Sometime over the past few years, face oils managed to shrug off their bad rap as pore-clogging, acne-causing don'ts to be recognized for what they really are: an instant way to get fresh, dewy skin and lock in much-needed moisture year-round. But don't take our word for it — ask any dermatologist, and they'll likely sing the product's praises, too.
"People not only love the feel of an oil, but they love the idea of an oil," Los Angeles-based dermatologist and Dermstore Medical Director Ashley Magovern, MD, tells Refinery29. "It feels simple and natural, and most absorb quickly and are easy to use."
In addition to an instant glow-up, adding a face oil to your routine can be a key step for maintaining healthy, nourished skin. Ahead, 16 formulas we can't recommend highly enough.
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