Tested by: Laura Kenney
As someone who’s worried about both aging and acne (not fair, right?), I traded my moisturizers for face oils 10 years ago, when I first heard it through the beauty editor grapevine that these oils miraculously address both of my main skin concerns. What’s got me so addicted? Their incredible ability to leave skin soft and supple without being greasy (and my skin is prone to shine) or sticky, while quelling irritation—key for taking a breakout from big and red to barely noticeable. I tried Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, and it delivers on all of the above.
It’s packed with pure plant extracts from its namesake, the orchid, cucumber and hazelnut to keep skin soft, radiant and elastic. Many oils are meant to be applied at night, but this one’s great for day, leaving skin soft, soothed and—even though it’s counterintuitive—ready for makeup. Like most face oils, Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil comes at a price—it’s $50—but you only need the tiniest drop to reap it’s benefits, and oils don’t go bad, meaning you’ll get full bang for your buck.