Oil's well: Unusual oil textures in skincare
We're told all the time that oils are good for the skin, as they have a better affinity and sink in effortlessly. But a lot of people are not keen on this texture especially in the hotter months, when even a lightweight gel can feel almost sticky on the skin. Here are three new products that use technology to make oils lighter and user-friendly on the skin, and also use their regenerative properties in interesting new textures and forms.
An overnight treatment in an oil format, this contains the benefits of a serum and mask in one. As the last step before bed, this helps to protect and rebuild the skin while 'locking out' aggressors.
Try: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-in-Oil, $122
2. CREAM TO OIL CLEANSER
Especially good for drier skins, this innovative cleanser transforms from a creamy milk to a luxurious oil before foaming to rid skin of impurities and light makeup.
Try: Origins Three Part Harmony Foaming Cream-to-Oil Cleanser, $66
3. BODY POWDER TO OIL
A bi-phase body oil that dries to a non-sticky, powdery, velvet finish is just what the doctor ordered in our humid climate. This one moisturises all day — a must in airconditioned environments — and leaves skin silky-smooth
Try: Kenzoki Body Bare Body Powder-Oil, $65
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