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The eight oils you need to know about to get glowing skin

A skincare expert has revealed the eight oils you should look for in the ingredients list of your cleanser, moisturiser and serums to get the ultimate summer glow. 

Founder of Australian made Florette Skincare Belinda Lo only incorporates natural components into her products and recommends ones that reduce inflammation, diminish scarring and act as a natural sunscreen.

These oils promise to nourish the outer layers of your face without blocking any pores or causing the excessive build up that leads to acne.

A skincare expert has revealed the eight oils you should look for in the ingredients list of your cleanser, moisturiser and serums to get the ultimate summer glow

L'Occitane's Almond Supple Skin Oil ($68)

L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil ($68)


It’s both super moisturising and rich in vitamins A and E, like that found in L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil ($68). 

Almond oil also helps relieve irritation and is easily absorbed, leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Diets rich in unsaturated fat – like that found in almonds – may provide some health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and obesity.

La Mer Renewal Oil ($350)

La Mer Renewal Oil ($350)


Apricot oil has very good damage repair abilities and good skin nourishing and emollient qualities, Ms Lo said. 

It softens and moisturises the skin, as well as enhances the elasticity of the skin.

La Mer have produced a Renewal Oil ($350) which contains apricot extract, cranberry seed oil and meadowfoam seed.

Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($69)

Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($69)



Argan oil is renowned for its ability to moisturise, nourish, and promote skin elasticity, like that found in Jurlique’s Skin Balancing Face Oil ($69).

It’s rich in omegas 3 & 6, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, triterpenoids (skin healing properties) and polyphenols (inflammation reduction), Ms Lo said.

Argan Oil provides powerful conditioning and strengthening benefits to dehydrate, regenerate and restore dry skin by increasing the nutrient content of skin cells. 

Also great for skin healing, inflammation reduction and anti-aging properties.


Castor oil is a natural astringent that readily draws out excess sebum and impurities. 

It is also predominantly known for its ability to create a protective barrier on the skin, protecting it against harsh environmental conditions. 

Castor oil is rich in antioxidants, plus its anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce swelling and calm itchy skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, Ms Lo said.


Australian Jojoba ($29.95)

Australian Jojoba ($29.95)

Jojoba oil closely resembles the sebum of the skin and is rich in nutrients like vitamin E and B, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that work together to help repair damaged skin cells, fight premature ageing and provide long lasting moisture for the skin.

It penetrates easily into the skin, and is well suited for all skin types but particularly sensitive, oily and combination. 

Being such an effective moisturiser, it is excellent for treating signs of ageing, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, like Australian Jojoba ($29.95).


Macadamia oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and palmitoleic acid (which promotes soft skin) as well as omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. 

It is a highly nourishing oil for dry, sensitive and ageing skin, and can be found in the Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum with Macadamia ($39.96).

This non pore-clogging and non-irritating oil is well known for its components that combine with skin lipids to condition and nourish, leaving skin smooth and soft and providing a protective barrier against moisture loss.

Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum with Macadamia ($39.96)

Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum with Macadamia ($39.96)


Rosehip is the only vegetable oil to naturally contain tretinoin which helps to repair damaged skin and scars, alleviate acne and reduce wrinkles. 

It’s also a fantastic natural source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) which assist with skin regeneration, repair and healing.

It can be found in Jurlique’s Moisture Replenishing Day Cream ($89), which has been specifically developed for dry skin.


Seabuckthorn oil is commonly used in pharmaceuticals for the treatment of damaged skin, and due to the oils high concentration of vitamins, it is excellent for reducing and helping with burns, scars, cuts and scrapes. 

Seabuckthorn Pulp CO2 is also useful in sunscreen for the alleviation of sunburn. 

It contains anti-inflammatory agents which can help to heal ecezma, dermatitis, acne and other mild skin conditions.


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