Facial oil

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I've been using the Superdrug Vitamin E oil and really like it, but the bottle is nearly finished. Shall I buy another bottle, or is there another lovely skin oil I could be trying instead? I've used Decleor before but tbh the SD one is probably better (and about a tenth of the price).

Are there any nice mid-priced ones that are worth a go?

currentlyconfuseddotcom Sat 11-May-13 17:20:07

I've never tried the Superdrug one, but green people is lovely: greenpeople.co.uk/facial-oil-30ml.aspx

Also their hydrating serum is lovely, and a little cheaper. Depends on your price range??

I really rate the Superdrug Vit E oil, it's done the world of good for my old acne scars. I've cut down to using it a couple of times a week and it's still helping. It's definitely worth the price you pay for it

Thanks Currently - I want to be able to buy in a real shop though. Up to about £15 but it would have to be really good, since the SD one is so stupidly cheap!

sergeantmajor Sat 11-May-13 17:32:10

I love Pai rosehip bio-wotsit oil - lovely!

mrsblakey Sat 11-May-13 18:13:24

boots botanics organic facial oil is good .is under a tenner aswell!

Thanks both. I'll have a look at the BB one - have liked their stuff in the past.

ZacharyQuack Sun 12-May-13 03:06:17

Trilogy Rosehip Oil is gorgeous, and they also make a new antioxidant version which I've not tried but it has had good reviews.

Olifer Sun 12-May-13 07:21:40

Oils for face? I love oils...but I have never applied those for face...doesn't skin look greasy after a couple of hours in the city.

Superdrug Vitamin E oil seems to be pretty good. I didn't manage to find any negative reviews concerning. http://www.pissedconsumer.com/browse-reviews/cosmetics.html

QuinnFabray Sun 12-May-13 07:54:01

I only use facial oils at night because of the oily face conundrum ( rarely set foot in a city though!?! as I live on the Isle of Wight! )

I alternate between Clarins Lotus oil and Trilogy Rosehip, although I also use plain old jojoba oil, which is much cheaper and is equally as good, just doesn't smell as nice.

Incidentally, I think the Trilogy Rosehip is much nicer than the Pai one. It doesn't smell so bad (strong) and sinks into the skin much nicer - it seems more refined and soothing.

Liz Earle Superskin oil is brilliant. (Definitely doesn't make your face oily incidentally.)

mrsmoscow Sun 12-May-13 08:06:39

I love Trilogy Rosehip oil too. Sinks in immediately and I use it in the morning (and night) and put my make up on top. I did think it would make my skin too oily but in fact it has been fine. My skin is so much better- more balanced and fine lines look better. My skin is combination and I don't need any moisturiser over the top. At night I use 2/3 drops and mornings 2 drops.

Back2Two Sun 12-May-13 08:07:06

Was just going to post about the liz earle one. Smells lovely, feels lovely and I think my skin looks better after using it. I only use at night.

Fuckitthatlldo Sun 12-May-13 08:54:05

The Clarins facial oils are good - the lotus is for combination skin, and the blue orchid for dehydrated skin.

Neals Yard rose facial oil is also lovely, very natural, and smells delicious.

I was going to mention Decleor too - I personally really like their balms and oils. I appreciate they're expensive though.

Nehru Sun 12-May-13 09:00:47

A lot if them smell really bad

Lottapianos Sun 12-May-13 09:55:54

I use plain old olive oil at night under moisturiser. Have used Trilogy in the past but didn't rate it at all for my dehydrated skin

Spookey80 Sun 12-May-13 11:54:27

Trilogy rosehip, lovely, sinks in well and doesn't make my skin feel greasy. I can even wear it in the day under makeup if I just use a couple of drops.

Spookey80 Sun 12-May-13 11:55:18

If you have very dry skin you can use a moisturiser over the top at night as well.

paintyourbox Sun 12-May-13 12:49:40

Another vote for Clarins, I only use it at night but my skin looks great!

I only use it at night. Tbh the Vitamin E one is so good that I might just buy that again, though I'm also tempted by Neal's Yard as I really rate their stuff (apart from the handcream, which smells divine but does precisely nowt).

noddyholder Sun 12-May-13 16:01:40

Neals yard rose

Casmama Sun 12-May-13 16:29:39

this is lovely.

Sh1ney Sun 12-May-13 16:30:05

Clarins Blue Orchid oil is lovely and worth the £30.

JennySense Sun 12-May-13 20:58:11

I use Liz Earle, Trilogy and an organic argan oil. I've also used an Aromatherapy Associates one - rose and frankinsence

Jcee Sun 12-May-13 21:54:40

Have tried the green people one and the clarins ones but I always come back to the superdrug vit e one - It's the best one hands down and so cheap you can buy it and then still treat yourself to something else

Devora Sun 12-May-13 22:01:09

I love facial oils, but haven't actually found one better than the Superdrug Vit E one. And it's stupidly cheap.

Actually, I think the whole range is brilliant - love the hot cloth cleanser, and the day cream. There's just no point buying anything else.

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ArcticRoll Sun 12-May-13 22:30:24

Boots Botanics - good value, have used the Liz Earle one which is much pricier but prefer the cheaper Boots one.

YoniOno Sun 12-May-13 22:48:26

I found the Superdrug one really rubbish, just really drying and nothingy.

Love Neal's Yard one, seemed to even up my skin tone used overnight.

Lottapianos Mon 13-May-13 06:37:04

I hated the Superdrug one too. It's so true that everyone has different skin and what works for one does nothing for another!

MoodyDidIt Mon 13-May-13 09:00:56

may i be the first to suggest coconut oil. is amazing

imip Mon 13-May-13 11:34:20

Just googled trilogy rose hip oil on the advice of this thread and at boots it is currently half price for a big bottle (making it cheaper than the smaller bottle!). Online only.

Havingkittens Mon 13-May-13 13:02:51

This is really lovely. It's not cheap but you only need 2 drops so the bottle lasts forever.

http://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/by-category/serums/midnight-recovery-concentrate.aspx?gclid=CKyalLCEk7cCFTMRtAodbw8A3g

Thanks again all.

madmomma Mon 13-May-13 19:47:47

decleor neroli oil gave me whiteheads for the 1st time ever. The bottle got knocked over and I was actually relieved. The neals yard ones are good, as are clarins. Also holland + barrett's argan oil (though it smells foul) Don't bother with asda n'spa. It feels like cooking oil. I'm going to try the superdrug vit e one next. It'd be great to find an affordable one that really works.

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