Best Face Oils: Drunk Elephant, Josie Maran & More

updated Jul 17, 2020
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We did our first roundup last year, and we’re back with a wide variety of oils for different skin types and price points. Have a face oil that’s changed your life? Share it with us in the comments!

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Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula™ Luxury Facial Oil

First up is the splurgiest recommendation on the list. A high end, antioxidant packed oil from Drunk Elephant, a company that specializes in unscented and non-irritating beauty products. “Virgin Marula™ Oil delivers clinically proven advanced protection against environmental stressors and free radicals. Look for a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness and blotchiness, with a marked improvement in skin elasticity. It is anti-microbial and appropriate for all skin types.”

Formulated for normal to dry/sensitive skin, “Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is a precious blend of pure oils—seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grapeseed, and sweet almond—packed with nourishing omegas to preserve a youthful appearance. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a boost of vital moisture.”

“A quick-absorbing, lightweight hydrating treatment that helps to balance all skin types, leaving skin feeling smooth, silky, and luminous.” This oil came highly recommended from a staff member, whose entire family uses it because “it just balances everything out #bestproductever.”

A lovely and simple option for those new to the face oil game. Erica of of/a kind says, “With just four ingredients—including avocado oil and coffee oil—I like to think of it like breakfast for my face. You know, avocado toast and a latte in a bottle!”

Josie Maran fans rejoice! You can have your Argan Oil and eat it too (ok not really). Described as “an innovative, 99 percent natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion,” this oil is a beauty workhorse worth having in your bag for any and all moisturizing emergencies.

Our most affordable option is also a staff recommendation. If you love the general magic of Cocoa Butter this may be the oil for you. “This lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, while the Cetesomate Complex helps deliver all of the essential vitamins and nutrients directly into the epidermal layer of the skin. Skin looks younger-looking with a more glowing and firm appearance.”