgeous dewy glow. It’s packed with beautiful ingredients: camellia, tamanu and chia seed oils, orchid flower and sunflower, rice bran and rosemary extracts—so you know it’s great for your skin.

The smell can be a tad overpowering however, so I prefer to use it at nighttime. It’s perfect for replenishing my skin after a shower and giving back its elasticity. Press a few drops into your skin (a little goes a long way) and massage well. The oil absorbs into the skin, rather than simply creating a layer on top—this is what tends to give oils a bad rap. I then follow this with my moisturiser (I seem to change these quite frequently, right now I’m loving Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury).



I’m not letting face oils go from my beauty regime anytime soon. Others on my wishlist are: Face Hero by Zoë Foster’s GO TO Skincare as well as Midnight Recovery Concentrate by Kiehls.


What face oils have you tried?


*This post is in collaboration with Dermalogica, opinions are my own.