Doesn’t it seem like the proverbial store shelf is piled to the brim with fancy oils? It’s no easy feat keeping track of these miracle-workers—even for us. So in the spirit of learning, here’s a list of the buzziest, most beloved beauty oils you’ll come across while shopping, and exactly what they do for you.

ALMOND OIL

  • Naturally exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Clears clogged pores
  • Helps lighten dark spots for a more even skin tone

    OUR RECO: L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, P2,200

ARGAN OIL

  • A potent moisturizer for dry skin, hair, and nails
  • Contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids

    OUR RECO: Sooper Beaute Pure Argan Oil, on sale at P405

COCONUT OIL

  • A fast-absorbing moisturizer
  • Famed for antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • Contains Vitamin E and fatty acids that re-energize the skin

    OUR RECO: Zenutrients Relaxing Massage Oil, P338

COPAIBA OIL

  • Dubbed the world’s most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient
  • Fights acne, diminishes stretch marks, and tightens sagging skin

    OUR RECO: V&M Naturals Copaiba Oil, on sale at P720

EMU OIL

  • Provides deep hydration
  • Fights inflammation in troubled skin
  • Boosts product absorption when mixed with other skincare formulas

    OUR RECO: V&M Naturals Pure Fully Refined Emu Oil, on sale at P846

GRAPESEED OIL

  • Regulates the production of sebum for oily skin types
  • Rich in Vitamin C, which helps brighten the complexion

    OUR RECO: By Nature Facial Oil in One, on sale at P368

MARULA OIL

  • Africa’s anti-aging cure-all for sagging skin and wrinkles
  • Contains a whopping 60% more antioxidants than argan oil

    OUR RECO: Pure Marula Facial Oil, P2,980

OLIVE OIL

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Rejuvenates extremely dry skin and help heal eczema
  • Contains Vitamins A and E, which have anti-aging properties

    OUR RECO: DHC Virgin Olive Oil, P1,500

PILI & MORINGA OILS

  • Packed with Vitamins A and E and omega fatty acids
  • Moringa oil also contains a powerful antioxidant, which significantly reduces the signs of skin-aging

    OUR RECO: My Prime Skin Recovery Formula, on sale at P1,840

ROSEHIP OIL

SESAME OIL

  • A natural SPF that defends the skin from sun damage and harmful free radicals
  • Slows down skin-aging by improving blood circulation, which in turn improves internal healing

    OUR RECO: Banila Co. Extra Black Sesame Oil, P1,200

TEA TREE OIL

TSUBAKI OIL