Between inside heating, hot water and plummeting temperatures outside, winter is a harsh season for our skin. Dealing with dryness in the winter months is a common issue, but there is a way to give your face, skin and hair a boost when it’s feeling parched.
Investing in a good quality body, face and hair oil means you’ll be able to give your skin a much-needed injection of moisture while also soothing any redness or sensitivity brought on by the cold weather. Below, we’ve rounded up a few oils that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Naturally rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids, Marula Oil is an easy way to improve the skin’s resistance to weather and external aggressors. It’s a rare oil that has been cold-pressed directly from the drought-resistant Marula trees’ fruit kernels. Lux Aestiva’s Marula Oil helps combats environmental damage and neutralises free radicals while helping cells renew and resist the damaging effects of the environment.
This lightweight oil is suitable for all skin types. It’s also non-comedogenic and has anti-microbial properties which can help heal and reduce blemishes and scarring.
After cleansing and toning skin, warm a few drops of Marula Oil in your hands and gently press onto the face, neck and décolletage.
This fast-absorbing body oil has been formulated to match skin’s natural lipid balance, promote healing and rejuvenation, deeply nourish, and protect skin from the elements. Filled with 18 pure plant oils and botanicals, this oil will help firm and tone skin, replenish moisture levels and leave skin feeling soft.
Apply a generous amount of oil onto moist skin following a shower or bath. Massage into skin until fully absorbed.
The Summer Skin All In One Oil is a blend of eight powerful ingredients including carrot seed oil, coconut oil and grapeseed oil to provide intense hydration and brighten skin. Thanks to the addition of vitamin E, pomegranate and jojoba, this oil is great for dry skin and particularly good preventing and treating stretch marks.
Massage into skin after showering.
Summer Skin All In One Oil, $29.95
Showering in super hot water during winter can result in a dry scalp, so investing in a hair oil will help soothe any dryness. Made from native botanicals, coconut oil, white cloud tree extract and rose geranium oil, this hair oil can be used as a detangler and heat protectant before heat styling as well as applied to dry hair to prevent frizz and add shine.
To treat a dry scalp, massage the oil onto your head and allow to sit for 30 minutes to an hour (or overnight, if you can).
This botanical treatment oil from Skinstitut deeply hydrates, nourishes and strengthen dehydrated and sensitive skin. Filled with macadamia, rosehip and jojoba oils, this face oil will help improve skin texture, radiance and tone.
Apply to your face and neck after cleansing and before moisturising morning and night. One pump should cover both areas. If you really need a burst of hydration, mix a pump of Multi-Active Oil in with your foundation for a glowy complexion.
Filled with frankincense oil and perilla seed oil, this face oil helps to protect skin, encourage cell regeneration and prevent free-radical damage. It’s also great for maintaining the skin barrier to protect against water loss, which is integral come the cooler months.
Apply three to five drops to the tips of your fingers, rub together and gently press into the skin.
Described as a multi-vitamin for the skin, this natural oil includes a powerful blend of eight super-absorbable oils — including Australian Prickly Pear oil and Australian Kakui oil — and multiple forms of vitamin C to turn skin from dull to dewy. It also contains bio-active CoQ10 to accelerate the skin’s ability to repair.
The addition of Australian Kakadu Plum oil helps cell defences and stimulates cell renewal for brighter skin, while Australian Prickly Pear oil quenches the skin’s thirst. Kakui oil also helps lock in moisture while protecting the skin from sun, salt and wind.
Warm two to three drops of oil between for fingers and apply to your face and neck morning and night.
Formulated for oily and acne-prone skin, this face oil helps manage breakouts while also hydrating and plumping skin. Filled with ingredients like organic hemp oil, carrot seed oil, tea tree pure essential oil and lavender essential oil, this oil attempts to reduce redness and inflammation while killing acne-causing bacteria.
Powered by Kaya Oil, which is sustainably sourced from the Amazon rainforest, this lightweight oil absorbs quickly to deliver nutrient-rich omegas and vitamins to enhance firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Filled with Tucuma, Brazil Nut and Pataua extracts, this oil will deliver a hit of hydration. Apply one to three drops to hands and gently pat onto cleansed face, neck and décolletage every morning and evening.