There are a lot of popular oils out there and when choosing one for your face, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Each oil has different nutrients and vitamins so you need to make sure that you're picking one that's right for your skin type. Oils rich in linoleic acid are lighter in weight and better for congested, oilier skin types, whereas oleic acid is thicker, richer and more hydrating, ideal for dry and mature skin types. Typically, oily skin is comprised of mainly oleic acid and is lacking in linoleic and dry and mature skin are high in linoleic acid and is lacking in oleic.

Camellia and rosehip oils are very commonly found in face oils, but there are distinct differences between them. Camellia seed oil is higher in oleic acid, but also also contains a good amount of linoleic, as well. The balanced profile of camellia makes it suitable for hydrating acne-prone as well as dry and aging skin. It’s full of fatty acids and antioxidants making it anti-inflammatory and will leave your skin brighter and smoother.

Rosehip oil is high in linoleic acid and has low oleic making it perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. It is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.

If you have dry or mature skin, rosehip oil is not the best option for your skin type, you should choose something that is higher in oleic acid. If you have oily skin, both rosehip and camellia will work for you.