Glam - March 29, 2021

Our Favorite Serums and Oils for Gua Sha

Gua sha facials are one of our favorite self-care rituals. We’ve already shared the benefits of gua sha and a step-by-step tutorial on how to use a gua sha tool, but now we’re doing a deep dive into our favorite serums and oils.

Gua Sha 101

Gua sha sculpts the face and moves stagnant energy, increasing circulatory flow and lymphatic drainage. Regular gua sha facials promote collagen production and lift facial muscles to create a more defined jawline and cheekbones, but you’ll notice a reduction in inflammation, tension, and puffiness after a single session. 

To get started with gua sha facials, you’ll need a gua sha stone (we love this one from Wildling) and a facial oil or serum to help the gua sha tool glide over your face. This is key—if the gua sha is pulling at your skin, it will do more harm than good!

 

Best Gua Sha Serums and Oils for Oily Skin

Viva Naturals Organic Jojoba Oil

If you’ve read our post on using jojoba oil for skin, you already know that its composition is so similar to facial sebum that it doesn’t clog pores, making it a great choice for oily skin.

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Odacité Jo + L Clogged Pores

When your skin is both oily and irritated, this soothing serum is the remedy. Jojoba oil minimizes the appearance of pores while lavender calms and balances the skin.

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Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil

Although it’s not the best idea to do a gua sha facial if you’re in the midst of a bad breakout, tea tree oil makes this ideal for anyone who suffers from occasional acne.

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Best Gua Sha Serums and Oils for Dry Skin

KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil

This oil absorbs quickly into dehydrated skin to leave you glowing. It’s also an excellent gua sha serum for evening tone and diminishing the effects of sun damage and scarring.

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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

Use this hydrating oil on its own or combine it with a soothing essential oil like chamomile or lavender to alleviate redness too.

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Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil

CBD isn’t just for stressed out minds—it’s for stressed out skin too. This nourishing oil soothes and hydrates dry skin to reveal a more radiant complexion.

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Best Gua Sha Serums and Oils for Combination Skin

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

This oil works for all skin types, but it’s especially great for balancing skin with uneven texture.

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Skinowl Geranium Drops

Geranium oil is one of the best essential oils for balancing skin and evening tone, making this a go-to for combination skin types.

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Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil

Squalane has the magical ability to balance excess oil and provide intense hydration, all while firming the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

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Best Gua Sha Serums and Oils for Aging Skin

ÓLEO PARA A FACE Kaya Anti-Aging Face Oil

This anti-aging face oil is worth the splurge. It’s rich in lipids, essential fatty acids, omegas 3, 6, and 9, and powerful antioxidants and it absorbs well, leaving your face feeling radiant rather than greasy.

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100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Replenishing Serum

This silky-smooth serum hydrates and restores thirsty skin thanks to seaweed polysaccharides and olive squalane.

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Herbivore Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum

This naturally-derived retinol alternative might just be your holy grail skincare product. It hydrates, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and it does it all without irritation.

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