Let's be honest - we're always looking for ways to elevate our beauty routines to achieve the most benefits possible. There's a whole world of different products out there that can help you truly improve your beauty routine, and today, we're shining the spotlight on oils. Oils have long been a ritual in many cultures around the world and used in everything from hair to body and face - and for good reason! Not only do they help with hydration and lock in moisture, they have so many other benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties and can help with things like acne and hyperpigmentation.
Beauty expert and founder of 100ML Mishal Cazmi explained all the amazing ways oils can assist your beauty routine, and highlighted some of her favourite ways to incorporate oils from head to toe this winter and beyond. Check out her picks below, and be sure to watch the video above for even more expert tips from Mishal.
Jojoba oil is the star ingredient in this serum, which is a lightweight botanical extract that has a chemical structure nearly identical to the skin’s natural sebum. Jojoba minimizes the appearance of pores and reduces excess oil to give you that gorgeous complexion you've always been looking for.
Three Ships Beauty | $40
This oil serum from Odacité uses antioxidant-rich baobab oil to help reduce the look of puffiness and fine lines. It comes with a stainless steel applicator, which not only has a cooling effect as you massage it on your eye area, but it also helps smooth and minimize puffiness.
The Detox Market | $65
Fable & Mane is a haircare line that taps into Ayurvedic rituals. This pre-wash oil treatment is designed to be used as part of your weekly hair ritual by massaging into dry hair and scalp before shampoo. It’s ideal for all hair textures and is also safe to use on colour-treated hair.
Sephora | $45
Milk Makeup’s Lip + Cheek stick contains rice bran oil, which is rich in antioxidants and provides skin with a hit of hydration and vitamins for an instant glow. Use on cheeks and lips for a hit of colour and hydration, and what's more, the mini size makes it perfect to take with you on the go.
Made with a blend of five plant oils like apricot oil and raspberry seed oil, this Milky Lip Jelly from Tower 28, gives the shine of a gloss and the comfort of a balm. They’re available in four soft, semi-sheer shades like rosy brown and peachy pink. Formulated with sensitive skin in mind!
Sephora | $18
This cuticle oil from Toronto’s Naked Beauty Bar is packed with organic apricot kernel, avocado, hemp seed, meadowfoam and Bulgarian rose oils. The fast-absorbing formula helps strengthen, soothe and moisturize your cuticles. Easy to carry and doubles as a lip oil!
Naked Beauty Bar | $42
Dr. Hauschka’s body oil taps into the soothing and nourishing properties of rose, using a combination of damask rose extract and rose essential oil. It’s best applied on damp skin and provides a mess-free application with the pump.
Well.ca | $34
Canadian brand Lohn translated the scents of their bestselling candles into wearable perfume oils. Created in small batches in Toronto, they’re made with fine fragrances, essential oils and coconut oil. The formulas are also non-drying and non-irritating.
LOHN | $55
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