Find the facial oil best for you

Deep-penetrating facial oils are becoming more popular. Here’s how to incorporate a few drops into your routine

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Nighttime treatment

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil replenishes and softens skin while you sleep. Warm a few drops in the palm of your hand and gently pat on skin; finish with a little face massage. ($28, 28 mL)

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MoroccanOil Pure Argan Oil gives skin a radiant sheen. Bonus: It can also be used to tame fly­away hair and pamper cuticles. Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. ($50, 50 mL)

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Soothing oil

Designed to be used at night-breathe deeply when you open it for a little aromatherapy-certified-organic Darphin Chamomile Aromatic Care helps calm redness-prone, sensitive skin. ($70, 15 mL)

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Clean sweep

Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil refreshes dry skin while it cleanses. To remove makeup, massage into skin, including eye area. Continue massaging with a little water to emulsify, and rinse. ($11, 125 mL)

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Makeup breakup

Gentle enough for delicate skin but able to remove stubborn waterproof makeup, Pür Melt Away Makeup Emulsifier leaves skin feeling cleansed and dewy. Massage a little on face, wait a few seconds, then rinse. ($24, 120 mL)

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Lipid repair

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir promises “denser, firmer and revitalized” post-menopausal skin. A trio of oils rich in omegas help dry, uncomfortable skin feel more supple. The finish is non-shiny and non-greasy. ($58, 30 mL)

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Kosmea Australia Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil gives you a nat­ural route to anti-aging skin care. Rose hip oil gives your skin a healthy dose of vitamin A, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. ($28, 20 mL)

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Healthy glow

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal is a blend of eight oils including olive, jojoba, English lavender and orange peel. It is meant to hydrate and brighten skin that’s dull and dry. ($30, 30 mL)

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Organic ingredients

RMS Beauty Oil contains certified organic and wildcrafted ingredients. Apply three to four drops to damp skin and massage a little in gentle circular motions. ($75, 30 mL)

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Multipurpose oil

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil is a multipurpose oil. Use after cleansing on damp skin to moisturize. It’s also great as a body oil, and can be used on hair to tame flyaways and impart shine. ($40, 30 mL)

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