Below are a few key oils and links to brands that I love and use. Many are widely available at a natural grocery store or online. I've also included a few tips on how I've found most effective use of them.
As a note, all skin is different. It's important to test out what works best and discontinue use if issues occur.
Favorite Skincare Oils
Kukui Nut Oil: The oil that started my journey, this one is extracted from the official tree of Hawaii and is filled with essential fatty acids. It's emollient and completely luscious for cleansing and when applied on body or face after a warm shower.
Rosehip Oil: Rosehips oil is amazing for giving dehydrated and dry skin a drink. Also full of fatty acids, this one is great for balancing combination skin. I use this one for moisturizing, rather than cleansing.
Jojoba Oil: Extracted from jojoba tree seeds (Simmondsia chinenis), jojoba is an excellent moisturizing oil, and one good for oily skin as wax ester (what it actually is) is extremely similar to human sebum (also known as the oil on your face). This one also absorbs nicely so I keep it in my gym bag to cleanse after exercising and showering.
Grapeseed Oil: Full of linoleic acid, grapeseed oil is a restorative one, and I've noticed it helps prevent clogging in pores. It's extremely light and skin-tightening, so I balance it with a more hydrating oil for cold dry days.
Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet almond is high in vitamins E, A, B1, B2, and B6. It's also an excellent massage and carrier oil, and gorgeous when used on the body or to enhance other oils on the face.
For cleansing, I prefer to splash my face with warm water and drop a small amount of my chosen oil into my hand. I then rub my hands together and apply to my face, always performing a facial massage for several minutes. I then get a small washcloth damp with warm water and use that to gentle massage my skin. After one final splash of water, I then massage my face until dry. That's right - I don't dry my skin with a towel.
For moisturizing, simply perform the same facial massage without water. If you plan on using makeup, let oil absorb for several minutes. Avoid use on eyes.