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Four of the Best: Oils for skin

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 09/03/2011 | 14:18

Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate
Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate
Kiehls Midnight Recovery
Naturelle D’Argan

Dry, oily or just plain out of control, the change in seasons can sometimes wreak havoc with our skin. In a desperate bid to find some balance, remove some of the sheen and control the sebum, we at Independent Women, have been testing the best in face oils. .

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Here are four of our favourites:

Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate

Oily skin seeking balance may find some middle ground with Liz Earle's Super Skin Concentrate. Designed to work while you slumber, the super thin formula combines an aromatic blend of 100% pure plant oils that work toward restoring skins natural balance. As a rather nice side effect, the added ingredients of lavender and chamomile also mean that we were drifting into the land of nod a little quicker than usual!



Available from Arnotts, priced at €42.25.

Naturelle D’Argan

Ladies looking for a less fragrant option may be impressed with Naturelle D’Argan. Enriched with fatty acids Omega 6 and 9, this all singing, all dancing and of course all natural Moroccan oil works a treat at gently nursing dry skin back to health. Good enough thought this particular tester, but when I discovered that it also works pretty well as an intense moisture mask for dry and distressed tresses it went direct into my regular routine!



Available from pharmacies nationwide - priced at €19.95

Kiehls Midnight Recovery

Stressed out skin in need of some shine free solitude should treat skin to a couple of drops of Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Packed with rich ingredients like evening primrose and olive oil, the potent elixir has a therapeutic, balancing, and antioxidant effect on the skin. Another that works while you sleep, Midnight Recovery is excellent for repairs and hydration and leaves skin soft, supple and restored by the time your alarm clock sounds.



Available from Kiehls - priced at €42.

Skin and Bones

While we wouldn't normally recommend turning to the Three Wise Men for beauty advice, we can forgive Skin and Bones for doing just that. Skin and Bones is a combination of Myrrh, Frankincense and eight other essential oils which combine to make a silky skin cocktail that smells good enough to eat.

Balancing, nourishing and healing the skin would be good in itself but there's a lot more to this moisturiser than meets the eye. Use it to repair damaged cuticles, energize the scalp, as a balm for shaved skin, a tamer for frizzy hair or a treatment for split ends, if all that weren't enough it also cools sunburn and helps heal stretchmarks !

Available from myskinandbones.com - priced at $30

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