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The best face oils for all skin types

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Face oils can combat a variety of skin issues and give your complexion a radiant glow. (Getty Images) (brizmaker via Getty Images)

Face oils are a multi-purpose ingredient that has a range of benefits. They can boost moisture, reduce excess oil production, add a dewy glow and combat dryness and dehydration.

However not all oils are made equal and which one you need can vary depending on skin type.

For example, Vitamin C is great for brightening, while squalane can improve texture and rosehip adds hydration.

We've rounded up our favourite 12 face oils, taking into account rate of absorption, texture, consistency and budget.

Featuring high-end brands such as Elemis, Charlotte Tilbury and Clarins alongside affordable picks from The Ordinary and The Inkey List, we've got you covered.

The best face oils for dry, dehdydrated, oily and mature skin types

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil | £32 from A Beautiful World

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil
Indie Lee's Squalane Facial Oil is derived from olives and will regulate oil production.

Squalane is a lightweight oil that doesn’t feel greasy or sticky. It can reduce water loss, hydrate skin, and strengthen the skin barrier while keeping skin supple. Indie's Lee's option is great for combination skin, is fast-absorbing and leaves skin feeling soft and supple.

Supergoop! Glow Stick Spf 50 | £22 from Cult Beauty

Supergoop! Glow Stick Spf 50
This SPF50 stick from Australian brand Supergoop! adds an instant dewiness.

This solid oil stick is perfect for SPF top-ups on the go while adding a dewy finish to your face and body. It's not sticky, nor oily and is perfect for use on cheeks and shoulders all year round.

REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Barrier Support Elixir | £44 from Boots

REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Barrier Support Elixir
This Elixir from Ren helps strengthen the skin barrier.

If your skin barrier is in need of some support, or if you've overdone it with exfoliating acids, this lightweight oil can aid its recovery. Made to combat dryness, sensitivity and irritation, it's a soothing blend of seven natural oils.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate | £42 from Lookfantastic

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is an overnight treatment that will ensure a radiant complexion.

This face oil from Kiehl's is a cult favourite for its quick work improving skin texture, boosting radiance and reducing the appearance of fine lines. One happy shopper said: "It leaves my combination skin feeling smoother, calmer & looking more radiant. It smells divine and a little goes a long way! Well worth the money!"

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil | £48.50 from ASOS

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil 30ml
Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil is made for normal to extra dry skin.

This fast-absorbing face oil is designed for very dry skin in need of a moisture boost. Containing sesame, sweet almond, olive and jojoba oils, it will leave skin silky soft and supple with no greasy residue in sight.

Clarins Face Treatment Oil - Lotus | £31.45 from John Lewis

Clarins Face Treatment Oil - Lotus
Clarins Lotus oil caters to combination skin and complexions prone to oiliness.

Oily skin can also benefit from the right face oil to limit excess oil production. This dry oil from Clarins is made from plant extracts, helps rebalance pores and will improve a dehydration complexion.

Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil | £68 from Space NK

Sunday Riley Ceo Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
Sunday Riley's CEO Glow face oil contains vitamin C for brightening.

If you're seeking a brighter, dewier complexion, this antioxidant-rich oil is for you. Containing vitamin C, turmeric and ginger root extract it gives skin a healthy-looking glow and soothes irritation.

ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil | £46 from Feel Unique

ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil
This face oil from Elemis adds a healthy-looking glow.

This oil is rich in broccoli seed oil, flaxseed oil and daikon radish for moisturised, soothed and radiant skin. One reviewer said, "Beautiful facial oil soothes tight skin, lines appear diminished and my skin feels soft and supple with a healthy glow."

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil | £60 from ASOS

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil
This collagen rich oil plumps skin and adds radiance.

Another superstar in Charlotte Tilbury's skincare range is this face oil, which is infused with collagen to plump skin, raspberry seed oil to refine skin texture, as well as evening primrose and olive oil to hydrate and reduce redness.

The Inkey List Rosehip Oil | £8.49 from Lookfantastic

The Inkey List Rosehip Oil
This rosehip oil hydrates and refines texture.

Rosehip oil can hydrate skin, improve texture and add brightness to dry skin types, but also regular sebum production to reduce excess oil production. This one from The Inkey List is great if you don't want to spend a fortune but still see results.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil | £5.90 from Lookfantastic

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil
This argan oil from The Ordinary can double up as a hair oil too.

Argan oil is rich in vitamin e, which can improve dryness and boost moisture. Aside from skin, it can also work magic on damaged hair to add shine and condition. One reviewer said: "I have very sensitive skin and most serums are too harsh for my skin. I’ve been using this product for a couple of weeks now and I’ve noticed my skin is plumper, more radiant. It has also significantly improved my fine lines and under-eye area. Plus, you only need a couple of drops, so each bottle lasts for ages."

Pai RoseHip BioRegenerate Oil | £29 from Cult Beauty

Pai RoseHip BioRegenerate Oil
Pai's facial oil will improve firmness and elasticity.

Despite its distinctive orange colour, this oil from Pai is fast absorbing, gives a glowy dewiness to the skin and aids dryness for a soothed, even complexion.