There’s not a beauty predicament that can’t be helped with a little bit of TLO – tender loving oils. Check out our pick of some of the best all-rounders
Rosehip oil consistenly makes its way to the top of the beauty charts for good reason – the essential fatty acids work to restore damaged skin, while quenching it with moisture and working to improve texture and tone. The inherent nutrients and vitamins charge ageing skin with anti-oxidant strength, reducing fine lines for a youthful boost.
Great for... improving texture and tone
Neal's Yard Organic Rosehip Oil, £17.50 nealsyardremedies.com
Soothing, anti-inflammatory lavender oil is a top choice for all manner of ailments, from sleep issues to skin complaints. Introduce it to your beauty regime to treat a range of common problems like eczema, acne and sunburn, but also as a powerful anti-ager. Add a few drops to coconut oil for a nourishing moisturiser that you skin will thank you for.
Great for... chronic skin conditions.
Tisserand Lavender Essential Oil, £5.99 boots.com
Hydrating and moisturising jojoba oil is lightweight. Thanks to a molecular structure similar to natural sebum, it's a scalp-friendly option for wonderfully soft hair, and can also be used to effectively treat conditions like dandruff. As well as being a consummate hair product, it runs a gamut of skin cures, too. Use it to deeply moisturise dry skin and on ance-prone complexions to reduce oiliness – yes, really!
Great for... a healthy scalp
Faith in Nature Jojoba Shampoo, £5.35, faithinnature.co.uk
Check out this all-round wonder-oil that looks set to knock some traditional favourites off the top spot. It's packed full of skin-friendly vitamins A and E, plus essential linoeic fatty acid (it's said to contain twice as much as better-known argan oil), making this a heady combination for skin regeneration. If that's not enough, it's a hair-nourisher, too.
Great for... anti-ageing
Ooh! Oils of Heaven Caycay Anti-ageing Face Oil, £39, oilsofheaven.com
Cook with it... moisturise with it – what's not to love about this gently scented all-rounder? As a beauty product, coconut oil scores highly. Try it on dry, damaged hair for nourishing softness, and to alleviate dry scalp conditions. Skin-wise, it's full of anti oxidants and high in the natural disinfectant lauric acid. It absorbs quickly and locks in moisture to help skin stay feeling soft and supple all day long. Buy the organic kind, though, to make sure you get the best of nature's spoils.
Great for... locking in moisture
Yes to Coconut Head-To-Toe Hydrating Balm, £10.99, boots.com
Love to discover new beauty buys? Kalahari melon seed oil should tick that box nicely! It's a heady combination of antioxidants, and vitamins A, C and E, which work together for all-round healthy skin. Plus with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids also in its arsenal of ingredients, it's a great way to infuse ageing skin with nutrients that promote elasticity. It moisturises and nourishes without leaving any greasy residue.
Great for... sensitive skin
Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner, £10, uk.lizearle.com
Add borage oil to your everyday moisturiser or use on its own for a feel-good surge of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and brighter skin in an instant. In fact, it's a face-saver on many counts, nourishing dry skin, plumping ageing complexions and nurturing skin suffering hormonal challenges. It contains GLA fatty acids, along with vitamins A, D and E and beauty enhancing B vitamins to promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
Great for... mature skin
Bee Good Honey, Borage and Echium Intensive Hand Repair, £12, beegood.co.uk
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