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New, versatile skin treatments slick on sales


One of the hottest trends currently making waves in the beauty industry is oil. Whether it is rose hip seed oil, Argan oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or Kukui oil, incorporating oil into a skin care regimen is the buzz.

In fact, each month Sephora reveals its "Hot Now" — the most buzzed-about beauty products handpicked by its experts. Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil ($45) made the list for July. The potent anti-aging treatment features 100% rose hip seed oil and active vitamins A and C to brighten, repair and nourish skin.

A recent blog post, titled "You Look Like Sisters!" by The NPD Group, indicated that in prestige skin care alone sales of facial oils in 2012 grew by double digits over 2011, and more than doubled since 2008, according to The NPD Group/Beauty Trends data.

There's no doubt that manufacturers are heeding the call. Lumene's new anti-aging skin care line, known as Complete Rewind, includes the Intensive Recovery Beauty Oil. The oil is designed to help stimulate skin regeneration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, moisture loss and other skin imperfections.

In addition, Crème of Nature recently introduced its 100% Pure Argan Oil for skin and hair.

Beauty brand derma e has developed its Skin, Hair and Nail Oil with Organic Argan and Jojoba Oils, plus Kukui Oil for an all-body treatment.

There's also SILKtage Clear Glow from Emtage Beauty. This all-natural, multipurpose cleansing oil combines the powers of Argan, Camellia and Red Palm oil with the detoxifying properties of castor seed, broccoli seed and other botanical oils to dissolve makeup, dirt and impurities without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.

And let's not forget about Bio-Oil, a popular skin care oil that hails from South Africa. It is formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Bio-Oil has Pur-Cellin oil, which is inspired by the preen gland oil of ducks.

With the development of its new Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, L'Oréal Paris is now bringing a concentrated facial oil to the mass market. According to L'Oréal Paris, it is a first-to-mass innovation that is designed to boost skin's natural radiance and provides all-day hydration with a blend of eight essential oils.

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