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BY guestblogger · August 28, 2012

As someone who contends with sensitive combination skin, the initial notion of slathering oil on my face seems absolutely insane!  In the beauty world, the litany of moisturizers, foundations and serums touted as “oil-free” has made an entire generation afraid of using any product containing even a drop of oil for fear of adverse reactions.  However, I have learned that not all oil is bad; in fact, pure oil blends can actually be good for the skin.  Regularly applying the right kind of oil can normalize and balance skin hydration, thereby reducing unwanted oil production…imagine that!

I first learned about the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage (it can be used on the face, body and hair) Dry Oil while talking to a fellow beauty product lover at a pool in Palm Beach, FL.  She mentioned that it had a remarkable propensity for moisturizing and smelled amazing.  Upon her suggestion, I quickly bought some once returning home.  Just a few drops on my arms, legs and décolleté right after a shower locks in moisture all day and imparts the most beautiful fragrance…its scent is reminiscent of summertime at the beach, warm sun and a subtle floral musk.  Every time I use it, my husband says, “you smell sensational!”  Smooth skin and compliments…what else could a girl hope for?

For the face, I alternate between two tried and true options from the Sponge and Sunday Riley lines.  The Sponge Ladi Avokanto oil is an addictive blend of environmentally sustainable ingredients including avocado oil, olive oil and antioxidants like vitamins E and D.  Completely preservative-free, this pure beauty oil, crafted in Greece, is designed to restore and repair skin, adding moisture and a luminous glow.  I massage just a drop of this fragrant elixir all over my face before applying sunscreen and foundation to create a perfectly smooth and hydrated canvas.  For those willing to embrace a more exclusive price point, Juno Transformative Lipid Serum from Sunday Riley is an excellent option.  This lightweight oil utilizes amino acids and Omega 3, 6 and 9’s as well as naturally derived vitamin C to protect and nourish delicate facial skin.  The glow I get from a few drops prior to my other skincare and makeup is radiantly significant.

What I love most about beauty oils is that they are so versatile.  As stand alones or mixed into other skincare products, natural oils add moisture, restorative action and illumination to the skin.  Nuxe, Ladi Avokanto and Juno have completely changed this oil-phobic girl’s perspective on using oil as a part of my daily skincare routine…I’ve realized that I don’t need everything in my arsenal to be “oil-free.” Since using these three gems, my skin is smooth, glowing and produces much less of the oil I that don’t want.  I attribute this phenomenon to the balancing properties of pure beauty oils.  So go ahead, try a beauty oil, I suspect your skin will love it!

About the Author:

As a published author and communication specialist, The Beauty Professor spends a great deal of her time helping individuals to find their authentic voice as speakers.  She also simultaneously has a major affinity for beauty products and passionately writes about them on her blog,, giving her readers true-to-life swatches, informative tutorials and earnest reviews along the way.

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