We’re not going to lie to you, taking care of you skin as you get older is hard. Not only do you have to learn the benefits of all the anti-aging ingredients when you had only just learnt the benefits of the anti-acne ingredients, but you also have to find the right anti-aging formula for your skin type. Not all aging skin is created equally and as much as we know fine lines and wrinkles are a given, every skin type will age differently, with different signs and at different rates.
Finding the anti-aging face oil that is right for your skin type can be a tricky business because aging skin tends to be categorised as it’s own skin type, so we’ve done some serious leg work to help you find the anti-aging oil that’s right for you, your skin type, and your signs of aging.
Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
Best For: Dry, lacklustre skin.
Targets: Dullness and collagen production.
Hero Ingredients: Vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen product for younger-looking skin.
Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, evens skin tone, reduces the signs of aging and protects against free radicals.
Almond Oil deeply moisturises, nourishes, and brightens the skin.
You’ve found The One if you’re on the lookout for a lightweight, non-greasy serum. Perfect for keeping skin hydrated and looking fresh, the Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil has a stress-reliving aroma which melts into the skin for an all-round spa experience at 7.30am on a Wednesday morning.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
Best For: Dry skin.
Targets: Fine lines and wrinkles.
Hero Ingredients: Padina Pavonica, Golden Seaweed and Roaring Water Kelp, a trio of seaweeds, hydrate while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
White poppy seed oil plumps the skin with moisture leaving it revitalised.
Designed to plump and hydrate the skin, the Pro-Collagen Marine Oil supports the skin’s natural barrier for skin that looks more youthful and radiant. When applied to the face morning and evening, the oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooths the skin’s texture.
Farsali Volcanic Elixir
Best For: All skin types, especially acne prone.
Targets: Inflammation, eczema, firmness, and the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Hero Ingredients: Calophyllolide – A lipid found only in the Volcanic Elixir with strong anti-inflammatory benefits.
Tamanu Fruit Oil – Regenerates skin tissue.
With anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, Farsali’s Volcanic Elixir is the perfect antidote to signs of aging. With a regenerating formula, the oil is great for skin that is in between the acne and aging phase (I’m 25, I know this phase well) as it helps to calm irritation caused by acne and eczema, while improving elasticity, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation by deeply conditioning.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Repair Night Oil
Best For: All skin types including dry, sensitive, oily, acne prone and combination.
Targets: The skin’s nightly cell repair process to hydrate, protect, and firm.
Hero Ingredients: Kalahari oil boosts essential fatty acids to keep skin hydrated, plump, and youthful.
Mongongo oil restructures and regenerates the epidermis layer of the skin.
Baobab, rich in precious omegas, helps repair, hydrate, and renew.
Antioxidant rich hibiscus and pomegranate fight free radicals reducing oxidative stress.
A great choice if you prefer to wear your oils while you sleep. Aurelia’s Probiotic Skincare Cell Repair Night Oil has a non-greasy formula that absorbs into the skin instantly to save your pillows and hair from oily nightmares. With a relaxing, night time blend of neroli, lavender, rose, and mandarin, the oil helps to relax the senses while giving skin a boost of antioxidants, vitamins, and hydration for glowing morning skin.
Disciple Discovery Kit
Best For: Oily and acne prone skin.
Targets: Pigmentation, pore size, fine lines, and firmness.
Hero Ingredients: 100% active botanical ingredients, fatty acids, hormone balancing essential oils and bacteria fighting probiotics.
Yes, the Discovery Kit is actually two oils, but they work so well together I think it would be neglectful to not mention both. The Good Skin Serum is designed to be worn during the day to brighten dark patches and fight bad bacteria with prebiotics, while the Dreamy Skin Night Oil helps cell regeneration while you sleep to tackle dullness, pigmentation, fine lines and boost firmness.
Oskia Restoration Oil
Best For: All skin types.
Targets: Fine lines, wrinkles, and firmness.
Hero Ingredients: High-tech actives to soothe, hydrate and improve elasticity.
Sea fennel and lupin seed oil enhance collagen production.
Turmeric, an anti-inflammatory to improve skin radiance and even skin tone.
Rose hip seed oil to help repair damaged skin.
An all-rounder for tackling the common signs of aging, Oskia’s Restoration Oil works to improve skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by drenching the skin in hydration and an innovative blend of ingredients. Super light on the skin and easily absorbed, the oil can be used alone morning and night, as a makeup primer, or over a moisturiser.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Another Year Wiser Facial Oil
Best For: Mature and dry skin types
Targets: Stressed, sun-damaged skin.
Hero Ingredients: Fatty acids, vitamin E, squalane and wheatgerm to soften, calm and hydrate.
A rich and dreamy conditioning serum packed with essential fatty acids and supple vitamin E.
In the case of this oil, you should really judge it by its’s cover. But don’t let the boujee bottle design distract you from what’s inside. The Another Year Wiser Facial Oil uses anti-inflammatories to calm and provide lasting nourishment and strong cell structures, both great for fighting the signs of aging. Packed with conditioning and repairing ingredients, the oil leaves skin feeling stronger and more supple and balanced than before.
Alpha-H Essential Hydration Concentrate
Best For: Sensitive, dry, damaged, and aging skin.
Targets: Stressed, sun damaged skin, cell damage, dehydration
Hero Ingredients: Nine nurturing plant oils rich in phytonutrients to repair sun damage.
Rose and geranium oil and vitamin ABCDE complex to inhibit oxidative damage and delay the onset of premature ageing.
Alpha-H aptly call this oil a ‘hug in a bottle’ thanks to its replenishing and preventative properties. Ideal for repairing cell damage and diminishing the skins of aging, the oil rehydrates stressed and fragile skin to restore skin to its healthiest state. Helping to counteract the effects of sun damage on the skin, the oil repairs and delays the signs of aging by re-stabilises the moisture barrier.