There sure has been an explosion of facial oils and serums on the market lately. Or is just me? It feels like every makeup video on my Instagram explore page involves an oil or serum. Between my dry skin and the power of marketing, I was more sold than ever to add one to my beauty routine.
Before Christmas came around, I searched Sephora and a good majority of the facial oils were coming in at the $50 CA mark. I really wanted to find a bargain version first to see if this is something that would even work for me. Enter the Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil. I saw it while compiling my Christmas list and it went straight on it. I noticed L'Oreal has one too, but I love the way Olay works with my dry skin. Either way, it's nice to know there are a few quality drugstore options.
Keep reading to see what I think about this oil!
This does have fragrance oils, but I haven't noticed a problem with my sensitive skin and redness. I don't do well with citrus scents and oils, but I use this lightly and it doesn't bother me most days and the scent does not last long. I do not do the recommended two times a day for that reason. The smell is not my favorite at all, but I suck it up and wait until it dissipates. I like to add a small bit (4-5 drops) to help my foundation go on smoother over dry patches. This works like a charm and I really have noticed a difference in my skin and the way that my makeup applies and looks.
This offers a mixture of 9 different oils: coconut (fave!), apricot kernel, grape seed extract, sunflower, tangerine, evening primrose, jojoba, babassu, and sesame. If you have oily skin, I don't think this would be beneficial to you. For combination, I think this could work if you concentrate it on your dry areas. My skin sucks this stuff up. I already used cleansing oils, so I'm kicking myself for not getting on this facial oil train earlier. I think this is a great drugstore option and something worth looking into if you suffer from dry skin. Be careful if you have reactions to any of the fragrances and oils mentioned above.