Beauty oils have been used since ancient times to help bring forth radiance and make skin glow. Although you might be tempted to think beauty oils are only for people with dry skin, you should know all skin types can benefit from a high quality oil, as long as you pick the right one.
RMS Beauty uses plant-based oils in our formulas. Living plant botanicals help keep skin hydrated and healthy naturally.
If you’re having trouble finding the perfect beauty oil for your skin, we’ve got five you should consider using right now.
What is a Beauty Oil?
Beauty oils are similar to serums; they’re highly potent, concentrated blends of nourishing skin ingredients that are applied to the skin to help increase hydration, address specific skin concerns, and add radiance.
Oils help keep skin hydrated better than most any other product. Oils hydrate your skin two different ways:
Emollients. Oils contain emollient ingredients which help to soften and condition the skin. Castor oil and jojoba oil, for instance, are two plant based emollient oils that keep your skin soft and work to improve skin’s overall texture.
- Humectants. Humectants form a barrier on the skin, sealing in moisture and keeping your skin hydrated for longer periods of time, which is why they should be applied to your skin after all other skin care products.
Beauty oils are amazing products that any skin type can have in their product line up, but not all beauty oils are safe or as amazing for your skin as others.
What Should I Look for in a Beauty Oil?
Considering a beauty oil? It’s not as simple as taking a stroll down the skin care aisle of your local big box store. The oils you’ll find there are usually crafted with numerous synthetic preservatives and emulsifiers, neither of which are ingredients you want on your skin.
When you’re ready to decide if a beauty oil is worth the purchase, you can rate it based on these three criteria.
1. Ingredient Quality
Quality of your beauty oil ingredients matter. Too often, the oils you find on store shelves are loaded with mineral oil, essential oils (which are too sensitizing for most skin types), and shelf-stabilizing ingredients.
These ingredients provide little to no benefit to your skin, and in some cases, aren’t safe for you to use.
The less tampering with an ingredient the better, which is why you’ll find RMS products that contain organic, food-grade ingredients.
2. Ingredient Benefit
Natural ingredients are wonderful, but if they don’t benefit your skin, what’s the point?
The ingredients in your beauty oil should have a proven track record of skin benefitting performance.
Oils like coconut, jojoba, tamanu, and kakadu are excellent plant-based oils with volumes of scientific research to prove their skin beneficial properties.
3. Product Performance
No matter what your beauty oil contains, if it doesn’t work for your skin, it’s useless. This is when it’s important to rely on trusted brands who consistently deliver top performing products.
Just because a beauty oil works like a magic potion for your friend doesn’t mean it will work as well for you. You may benefit from a different beauty oil. Thankfully, you’ve got some options.
What Are the 5 Best Beauty Oils I Should Be Using?
How do you separate the good oils from the bad? You don’t have to, because we did it for you. We did the research, compiled the lists, and trust that these are the five best beauty oils you should be using on your skin.
1. Tamanu Oil
Extracted from the seeds of the tamanu nut tree, this potent antioxidant oil native to Southeastern Asia has been used medicinally for centuries. Here’s what it does for your skin.
Reduced Appearance of Blemishes, Sun Damage, Fine Lines, and Wrinkles
Tamanu oil helps supercharge your skin’s natural collagen production, keeping your skin looking plump, filling in fine lines, and helping erase wrinkles.
Hydrates and Moisturizes the Skin
Tamanu oil is loaded with vitamins B and E, powerful antioxidants which help condition and soften the skin. It’s also full of fatty acids that help keep your skin deeply nourished.
Soothes Sunburns, Rashes, and Irritation
There’s convincing evidence that tamanu helps soothe sunburns, rashes, and other skin irritations. Vitamins B and E are expert supporters of skin’s natural repair process, which can help you fade skin imperfections over time.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a powerful antioxidant with antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.
Lightens Dark Circles
Coconut oil boosts your skin cells’ natural regeneration cycle, which can help create newer, healthier skin. Newer, thicker skin can make dark circles look less noticeable, which makes you look well rested and restored.
Hydrates Skin, Lips, and Hair
Filled with fatty acids, coconut oil deeply hydrates the skin and creates a barrier to seal in the moisture. It’s effective in hydrating every area of your body, including lips and hair.
Coconut oil is a natural solvent, which means it can cleanse your skin. It’s also expert at removing makeup, and is one of our favorite tools for safely and gently removing even waterproof mascara formulas.
Much like the ingredients in aloe help soothe and take the sting out of sunburns, coconut oil also helps hydrate the skin and ease irritation caused by too much sun exposure.
3. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is the closest to our skin’s natural oil (sebum) which makes it a fantastic ingredient for beauty oils.
Jojoba oil is a humectant, which means it has the ability to seal moisture inside the skin, creating a barrier that allows skin to retain hydration.
Jojoba oil makes a great cleanser as it is able to support healthy bacteria levels on your skin, reducing your risk of developing skin irritations.
Because jojoba oil is so similar to our natural skin oil, it’s able to soothe skin irritation and help combat chronic skin irritation issues.
This oil is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts. Jojoba is excellent for providing hydration to acne-prone skin without leaving it greasy or causing more blemishes.
4. Buriti Oil
Harvested from the nuts of the moriche palm tree in Brazil, buriti oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin A and beta-carotene available in nature, and used by Amazonian tribes as natural sun protectant.
Helps Protect Skin
Photo damage is caused by too much sun exposure. Buriti oil is a powerful antioxidant that research shows can also help protect against photo damage, keeping your skin looking youthful and maintaining its elasticity.
Reduce Signs of Early Aging
Rich in antioxidants, buriti oil helps protect against oxidative free radical damage and helps support natural collagen production, which can dramatically reduce the signs of aging on your skin.
Full of fatty acids, buriti oil deeply hydrates skin while vitamins A and E help keep skin soft and conditioned, making buriti oil a valuable tool to moisturize all skin types.
Buriti oil is non-comedogenic, but it also contains a potent dose of vitamin A, rivaling prescription vitamin A treatments in terms of blemish prevention and elimination.
5. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil included in RMS beauty products is cold pressed from Chilean rose plants. In this unadulterated state, it's able to offer excellent skin benefits.
Soothes Skin Irritation
Skin that is irritated, dry, itchy, or red can get relief from the soothing properties of rosehip oil, which is effective even on the most sensitive skin types.
Evens Out Skin Tone
With natural retinol and vitamin C, rosehip oil helps correct uneven skin tone, brightening your skin and improving your overall complexion.
Moisturizes and Softens Skin
Rosehip oil contains natural acids that help your skin cells better retain moisture, which means your skin will stay hydrated longer.
Strengthens the Skin Barrier
Rosehip oil helps support and strengthen your skin barrier, making sure that hydration and moisture are locked in and bacteria is kept out.
What is the Best Way to Use Beauty Oils?
You can use beauty oils as a skin treatment to promote hydration and radiance, or even as a gentle, ultra-hydration cleanser. RMS’s Beauty Oil even works as primer before your makeup.
How Often Should I Use Beauty Oils?
The cleanest beauty oils, like the ones available from RMS Beauty, are safe enough to be used everyday. You can incorporate them into your morning and evening skincare routines to help keep skin healthy and youthful.
Beauty oils should be a foundational part of every skincare routine, for every skin type. Plant based oils are beneficial in helping protect skin from external stressors, restore hydration and moisture balance, and promote a youthful appearance.