This $22 Oil Is Proof That Skincare Doesn't Have to Be Expensive to Work

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When it comes to investments, your skin is something that’s definitely worth splurging on. You know what they say (and I may be paraphrasing here): “The more you do when you’re young, the better your skin will look as you age.” While it’s probably clear where we stand on the matter—we are beauty editors, after all—we hate to admit we’re not always in the position to drop serious money on our skincare products. Luckily brands like Bliss are proving that you don’t have to spend an actual arm and leg to get a product that actually works (great news for our bank accounts and our skin). Case in point: this new facial oil...

What It Is

Bliss’s Hydration Salvation ($22) is a vegan facial oil supercharged with 10% fermented camellia oil to visibly plump, rejuvenate, and replenish. What’s really unique, though, is that the fermentation process delivers lightweight particles that are more easily absorbed by skin, thus reducing the chance of irritation.

Why I Need to Have it?

There are oils, and then there are oils. Don’t let the $22 price tag fool you: This stuff is luxurious. Not only does it quickly absorb (after using a few drops!), but it leaves skin feeling super fresh, rejuvenated, and not greasy at all. And you can use it alone, layer it on top of a moisturizer, or even mix some in with your foundation to give your complexion an effortless dewy glow. What’s more, it’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, PETA-certified, synthetic fragrance–free, and free of other harsh ingredients our skin can live without. 

Where to Get it

You can get your own bottle at or in-store in the bath aisle.