December 2022

Best Restorative Oils for Your Skin

As an ancient elixir for timeless skin, hair and nails, different types of oils are pure hydrators and easily absorb to create a natural barrier between your skin and damaging outside elements. The best oils are not greasy and they certainly give your skin an amazing sheen. Here are my favorite restorative oils to check out:
Susan Ciminelli facial essential oils will revolutionize your skincare routine! Her special formulas combined with Seawater and natural antiseptics kill blackhead and blemish causing bacteria and fungus, reduce pore size and need for heavy makeup, and will give you what the New York Times has dubbed “The Susan Ciminelli Glow!” With the Oil Control Formula Essential Oil, you too can have gorgeous skin. Susan has a celeb following including Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson.

Olio Lusso which means luxury oil in Italian was founded in 2007 by Linda Rodin, a former model and fashion editor, whose daily beauty regimen is as luxe and low maintenance as it gets, consisting solely of her Olio Lusso and lipstick! A celeb favorite of Julianne Moore and Molly Sims, the botanical and floral chemical-free essential oil is non-greasy and great for soothing, softening, and glowing skin; just take a look at Linda Rodin!
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Body Oil, BUY NOW,$95

The soothing body oil by Espa is a wonderful way to hydrate and de-stress! It is an aromatherapeutic combination of Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Frankincense, and Myrrh that helps to unwind, quiet the mind, and lull you into a peaceful state. I like to use this oil on my chest and arms before a stressful day. Also, the warm and woodsy scent is perfect for both women and men. My husband brought this oil home for me as a gift when returning from a business trip in London and it really works wonders. I have been addicted to it ever since and now buy the Soothing Bath and Massage oils too. Products are available at the Peninsula hotel in NYC where they have an actual Spa by ESPA there or order online.


Olíe Biologique 004 Huile Moderne essential oil is excellent for facial skin and nails, and can be added to your daily moisturizer for flawless skin. The 004 formula follows the brand’s less is more philosophy using six certified organic ingredients for maximum efficiency. The wind energy produced and globally efficient packaged Argan and Rosehip oil with Bergamot, Frankincense, and Neroli formula improves elasticity, softens fine lines, and promotes collagen levels for flawless youthful skin. I recently tried this oil and loving it!

After-Sun Skincare

If you’re trying to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun, it’s easy to over do it and
end up with dry, sunburned skin. Whether your skin is craving moisture or needs some after-
sun soothing, there’s a product to treat, moisturize and relieve it.

Solar Recover Save Your Skin is a fine mist that calms a sunburn and prevents post-burn peeling. It’s an all-natural product made with oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood for an unbelievable fragrance.
Buy Now, Solar Recover Save Your Skin, $11.99

Coconut water is all the rage these days, but did you know it can be just as hydrating for your
skin as it is for your body? Spritz this on for a light, beachy scent and non-greasy hydration. You can use it in your hair, too!
Buy Now, Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist, $38

This light cucumber toner is great for removing all of the sunscreen and salt residue after cleansing. You can also keep it in the fridge to increase the cooling effects and provide soothing relief from a sunburn.
Buy Now, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner, $16

Hawaiian Tropic is known for great-smelling sunscreens, but if you want to smell beachy after you’ve ditched the bikini AND prolong your tan, this product works great. It’s ultra-moisturizing without being heavy. Plus it has cocoa and shea butters, which are amazingly rich moisturizers.
Buy Now, Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Moisturizer Lotion, $7.99

Solarcaine spray is known for soothing sunburns by not only treating the skin but helping with the pain. Aloe soothes, heals and moisturizes the skin. We love the ease of
applying with an aerosol spray for instant relief.
Buy Now, Solarcaine Spray, $5.64

If the sun, sand and salt have left your skin lacking moisture, Vanicream is the super-thick moisturizer it needs. This also works great for wind-burned skin.
Buy Now, Vanicream, $12.89

Sometimes lightly scented body oil is a nice alternative to lotion during the summertime, especially after a day of wearing thick sunblock. Nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow with the yummy-smelling sugar body oil from Fresh.
Buy Now, Fresh Sugar Body Oil, $45