7 Unexpected Ways To Use Facial Oils

By now, you’re probably familiar with the skin care uses for plant-based facial oils, but how about the lesser-known hacks? The same nutrient-rich and vitamin-packed formulas that add radiance to your complexion can also treat cracked cuticles and double as highlighters. Here’s how you can use your Beautycounter facial oils in seven unexpected ways.

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1. Add Glow Under Makeup

Introduce face oil to your makeup arsenal for the ultimate dewy glow. On a fresh face, tap a few drops of the liquid onto skin using your fingertips, and then foundation and/or powder. The facial oil base will be just enough to allow a hint of radiance to peek through.

2. Reuse Leftovers on Hands and Hair

Washing your hands after applying oil means you’re sending perfectly usable ingredients down the drain. Instead, use leftover face oil on your neck, hands, and even at the ends of hair.

For your hair, smooth over your ends. Reapply if needed. Make sure to use a light touch, as too much oil can leave behind an unwanted greasy look. Like it does for your complexion, the hydrating formula can work wonders by infusing shine and boosting necessary hydration.

3. Make a DIY Highlighter

Achieve a candlelit glow without ever buying a highlighting product. Instead, mix a teeny-tiny drop of facial oil with your eyeshadow to get the same effect. Using a small makeup brush, scoop a bit of shimmering eye shadow onto the back of your hand. Then add a dab of face oil to the shadow. Make sure there’s more powder than oil to get the right consistency. Voilà! Highlighter right at your fingertips. Tap the mixture onto your brow bone, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow for added definition.

4. Boost Your Moisturizer

A few drops of face oil in your daily moisturizer can have major benefits. If your skin is dull or feeling tired, add three or four drops of our No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil to your lotion. It contains vitamin C, which has been proven to help fight free radicals and fade hyperpigmentation.

5. Soften Cuticles

A bad manicure—or chilly temps during the winter months—can fray cuticles. Help reverse the damage by applying a face oil packed with jasmine, which can restore moisture levels to cuticles. Try our No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil, which is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and is ideal for dehydrated skin.

6. Revive Dry Elbows

Elbows are especially prone to chronic dryness. Thanks to the concentrated nature of facial oil, a single drop can help alleviate dry, rough patches. Use any of our Beautycounter+ Facial Oils to help heal elbows and put an end to their perpetual roughness.

7. Give Off a Subtle Scent

Our facial oils are subtly scented with pure essential oils. Dab a little onto pulse points below the jawline to radiate a light and pleasant fragrance that’s not overwhelming – and safer! If you have long hair, try placing a drop of oil at the base of your hairline, just above the back of the neck. Long hair can work as a diffuser and surround you with a fragrant aura. For a delightfully floral bouquet, try No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil.