Few skincare products are as polarising as face oil. Chances are, you’re either a loyal convert, slathering on 925 different formulas on a weekly basis, or the idea of willingly smearing oil on your face is enough to bring you out in a sweat.
Whichever side of the fence you’re on, bear with us, because we’re here to help you find that holy-grail product that will transform your routine.
But first, back to skincare school. What exactly does a face oil do? A common misconception is that they’re simply a mega hydrator. In fact, oils are not humectants, which means they won’t pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin (and, you know, moisturise it.)