Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Discover the Truth About Beauty Oils at Sephora this Month

Through January 31st at Sephora, get a one-on-one consultation with skincare experts to find the best beauty oils for your skin type. Try skincare's latest, innovative must haves and celebrate your skin with some of the greatest skincare experts and tricks:

- Meet experts from Ole Henriksen, Josie Maran, Dr. Dennis Gross, and more.*

- Discuss Skincare iQ--Sephora's breakthrough new skincare technology that will help you find the products best suited for your skin. Let Sephora experts tap into our genius tool to access custom skincare solutions and then complete the experience with a custom BB/CC cream application.

- Once you've met your skincare match, take home a custom, deluxe sample with your consultation.**

Not all brands will be at all locations on all days. Please call your local store for details.
**While supplies last.

2014 is the year to embrace beauty oils and discover the multitude of benefits they offer for skin, hair, and body. Comprised of lightweight oil blends and enriched with antioxidants, today's beauty oils can cleanse, hydrate, and even offer treatment benefits to all skin types - without a heavy, greasy residue.

No matter what your looking for, Sephora can help you navigate its extensive selection of oils from today's top brands. Start with their expert recommendations below, head in-store for a Skincare iQ consultation, a Sephora Personal Beauty Consultation, or simply log on to to find out what others are saying in the Ratings and Reviews

Washing with a cleansing oil is one of the most delicate and effective ways to remove makeup and impurities from the skin. Try one formulated for all skin types, like Josie Maran Cleansing Oil ($32). This multi-tasking, non-greasy blend of almond, argan, safflower, and grape seed oils cleanse the skin’s surface to renew the complexion and leave it healthy-looking and refreshed.

Dry skin and oils are a natural match, but did you know that applying the right oil to oily skin can help manage pore-clogging sebum, too? For best results, gently press oils onto the face – don’t rub. A great one for oily skin is Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment ($65). Made from rare dilo oil from Fiji, this oil is rich in essential natural lipids that work in harmony with skin’s own lipid layer. The fast-absorbing oil helps to support the skin’s natural moisture barrier for deep hydration without pore-clogging residue or heaviness.

Because of their natural affinity to skin, oils efficiently deliver powerful antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Experiment by mixing oil with your foundation for additional moisture and skincare benefits. Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79) is a top pick formulated with microalgae oil, ceramides, and a brown algae extract, to deliver powerful antioxidants that visibly restore elasticity and leaves skin looking firmer and more supple.

Not only do oils add hydration, they can boost radiance and give skin a “lit-from-within” warmth. The key is to apply your skincare in order of thickness, with the thinner formulas first. This usually means oil is applied after serum, but before moisturizer. A lightweight oil likeFresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil ($50), comprised of pure seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grapeseed, and sweet almond oils, absorbs quickly and is packed with restorative omegas to maintain a youthful appearance.

Give winter-parched locks a boost of hydration, shine and frizz control with oils designed just for hair. Dry Bar 100 Proof Treatment Oil ($35) is a versatile option that mixes and layers easily with other hair products to bring dry, dull hair back to life without weighing it down.

The benefits of oils don’t stop at the neckline. Choose a silky smooth formula and lavishly apply all over the body, especially after a shower when skin is still damp. The subtly fragranced Caudalie Divine Oil ($49) contains moisturizing active ingredients plus antioxidant grape polyphenols and draining ginkgo biloba to leave skin firm and radiant.

The truth(s) about oils:

TRUTH 1: You can cleanse with oil.
Washing with cleansing oil is one of the most gentle but effective ways to remove makeup and impurities from your skin.

TRUTH 2: You can fight oil with oil.
Applying oil to already oily skin can help manage pore-clogging sebum (the skin-congesting opponent to clear skin).

TRUTH 3: You can be glowing, not greasy, with oil.
Oils deliver moisture and radiance, not residue.

TRUTH 4: You can curb signs of aging with oil.
Use oils to smoothly deliver powerful antioxidants and other antiaging ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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