I have always been dubious about using a facial oil as I thought they would be heavy and cloying, not letting the skin breathe.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil (£13) is a great introduction to gently lead you in to the facial oil hype.
When applied to clean skin before bed, the oil is quickly absorbed in to the skin after a gentle massage and does not leave a residue. Your skin will feel velvety soft and nourished, and this is still the same the next morning.
I wear it on no make up days when I am just hanging round the house and before I go out in to the bracing winter weather as I found it felt more protective than a thick moisturiser.
I will be certainly taking this on holiday with me for a nightly post sunshine treat to my skin.