6 Beauty Oils You Must-Try this Summer

Over the last few years, I’ve been embracing oils more and more and they are now firmly entrenched into my beauty routine. I use it for everything from my nails to my hair. When I was living in San Francisco, my beauty routine was much different from what it is today. Back then, the moisture in the air did wonders for my skin. Now that we live in New York City, it’s quite the opposite. The air, weather changes, dirt, pollution, all of it. They all take a lot of moisture away from my skin, nails and hair. Oils have become a necessity and a great asset. Here are six of my favorite beauty oils you must try!

Squalane Oil

I’ve written about my experience with the Biossance squalane oil in the past. Moisturizers are of course great to apply to your skin. The squalane oil is amazing in that hydrates and nourishes. The lightweight oil is made up of natural lipids that helps to keep your skin limber by reducing water loss. Traditionally, squalane is made from shark liver, but Biossance products contain no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process or final product. No animal testing either. Just awesome and 1oo% natural squalane!

How to Use:

Cleanse your face and neck. Apply the toner and massage 2-3 drops into your face and neck area. Use in the morning and at night. In my experience, I have seen and felt a huge difference in my skin.

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Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil Beauty Oils for Summer

Sleeping Night Oil

The Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is currently my #1 oil to use in my beauty routine. It’s a product that seems to work immediately. After cleansing my face, I apply 2-3 drops on my face and neck area. The oil is a dark blue and leaves a slight tint over your skin. I’ll typically wait 5 minutes and then apply Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. Also by Sunday Riley. The next morning my face looks clearer and brighter and I’ve never experienced any irritation. Just as a heads-up, the oil contains retinol, so be sure to test the oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

How to Use:

Cleanse your face and neck. Apply toner and massage 2-3 drops onto your face and neck area. Lightly pat onto your entire face and neck.

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3. Body Oils

I try to apply this after every single shower. Love the way my skin feels after applying this Elemis Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil. The only downside is it can get a little messy. Recently, I have been almost exclusively using it on my nails. It certainly helps with strengthening the nail and moisturizing my nail beds. After removing the shellac polish from my nails, I always apply the Elemis to my nails before the next application.

How to Use:

Add 1 drop of oil to the nail cuticle. Rub into the nail and cuticle.

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Moroccan Oil

I’ve been using Moroccan oil on my hair since collage. After I wash my hair, I always use some type of oil on my hair, but Moroccan Oil is one of my favorites. The oil fills in the lost proteins in your hairs that are created by heat, hair products and environmental damage. The most noticeable affect from Moroccan oil is that it smooths my hair. Everything from baby hairs, split ends and frizz.

How to Use:

Apply a dime drop into your hair, lather and apply to all the ends of your hair. Add the remainder of the product throughout the rest of your hair. Done.

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5. Cleansing Oils

The Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil is one of my favorite ways to cleanse my face, especially after wearing makeup. The oil melts away the makeup and instantly adds hydration to my skin. If you have dry skin, I’d highly recommend incorporating a cleaning oil into your beauty routine. Your ski will instantly feel soothed and supple.

How to Use:

Pump the oil into your hands and apply to your face. *Make sure both your hands and face are dry. Use circular motion to break up makeup and dirt on your skin. Rinse your skin clean with warm water.

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Trilogy Rosehip Oil Organic Oils Summer Beauty Oils

Rosehip Oil

This is the newest member to my routine. It’s claim to fame is anti-aging. Rosehip oil is a great source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6), fatty acids (omega 9) and beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A). The oil is also packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. The oil improves skin hydration, elasticity and assists skin cell renewal and repair – making it an amazing way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Love this stuff!

How to Use:

Cleanse your face and neck, apply the toner and massage 2-3 drops onto your face and neck area. Both in the morning and at night. Oh, this is my favorite oil to use when I’m going makeup free.

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What are some of your favorite beauty oils? I love trying new stuff so let me know in comments below!

xo, Olivia




  1. Masha wrote:

    Some great options! I honestly haven’t used oils much, but these sound and look really nice so I’ll definitely have to try this summer.

    White Silk, Black Leather

    Posted 6.1.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      They are the absolute best! Hope you try a few that you like!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 6.2.17 · Reply
  2. Daniela wrote:

    Hi Olivia,

    If you like oils so much, try Avene body oil, it is the best.
    Your options are great!

    XO Daniela

    Posted 6.2.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Daniela, thank you so much for the info! I’ll try it. I just looked it up and sounds like everyone loves it!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 6.5.17 · Reply
  3. Vaishali wrote:

    Loving the collections you have shared here. Thanks girl.

    Posted 6.2.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Vaishali, thank you!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 6.5.17 · Reply
  4. Shavonda wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post Olivia! I have sensitive skin, especially right now during allergy season so Ive been all about the oils. Ive had the Biossance on my radar for a few weeks now and now I definitely have to give it a try. Also I really want to splurge on Vintners Daughter….but the price tag. *gulp*

    Posted 6.3.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      You’re welcome! The Biossance is a great oil for sensitive skin. I use it if I ever have irritation on my skin.

      Oh wow! I’m so intrigued by the Vintners Daughter oil! …I might be saving for a few months/years!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 6.5.17 · Reply
  5. Jessica wrote:

    I love beauty oils. You’ve listed quite a few great ones and I’d have to look into them.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Posted 6.4.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thanks Jess! Hope you’re well!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 6.5.17 · Reply

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