Best Face Oils for Every Skin Type

Best Face Oils for Every Skin Type

For a really long time, popular belief was that oils are only good for certain skin types. Thankfully, consumer awareness is increasing and the understanding is changing. Face oils are great and highly beneficial even for those of us with more problematic skin; I.e.: oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin.

Fact is, oils are great for all skin types and what it boils down to, is simply which oils are beneficial for which skin type. That is because an oil good for dry skin, may cause breakouts for someone that’s acne-prone. We’re here to help you cut through all the layers of information and share with you which oils are most suitable for each skin type.

It is also worth mentioning that all skin types need oil (just different degrees of it) as well as water (across the board, no debate). And while some will advertise that their oils are hydrating, that is simply not the case. Oils work along the lines of moisture (oil), not hydration (water). The confusion comes in large part from the oil’s ability to retain water content in the skin. But they are not able to add water, so they are moisturizing, not hydrating. 

Hydrating the skin means you are bringing water or water-binding ingredients to it. Moisturization on the other hand, means using lubricating ingredients which reduce dryness and transepidermal water loss. There are simply no oils that can add water to the skin, and saying otherwise is pure “marketing fluff”. 

In terms of how to best use oils, generally speaking you should first use hydrating (water-based) products first, then moisturize, and then apply the oil on top. Another option would be to mix a few drops of oil with the moisturizer and through this mixture, you apply the two products in one step. 

You only need a couple of drops for the entire face and neck.

We also recommend sticking with oils at nighttime, since applying oils to the skin before going out in the sun could increase your risk of sunburn. If you choose to use an oil during the daytime however, it’s widely recommended to use only a few drops, giving the oil a few minutes to better absorb into the skin, then finishing the routine with minimum broad-spectrum SPF 30.



Avocado oil
Extra virgin Olive oil.
Coconut oil (deodorized).
Marula oil.
Apricot kernel oil.


Jojoba oil.
Marula oil.
Sweet almond oil.
Apricot oil.


Marula oil.
Jojoba oil.
Flaxseed oil.
Evening primrose oil.


Grapeseed oil.
Jojoba oil.
Argan oil.


Grapeseed oil.
Rosehip oil.
Pomegranate oil.
Hemp Seed oil.
Jojoba oil.


Moringa oil (not suitable for oily or acne-prone skin).
Aloe Vera oil.
Jojoba oil.


Hope this helps guide you!

It’s also worth mentioning that our VREA products are formulated with non-comedogenic ingredients (meaning they will not clog pores and are perfectly suitable for oily and acne-prone skin as well). Our products are 100% VEGAN and LEAPING BUNNY CERTIFIED CRUELTY FREE as well. Thank you for being on this journey with us!

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