4 Best Anti-ageing Face Oils For Glowing Skin

Some add-to-cart inspo if you’re needing some luxury anti-ageing power in your skincare routine. Winter is the perfect time to introduce an active facial oil that will help achieve brighter, smoother, softer skin, preventing the signs of ageing. Delivering an instant glow and long-term benefits.

Why use a facial oil?

Facial oils are a great way to hydrate, protect and nourish the skin, deliver active ingredients such as vitamin A / retinol, vitamin C as well as helping stabilise the sebum (oil) levels. Contrary to popular belief, oils do not make oily skin more oily. No matter your skin type, La Clinica has a range of face oils to suit your needs. Here are our research-backed favourites to help prevent the signs of ageing.  

Luxury Anti Ageing Facial Oils for Glowing Skin:


1. Essentials Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils

    Retinol is the holy grail anti-ageing ingredient because of its clinically-proven ability to achieve a variety of skin-care goals.


    Keep reading: Which Retinol Percentage is Right For Me?

    What the Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils does:

    By stimulating cell turnover, this vitamin A derivative offers consistent, long-term users a host of benefits. Ideal for improving your skin's overall texture, minimising fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone, and helping prevent blemishes. In short, it lives up to the hype!

    The Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils  contains botanical oils to ensure skin is deeply nourished, lessening the chance of irritation, redness or peeling. Choose from the least potent edition which is 0.2% and work your way up through 0.5%, 0.75% to the 1%. Or simply start where you feel your skin is ready.

    Need to know ingredients:

    Retinol, Squalane, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil

    Shop Pure Retinol 0.75% in Luxurious Plant Oils

    2. Rebalancing Oil


    Dubbed the ‘natural alternative to retinol’ thanks to its similar anti-ageing benefits and encouragement of skin cell turnover. Gentler than retinol, it is the perfect choice for stressed or sensitive skin, and suitable for daytime wear.


    Keep reading: Everything you need to know about Bakuchiol

    What the Rebalancing Oil does:

    Bakuchiol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as help fight against loss of firmness and elasticity. In a clinical study (Dhaliwal et al., 2019) Bakuchiol and Retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation which we love to hear. The study compared 0.5% Bakuchiol applied twice daily to a 0.5% Retinol applied once daily with equal results. The bonus of using Bakuchiol is that it is absent of the irritation that often comes with retinol.

    Hemp Seed Oil soothes, hydrates, plumps the skin and provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Vitamin C, CoQ10, Bakuchiol and CBD-Alt all help even out the skin tone and encourage a glowy, radiant complexion. 


    Need to know ingredients:

    Bakuchiol, Hemp Seed Oil, CBD-alt, Vitamin C, CoQ10

    Shop Rebalancing Oil

    3. Essentials Re-Activation Nourishing Facial Oil


    Prefer to focus on hydration? This intelligent face oil has a unique Hyaluronic Acid that creates a plumping action on the skin and mechanically smoothes out wrinkles and works double time, attending to both dry and dehydrated skin conditions. Hello bouncy skin!


    Keep reading: If you’re not using Hyaluronic Acid, you need to start and here’s why

    What the Reactivation Nourishing Facial Oil does:

    This lightweight face oil contains Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Filling Spheres, a unique dehydrated hyaluronic acid suspended in a water-free fatty acid. Once these spheres come in contact with water inside the skin, they swell rapidly, creating a plumping action on the skin and mechanically smoothing out wrinkles. Leaving you with sumptuously smooth, bouncy skin. Common hyaluronic acid does not have this exaggerated effect. 

    Powerhouse emollients, Squalane, Jojoba, Chia seed, Argan and Rosehip oil soften and moisturise the skin, but also provide calming and soothing effects, promote wound healing and support the skin barrier. 

    Need to know ingredients:

    Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Filling Spheres, Squalane, Jojoba Oil, Chia Seed Oil

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    5. Essentials Vitamin C Potent Antioxidant Oil


    Our Vitamin C Potent Antioxidant Oil is a light-yet-luxe face oil. It’s oil-soluble, which means it penetrates skin faster than any other form of Vitamin C out there, is more easily absorbed and therefore more product reaches where it needs to go.


    Keep reading: Your Guide to Vitamin C Skincare

    What the Vitamin C Potent Antioxidant Oil does:

    Vitamin C is famous for its glow-inducing power, but it is also great for anti-ageing too - helping increase collagen synthesis and neutralise free radicals caused by UV light.

    Featuring 30% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C derivative), Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E to keep skin juicy, bright and hydrated, and Boswellia Extract to calm and soothe skin. We’ve added Vitamin E as when C+E are combined, they are more effective in preventing adverse effects of sunlight on the skin than either vitamin alone (Quevedo et al., 2000).

    Need to know ingredients:

    30% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Boswellia Extract

    Shop Vitamin C Potent Antioxidant Oil

    Keep Reading: How To Choose the Best Face Oil for your Skin



    Dhaliwal, S., Rybak, I., Ellis, S. R., Notay, M., Trivedi, M., Burney, W., Vaughn, A. R., Nguyen, M., Reiter, P., Bosanac, S., Yan, H., Foolad, N., & Sivamani, R. K. (2019). Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing. The British journal of dermatology, 180(2), 289–296. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16918

      QUEVEDO JR, HOLSTEIN, T. J., DYCKMAN, J., MCDONALD, C. J., & ISAACSON, E. L. (2000). Inhibition of UVR‐Induced Tanning and Immunosuppression by Topical Applications of Vitamins C and E to the Skin of Hairless (hr/hr) Mice 1. Pigment Cell Research, 13(2), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0749.2000.130207.x

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