Oil-based Skincare Products You Need Right Now!

slow, sumptuous skincare at its best!
Oil-based skincare products: Small dish with orange slices, small jars of oil and green leaves
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Oil-based skincare is the indulgence you didn't know you needed! Life is busy, and at the end of a hectic day it’s sometimes easiest to just whip off our makeup with a quick soapy scrubdown with whatever’s on hand (or worse yet, wake up still sporting yesterday’s mascara!). Our poor skin! Why not slow down, create a routine of self-kindness, and invest in a solid skincare regimen? Face it: you’re totally worth it!

Skin Essence Organics

skin essence oil-based skincare
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Housed in lovely dark glass bottles is magic – certified organic and EcoCert® magic! Pick your potion with Skin Essence Organics’ customizable collection of cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and exfoliators. Erase the day with Fresh, a glorious oil-based cleanser with a hint of lemongrass; enrich with Nourish, a rich moisturizing serum with rosehip and neroli; and completely indulge with Facial In A Jar, a gentle exfoliator that can be applied as both a traditional mask or paired with the cleanser to provide a deeper cleanse. Skin Essence also has some extra magic for those with sensitive skin and rosacea (check out their enchanting E-Cream!). Visit skinessence.ca.


woodlot oil-based skincare mask and mist
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Plant-powered, oil-based skincare perfection for pore minimization. Woodlot Rejuvenating Green Tea Clay Mask is made with gentle exfoliants that’ll brighten, cleanse, and rejuvenate. Apply once a week and bliss out with organic bergamot, grapefruit, and orange. Take it next level by mixing the mask powder with a little raw honey, then celebrate your pristinely primed skin with Woodlot’s Palo Santo calming mist – a hauntingly beautiful blend of sustainably sourced holy wood (sacred to shamanic ritual in South America), rose, and geranium. Spritz on your bod or your pillows: just make sure to celebrate you! Visit Shopwoodlot.ca.

Badger Balm

Badger Balm oil-based skincare products
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Take time to smell the roses with Badger Balm’s Damascus Rose Face Oil and Beauty Balm. This certified organic, gluten-free, and cruelty-free oil-based skincare line is perfect for dry and delicate skin and will lead you down the garden path to a beautiful, nourished visage. Melt the day away and indulge in a little sweetly-scented you time with ingredients like Damascus rose, lavender, chamomile, sea buckthorn and jojoba. Turn your evening ablutions into a spa-worthy session! Badger Balm also has oils and balms for normal, oily, and sensitive skin types. Visit badgerbalm.com.

Living Libations

Living Libations Green papaya lime mask
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Fruit enzymes are the star in Living Libations’ Green Papaya and Lime Mask. Indulge in organic oil-based skincare ingredients like rosewater, comfrey, and horsetail, while gleaning the benefits of papaya and pineapple enzymatic actions that help clean out those pores and improve overall skin texture. Ease redness, fine lines and improve skin elasticity with their Royal Rose CoQ10 Serum – a sumptuous skin saviour featuring organic cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, CoQ10, immortelle, and myrrh! Immerse yourself in all things Living Libations! Products are organic or wildcrafted, and contain no synthetics, GMOs, or gluten. They’re animal friendly and beyond fair trade. Visit livinglibations.com