Omnipotent Oils

I’ve embraced using oils for just about every part of my body – from head to toe – for some years now.  I was using oils way before this whole argan oil rage, let me tell ya!  Before argan oil was readily availalbe, I was routinely using rosehip oil on my face (I still mourn the discontinuation of Burt’s Bee Repair Serum in Canada).

So what do I use oils for?

Nearly done with my Clarins oil! But do not fear, I have a back up. 🙂

Cleansing – current favourite: Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil ($13 for 200ml, Winners) has a thicker consistency with sunflower seed oil as the base but rinses cleanly.  Other cleansing oil favourites include MAC Cleanse Off Oil ($37 for 200ml), Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil ($35 USD for 200ml) and Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil (~$17 for 230ml,

HydratingCreation’s Garden 100% argan oil ($20 for 120ml, Rexall).  I decant this into the Josie Maran argan oil dropper bottle for ease of use.  Don’t pay the crazy mark-ups for the Josie Maran stuff – it’s just plain ol’ organic argan oil, the same as what they sell at the health food stores.

ClarifyingClarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil ($53 for 30ml) – sounds crazy but I put this on my t-zone at night to help combat excess sebum – it works! The base is hazelnut oil – I luurve the smell of this – like a spa!

Hair & Scalp:
Calming dry itchy scalp – Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (multipurpose dry oil) – ($26 for 50ml, drugstores), with macadamia oil as the key ingredient, I posted about this in my Winter scalp rescue post.

Taming fly-aways and adding shine – Dashima Hair Care Hot Styling Finish ($25 for 265ml, Korean hair salon / online), has grapeseed oil in it, this was shown in my Winter hair rescue entry.

Moisturizing: Body Shop Beautifying Oils ($15 for 100ml, Body Shop) contain marula oil.  I have 3: Shea, Brazil Nut, and Chocomania.  I’m currently using the Shea – Brazil Nut will be next – I can’t wait to use the Chocomania and walk around smelling like a chocolate bar. [side note: my spell check tried to correct the word “Chocomania” to “Nymphomaniac”… whut da whut?]

Cuticles: Anna Sui Nail Treatment Oil ($15 for 8ml, The Bay), and Haken Essential Fragrance Cuticle Oil in Cranberry ($7 at Sally Beauty Supply).  How cute is the Anna Sui oil?  It’s a tri-phasic fluid that needs to be shaken up prior to use.

I’m interested in adding coconut oil in my beauty routine as I’ve been reading about its many benefits especially for the hair.

Do you use oils in your beauty routine?  Any oils you would recommend?

20 thoughts on “Omnipotent Oils

  1. This is a one stop shop for everything oils! Great job. I used Argan oil for a while. Maracuja oil from tarte is what I use to moisturize my body (not face) and coconut oil. Yes try it for your hair. It keeps my ends lookin good 🙂

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  2. Very nice roundup! That sure is a lot of oils. I currently use coconut oil (Dr Bronner’s) in my hair, argan oil (Josie Maran, yeah what a sucker!) on my face, and random cuticle oils. I once tried regular olive oil on my skin but it made me all peely and dry, which caused me to avoid using oils for quite some time.

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  3. Great post – always on the look out for new oils. I’m using two at the moment – Babyliss Argan Oil for my hair (not my favourite) and Bio Oil on chest (stretch mark prone 😦 & need this when Im exercising – keeps skin supple ) love this!

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    1. I’ve not used Bio Oil but I have samples of this somewhere. I should give it a try. I looked at the ingredients and it’s pretty mundane… mostly mineral oil. I think the key is applying SOME form of oil (as long as it’s not irritating) will help in some way.

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