Best Bet: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Come wintertime, I rarely go to bed without some kind of oil on my face. I know many of you are still “iffy” on the oils, but I’m adamant that oil doesn’t cause breakouts. My skin falls in that awkward “combination” category, where it’s smooth in some places, and kind of crusty (horrible sounding word, I know) in others.
WHAT IT IS:
A nighttime serum
Squalane (a botanical lipid similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids), Evening Primrose Oil (rich in Omega-6 fatty acids)
WHY I LIKE IT:
It absorbs very quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue. I absolutely notice its powers on the too-often occasions when I slacked on my daily eight glasses of water intake, and still woke up in the morning with hydrated-looking skin. A couple of drops before the moisturizer at night, and done and done. It does everything is says it does, and that’s a rare thing.
$48 at Kiehl’s.