The best face oils


Golden drops to get you through winter

For me, part of the joy of using face oils is that it feels a bit primal. Like I'm a caveman, prepping my skin for the long, dark, dinosaur-filled night ahead. This is absolutely what they would have used – a pure, wood-scented lipid. But they would have sloshed it on from the trough, probably, rather than used the dainty pipette available today. Oils, especially in winter, are wonderful. A couple of drops warmed in the palm and bosh, you're golden. I've gone on in the past about Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£36, which I love, but I'd also recommend Dr Jackson's Face Oil (£30, and Aveda's Beautifying Composition (£21,, both of which work as deep moisturising night treatments, and as casual day moisturisers, and even on dry hair. And all without leaving your forehead greasy.


The Body Shop Coconut Oil £9,
Fresh Seaberry Oil £40, 020 7486 4100
Balance Me Rose Otto Oil £32,

Powered by article was written by Eva Wiseman, for The Observer on Sunday 19th January 2014 10.00 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010