Because of its greasy nature, oil is the black sheep of the beauty world. But just as there are good oils for your diet, the right natural oils can keep your face moisturized, smooth, and glowing — and even fight breakouts — without any slimy residue. If you have acne or sensitive skin, make sure you do a patch test before you commit to a particular oil.
#1 Argan Oil
Argan oil is surrounded by more hype than U2’s new album — and the consensus is that the hype is justified (for both). Extracted from the kernels found in the fruit of Moroccan argan trees, argan oil has high levels of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. While it first claimed fame as a savior for dry, damaged hair, the oil also works wonders on the face and body. “The fatty acids help our skin cells make healthy membranes, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy collagen,” says Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City.