These scented anti-ageing facial oils might be the next best thing to the Fountain of Youth

These scented anti-ageing facial oils might be the next best thing to the Fountain of Youth

Fountain of youth

Text: Sinead Lee

Editor: Jolene Khor

Ageing gracefully as the year's trail by is the goal of hopeful ladies, isn't it? While we don't all have access to those kooky celebrity anti-ageing crazes (Gwyneth Paltrow admits to using snake venom to stay young), most of us are in constant pursuit of the next skin heroes  and affordable ones at that  which will transform, or at the very least, shield the heck out of our visage.

A peek up the sleeves of beauty's biggest labels led us to discover what may be the next big thing to challenge the mirage of the Fountain of Youth: sensorial facial oils.

Facial oils worthy of your time will have the visual effect equivalence to reconditioning a worn out leather bag  creases and furrows are plumped, sags get lifted, cheeks become softer, infinitely more supple to touch. Their opulent liquids should melt into your skin like butter on warm toast, and smell just as divine.

Guerlain, Eve Lom and Three knows this... and has a few ideas on how to help.

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Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Imperial Oil
Powered with cell respiration technology, a unique formulation from a duo of orchids combined with a blend of 20 botanical oils, The Imperial Oil aims to boost collagen production for taut skin. It has what the brand describes as a "floral scent with notes of rose, white musk and cedarwood” for a full sensorial application experience.

Available at Guerlain counters at Tangs Plaza, Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Metro Paragon.

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Eve Lom Radiance Facial Oil
This potent blend of botanical facial oils includes hemp seed oil; Abyssinian oil; avocado oil; essential natural fatty acids; and other moisturising ingredients to encourage the conditioning, nourishing and hydrating of the skin for up to 12 hours after application. Rose scented, Eve Lom’s Radiance Facial Oil is concocted with soothing and calming properties, along with its anti-ageing potentials.

Available at escentials Paragon, Tangs Plaza, as well as Sephora Singapore (except for Sephora Great World City).

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THREE Aiming Facial Oil Essence
Starting to notice some fine lines and wrinkles, are we? This sweet and spice-scented half-oil-half-essence combines fennel oil and rose oil (both supposedly superior for their anti-ageing benefits) with liquorice and Althaea Officinalis root extract for a glow truthful to your inner age. A lighter formula for those fearing slick and slippery T-zones.

Available at Tangs Plaza and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.