Starting a couple of years ago with the Moroccanoil original Oil Treatment, Argan oil became ubiquitous in most beauty stores and in the last year or so even in our favorite drugstores. Now, oils are becoming the new black – they go with, and do almost, everything. You can find an oil for any hair or beauty conundrum you may have – from heavy oils – like the original Morrocanoil – to treat dry and damaged hair to light multi-use oils for use on both your skin and hair. Here are our favorite oils that keep us hydrated, smooth and protected year-round.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil ($68) – This multi-use oil can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment, leave-in conditioner or styling product. Either way, it absorbs quickly and leaves hair shiny and UV-protected.
Amika Obliphica Oil Treatment ($34) – Amika’s oil treatment is a midweight oil that can be used on nearly any hair type. Used as a leave-in conditioner it noticeably reduces the appearance of dry or split-ends. It’s also great for smoothing flyaways when used on dry hair.
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil ($46) – Made from the Maracuja passion fruit, a “superfruit”, Tarte’s Maracuja oil is rich in Vitamin C and essential fatty acids that help to rejuvenate, firm and brighten skin.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist ($24) – Made with organic bamboo and kendi oils, the weightless mist restores hair’s strength, protects from damage caused by heat styling and eradicates frizz.
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil ($50) – Made of antioxidant-rich Seaberry oil (also know as Seabuckthorn oil), not only moisturizes , but helps skin to maintain its elasticity – one of the keys to having a youthful appearance.
Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48) – This lightweight Argan oil is quickly become a cult favorite and has spawned several Argan-oil infused products (including our favorite Bear Naked Wipes). This oil can be used on hair, nails and skin, but we love using it on our winter-worn cuticles.
Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy ($35) – Three rich oils – Rouge Oleifera (contains highly concentrated antioxidants), Tahitian Monoi Oil (a nourishing coconut oil) and Tahitian Kukui Oil (for hydration and high-gloss shine – are combined to form this “a little dab will do ya” oil that leaves both damp and dry hair nourished and shiny.
Caudalie Divine Oil ($49) – This oil can be used for head-to-toe moisturizing – from hydrating hair to neglected nails and everything in between. It’s made with antioxidant grape seed polyphenols and grape oil to rejuvenate hair and skin. The signature Caudalie scent automatically makes it a favorite.