Six Ways to Hydrate Skin with Safer Oils

At Beautycounter, we support organizations working on the front lines of health issues that impact every family. Through our partnerships with cancer organizations, we have learned that cancer treatments tend to leave skin incredibly dry and that conventional lotions fail to provide adequate hydration.

To that end, we know that our facial oils are perfect for nourishing skin, so we teamed up with our clients to donate 5,000 of our best-selling mini facial oil gift sets to patients currently undergoing cancer treatments at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). The JCCC serves 20,000 patients per year and is internationally known for providing the best in experimental and traditional cancer treatments. It delivers medical advances to patients and their families, educate health-care professionals and the public, and reaches out to underserved populations, making the organization an ideal partner.


Included in every gift set was a tip card with ideas on how to use the facial oils, as well as other safer oils commonly found around the house to nourish, soothe, and hydrate dry skin. You can try these tips out at home, too!


Beautycounter Facial Oils

Boost Your Moisturizer

If your skin is dull or feeling tired, add three or four drops of a Beautycounter facial oil to your daily moisturizer.

Add Glow Under Makeup

For a hint of radiance, tap a few drops of Beautycounter facial oil onto a bare face using your fingertips. Then, apply foundation and/or powder.

Revive Dry Elbows

Elbows are especially prone to chronic dryness. Thanks to the concentrated nature of Beautycounter facial oils, a single drop can help alleviate dry, rough patches.

Soften Cuticles

A bad manicure or chilly temps during the winter months can fray cuticles. Help reverse the damage by applying any jasmine oil—including our No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil—which can restore moisture to cuticles.

Other Nourishing Oils

Full Body Hydration

Coconut oil is extremely hydrating, and you can find it at any grocery store. Rub a small amount on your lips to soothe chapping, or apply to your face and body for post-sun soothing.

Remove Makeup

To remove makeup, put a few drops of jojoba oil onto a damp cotton pad or massage the oil into your face, then wipe it off with a dry cloth. Beautycounter Instant Eye Makeup Remover—made with nourishing macadamia and coconut oils—is another great way to safely remove makeup.