I love oils. I use them in my body, on my body, in my hair, etc. Oils are simply amazing and I usually stick to using only organic, cold-pressed, unrefined oils because I think these are the best as they retain many of the healing properties that are inherent in them which can benefit my skin, hair as well as internally if they are oils that can be consumed.
I have combination/oily skin and while using an oil on top of oil sounds crazy, it works for me. I have been doing this for years now whether I use an oil as a night cream or as a daily moisturizer or both.
Instead of drying out my skin as many moisturizers do that target combination/oily skin, which only ends up producing more oil, using oils to moisturize my skin seems to calm my oil glands and not drive them into overdrive to produce more oil because my skin isn’t stripped of oil.
I still get oily during the day though when I use an oil to moisturize but I still feel that using an oil is better for my skin. And when I use an oil as a night cream, most mornings I wake up to skin that just looks amazing.
While I have used many, many different oils and don’t mind whether they leave my face a bit shiny or not, the following three oils are the best skin care oils that I have tried so far that leave your skin looking matte although when you touch your skin, it will not feel dry but will feel moisturized. This is especially beneficial if you want to use an oil on your face but hate the greasiness that some oils can leave behind.
3 Best Skin Care Oils
1. Emu Oil
I only use this on my face because magnolia wellness it is quite pricey for the amount you get. If I had to pick one overall winner, emu oil would be it although the others on my list are excellent too. When I use emu oil, I have more days when I stare at my skin in the mirror because of how smooth and amazing it looks!
Emu oil is definitely one of the best skin care oils that you can use and you will be amazed at how matte your skin will look while it will still feel moisturized. After you apply it, it is quickly absorbed into the skin to leave your skin looking matte.
One thing to remember about emu oil especially if you are trying to avoid animal products is that this oil is made from the emu bird which is native to Australia and New Zealand.
Emu oil is obtained after the meat is harvested from the birds, which means that this oil cannot be obtained if the bird is alive. All parts of the birds are used in some way. The skin or hide is commonly used in the fashion garment industry in Europe, the meat can be a substitute for beef while the oil has many healing properties when applied topically. It is not to be taken internally. Each bird can produce about 5 liters of the oil or so which then is taken through a refining process which varies from one manufacturer to another.