Lightweight Facial Oils That Won’t Make Your Skin Greasy

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Facial oils have been a big no-no for someone with super oily and acne-prone skin like mine. That was until I started educating myself on how the skin behaves and learnt that – oil recognises oil. Yes, whether you are oil cleansing or using facial oils in your routine, oil formulations can benefit your skin in many ways-if you pick the right one. Facial oils help nourish and moisturise your skin deeply while balancing its natural sebum production. Especially lightweight formulas that your skin drinks up like magic, leaving you with non-greasy and non-sticky skin that stays soft and supple for long hours. We picked some of our favourite lightweight facial oils to help you start your face oil journey.

1. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil


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A bit of a splurge but oh-so-worth-it – this replenishing facial is formulated with marine actives including padina pavonica, golden seaweed and roaring water kelp. Targeted towards fading fine lines and wrinkles, the lightweight elixir drenches your skin with skin-plumping moisture for a radiant and youthful-looking complexion.

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2.  SoulTree Hemp Ayurvedic Treatment Facial Oil


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Formulated with pure and organic hemp seed oil, this lightweight and easy-absorb blend leaves no traces of oil on your skin. Hemp, a trendy ingredient RN, helps manage dull and uneven texture. Also enriched with almond, olive and sunflower seed oil, this formula helps enhance skin’s elasticity and is thus, an excellent addition to your anti-ageing skincare routine.

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3. RAS Luxury Oils Radiance Beauty-Boosting Day Face Elixir

Luxe indeed, this face oil features a unique blend of plant and essential oils. Rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, this brightening blend consists of a serum-like formula to truly serve your daytime skin hydration needs. Its skin-loving ingredients are jojoba seed oil, saffron extract, sandalwood oil, rosehip fruit oil and olive squalane.

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4. Nourish Mantra Vedic Elixir 8-in-1 Rejuvenating Facial Oil

This facial oil will give you that lit-from-within, dewy glow, but without turning into a gunky mess at the end of the day. Formulated with hemp seed oil, one of the eight luxurious oils featured, this nutritive formula is synonymous with skin rejuvenation.

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5. Amali By Sakina Pure 28 Multi-Corrective Face Oil

When it comes to facial oils, this one is a find that we are incredibly proud of. It features a unique blend of 3000-year old Ayurvedic infusion of ancient herbs, roots, flowers and seeds. The formula stands true to its name and is enriched with brightening vitamins, anti-ageing antioxidants, soothing and balancing minerals, moisturising omegas (3,6,7 and 9), and nourishing amino acids. From hyperpigmentation to uneven skin tone, you can be sure to target multiple skin issues with just one bottle!

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6. Shankara Kumkumadi Oil

This facial oil is formulated with red-gold saffron and handmade using a classical Ayurvedic process called taila paka. It is also enriched with over thirty deeply nourishing flowers, herbs, lotus and turmeric. Non-comedogenic and easy-to-use, this skin tonic will help keep your skin nourished and glowing.

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7. Aminu The Nectar Radiance Face Oil


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This high-powered, natural and lightweight dry facial oil is formulated with potent brightening and restorative ingredients. The unique formula mimics your skin’s natural oils, helps strengthen the skin’s lipid barrier and speed up the cell renewal process. The water-less formulated quenches your skin’s thirst without leaving any greasy residue. Psst…it also doubles up and is an extremely hydrating prep moisturiser to wear your makeup!

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- Director at ELLE

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