SKINCARE: My Favourite Facial Oils!

Facial Oils are something I’ve only recently started properly incorporating into my daily skincare regime and I honestly don’t quite know how I managed without them!  A while ago now I forwarded skincare goddess Caroline Hirons some pictures of my bare skin (which were quite honestly horrendous) and she gave me some directions on products I should be using and oils were one of them.

I wanted to share the three I’ve been using in my regime with you guys as I adore and fully recommend all of them!

Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil:
This is the newest addition to my regime (and the most expensive at £95 a bottle) but one I have been seeing great benefits with!  Artemis is aimed at confused combination skin (EXACTLY my face); oily, prone to blemishes, inflamed and dull, but this is anti-inflammatory which means it doesn’t break me out at all, in fact, when I apply it before bed my skin looks glowing and plump the next morning!
The only downside to this product in my opinion (apart from the large price tag) is the smell.  It’s supposed to smell like lemons (which I love) but to me and Andrew it isn’t – he says it smells like men’s urinals!

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate:
I absolutely adore this bottle of goodness and it’s the one I use the most often!  My skin somehow always looks a lot clearer the morning after using this.  It smells great and you only need the tiniest bit to really make a difference.

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil:
For those who are after a more affordable version of Artemis then have a look into this.  It’s for oily/combination skin and made from 100% plant extracts.

How I use facial oils:
Just to let you know, I use facial oils around 4 times a week before bed after taking my makeup off!  I pop a few drops on the palms of my hands, rub them together and then pat onto my face leaving me feeling really refreshed and hydrated before bed!

Do you use facial oils?  What’s your favourite?




  1. March 24, 2015 / 11:11 am

    I love oils. I tried the Sunday Riley Juno but it completely breaks me out overnight. So that's a nice little expensive mistake 🙁 can't bring myself to buy another SR just yet. But love a lot from her range.
    I love clarins oils, they are beautiful. I haven't tried the khiels, been meaning too!

  2. March 24, 2015 / 11:16 am

    I've recently gotten into oils because my skin has been so dry and dull, I'm loving the AD Skin synergy night nourishing treatment which has helped my skin out so much! 🙂

  3. March 24, 2015 / 11:18 am

    All three of these are on my wishlist they sound amazing. I think the Clarins one will be my first purchase. x

  4. March 24, 2015 / 11:41 am

    The Sunday Riley oil sounds exactly what I need – my skin is definitely confused! It's such a combination, and i'm usually wary of oils in case they break me out. This one sounds perfect! I've been using Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate lately and it's made a huge difference to my skin. It's really helped my scarring too.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  5. March 24, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    I've been debating if I should splurge on a Sunday Riley face oil, I just need to go to a Sephora and see if they have it in stores. I was reading about the strong smell so I have to see if it will bother me or not.

  6. March 24, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    I'm using Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil but it breaks me out 🙁

  7. March 24, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    I'm so glad to hear that you love the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate because I just got it and I am so excited to use it!

    Emily |

  8. March 24, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I love the Clarins oils and MyChelle Argan Oil, both super nourishing!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  9. March 24, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I've been using several oils, including the Clarins Blue Orchid oil. I've found them so great for layering under a moisturizer to treat my skin type!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  10. March 24, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    I've read so many posts with people raving about how fantastic that Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is, and I'm so torn – my skin is really picky, but I've seen before and afters that look amazing. It is on my list of things to try!

  11. March 24, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I love faical oils! My favourite is Argan oil from Melvita.

  12. March 24, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    I've never tried any facial oils, but these all sound amazing. Great post as always Katie.

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

  13. March 24, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I really want to try the Clarins one! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  14. March 24, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Hello Katie ! I also adore using oils in my skincare regime ! They are essential to me know ! They make such a difference on the skin, it's incredible isn't it ? 🙂

    My favorites to use are avocado and argan oils. They are quite heavy, but they nourish and hydrate the skin like nothing else. Magic into oils I would say ! 🙂

    Love from France, Victoria

  15. March 24, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    I love the Kiehls one, the Clarins oil sounds great too! x

  16. March 25, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Khiels and Clarins are my favourites too!

  17. March 25, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Oils are so great for your skin!!! I also love the Kiehls one, they are one of my favourite brands, being a science GEEK it was their skeleten in labcoat standing outside every one of their stores that incouraged me in – haha random!

    I wrote about how oils actually help with oily skin here – and if you fancy a read, how to choose a moisturiser thats right for your skin! –

    Hope you enjoy the reads!!

  18. March 25, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    My favorite face oils are Sisley's Black Rose oil and L'Occitane Divine Immortelle Youth oil. The Clarins one sounds lovely too.

  19. March 27, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I've just recently gotten into facial oils as well. I've been using Vitamin E Overnight Serum from the Body Shop and am very happy with It. Would love tk get my hands on tbe Kiehls Midnight Recovery though!

    xx zoya

  20. March 29, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Which oils can you recommend for sagging jowls?

  21. April 21, 2015 / 6:05 am

    I've tried both JM Argan oil and the Tarte Maracuja oil and they are both pretty good.. I'll use oils now and then when my skin gets dry and flaky and i usually get pretty glowy skin when waking up.

  22. December 14, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Hi Katie,
    I enjoyed reading the reviews of these oils, which of these oils would you recommend for facial oil cleansing?

  23. March 11, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I love faical oils! favourite one is Argan oil

  24. April 3, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Hi Katie,

    The review on the facial oils that you've mentioned here are amazing. However, what is the best cleansing oil that you'd recommend for a healthy face?

  25. July 25, 2016 / 3:14 am

    Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil not for me

  26. July 28, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    The review on the facial oils that you've mentioned here are amazing. However, what is the best cleansing oil that you'd recommend for a healthy face?

  27. July 28, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    The review on the facial oils that you've mentioned here are amazing. However, what is the best cleansing oil that you'd recommend for a healthy face?

  28. August 26, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I've been using Clarins for a while now. I've heard mixed reviews from other people, but I haven't had any issues. It's been one of my favorites.

  29. October 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Wow! I love those oils..Khiels and Clarins are my favourites too! I have tried the Clarins and found soothing for my skin like a moisturizer. Great Post:)

  30. February 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I've used Khiels and it did not suit me. Clarins worked for me and it soothes my skin really well. I have to try Artemis to see if it gets better results.

  31. February 17, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    love the oils too. added some curling to my hair to be beautiful.

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