A Dermatologist Says These Are the Best Face Oils for Every Skin Type

IMO, face oils get a bad rap. A lot of people completely rule out face oils in fear that they'll clog their pores—not true. They're not usually a part of the conversation when discussing daily skincare regimens; oftentimes, facial oils are looked at as an extra step you can skip. These facts may be true to some, but truth be told, I've been using a face oil on my skin every single day for the past year and my skin hasn't stopped glowing since. There are a lot of face oils on the market, and not all are created equal, which makes finding the right one for your skin type slightly tricky.

It's essential to keep your skin type in mind when searching for face oils. For example, if you have oily skin, you need a face oil that'll balance your skin's overproduction of sebum instead of covering it with excess oil that will, in fact, clog your pores. Many oils will treat your skin's issues with soothing ingredients. I reached out to Jeremy Brauer, MD, the clinical assistant professor of NYU's department of dermatology, along with Olive + M founder and oil expert Mariska Nicholson to find out the best face oils for every skin type. Read on for the ultimate guide to face oils for every skin type, plus frequently asked face-oil questions.