Gouldylox Guide to Hair and Face Oils

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Oils are everywhere. For the hair. For the body. For the skin. If you have body parts, there seems to be an oil that is perfect for your parts. With so many to choose from, take a look at some of the newest, along with some of my older favorites. One is certainly right for you! If you have oily skin, you can still benefit from a face oil - most will not clog pores!

 Let's start with facial oils. These oils can make your skin look radiant, plump wrinkled tissue and hydrate without clogging pores.

Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is a treat to use at night, as it may not play nicely with all makeup. It contains Sea Buckthorn, Cranberry and Grape Seed Oil. These ingredients have been known to help heal burns, improve collagen and make skin look radiant. Apply this at night as a serum and wake up to brighter skin in the morning! A little goes a long way, so this will last you for quite a long time!

M. Steves Ultra Nourishing Boost contains Rose Hip Oil. Full of inflammatories, this oil helps reduce wrinkles, gives skin a firmer appearance, balances oily skin and can potentially reduce scars from acne.
It's full of omega fatty acids which we all know are so good for the face! Apply this directly after washing your face in the morning and at night. Your skin will glow! You can even mix this with other favorite products to give your skin an extra nourishing boost.

Want the benefits, but not at the price? Coming to drugstores this summer, L'OREAL is launching Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Glow Renewal Face Oil. This facial oil is very, very light, absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling non-greasy. This oil is a blend of eight oils: English Lavender, Rosemary Leaf, Geranium, Orange Peel, Roman Chamomile, Rose Flower, Lavandin, Marjoram Leaf. The scent of this oil reminds me of much more expensive products. Try it under your regular skincare for a glowing boost of radiance for around $25. Use your CVS/Pharmacy Beauty Club Card for extra savings!

I can talk about hair oils for days. I love them. Not a day goes by when I don't use one. I'm a little obsessed. We all know I adore Davines Oi and Leonor Greyl's Magnolia or Palme Huile, but what about products that are a little easier to find on shelves near you?

Redken recently launched Diamond Oil in two formulas: Regular and Intense. This oil will last forever. The dropper only gives you a small amount for a reason! Add it to dry hair for shatterproof shine or wet hair for a glossy blowout. It also helps reduce breakage and strengthens the hair. It's silicone-free and so worth checking out. This regular oil includes Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Oil, and Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil. The intense version includes: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil,  Olea Europaea Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Camelina Sativa Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Oil and Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil.

Prive Oil Vanishing Oil is not silicone-free, but it contains a blend of my favorite oils - Argan, Maracuja and Brazil Nut Oils. This oil is very lightweight and despite the silicones, I haven't noticed any buildup. The extra absorbs quickly into your hands and does wonders for your cuticles! Hair is shiny, bouncy and looks incredibly healthy after just a few uses.

AVA Oil is a heavier oil and works wonders when applied to the hair for 10-15 minutes before washing. A little goes a long way, so be careful applying it daily. This will hydrate strands and protect from humidity. Just don't overdo it. The best part? Unlike so many other oils, it is completely clear and smells like powdery Hawaiian flowers. I love the scent so much, I've been putting it on my arms and legs as well.This oil contains antioxidant grape seed oil, soy complex, arcticum majus root extract and horse seed chestnut. Pick it up from PlanetBeauty.com!

Bumble and Bumble's Hairdresser's Oil is also clear and provides UV protection, which is wonderful for colored hair. This oil is very light and adds shine and frizz protection immediately. What attracted me to this product was how light weight and colorless it is. It's not silicone free, but I love the blend of oils:  Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinos Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, and Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract.This also makes my hair the softest out of all oils I've tried. That is a huge win!

Finally, Indie Lee body oil is so moisturizing, so wonderful for massages and leaves skin smelling like lavender. It's also great for your face and even your hair! The smell is fantastic. What is not to love? This product contains 100% Natural: Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (apricot) Oil, Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) and Anthemis Nobilis (chamomile). One great thing about the Indie Lee brand is that they don't "greenwash" anything. They walk the natural walk and talk the talk!

What oil has been one of my favorites since before oils were en vogue? Leonor Greyl, of course! What can't this oil do? It's great for just about everything and smells divine.  If you haven't tried it, I don't know what you are waiting for! I have honestly yet to meet someone who did not like this huile.

What is your favorite oil? Have you tried any or too scared? Share in the comments!

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  1. I love love love oils!! I'm currently using Ole Henriksen truth serum with omega 3-6-9. I LOVE it!! I also use Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip seed oil for extra dry areas, and it does work well for fading acne scarring! :)

    I stumbled on the new L'Oreal serum today at CVS. I didn't grab it because it has soybean oil and I try to stay away from soy.

    I need to try the Leonor Greyl, which gets such raves!!

  2. Wow!!! these are all great buys! Thanks for sharing these kinds of different oils. Now I am having a hard time choosing which to try out for they all seem great products to try out. But I guess, I'll try the one you recommend, the Leonor Greyl. Kinda curious about this one, super!

    1. The LG is so nice. Don't be scared if you warm it up and then it cools into a solid. That's natural. Just heat it up again!

  3. My favorite is Best Face Forward natural serum oil--it's the one Gaia of The Non-Blond blog loves so much. It really got my skin back under control!

    1. That is great! I need to look into that. If Gaia loves it, then chances are, I will too! Thank you!

  4. Do you put your hair oils on wet hair, dry hair or as a pre-poo? Or all of the above?

    1. Great question! Depending on the oil and your hair, you can use it any way you like! I have thick, coarse hair and apply often. If I really need to deep condition, I'll sleep with Leonor Greyl in my hair and shampoo in the morning. I ALWAYS put some oil in my wet hair, concentrating on the ends. After I've dried my hair, I add a touch of oil for extra shine. In between washes, usually before I go to bed, I'll add a little oil to the ends of my hair. It all depends on the oil and how your hair reacts to it.


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