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Heavy duty facial oils - Recommendations needed!

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williaminajetfighter Tue 04-Feb-14 21:43:35

I love facial oils and they work so much better on my skin than creams. Only took me 30 years to find that out!

Anyway I've been using facial oil from Neal's Yard (both the Rose and Francincense oils) but my skin is particularly dry post- partum and I'm looking for something a bit heavier to really moisturize and sort out the dry bits.

Any suggestions appreciated!

ThePearShapedToad Tue 04-Feb-14 21:47:00

Don't know if it counts as heavy duty, but since I've been using Trilogy Rosehip oil overnight I've been looking brighter and less haggard when I wake up

Was recommended to me by MNetters and cannot thank them enough!

facelift in an oil

frankietwospots Tue 04-Feb-14 21:47:27

I can't offer any recommendations but just wondered how you apply facial oil...how much product? Do you massage it in? What about around the eye area? Does serum go on first? Do you put it on underneath moisturiser? Oh the questions! (Can you tell I'm new to facial oil...am using the cheapo Superdrug Vit E one)

ThePearShapedToad Tue 04-Feb-14 21:49:37

Don't know if my way is correct frankie but if I wear oil at night, I don't use creams or anything else on, just clense tone and then oil

One drop on forehead, one drop on each cheek, gently smooth over face, excess left on fingers pat into under eye and eyelid area

williaminajetfighter Tue 04-Feb-14 21:50:23

Ooo I heard about trilogy so will check it out.

I apply the oil solo as I don't like feel if creams or serums. Maybe layering is the trick?!

Wolfiefan Tue 04-Feb-14 21:57:45

I love decleor rose. They do a balm too. (Meant to be for night time but I use it in the day when my skin needs extra help.) Seriously heavy duty moisturising!

hettie Tue 04-Feb-14 22:45:02

Decleor Iris is good

themessyapron Tue 04-Feb-14 22:51:10

I alternate - serums and cream one day, oil the next.

These aren't heavy duty but I am liking them:
Clarins lotus oil (they have one for dry skin)
Aesop parsley

madmomma Wed 05-Feb-14 06:59:28

the clarins one for dry skin is great.

Floisme Wed 05-Feb-14 07:05:52

I use oil at night for cleansing and moisturising. At the moment, I'm alternating between wheatgerm, coconut and almond oil. There's absolutely no need, in my opinion, to waste your money on 'facial oils' - I get wheatgerm oil from Holland and Barrett and the others from the grocery shelves.

SmellyFartado Wed 05-Feb-14 08:40:20

Decleor Neroli aromessence or however it's spelt. QVC usually have offers on it - I paid £45 for 15ml which lasts ages and got a 200ml self tan and 3 other moisturisers. The self tan is very good too, very natural

noddyholder Wed 05-Feb-14 08:42:31

I also use decleor neroli brilliant stuff

noddyholder Wed 05-Feb-14 08:43:51

I find decleor experience de l'age moisturiser over the top really boosts it I also have the night balm I usually put a thick layer of that on once a week.

muser31 Wed 05-Feb-14 08:44:50

its very easy to make your own blend of oils. currently i use a mix of almond, evening primrose, vitamin e, and jojoba oil and i have mixed essential oils like rosmary in. once you have all the stuff you can make your own for ages and it saves a fortune you can also use them in the bath.

ZacharyQuack Wed 05-Feb-14 10:04:48

Clarins Blue Orchid oil (for dry skin) is absolutely gorgeous and smells divine.

DearTeddyRobinson Wed 05-Feb-14 10:09:22

I started using Trilogy rosehip oil, liked it at first then after about 3 weeks it started to smell horrible! Kind of like rotting vegetation!? Did this happened to anyone else or did I get a dud? Are you supposed to keep it in the fridge?

noddyholder Wed 05-Feb-14 10:11:50

I used the trilogy too and liked it initially but it gave me spots after about 2 weeks.

Whitecat Wed 05-Feb-14 11:03:30

Like muser I blend my own oil. Majority Argan oil, about 15% Avocado oil and a little Pomegranate oil. The pomegranate is very sticky so it really does need to be with something else. It's all horses for courses so everyone would need to tinker for their best skin recipe.

noddyholder Wed 05-Feb-14 11:09:51

what does the pomegranate do?

williaminajetfighter Wed 05-Feb-14 12:04:23

thx for all your ideas. totally forgot about Decleor so will investigate next time i'm in the shops. Would love to make my own - will try something and see if it works! thx all!

Darkchocsprinkles Wed 05-Feb-14 12:15:01

I've used the Liz Earle and Clarins orchid ones in the past, but my favourite is this

Sleepwhenidie Wed 05-Feb-14 12:19:05

Clarins Blue Orchid oil is beautful. I also like the Elemis oil pods - rose for day, lavender for night. If my skin is feeling really dry I put a layer of night cream on top of the oil in the evening.

PrimalLass Wed 05-Feb-14 13:38:54

I prefer generic rosehip oil from ebay. The Trilogy one is quite a dry oil.

SmellyFartado Wed 05-Feb-14 15:00:35

Thought of another one - Champneys. Usually buy 2 get third free offers at Boots. Not as good for me as Neroli but is very good nonetheless

Whitecat Wed 05-Feb-14 20:24:53

noddy I cribbed this from a site but it's why I add the pomegranate.

Long thought to be a luxurious and healthy fruit for the skin, it’s recently shown in studies to actually help encourage cell regeneration, aiding in daily skin repair and helping to reduce the signs of aging.

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