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These Oil-Infused Skincare Products Won't Give You That Heavy Icky Feeling

Face oils have been around for centuries and with good reason too. They help hydrate and nourish dry skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth, but they are as helpful for oily skin types helping to balance sebum production and sometimes even helping calm breakouts depending on the oil chosen. But in Singapore’s hot and humid climate, oils can just feel a bit too… oily. And no one wants a cloying, shiny finish that a face oil can sometimes leave on the skin.

That’s why we rounded up these skincare products, which are the ideal mix of oil and essence, water or emulsion to give your skin all the benefits of a face oil without feeling sticky or heavy. Unlike face oils that can feel a tad heavy for use in the day, these lightweight products can easily be part of your morning skincare routine. Just don’t forget to shake well before use.

This article first appeared in Cleo.

Clarins Plant Gold Nutri-Revitalizing Oil Emulsion, $110
The bottle comes with Clarins’ cult favourite Blue Orchid Treatment oil and 100 per cent natural origin emulsion. These are separated in two different chambers with two distinct openings and the two formulas only come into contact after they are dispensed from the pump-bottle which creates the oil-emulsion blend. This blend doesn’t feel oily and envelopes your face in a hug of hydration. The blend of blue orchid extract, patchouli, hazelnut, macadamia, almond and grape seed plant oils not only hydrate but also restore radiance, keep skin plump and healthy. Fresh Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum, $95
Get all the nourishment of a face oil without the heaviness with this serum. The bi-phase serum includes rose water and damask rose extract that help soothe and hydrate skin as well as a blend of rose flower, camelina, rosehip and squalene oils to nourish and soften skin. A quick shake of the bottle blends the two to deliver a watery light serum that’s instantly absorbed to leave skin hydrated without a greasy finish. Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops, $70
This bi-phase serum comes packed with powerful trio of antioxidant rich Aussie fruit extracts, and hyaluronic acid, that mix with a hemisqualane oil (plant derived, very lightweight, almost like a dry oil) blend of jojoba, almond and olive oils to deliver an oil-serum that doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. Together they attract and seal in moisture, soften and improve skin texture and restore skin’s natural glow. Skin Inc Serum-infused Night Oil, $98
Give your skin all the nutrients and nourishment it needs to rejuvenate itself while you sleep with this oil-infused serum. The bi-phase serum consists of nourishing lavender essential oil, yuzu seed and pure olive oils that mix with an essence that is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, and amino acids, when you give the bottle a shake. You can use it alone, layered under your moisturiser or add a few drops to your face mask (the cream kind) to give your skin a boost of hydration and nourishment. Tarte Deep Sea Collagen Super Serum, $64
A blend of marine plant extracts, vegan marine plant collagen, anti-oxidant rich argan oil and sodium hyaluronate work together to hydrate and plump skin, improve skin tone, tackle damage from free radicals and keep skin looking fresh and radiant. Those with oily or combination skin can use it this alone, as it will help maintain the oil-water balance in the skin, while those with dry skin can use it layered under their moisturiser.