The best beauty oils

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The best beauty oilsBeauty oils can produce great benefits. They have been used for centuries for their beautifying properties – and now they are the most talked about beauty product on the market. BeautySouthAfrica.com put together a list of their most loved oils and how you can benefit from them.

Body Oils

Bio-Oil
From scars to stretch marks and uneven skin tone this miracle body oil will help improve the appearance of these nasty marks on your body. It is great to use for ageing as well as dehydrated skin. It is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil that helps to make it a light, non-greasy formula. It is also easily absorbed into your body.
I like adding a few drops to my body lotion when my skin needs an extra bit of nourishment. Bio-Oil 200ml, R109.99.

Clarins Anti-Eau Body Treatment Oil
This is one beauty oil you’re gonna love if you suffer from tired legs and feet. This 100% pure plant oil is rich in broom, geranium, marjoram, lemon, orange and hazelnut oils which together detoxify, tone and moisturise. It is a total body treatment that will leave you with an overall feeling of happiness. This works best when applied to damp skin (this will help enhance absorption) from the ankles up to the waist. For maximum results, massage into your body and then rinse off with a cool shower. Clarins Anti-Eau Body Treatment Oil, 100ml, R440.

Face Oils

Justine Epigran Gentle Cleansing Oil
This gentle cleansing oil for all skin types will nourish your skin thanks to corn and wheatgerm oils. Apply a small amount to your face with a cotton pad in the morning and evening before you tone and moisturise. You may want to tissue off any excess oil. It will leave your skin feeling soft and cleansed. Justine Epigran Gentle Cleansing Oil, 100ml, R165.

Pure Baobab Oil
Baobab Oil contains vitamin D and omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, which is important for the maintenance of healthy skin. This natural oil is made from the seeds of the Baobab tree and is great to use on its own or in your face cream. It can help alleviate all kinds of skin conditions such as dryness, eczema and sun spots. It is a beauty saviour and will do you the world of good. Baobab Oil, EcoProducts, 50ml, R140.

Nail Oils

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil
Every time I have my nails done, I can’t wait for it to come to the end because I know that I am going to get a dash of Essie Apricot Oil applied to my cuticles. It smells so nice and leaves my nails and cuticles hydrated and soft. It is made up of a combination of cotton seed and soybean oil. It can be massaged into nails and cuticles twice a day. Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, R105.54.

Qtica Solid Gold Anti-Bacterial Cuticle Oil Gel
This anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil gel for nails and cuticles is made from rice bran oil and sweet almond oil, as well as jojoba, tangerine, peppermint and lavender oils. This gel oil can be applied before and after working on nails to soften the cuticles, and is great to use on artificial nails as it aids with buffing. Solid Gold goes on a gel and melts into oil as it gets massaged. Qtica Solid Gold Cuticle Oil Gel, 14g, R195.

Hair Oils

MorrocanOil
I am sure by now you have heard the fuss about this healing hair oil. If not here’s the low down: MoroccanOil is made from pressed argan oil from the Moroccan argan tree, which contains high levels of vitamin E and other essential fatty acids, which soften and strengthen damaged hair. Just a drop is all you need and the plus side is it won’t leave your hair looking greasy or feeling heavy. MorrocanOil, 100ml, R380.

Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil
Redken All Soft Argan Oil with omega-6 enriched argan oil will nourish dry, brittle hair. It has a keratin-enriched complex and the argan oil will penetrate the deepest layer of the hair. Apply on wet or dry hair. On wet hair it will protect, illuminate and soften, and on dry hair it will moisturise, smooth and recondition. Apply a small amount, concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends. Your hair will feel as soft as butter. Redken All Soft Argan-6, 90ml, R320.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin!

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  1. blackrose

    Morrocanoil has to be the best thing ever.

    4 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    I like that the new products have formulas that are not as greasy as previous editions.

    4 years ago •

  1. Glamista

    I’m off to buy a bottle of Morrocan Oil now :)

    4 years ago •

  1. liedeman

    I totally love Bio oil i must confess i need to start using hair oils more.

    4 years ago •

  1. steenkamp

    I used morrocan oil product before and absolutely love it

    4 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi NaturalDiva, it’s worth visiting your nearest health store as those are the shops most likely to stock it :)

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Baobab sounds like a good oil to try. where can i get some?

    5 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Don’t forget about the Body Shop beautifying oils – I have the Moringa, Olive and Chocomania oils and they are absolutely divine (very versatile as it can be used for face, body and hair and a very little goes a very long way)!

    5 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    Moroccan oil is brilliant , my daughter 10 showed signs of dandruff I used it twice and gone…. We both now use it regularly …

    5 years ago •

  1. Anni*

    Looking forward to using some of these!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hajira

    bio oil is the best and i definately want to try the morroccon oil

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love the Essie oil! Would also love to try the Redken oil.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Bio oil is very good plus its affordable

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow I am going to try some of this oils

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Trying baobab oil – and so far very happy

    5 years ago •

  1. Ra’eesa

    Going to try the Baobab oil,sounds good.
    Also need to be more committed to applying Bio-oil ,seems like it really works.

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    i use bio oil and tip top cuticle oil.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I have been wanting to give a Morrocan oil a try, now I am convinced.

    5 years ago •

  1. mel

    Bio oil is the best! For hydration and especially for scars.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    i love oils and in the list Essie Apricot oil is my favourite.

    5 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    I’ve have bio oil it ok and Justines EGC Oil was simply great.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Definitely going to give the Morrocan Oil a try

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    I swear by Bio oil and Tea Tree!

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I’ve supplemented Bio Oil with all other body lotions and my skin is honestly as smooth as a baby’s bottom. WHere would one find stockists for the Baobab Oil?

    5 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Bio oil works wonders. Thanks for the article.

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    LOVING Baobab oil at the moment – so moisturising and doesn’t leave that greasy feeling. I always have either Bio-oil or Justine’s Tissue Oil next to my bed. Use it every night.

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Bio Oil is my favourite!

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    I use pure apricot oil on my nails. Work like a charm!

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    I use Baobab oil for my hair, it works great!

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    There goes the baobad oil again… Im tempted!
    Bio oil! Yeas!

    5 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Justine’s Epigran truely is a winner. Not a nice smell, but works wonders on my skin

    6 years ago •

  1. honey_child

    Have been using Redken Oil for my hair for a few months now and the difference is remarkable…love love love this product!

    6 years ago •

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