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.
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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