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Anyone know a good facial oil for nighttime use for combination highly reactive skin??

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Indecisivejo Tue 04-Oct-16 13:36:42

That's it really, my skin is super sensitive/reactive combination dehydrated. I want to use a nice facial oil a few nights a week but all the ones I've tried have either stung and made skin go red and feel a bit "burnt" or just do not absorb at all so I'm left with a very oily face literally all night (I'm not using too much) any recommendations?

Kennington Tue 04-Oct-16 13:48:03

Pure grapeseed oil
Am amazing stuff
Apply a v small amount to damp skin

GinAndOnIt Tue 04-Oct-16 13:49:16

I had this problem, and now just use baby oil! Wipe over face with wet cotton pad, then apply tiny bit of baby oil onto damp face and neck. My skin looks the best it ever has confused

Nabootique Tue 04-Oct-16 13:57:00

I think you asked this before and a couple of people (myself included) suggested jojoba oil. Did you give that a go?

botemp Tue 04-Oct-16 14:04:47

What have you tried so far? A 100% cold pressed oil would be best I think, the Jojobo oil from MV Organics is really great as it doesn't clog pores and mimics the natural skin barrier, though it's technically an ester.

If you're looking for something v. occlusive look for one that is high in oleic acids, though if you're clog prone seek out high-linoleic oils instead. Watch out with grapeseed oil, it's astringent so will actually dry you out - which is great if you're oily but not so much for other skin types.

botemp Tue 04-Oct-16 14:05:28

Oops, x post with Nabootique grin.

Indecisivejo Tue 04-Oct-16 14:13:06

Ha ha yes I prob have asked this before!
I haven't tried jojoba oil still and tbh I forgot! blush mainly because I went to buy some from h&b and were sold out so it just kind of slipped my mind after but may look into the mv organics one, is it ok to use just few nights a week as a boost? I'm just worried a plain oil won't offer me any benefits??

Baby oil is a no go as it's just mineral oil and fragrance 2 things my facial skin does not like sad

KatharinaRosalie Tue 04-Oct-16 14:47:00

What have you tried so far? Clarins does a Lotus Oil for combination skin, and personally I really like Decleor Rose oil for sensitive skin

LordPeterWimsey Tue 04-Oct-16 14:48:23

I use plain rosehip oil. Very gentle, and my skin looks much better since I started.

Nabootique Tue 04-Oct-16 14:57:05

It's just that great minds think alike botemp grin

The MV Organics one is really excellent quality. Jojoba most closely resembles skins natural sebum, close enough for easy absorption, so you shouldn't be left greasy. A plain oil definitely has benefits, just not the same as essential oils, but I know you have to avoid those.

Indecisivejo Tue 04-Oct-16 16:34:50

Thanks so far everyone.
Ones I've tried so far are...
Liz Earle superskin
Kiehls midnight recovery
A few different rosehip oils
Decleor (did quite like)
Sanctuary spa therapists one

Indecisivejo Tue 04-Oct-16 16:36:04

There's prob more but mind gone blank

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 04-Oct-16 16:41:54

Perhaps oils aren't for you if you've tried that many? I use Aveeno cream, marvelous stuff for reactive , dry skin.

Nabootique Tue 04-Oct-16 16:47:38

They all (as far as I know, barring the rosehip oil) contain essential oils though, don't they? I'm not sure about the REN as I don't know which it is, but other than that. If you are sensitive essential oils can be a real problem, and you will be better off with something plain seed oil, or a blend of them.

Indecisivejo Tue 04-Oct-16 16:54:13

The ren was the omega serum or something like that, it has bloody fragrance in it!
May go with jojoba then as ur right most essential oils are a problem for me especially over a period of time. What will jojoba do for me just used a few nights a week as opposed to not using it if that makes sense?

MrsT2007 Tue 04-Oct-16 17:34:28

Maybe try tamanu oil?

Sgoinneal Tue 04-Oct-16 17:37:00

I have reactive skin and I found the Aurelia one very good, but I'm sure it was fragranced. check the Ordinary rosehip out or I'd second the jojoba recommendation.

QueenofLouisiana Tue 04-Oct-16 18:28:39

Darphin's chamomile oil. I have sensitive skin and rosacea and this stuff is lovely on my skin.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:24

I love Nars Monoi oil and Lush solid oil - I forget what it's called but it's sort of taupe coloured. Both are fragranced although natural fragrance though so may not be the best for you.

Shop Tue 04-Oct-16 20:03:16

Tamanu oil is amazing! Doesn't smell the best though.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 04-Oct-16 20:19:44

Clarins Blue Orchid is lovely, very calming.

Only1scoop Tue 04-Oct-16 20:22:07

The Elizabeth Arden new body and face oil, really versatile fragrance free and you need the tiniest bit.

Kennington Tue 04-Oct-16 20:22:21

Perhaps avoid get branded stuff - a pure cold pressed oil is great.

MumboNumber5 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:48:10

REN omega serum oil is great. I've got a sample size bottle of EL night repair and my skin is HIDEOUS after two uses (thankfully I didn't buy a full-size bottle!)

OCSockOrphanage Tue 04-Oct-16 21:07:24

I liked blue orchid following a stressful period, but now love marula oil best. Cold pressed and as plaina s you can. I got a big bottle in TH Maxx (100ml) for 6.99.

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