There is a hydrating hero, believe it or not.
Facial oils have been around for a while now and I have tried quite a few.
It was a different concept of skin care and nourishment at first and one that took time to become accustomed to. The texture of the oil felt unusual and the absorption is slightly different to a cream. It took practise to judge the exact application, the amount of drops and how often to use.
It was not love at first sight; a few years later and I cannot go a day without using facial oil. I use a couple of drops each day mixed with my facial cream and at night a few drops more, either alone or with a richer cream, depending on how my skin is feeling.
The market has changed and most beauty brands have now created a range of facial oils to incorporate in our beauty regime. I try many products, especially when I have access to the French pharmacy. I like experimenting and I like to make sure what I share with you is absolutely one of the best on the beauty radar.
My favourite by far is still Rodin Olio Lusso, the only difference is there are two fragrances; the original Jasmine/ Neroli and the latest, Lavender Absolute.
“I created Lavender Absolute to be floral in the most elegant, unexpected and sophisticated way: combining a seductive, warm French lavender absolute, redolent of rich tobacco-hay notes with an ethereal Bulgarian lavender, to create an effect closer to the original plants and flowers in their pure, unadulterated form. All of the base oils are a reprise of the original Jasmine/Neroli olio lusso—this perfect blend has an aromatic, intoxicating purity that leans floral-amber, not medicinal. I apply 2-3 drops every morning after rinsing my face with warm water. At night, I cleanse and semi-dry my face, and again, apply 2-3 drops of the oil.” —Linda Rodin
Last week I picked up the Overnight Recovery facial oil from Caudalie.
I like their products very much on the whole, although sometimes I need something with a little more action and strength. I am looking forward to trying this one as it comes highly recommended by my local French pharmacy. It is less investment if facial oil is a new adventure.
Who doesn’t need a hydrating hero? xv
The Hydrating Hero
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