The Best Face Oils to Try in the New Year -- L'Occitane, Drunk Elephant, La Mer, Kiehl's and More

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There are so many products out there to make us look (and feel) good. With foundation, lipstick, self-tanner, face moisturizer, wrinkle treatments, face wash, eye cream, teeth whitener, eyelash serum, face masks and face cleanser (phew!), it can be easy to forget to add a face oil into your beauty regimen for that extra shine. With the New Year ahead, we're all about glowing well into 2022 and beyond. Fortunately, there are plenty of top-rated face oils out there that can help you achieve a more luminous, effortless shine -- and nourish your skin, in the process.

Face oil is wildly popular for a reason. Purists love it for its minimal (and often organic) ingredients and amazing aromas, while those obsessed with results and, um, science love the way they can make ravaged skin glow. Trust us when we say: Just a few drops of these magical elixirs will leave your skin looking and feeling insanely hydrated and fresh. From sensitive skin to mature skin, there's a great face oil to suit you no matter what your skin type is.

Ahead, shop our top picks for the best face oils to try in the New Year -- they deliver results that will make converts out of even the most ardent disbelievers (and make our skin look so much more nourished and refreshed). Shop these amazing face oils from Drunk Elephant, Biossance, True Botanicals, Sunday Riley and so many more.

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The Glossier Futuredew is a oil serum hybrid formulated with non-greasy nourishing oils and plant-based extracts that keeps the skin feeling and looking glowy and moisturized, as described by Glossier. 

Farsáli Rose Gold Elixir Oil is said to be infused with 24k gold, which made it a social media sensation. It's also made with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids along with Rosehip seed oil to help boost brightness. It also contains vitamin C and vitamin A to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.  
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This splurgy silky dry oil infuses the complexion with revitalizing black rose extract, in addition to omegas 3 and 6. Smooth on a couple of drops and your skin will feel nourished and look radiant, according to the brand. 

Suitable for all skin types, rosehip oil has a high essential fatty acid content to balance and improve skin tone while boosting skin's glow. 

According to L'Occitane, a bottle of this award-winning oil-in-serum sells every minute worldwide. Apply before you sleep as it works to renew dry skin and fight against the appearance of a dull, lackluster complexion caused by environmental aggressors and reveal glowing skin.

For acne prone skin, Carbon Theory's Breakout Control Facial Purifying Tonic uses tea tree oil and pink grapefruit extract for deep cleansing, pore reduction to minimize shine help you maintain a clear complexion.

If you're looking to splurge, the La Mer Renewal Oil is one to consider. The multitasking, dual-phase oil is said to help soften fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the look of firmness of the skin, according to the Nordstrom website. 

According to Sephora, this luxurious face oil from Biossance hydrates, brightens and firms the skin for a radiant glow, formulated with vitamin C and squalene. Good for all skin types. Celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Jonathan Van Ness are fans. 

Face the day with a dewy glow, thanks to certified organic oils like apricot kernel and chia seed oil in the Honest Beauty facial oil. Plus, it smells really, really good -- think rose, ylang-ylang and clove.

The Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is a skincare favorite for its nourishing benefits to "reveal a more radiant surface across your visage," stated on the SkinStore website. 

If you want the benefits of a coconut oil for your face in a cream, try the 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion from SheaMoisture. It's lightweight and uses all the best parts of the coconut and exotic Acacia Senegal.

You've likely seen this bottle before. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil has been hailed as a miracle worker for scars and stretch marks. It contains vitamin E, chamomile, lavender oil and purcellin oil to even out your skin tone without clogging pores, according to the brand. 

This face oil from the wildly popular clean beauty brand is made with 100% virgin marula oil, known for being high in free radical-busting antioxidants, according to Drunk Elephant.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil is cult favorite for its lavender essential oil and other botanical oils that aid in smoothing skin texture overnight.

Certified organic by the USDA (it’s on the label!), this lightweight blend contains moisturizing sunflower, olive and jojoba oils, in addition to resveratrol-rich grapeseed oil and soothing calendula, according to Juice Beauty. If you’re looking for a multitasking oil, this one’s also great for dry cuticles.  

Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E mingle with rosehip and avocado oils, rosemary leaf extract and plant-derived squalane (which has terrific anti-aging properties). The result is soft, even-toned skin that feels supple to the touch, described on the Nordstrom website. 

If you're looking for a facial oil from a clean beauty brand that delivers results, we recommend the True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil. The bestseller is "clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase hydration levels," according to the brand. Olivia Wilde uses it in her beauty routine. 

Essential oils, including blue orchid and patchouli, help increase skin’s vitality on contact. At the same time, hazelnut oil (loaded with vitamin E and omega 9) works to minimize the appearance of fine lines, according to Sephora.

The Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C & Turmeric Face Oil instantly absorbs into the skin with advanced Vitamin C, turmeric and evening primrose oil. This formula is made to brighten, hydrate and make your skin glow, as stated by the brand. 


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