is oil bad for my skin?

Not all oils are bad for the skin. In fact, botanical oils are having a much-deserved revival in skin care. Suffer from dryness? They're predominantly moisturizing, making them a must-have. Mature, aging skin will soak up high levels of rejuvenating antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins. And oily, acne-prone skin will find a happy place as they dissolve waxy, fatty deposits to deep clean without overdrawing. Here, Dermalogica skin experts round up their top facial oils for healthy skin.

1. Kukui Nut Oil Aleurites Moluccana Seed Rich in fatty acids, this oil makes dry, oily and even acne-prone skin feel soft and balanced. Find it in PreCleanse.


2. Rose Oil Rosa Damascena Flower This soothing, antioxidant-rich oil helps hydrate and firm while improving the appearance of ageing skin. Find it in Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.


3. Argan Oil Argania Spinosa Kernel Ideal for mature, ageing skin, this vitamin-rich oil helps prevent collagen breakdown (the catalyst of wrinkles and sagging). Find it in Overnight Repair Serum.


4. Cranberry Seed Oil Vaccinum Macrocarpon Seed This oil helps restore skin hydration and reduce the appearance of fine dehydration lines. Find it in Pure Night.


5. Evening Primrose Oil Oenothera Biennis Great for tired or sensitive skin, this gentle oil helps reinforce barrier lipids. Find it in UltraCalming™ Serum Concentrate.


And the ultimate combination of oils for a youthful dewy all-day glow is:

6. Camellia and Tamanu Oils Camellia Japonica & Calophyllum inophyllum Phytoactives from Camellia and Tamanu oils help restore the skin's natural barrier.


Orchid Flower and Chia Seed Oils Cymbidium Grandiflorum & Salvia Hispanica These help smooth visible lines and lock in critical moisture.

Find this moisture-boosting combo in Phyto Replenish Oil, an innovative, luminous hydrating treatment.


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