Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Best Budget Facial Oils

Thanks to people like Caroline Hirons and Sali Hughes, more and more people are starting to understand that oil isn't our enemy, it's our friend. Nowadays I very rarely see acne/oily skin sufferers still using a traditional foaming face wash. Times are changing and anyone who knows anything about skincare knows that good quality oils are key to maintaining healthy skin. That being said not everyone has 80 quid spare to spend on a bottle of grease (myself included), so today I wanted to talk about the best budget facial oils.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Moisturising Facial Oil - £7.99
This is quite possibly my favourite out of the three. Not only does it contain amazing ingredients like Rosehip, Jojoba Seed and Grapeseed Oil but it also has a very thin texture which is great for people with combination/oily skin. It has a slight fruity scent but nothing offensive and it absorbs almost instantly. My skin looks and feels so much more plump and hydrated when I use this. If I'm not wearing makeup in the day I'll even add a couple drops into my moisturiser for some extra oomph. Another great thing about this is the packaging. It comes in a little plastic bottle with a twist off cap which means you don't have to worry about it leaking when you travel. This needs to be in everyone's collection.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil - £9
If you're looking for a no-fuss oil that's going to treat your skin without breaking the bank, this is the one for you. Vitamins A and E work to fade scars and pigmentation whilst Essential Fatty Acids keep the skin plump and hydrated. Similar to the Superdrug oil it has a lovely texture which doesn't feel heavy or clogging and always leaves a nice barrier on the skin. I would say this is a very good 'alternative' to the Pai Rosehip Oil which is more than double the price!

Boots Botanics 100% Organic Facial Oil - £9.99 
I would say this is the best option if you need something more heavy duty. It definitely has a more oily feel and is great if you know you want some extra hydration the next morning. This primarily consists of Rosehip, Sweet Almond and Lemon Peel Oil all of which feed the skin with nutrients and vitamins. This one also has a fruity scent and takes slightly longer to absorb. I tend to use this when my skin is really dry or after I've used an intense exfoliating treatment and I need something that's going to pack my skin with moisture.

What are your favourite facial oils? 

Thank you so much for reading!



  1. I love facial oils so much even though I am so so oily! The Botanics one is the one I've used for the longest and repurchased the most. Great post xxx

    1. Me too! I forget to use them a lot of the time but when I bring one back into my routine my skin always looks 100x better! Thanks so much Sal!


    2. I have really really dry skin that is SO sensitive. I have been testing ones i have got as free samples and you don'tget a weeks worth to think, right, this has been good enough for me to buy. Plus as my eczema is bad 3 weeks of the month so i dont really get the chance to test products properly. However, I did get a couple of samples of that one from Kiehls and also Bobby Brown's from her newest range.

      Hey, can I ask please? What platform do u use to write your blogs on as I want to start but unsure how to go about it and when i ask friends their eitheĊ• too busy or just don't want to tell or help.

    3. I've heard really good things about the Kiehls oils. I have eczema and I know how irritating it can be! You could try something simple like Sweet Almond Oil which is incredibly moisturising but very gentle. Whatever you do, just try and go for something as natural as possible!

      Of course! I use Blogger for my platform and it's so easy to use. There's some great tutorials online or even other blog posts explaining how to set up a blog on Blogger and how you can customise it. But basically, you just make a Blogger account with your e-mail then you just go from there.

      If you want to know anything else just let me know! :)


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