By now, most of us are familiar with the beauty benefits of a handful of oils: mainly coconut, jojoba, and argan. (If you haven't, at least, dabbled in coconut oil at this point, we have failed you.)
While these are great options, there's a whole world of others out there, just waiting to be slathered on our faces. Think products derived from plants you've never heard of (sea buckthorn, anyone?) and things that don't even sound like plants, like dragon's blood.
Ahead, the next generation of beauty oils to obsess over. Winter is coming, after all: Time to stock up.
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This serum combines blue orchid, hazelnut, and patchouli oil, and is great for ultra dehydrated skin.
Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil,
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With oils from milk-thistle seed, black cumin, and pink grapefruit, this product helps reduce redness and signs of aging.
Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil,
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There are seven different oils in this tincture, but we're most excited about chamomile and ylang ylang, which help balance and soothe skin.
Face Oil 3 - Ylang Ylang & Wild Chamomile,
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This luxurious oil, which is great for your face, body, and hair, has camellia and squalane for intense hydration — and gold flakes, which give a radiant finish. Because, why not?
Gold Camellia Beauty Oil,
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Prickly-pear seed oil isn't just fun to say. The rich, slightly heavy mixture is great for extremely dry, mature skin.
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Prickly Pear Seed Oil,
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Chia seeds are useful for more than DIY pudding. This oil is highly absorbent and works wonders on extremely dry skin.
Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Oil,
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This oil has anti-aging properties and helps reduce redness. Plus, it's so lightweight that you can easily layer it with your regular skin-care products.
Neroli Infused Marula Oil,
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Handmade by monks in the Czech Republic, this serum combines meadowfoam-seed, sea-buckthorn, and black currant-seed oils for a highly nourishing result.
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This brightening oil contains dragon's blood extract (from a tree, not an actual dragon). It brightens (well, duh), softens, and firms — basically everything one could want in an oil.
Velvet Skin Brightening Serum,
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This green tea-seed oil makes skin more luminous and is highly absorbent.
Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil,
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This serum contains five different cold-pressed seed oils, including sweet-almond and apricot. It absorbs instantly to lock in moisture and prevent signs of aging, without leaving any residue — making it a great base for your makeup.
Facial Oil Serum, $192, available at
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