The Marie Claire Guide to Face Oils

Whether you think your skin feels like the surface of a lasagna or a square of Civil War-era hardtack, face oils are your answer.

Whether you think your skin feels like the surface of a lasagna or a square of Civil War-era hardtack, there is an oil out there that will work for you—and even solve problems you never knew you had. Here are your best bets.
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For Sensitive Skin
Camellia has one of the highest levels of naturally occurring antioxidants among oils. Its ultra-lightweight texture means it works well with sensitive skin. $48, Tatcha
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For Dry or Mature Skin
More quickly absorbed than coconut, avocado can be used as a deep-conditioning treatment for hair. $6.99, GNC
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For Acne-Prone Skin
Good for: acne-prone skins and basic hydration. $9.99, GNC
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For Pretty Much Everybody
Because it theoretically has a similar composition to human skin oil, jojoba is great for intense hydration; it's also very stable so it doesn't lose antioxidants even after long periods of storage. $10, Amazon
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For Dull Skin
Also called "maracuja" in some circles, passion fruit oil is good for brightening and moisturizing without leaving skin greasy- or filmy-feeling. $46, Sephora
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For Acne-Prone Skin
Often used as an acne treatment, neem can also help soothe eczema; pregnant women may want to avoid this one. $8.32,
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For Blackheads
Works well for oily, acne-prone skin, though it doesn't treat existing blemishes. Fans report hempseed reduces the occurrence of blackheads. $14.68, Swanson Health Products
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For Dark Spots
Corrects dark spots, hydrates, reduces scars and fine lines; known for being super light and easily absorbed. $5.34,
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For Super-Dry Skin
It might seem counter-intuitive, but coconut might be better for oily skins because it tricks your skin into producing less sebum. Some users report breakouts, though, because of its heaviness. $42, RMS Beauty
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For Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin
Sometimes called the "pore-reducing" or "acne-fighting" oil because of its astringent properties and dry feel, hazelnut won't irritate sensitive skin. $17.35, Fushi
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For Stretch Marks
Could protect skin from the sun and free-radical damage and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. $48, Sephora
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