By now, we know that slathering on oils from head to toe can work wonders on our hair and skin. Beauty brands make it easy by enriching products with moisture-laden oils—for years, argan, coconut, and olive oils have led the pack. Today, brands are ushering in a new wave of exotic oils for their skin-softening and strand-nourishing properties. Here, a few that we've got our eye on.
1. MORINGA OIL
With summer just around the corner, you'll want to start racking up on anti-humidity products to prevent your hair from morphing into a ball of frizz as soon as temps rise. When used in hair care, moringa oil is a water-resistant, nutrient-rich oil that coats strands, shielding your hair from moist environments.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Coconut & Moringa Oils Flyaway Curl Control Serum
Madam C.J. Walker | $26
2. MORINGA OIL
This lightweight, fast-absorbing oil makes up for all those greasy, heavy products out there that give body oils a bad rap. True Moringa sources its moringa oil from Ghana, and cold-presses it to get the most nutrients out of the antioxidant-rich ingredient.
True Moringa All Purpose Body Oil
True Moringa | $29
3. Rosehip Oil
On skin, rosehip oil is a multipurpose miracle potion. It's chock-full of nutrients that work to fade hyperpigmentation, soothe irritation, hydrate dryness, and firm aging skin. What more can you ask for?
RMS Beauty Oil
RMS Beauty | $78
4. Rosehip Oil
As much as we'd all love TV-ad-worthy hair, the fact remains that everyday factors (heat-styling, color-processing, and harsh environmental elements) can leave strands dry, brittle, and often damaged. High in antioxidants with reconstructive properties, rosehip oil works to mend split ends and breakage and prevents further damage with UVA and UVB protection. Apply this oil to your ends as a daily styler for stronger, shinier hair.
Briogeo Rosarco Oil
Briogeo | $28
5. Chia Oil
If you've recently started incorporating chia seeds and puddings into your diet, add it to your skin care regimen too! Chia seed oil is full of essential fatty acids to help hydrate and soften dull skin. Try this serum, which includes kale, spirulina, and parsley. It's basically a green juice for your face!
Sukín Australian Natural Skincare Supergreens Nourishing Chia Seed Oil+
6. CHIA OIL
DevaCurl, the brand that has curly girls' best interest at heart, relies on coconut oil to hydrate thick, coarse, tight curls with its Decadence line. Now, the brand is introducing Delight, a lighter formula infused with a chia-flaxseed blend to hydrate—not weigh down—loose, wavy textures.
DevaCurl One Condition Delight
DevaCurl | $22