Beauty

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

By: Alexandra Donaldson - Julia McEwen
The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

L'Oréal Paris Author: Alexandra Donaldson & Julia McEwen

Beauty

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

By: Alexandra Donaldson - Julia McEwen

It's time to rethink your beauty biases toward oils. Oil is no longer a dirty word in the language of beauty, these hydrating elixers are the key to supple skin, soft hair and a glowing complexion. We've rounded up our must-have oil cleansers, anti-agers and de-frizzers—and how to use them.

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The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Saving face

This product is full of 8 essential oils that help to protect the skin's moisture barrier. It's light, non-greasy and incredibly nourishing.

Read more: L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil, $40, lorealparis.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: L'Oreal

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Cocktail

This two-in-one dry oil and toner combines the nutritive properties of four precious oils with the benefits of a fresh tonic water within a fifty/fifty bi-phase formulation. It helps target dryness while helping to give skin firmness.

Read more: Biotherm Oil & Tonic, $55, beautyboutique.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Biotherm, Beautyboutique.ca

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Coffee?

The packaging calls it a balm, but this product is full of coconut, grapeseed, sweet almond and coffee arabica seed oils to help target stretch marks, cellulite, psoriasis and eczema.

Read more: Body Balm, $25, frankbody.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Frank Body

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Fresh and so clean

This luxury organic skin care line is made in Vermont and knows a thing or two about oil. One of its newest launches is a oil cleanser which has quickly become a favourite among staffers at Canadian Living. The Biocompatible oils and esters dissolve makeup and cleanse skin while leaving the skin's barrier in perfect harmony. Great for anyone with dehydrated skin or if you live in a climate that experiences extreme cold—aka Canada.

Read more: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, $90, beautymark.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Beautymark.ca

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Mind & body

The great thing about body oils? They also work aromatherapy wonders. This blend is a combination of sesame, safflower and rice bran oils as well as grapefruit, chamomile and vanilla essential oils for an uplifting treat for mind and body.

Read more: Birchrose + Co. Body Oil, $39, urbanoutfitters.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Urban Outfitters

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Cult favourite

This oil is a favourite among some of the most stunning women in Hollywood, but it works wonders on everything and claims to work with all skin types. This luxury facial oil consists of 11 different kinds of oils. Some of which are arnica, it helps with healing the skin, perfect for any rough patches or acne. Primerose helps with hydration and redness and jasmine and neroli oil can help you relax.

Read more: Rodin Olio Face Oil, $170, oliolusso.com.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Rodin

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

See ya cellulite

A great skin soother, this oil also works to reduce the appearance of cellulite using algae extract (a powerful antioxidant).

Read more: Body Refirm Stretch Oil, $56, biotherm.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Biotherm

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Sheen queen

There are a lot of serums and hair oils on the market, but one of our favourite ones is Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil. The formula uses argan, coconut, macadamia-nut, sweet-almond and grape-see oil to help enhance shine, smooth away flyways and stop frizz in its tracks.

Read more: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil, $50, sephora.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Bumble and Bumble, Sephora

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Stay hydrated

Another multi-tasker, this dry oil (for hair, face and body) includes a blend of grapeseed, sesame, and argan oils leaving your skin super soft and hydrated.

Read more: Caudalie Divine Oil, $52, sephora.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Sephora

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Treat yo self

This oil based balm is packed with 12 essential oils to help reduce imperfection and rebalance skin's barrier. Sitting just under $100 bucks a pop it's pricey, but worth the splurge. The texture and smell is super indulgent and makes the mundane task of cleansing your face so much more enjoyable.

Read more: Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm, $94, sephora.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Darphin, Sephora

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Multitasker

This multi-purpose oil works for both hair and body, and is formualted with organic Community Trade argan oil frm Morocco.

Read more: Wild Argan Oil, $20, thebodyshop.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: The Body Shop

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Smooth moves

This organic body oil helps to improve skin and visibly improve it's texture after one month of regular (a few times a week) use. The star ingredients are organic birch leaves, organic rosemary, rusks, apricot kernel oil and jojoba oil.

Read more: Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil, $35, well.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Weleda

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Light as air

A cult favourite, this oil (with a non-oily texture) is lightweight and full of vitamin E.

Read more: Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, $26, thebay.com
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: The Bay

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Face time

Water and oil seem to get along pretty well in this formula. The hydrating formula improves skin elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while a cold-pressed blend of seed oils allows for maximum potency of actives for optimal results.

Read more: Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil, $135, geebeauty.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Gee Beauty, Sunday Riley

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Scented oils

This limited edition oil features the fragrance of the brand's Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette. Apply to skin fresh out of the shower, or put a couple drops in your bath for a subtle, clean scent.

Read more: Philosophy Amazing Grace Multi-Use Body Oil, $29, sephora.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Sephora

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Sun saver

After spending the day soaking up UV rays your skin becomes dry because its barrier breaks down, preventing it from retaining lipids and moisture. Sooth sun exposed skin with a light oil, like this one from Vichy. Its comprised of sheer oil; apricot kernel oil, coriander and blackcurant seeds, plus its jam packed with fatty acids that help nourish and build up your barrier. If you don't like anything heavy on your skin apply in the shower then rinse off, but if you're craving something weightier apply on dry or post shower skin.

Read more: Vichy Ideal Soleil After-Sun, $30, vichy.ca.
By: Julia McEwen Source: Vichy

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Say no to irritation

Formulated for skin post-wax, this product contains coconut oil, arnica oil, aloe vera and calendula oil that works to soothe skin and heal irritations.

Read more: Bodyshot, $29, waxon.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Waxon

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Quick-dry hero

This incredibly moisturizing oil is perfect for summer when quick-dry and sunkissed are your main priorities.

Read more: J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist, $10, well.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: well.ca

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

The real deal

This multi-purpose—skin, hair, lips, nails—hydrating oil is 100 percent again oil and is super lightweight. Although it does absorb quickly, a little goes a long way.

Read more: Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, $60, sephora.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Josie Maran, Sephora

The best beauty oils for hair, body and skin

Cuckoo for coconut

If it ain't broke... If coconut oil is your go-to, we won't tell you to pick up something more complicated. Make sure to buy organic if you're putting this straight on your skin.

Read more: Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $18, well.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: well.ca



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