Applying oil to your face can seem a bit counterintuitive, but when layered under or used in place of your regular moisturizer, these skin softeners feel surprisingly light, remedy skin issues, and will make you glow. Sold? We thought so. Now use our guide to find your best bottle. By Marissa Oliva, REDBOOK.
If you want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles
Nourishing microalgae oil and ceramides (natural lipids in the skin) pack a one-two punch against signs of aging by increasing cell repair and improving skin's ability to seal in moisture. For best results, layer it over your wrinkle-fighting retinol treatment to calm irritation. Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repair Oil, $79.
If your skin is dry and flaky
The blend of sesame, sweet almond, olive, and jojoba is the perfect hydrating cocktail, while vitamin E protects skin from environmental damage. Layer a thick cream on top to seal in all the good stuff. Bobbi