Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (2023)

Face oils get a bad rap—and they shouldn’t. I get it: The word “oil” can throw you off. Your mind goes straight to greasy, slick, suffocating, and sticky. In reality? The best face oils are anything but. They actually have the power to treat your skin issues (looking at you, acne), work for all skin types (they’re derm-approved), and are masters of hydration. You’ll have to pick the right player (read: jojoba oil, marula oil, moringa oil—the list goes on) to get results, but once that’s said and done you’re gearing up for a lifetime of healthy, hydrated, and glowy skin.

"Facial oils can provide benefits to the skin by acting as occlusives (which act like sealants in order to keep water in the skin) and emollients (which soften and strengthen the outer layer of the skin by filling in spaces between skin cells)," explains along with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin. "Skincare oils often form a protective barrier on the outer layer of the skin rather than hydrating the skin. The benefits of skincare oils is that certain oils can provide antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and skin barrier repair properties."

I know, you might still be questioning my oil-loving antics. But don’t knock it till you try it. To win you over, I, and some of the Marie Claire team, are sharing the best face oils in existence. Here, you’ll find the very top products for your oily, sensitive, dry, broken-out, and yes, even normal skin. So toss your excuses to the side and give one of the best face oils a go.

What to Look For in Face Oil

  • Type of Oil

There is a wide range of oils to choose from—and the best one for you is closely related to your specific skin type and concern. "For example, for sun-damaged skin, rosehip oil is one of my favorite oils since it has a high ratio of linoleic acid, which has not only been shown to be beneficial for those with acne, but also has been shown to reverse UV-induced hyperpigmentation," explains Dr. Levin.

Oily skin and acne-prone skin, on the other hand, is best off with jojoba oil. "It's structure mimics your own skin's natural sebum which is appropriate for oily and acne-prone skin while providing moisturization. Tea tree oil is also a great option as a facial oil alternative to acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide." There is a rare chance of allergic contact dermatitis with tea tree oil so if you develop a rash, it’s important to see a board-certified dermatologist.

  • Treatment

At a baseline, a facial oil is going to offer hydration. But more often than not, these products are packed with additional ingredients that provide supplementary benefits. "Since some facial oils are antioxidants and have vitamins like vitamin C and E, they neutralize free radicals to slow the aging process," says Dr. Levin. "Certain facial oils have hydration properties and can be used as a moisturizer to help restore the natural oils in the skin and hair, improve skin hydration, and restore and strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier."

  • Fragrance

If you're not sensitive, then by all means go straight for the deliciously smelling products. If you are sensitive? Steer clear. "Fragrant plant-based oils or essential oils can cause skin irritation, photosensitivity, and even cause allergic reactions. For those with known plant-based allergies or sensitive skin in general, I recommend avoiding fragrant essential oils and to test every oil in their forearm for at least a week before applying on the face to test whether a reaction will occur," says Dr. Levin.

The Best Face Oils for Every Skin Type

  • The Best Face Oil for Sensitive Skin: Drunk Elephant Marula Oil
  • The Best Face Oil for Dry Skin: Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil
  • The Best Face Oil for Combination Skin: True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil
  • The Best Face Oil for Environmental Protection: Furtuna Skin Due Alberi Biphase Moisturizing Oil
  • The Best Affordable Face Oil: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil
The Best Face Oil for Sensitive Skin

Drunk Elephant Marula Oil

I credit this oil with curing my out-of-whack, ultra-sensitive skin a few years back. The formula is extremely rich in fatty acids, which helps keep the moisture barrier in a healthy state. In my particular experience, it regulated my oil production so my skin looked glowy and no longer greasy. Perhaps the best part about this oil though is the unmatched glow. I like to go heavy on the oil in the evenings and use just a few drops in my foundation in the morning for an extra bit of shine.

Pros: Fragrance-free; Good for sensitive skin; Editor-approved

Cons: Some say it sits on the skin

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (2)The Best Face Oil for Dry Skin

Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil

When your skin is extra dry, having a good glow seems out of the question. Any sign of radiance has been nullified by dead skin cells and an overarching dull appearance. But trust me when I say that this face oil will reboot your skin in just a few uses. The hydrating formula, which is fortified with antioxidants and vitamins (including vitamin C!), will quench your skin and give you a sheer shine in no time. Pro tip: You can also use this on your cuticles or even as a hair oil.

Pros: Good for dry skin; Lightweight; Gives glow

Cons: Expensive

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Augustinus Bader The Face Oil

If you’re a fan of the brand’s Face Cream, Face Cream Rich, or even the Essence, I promise you’ll fall in love with the luxe Face Oil. It contains a specially formulated blend of amino acid-rich oils (think: argan oil, hazelnut oil, babassu oil, and more) that are designed to trap moisture in the skin. The result? Increased hydration, a healthier barrier, and stronger skin. Of course, it also includes the brand’s proprietary TFC8 complex, which is packed with vitamins and nutrients that promote renewal.


Pros: Doesn’t feel greasy or oily
Cons: Might pill with certain products

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (4)The Best Face Oil for Dry Skin

ReVivé Moisturizing Renewal Oil Triple Defense Hydrator

I never thought I would be able to forgo a moisturizer—my skin gets pretty dry. But this deeply hydrating face oil completely changed my outlook. It’s powered by the brand’s signature Bio Renewal Peptide, along with a complex of rosehip seed oil, sweet almond, and evening primrose, all of which have nourishing, moisturizing properties. I’m able to apply this as the final step in my routine—sans moisturizer—and remain glowy and hydrated all day. It doesn’t just focus on hydration though; the oil is also fortified with antioxidants and vitamins to protect against environmental aggressors.

Pros: Deeply hydrating; Provides environmental protection
Cons: Might be too heavy for some

The Best Non-Sticky Face Oil

Beekman Oh! Mega Milk Fermented Barrier Boosting Facial Oil

Hate the feel of face oil? I get it—they can be greasy, sticky, and, well, oily. If texture is your main objection, I challenge you to try this face oil from Beekman. It absorbs at the speed of light, has a texture reminiscent of a milky serum, and won’t leave a tacky texture on your face. Instead, the formula’s great ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C are going to sink into the skin to provide softness and an even tone. It’s also worth noting that this does not contain any mineral oils, which makes it an ideal option for sensitive or acne-prone skin types.

Pros: Great texture; No mineral oil

Cons: Has a slight smell

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (6)The Best Face Oil for Mature Skin

Biography Petty Grudges Renew Face Oil

As your skin ages, you’ll notice that it’s A) drier, and B) more prone to sun spots, discoloration, and fine lines. Enter the Petty Grudges Face Oil. It not only has a fabulous name, but it’s also wildly effective at increasing the rate of cell turnover so you can have a more even-toned, smoother, and youthful-looking complexion. This particular product was whipped up with a trio of oils: Rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, and rose geranium leaf oil, all of which lighten dark spots, reduce inflammation, and brighten skin.

Pros: Good for all skin types; Highly active

Cons: Has a strong scent

The Best Affordable Face Oil

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil

A great face oil doesn't have to break the bank. Take this option from The Ordinary for example. It costs just $11 and gets the job done thanks to its rosehip seed oil formulation. It’s simple and fuss-free, but the natural-origin oil is highly effective at hydrating the skin and reducing signs of photoaging. It does have a scent, but just take it as a sign that it’s potent and working.

Pros: Affordable; Hydrating

Cons: Takes a bit of time to dry

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The Best Vegan Face Oil

NakedPoppy Renew Retinol Oil

Retinol and backuchiol, the natural alternative, join forces in this powerful serum. It's a two-for-one deal that will give you gorgeous, glowing skin in just four weeks' time. It has a silky texture that feels heavenly going on and, because the genius women-run lab decided to add soothing ingredients like squalene into the mix, you shouldn't experience any irritation.

Pros: Non-irritating; Powerful

Cons: Can't use while pregnant

The Best Firming Face Oil

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil

You could say this face oil is somewhat of a cult-favorite—it has nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on Sephora. It does all the normal face oil things (think: hydration, radiance), but it also has the ability to smooth out uneven texture, firm, and soothe an irritated complexion thanks to ingredients like lavender oil and squalane. A little does go a long way, so use just three to four drops to start.

Pros: Great reviews; Firming abilities

Cons: Slightly fragrant

The Best Face Oil for Environmental Protection

Furtuna Skin Due Alberi Biphase Moisturizing Oil

Some face oils run on the heavier side and should be reserved for nightly use. This one? Lather it in on during the a.m.—it’s packed with loads of ingredients designed to protect your skin from environmental aggressors like pollution, blue light, and free radicals. I’ll spare you the nitty-gritty ingredient details, but you should know this contains a high concentration of vitamin C, along with magnolia oil, which is responsible for giving your skin a plumped-up appearance.

Pros: Protects against the environment; Not greasy

Cons: Herbaceous fragrance

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Indie Lee Daily Vitamin Infusion Face Oil

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Face oils offer hydration—yes. But, they can also be very effective at treating specific skin concerns, ranging from hyperpigmentation to large pores. Case in point? Indie Lee’s Daily Vitamin Infusion Face Oil is designed to even out discoloration thanks to a high concentration of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. It’s also incredibly soothing for stressed-out skin courtesy of a high concentration of ceramides, along with squalane and rosemary leaf.

Pros: Affordable; Treatment

Cons: Not ideal for acne-prone skin (contains coconut oil)

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (12)The Best Face Oil for Combination Skin

True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil

Calling all combination skin types! Don’t be scared of oil; it might be the missing piece to your skincare routine. This particular option from True Botanicals can take the place of your moisturizer and provide thorough albeit lightweight hydration that will keep your temperamental skin in check. As an added benefit, it also has plumping and smoothing abilities that will decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin types. From a scent perspective, you can expect a mix of neroli and jasmine.

Pros: Treatment; Dry oil

Cons: Fragrant

The Best Do-It-All Face Oil

Mara Beauty Evening Primrose Green Tea Red Algae Retinol Face Oil

“It's not cheap, but I love this do-it-all face oil. Let me count the ways: Number one, it has retinol—and not just a little, either, but a whopping 1.2% (that's a lot of retinol, so go easy if your skin isn't used to higher concentrations). Number two: When it's not promoting skin turnover with its concentrated retinol, it's soothing with algae and green tea. Number three: It's clean, vegan, and cruelty-free. (Get the non-retinol version if you have sensitive skin.)” — Jenny Hollander, Content Strategy Director

Pros: Contain retinol; Calming

Cons: Scented

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (14)The Best Face Oil for Oily Skin

Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum

“Joanna Vargas' Rescue Serum is an oil-based formula that replenishes the skin yet somehow applies with a smooth finish, so on a makeup-free day, you can apply it to a freshly cleansed face anytime and not worry about looking too oily. (But of course, it's best to apply at night, after cleansing and before your night cream). Made with vitamin C, squalane and antioxidants, this powerful mix boosts radiance, revs up dull skin, and evens out tone and texture. The cruelty-free formula also contains fruit extracts, so it has a sweet and subtle elderberry scent.” — Tanya Klich, Senior Editor

Pros: Dry texture; Brightening

Cons: Not ideal for acne-prone skin

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The Best Firming Face Oil

Eminence Rosehip Triple CE Firming Oil

“Okay, yes, this face oil is expensive but it works. My skin is dry and dehydrated to begin with, and the winter weather combined with my apartment’s heater is no help. I also spent two weeks in Los Angeles (a famously dry place) with just this face oil and my regular moisturizer and made it through with flying colors. It instantly makes my skin feel plumper, soft, and soothed. I chalk it up to the inclusion of Vitamin E, which helps heal skin and protect it from free radicals. Rosehip oil also is great soothing redness in the skin as well as making it more resilient. I even apply it under makeup on the coldest, driest days and it adds a lovely glow. I can’t get enough.” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor

Pros: Great for dry skin; Plumping; Environmental protection

Cons: Smells herbaceous

Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life (16)The Best Overnight Face Oil

Farmaesthetics Nutrient Dense Fine Facial

“This little bottle from Farmaesthetics is great for travel. I use one pump as the very last step in my nighttime routine and it’s great at locking in moisture. Plus, the glow is insane. It’s a bit too heavy for me to wear under makeup or in the daytime, but that hasn’t stopped me from using it religiously. It also smells great and takes a minute to settle into my skin so I don’t wake up feeling dry. With that being said, I haven’t noticed any residue left behind.” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor

Pros: Glowy; Plays well with makeup

Cons: Slightly tacky

When Do I Use a Face Oil?

As a rule of thumb, face oil is going to be the very, very last step in your nighttime skincare routine. Should you use it in the morning? Typically you'll want to put it on just before sunscreen and makeup, but exercise a bit of caution. "When using an oil during the day, you do need to be careful about how it interferes with your SPF, as oils have the ability to break down or dilute your sun protection," says Dr. Levin. "To be on the safe side, it’s best to use overnight instead."

Can I Use a Face Oil If I Have Oily Skin?

"It used to be widely believed that using oil in your skin-care routine was a no-no for acne or oily-prone skin. We now understand well that not all oils are the same and while some facial oils can clog skin and worsen acne, the right oils can actually re-balance the skin's sebum and water ratio as well as help hydrate and moisturize the skin," says Dr. Levin. You are going to want to opt for lighter, non-comedogenic oils however, such as argan, jojoba, marula, and rosehip oils.

Meet the Expert

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Dr. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin

Known for her honesty and love for bespoke medical and cosmetic skin solutions, Dr. Levin has established a loyal following of patients from all walks of life - entire families, skincare enthusiasts, actors, designers, beauty editors, physicians, lawyers, teachers, and many more. As a native Californian, Dr. Levin graduated summa cum laude from the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned her medical degree from the University of California of San Francisco (UCSF), as a member of the highest honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her internship at the California Pacific Medical Center and dermatology residency at New York University Langone Health. As a clinical assistant professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, she is committed to contributing to the field of dermatology by teaching dermatology resident physicians and medical students, as well as serving as a reviewer for various scientific journals. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Society, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a leading expert and speaker in facial rejuvenation, laser surgery, acne and rosacea. Dr. Levin has won awards and research grants for her research in laser surgery, acne, and global dermatology. Media knows expertise. Dr. Levin is frequently sought-after as a skincare and beauty expert, regularly contributing to major media outlets and consulting for skincare and beauty companies. Community is a passion for Dr. Levin. She has cared for patients, educated local health care providers, and performed clinical research in various international settings, including Thailand, Uganda, and Botswana. Dr. Levin serves as a member of the Skin Cancer Advisory Committee for Standing Voice, a non-profit organization focused on promoting the well-being of persons with albinism in Tanzania. As a yogi and prior ballerina, Dr. Levin believes in maintaining balance and natural aesthetics. Her commitment to global volunteerism, education, and communication has shaped her holistic approach to skin health. You can often find her in Manhattan, trying different restaurants, local bookstores, watching ballet, and visiting the Met museum with her husband, Ishay.


Mix This Face Oil in With Foundation for the Glowiest Skin of Your Life? ›

Argan oil, which is high in antioxidants and super hydrating properties, makes your foundation sheerer, resulting in a natural and dewy finish. You can also use a foundation that has been infused with the benefits of argan oil or any other oil that suits your skin.

What face oil to mix with foundation? ›

Argan oil, which is high in antioxidants and super hydrating properties, makes your foundation sheerer, resulting in a natural and dewy finish. You can also use a foundation that has been infused with the benefits of argan oil or any other oil that suits your skin.

What should we mix foundation for glowing skin? ›

Amp up your complexion by starting with a silky, brightening base and mix in a smidge of highlighter. For it to look more like second skin, go on and add a dash of moisturizer. Not only does this make the formula more sheer, but it also keeps your skin hydrated for a healthier and smoother effect.

Can I mix oil into my foundation? ›

There are two ways to mix foundation and face oil. Pour some liquid foundation on clean hand and add 2-3 drops of oil to it, mix well and apply as you usually do. Alternatively, apply the oil directly onto the skin before applying the foundation. However, while using the second method, avoid applying oil on the T-zone.

Should I add oil to my foundation? ›

Mixing oil into your foundation can thin out full coverage, make a matte foundation look a little more luminous and can make your application glide and buff more easily,” says Patinkin. “Plus it can add needed hydration to skin that's dry.”

What is best to mix with foundation? ›

Mix your foundation with lotion to make the coverage lighter. Dab a small amount of full-coverage foundation onto a plastic dish. Add about the same amount of fragrance-free face lotion to the foundation, then mix them together with a stiff makeup brush.

Can you mix foundation with vitamin C serum? ›

Usually, serums are applied before makeup, which offers the benefit of smoothing the application of foundation. But combining serum with a foundation can be a great way to achieve a glowing makeup look, says makeup artist Amrita Mehta.

Can I mix hyaluronic serum with foundation? ›

The answer is yes. Since hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule — not actually an acid as its name may imply — that already exists in our skin it's safe to use hyaluronic acid skin care and makeup together.

Can I mix facial oil with my foundation? ›

Mixing a face oil with your foundation is a great way to provide your skin with extra moisture, and it also works wonders to give your skin a natural glow. Plus, if you're looking to sheer out your foundation or create a more dewy finish, adding in a few drops of oil is an easy way to do it.

What serum can I mix with foundation? ›

Serum- One of my favorite ingredients to mix with foundation. My skin has been loving the TelomErase Serum. I put one drop of this serum on the back of my hand and add two drops of foundation. I mix the two together and I end up with a foundation that covers and works to erase dark spots, brightens, and moisturizes.

How to add face oil to your foundation for improved hydration? ›

Try adding just a couple of drops of your favourite facial oil into your liquid foundation or even tinted moisturiser to further enhance hydration. You'll use less foundation too and it'll be a whole lot easier to blend it in for that all-important natural, effortless healthy look.

What oils are used in foundation? ›

These are great for dry skin types. “Oil-based foundations often contain ingredients like mineral, jojoba or argan oil, which can provide a very hydrating and nourishing effect on the skin,” explains Spickard. The biggest perk of oil-based foundations is the dewy, radiant finish they provide.

Do you put anything on your face before foundation? ›

Whether you're planning on applying a light coat of foundation or a full face of makeup, primer is an important first step. Using primer under your makeup will make your look last longer.

What can I add to liquid foundation to make it last longer? ›

"Primer will not only even out the skin texture, it also creates a layer that will settle the foundation so it lasts longer" Fred said. If you can't be bothered with a two step process, you an even mix your primer with your foundation on the back of your hand – this will give you a lighter, more natural coverage.

Which oil is best for face anti aging? ›

The best face oils to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Argan oil. Perhaps the ultimate wrinkle-fighting oil. ...
  • Sweet Almond oil helps to soften facial lines, and has a soft texture that gives a velvety finish to the skin. ...
  • Rose Hip oil. ...
  • Evening Primrose oil. ...
  • Borage oil.
Feb 7, 2022

Which oil is best before foundation? ›

Using a Water Oil as part of your Skin Prep before makeup will help you achieve that glow from within, skin-like finish to your foundations. You can also use Water Oil to make a skin tint or blush with your favorite powder product.

What is the best oil to put on your face overnight? ›

Virgin coconut oil which is cold-pressed gives the best results. As cold-pressed coconut oil was found to have more of the fatty acids which hydrate your skin. When applied overnight, it will trap the moisture into your skin making it soft, supple and hydrated.

How do you add serum to foundation? ›

Take three to four drops of your hydrating serum and mix it with one to two pumps of matte foundation like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, on a clean palette or with clean hands so you can mix the two before applying it on the skin.

What makes makeup look flawless? ›

Tips on How to Achieve a Flawless Makeup Base
  1. Cleanse. One of the important base makeup steps of how to prepare your skin for flawless makeup application is to cleanse your face properly. ...
  2. Use Toner. ...
  3. Moisturise. ...
  4. Prime. ...
  5. Apply Foundation. ...
  6. Conceal. ...
  7. Blend Carefully. ...
  8. Set It with the Setting Powder.
Feb 1, 2023

How do I make my foundation look dewy? ›

How to Get a Dewy Makeup Look
  1. Start with a hydrating primer. The most important step in achieving budgeproof dewy makeup is prepping your canvas. ...
  2. Apply a lightweight skin tint. ...
  3. Create a bronzed base. ...
  4. Add blush. ...
  5. Finish with a final layer of highlighter.

How do I make my foundation last all day? ›

5 foundation tricks from makeup pros that will guarantee your makeup stays on till you take it off
  1. 1) Always use primer. ...
  2. 2) Use makeup textures according to skin type. ...
  3. 3) Apply base makeup with a damp beauty sponge. ...
  4. 4) Set it all with loose powder. ...
  5. 5) Finish with a setting spray. ...
  6. Also read:
Jul 30, 2021

What shouldn't you mix vitamin C with? ›

Vitamin C is effectively an acid (it's sometimes known as ascorbic acid), so layering it with AHAs and BHAs like glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids is a big no-no.

Which serum Cannot be used with vitamin C? ›

AHAs and BHAs, such as glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids should never be used with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an acid, too, and is unstable, so the pH balance will be thrown off by layering these ingredients together and might as well be useless.

What is the best combination to vitamin C serum? ›

Vitamin C works best in combination with vitamin E, ferulic Acid, vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid. Designed to deliver a high concentration of actives, a vitamin C serum is a popular choice in skincare.

Can I put hyaluronic acid under my eyes? ›

Hyaluronic acid with smaller molecular weight is especially great for your under-eye area because they are able to go deeper into your skin, replacing the hydration in the thin and delicate skin under the eyes.

How long do I leave hyaluronic acid on my face? ›

However, if your chosen acid product doesn't explicitly state how long it should be left for, Dr Mansouri says it's better to be safe than sorry. “I recommend waiting 20-30 minutes to ensure the skin is dry and to minimise inadvertent interactions,” she says.

Should I use hyaluronic acid in the morning or night? ›

When should I use hyaluronic acid? While some skincare ingredients, like retinol, are best used at night and others, like vitamin C, work their magic in the daytime, hyaluronic acid can be used both morning and night. “I recommend use of an HA serum up to twice daily, depending on your skin's needs,” says Abdulla.

Should I use face oil or moisturizer before makeup? ›

Facial Oil – if you're using a facial oil, this should be applied after your serums, creams, and moisturizers. This will help lock in all the hydration and provide extra nourishment to your skin overnight. Look for an oil rich in antioxidants and skin-boosting ingredients like argan, jojoba, and calendula oils.

What can I mix with face oil? ›

Combine Oils With other products like Serums or Moisturisers. Facial oils can be combined with other skincare products to get enhanced effects. The best combinations: serums (to treat) or moisturisers (to lock in hydration).

Can I mix rosehip oil with my foundation? ›

It's also the best example of an oil that can be mixed in with or worn under foundation without causing issues. Its thin, dry texture absorbs fast and doesn't leave a greasy film.

Which 2 serums should not be mixed? ›

6 Skin-Care Ingredient Combinations That Don't Mix
  • Retinoid or Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy Acid. ...
  • Retinoid or Retinol and Benzoyl Peroxide. ...
  • Retinoid or Retinol and Vitamin C. ...
  • Retinoid or Retinol and Salicylic Acid. ...
  • Soap-Based Cleanser and Vitamin C. ...
  • Two Products With the Same Actives.
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Which face serum should not be mixed? ›

Don't Mix: Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, and AHA/BHA acids. AHA and BHA acids are exfoliating, which can dry out the skin and cause further irritation if your skincare routine already includes retinol.

How do you add moisture to aging skin? ›

Apply a creamy, fragrance-free moisturizer formulated for dry skin within 3 minutes of bathing and throughout the day. Moisturizing helps ease the dryness and restore your skin's protective barrier. When your skin feels very dry, dermatologists recommend using an ointment instead of a cream.

What should I put on my face before liquid foundation? ›

No matter what application method you choose, you should start with a primer to even-out the texture of your skin (your forehead, for example, is typically more oily than the cheeks, so foundation will look different on different areas of the face if you don't use a primer).

Can I mix my foundation with coconut oil? ›

Did you know coconut oil works as the perfect primer for a foundation? Simply dab some on your face, let it soak in and then apply your tinted moisturizer or foundation. You will notice how much smoother and longer your makeup stays on.

What oils can be used as primer? ›

For a makeup primer that creates a flawless makeup look while also having some skin conditioning benefits, look no further than Squalane Oil. The right facial serum or facial oil can also be used as an under makeup primer.

Can you mix oil with a water-based foundation? ›

Oil and water do not mix, therefore, if you are opting for an oil-based primer (whether it be a face oil or a primer specifically formulated with oil) it simply won't react well with a water-based foundation. Same rule applies with a silicon-based foundation.

Do you put foundation on before or after eyes? ›

In the class of makeup best practices 101, makeup artists recommend applying eye makeup first before moving on to face makeup with foundation first and then (and only then) concealer.

How do you revive old makeup? ›

Fix cracked pressed powder, bronzer, or eyeshadow by pouring alcohol in it. Use a spoon to mush the contents of the palette into a powder and then add rubbing alcohol, stirring to create a thick paste. Let it sit overnight, allowing the alcohol to evaporate and leaving the powder solid and whole again.

Why won't my foundation stick to my face? ›

When your skin is flaky, it will not allow the makeup or skincare to properly absorb,” says Arora. She says that dry skin can feel like a powder on top of the skin, and liquid products can stick to it rather than get absorbed by the newer, fresher cells below.

Should you put oil on your face before foundation? ›

Apply Face Oil Before Foundation

Applying facial oil before your foundation can help boost your skin's hydration and leave you with bright and healthy-looking skin. If you have oily skin, this could make you look greasy rather than glowy, but for dry skin types, it works wonders.

How do I make my makeup look flawless? ›

Tips on How to Achieve a Flawless Makeup Base
  1. Cleanse. One of the important base makeup steps of how to prepare your skin for flawless makeup application is to cleanse your face properly. ...
  2. Use Toner. ...
  3. Moisturise. ...
  4. Prime. ...
  5. Apply Foundation. ...
  6. Conceal. ...
  7. Blend Carefully. ...
  8. Set It with the Setting Powder.
Feb 1, 2023

Why not to use coconut oil as moisturizer? ›

Coconut oil works as a moisturizer for your body, especially if you have dry skin. But that may not be the case for your face. Dr. Wu notes that it's generally not recommended to use coconut oil on your face because it's highly comedogenic (in other words, it's a pore clogger).

What Cannot mix with rosehip oil? ›

AHAs and BHAs: Rosehip oil & alpha and beta hydroxy acids should not be combined because all of it increases cell turnover and using them together can cause irritation and damage to the skin. Though, these products are not recommended for a combination, can be used on separate days.

Who should not use rosehip oil on face? ›

As a result, if you have any of the following conditions, do not use rosehip oil without your doctor's approval: diabetes: vitamin C may impact diabetes control. kidney stones: large amounts of vitamin C may increase your risk of kidney stones. anemia: vitamin C may impact how your body absorbs iron.

Does rosehip oil really help with wrinkles? ›

Rich in Vitamin A, which is known to help fight against age spots and wrinkles, rosehip oil is great for anti-aging. It's also packed with molecules that are small enough to penetrate deep layers of the skin, improving moisture and collagen levels, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.


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