The Beauty 100 - 2017 - Insider's Guide to SPAS

Ways to Glow

12 Nourishing Serums & Oils

Olie Biologique

Calming Face Oil 

Olie Biologique

An excellent oil for sensitive and stressed skin types whose skin reddens easily, this helps calm inflammation with ingredients like lavender, chamomile, and organic camellia oil. $78.

Blue Beautify

Organic Regenerating Oil Serum 

Blue Beautifly

There’s a lot to love about this little bottle of USDA-certified organic oil (including the scent, an intriguing blend that counts ylany ylang and jasmine among its ingredients). Formulated for mature skin types, it calls on the plant powers of calendula, sea buckthorn berry, pomegranate, and more. $52.

Goddess Garden Sun Repair

Day Undone Nighttime Serum Goddess 

Garden Organics

Here’s a serum for those of you whose skin is showing the wear and tear of too much time in the sun. Antioxidant-rich, this Sun-Repair Serum goes to work on skin texture. Mango butter and pomegranate and rose hip oils provide a silky, nourishing blend. $17.99.

Red Flower Nature

Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum 

Red Flower Nature

A lovely formula created with the “whole essential oil of 45 kilograms of rosa damascena petals and 10,000 cold-pressed cloudberry and raspberry seeds in every bottle.” High in omega oils, this is a potent, circulation-boosting blend. $86.


Ba+S Eye Contour 


We chose this as a skin-soothing remedy for our dark circles, though this nourishing blend is also meant to address wrinkles around the eyes, as well as puffiness. The “Ba+S” stand for Baobab Sarsaparilla Serum (both wonderfully potent oils). Mix a little in your eye cream or use solo. $42.

Seventh Generation

Soothing with Oat Extract 

Seventh Generation Boosts

Intended to calm and relieve stressed skin with ingredients like oat, argan, and the Chinese herb zi cao, this nourishing serum absorbs quickly and is 100 percent USDA-certified biobased. $12.


Nourishing Oil Serum 


Dry skin types especially will benefit from this daytime serum, crafted with essential oils of marjolaine, lavender, and myrrh, among others. Its plant-oil base is made up of eight different oils, including argan, avocado, babassu, and cranberry. $73.

Intelligent Nutrients

Renewing Oil Serum 

Intelligent Nutrients

Good for all skin types, this one is a favorite of the bunch for the way it sinks into the skin without leaving a residue, and for its great radiant-boosting qualities. USDA-certified organic, to boot. $65.


Eye Serum 

Laurel Whole Plant Organics

Whole plant power (think bilberry, chamomile, fennel, licorice, and rose hips) works its regenerating natural magic in this gentle blend, formulated to help lessen dark circles and ease puffiness and fine lines. $72.

Paulas Choice

Moisture Renewal Oil 

Paula’s Choice

This is a nice lightweight oil for very dry skin types, featuring a soothing and revitalizing blend of nine essential, nonfragrant plant oils (jojoba, safflower, and sunflower, to name a few). $36.


Seriously Glowing Facial Serum 


Hydrating, soothing, and packed with antioxidants, this noteworthy serum counts refreshing rosemary, as well as borage and pumpkin seed oils, among its concentrated ingredients. USDA-certified organic, as well. $19.99.

Lavido Facial Serum

Replenishing Serum 


A rich, skin-firming combination of 19 different plants (pomegranate seed and lemon myrtle are two star ingredients) make this a good option for those looking for an anti aging oil loaded with active plant-based acids, vitamins, and minerals. $59.

—Mary Bemis