9 Jul 2014

Facial Oil… Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin, OlioLusso, French Essence, Vicki Archer


“What I longed for was something far simpler—products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay.”

  linda rodin from olio lusso


Something I have been wanting to try for ages… but not entirely sure about… is facial oil.

The idea of oiling up my face didn’t resonate with me.

Then I thought about it.


I add a few drops of olive oil to my bath water… I add essential oils to my body lotion… I treat my hair.

What’s the difference?


If anywhere needs nourishment, it is my face.

I have been using facial oil.. and I like it… No, I actually love it.

The skill is in the application.

Less is more and the timing is critical.


I was very extravagant and bought the Rodin oil created by Linda Rodin.

Sometimes we need a treat… no excuses… it all helps with our self confidence.

11 essential oils including neroli, rosehip, jojoba and jasmine.

Beauty is an investment and I think it’s important to do our homework.

I found rave reviews for her facial oil… and I very much like her philosophy towards beauty.


In my experience beauty products need to be mixed up a little, changed and experimented with.

The same day-after-day routines become taken for granted…  and we don’t want that… xv


The How

A few drops… the emphasis on few… morning and night on clean skin.

Avoid the eye area, too close and the eyes can puff.

If your skin is prone to be a little oily… don’t be afraid.

Follow with your normal routine.

If it feels too much for the day… use at night and luxuriate in the essential oils.


The  Facial Oil

divine extravagance

rodin facial oil @ net-a-porter  //  rodin facial oil @barneys


happy medium 

clarins blue orchid face treatment oil  //  kiehls  midnight recovery concentrate  //  aurelia cell repair night oil


don’t refrain

** l’oreal age perfect facial oil


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I wanted to try it to… I have nothing against oil .. . I am Greek… I use olive oil everywhere :)
This sounds like a great alternative to night cream!

X Nina


Nina, I think you will really love it… and sometimes it’s great to mix up our products… it’s so easy to follow the same routines day in day out… at least I do… :)
Your skin is gorgeous so whatever you are doing… keep on… :)


The same day-after-day routines become taken for granted…yes and our skin get used to it. I changed to Decleor products and use the
facial oil too and I’m excited. Next I will try the Marrocan Argan Oil because you can use it also on your hair and body.


I was learned that only oil is not enough. You should use it
first on your skin and for a better soak after the day/night

Anita Rivera

Vicki, I have to tell you that I have been doing this since I was about 15. And when I mentioned yesterday that I noticed I was getting older, it’s not even my face that I’m referring to, but my hair, for my face has been getting this treatment for 41 years, and I have no wrinkles except for laugh lines around my mouth because I’m constantly laughing of smiling (thanks to my husband!)

I can assure that with consistent use, these oils are extremely helpful in maintaining a dewy and healthy complexion along side a good amount of sleep, hydration and a good cleansing routine. ENJOY IT! Anita

Melanie LeFever

I’ve been using it for 2 years and love it. The hair oil is nice too.

Melanie LeFever

P. S. I spray my face with Rose Water before applying the oil .


I have been using this oil for years, and it is fantastic! The scent, the feel, it’s all wonderful. Linda Rodin has developed a truly lovely product. I can’t say enough about this oil.


I use the Rodin oil every day. Absolutely love it! I used to have oily skin and broke out. I used all these products from the dermatologist which I believe dried me out and then my skin produced extra oil to compensate. Now, I wash with water only and a washcloth. After, on a lightly moistened face, I apply a few drops of the olio lusso oil. My skin has never been better! Breaking out is rare for me and I’m no longer oily. My skin in finally balanced after being oily since my teens.

Also, even though the product is initially expensive, it goes a long way (a bottle can last 8 months).


Thanks Amy… great to hear another opinion… and yes, I can see that it will last for ages… :)

Heather H

I make my own facial oil with almond oil, argan oil, and multiple essential oils including carrot, lavendar, frankincense and others for far less $! I love it.


Sounds fabulous… I am sure it is wonderful and so beneficial if you can make your own… :)


Great post Vicki, I love facial oil too – even though it is counter intuitive during the warm summer months – but it is wonderful. Another of the “don’t refrain” is Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil. Such an interesting story she has. Started with a brain tumor diagnosis. Couldn’t sleep one night and heard about her line while listening to satellite radio. If you get a chance, check it out.

Gina Diamond

My sister, who has been living in France for the past two years, wrote about an oil on her blog the other day that she has fallen in love with. It is called Huile Prodigieuse and you can read more about it if interested at memphistanista.blogspot.com

Love that you both wrote about a wonderful oil. I think I need to step it up because I had not heard about these wonderful oils until the two of you! Thanks for sharing.


oh, I made a big mess in my posting…sorry….Linda, isn’t she
gorgeous? I think beside a face lift she never exposed to sun.

Heather in Arles

While in the States, I found a facial oil that I love…that is British! It is the from Boots, their Botanic Facial Oil and it is amazing. It is entirely organic, has much of the same ingredients as the Rodin oil and yet only cost $8. My Mom bought some after she saw my skin after I used it for a week…I went back and bought another bottle to bring home!


I have been using Clarins Santal Oil for years. It’s especially great in winter.


Oh dear, I seem to be one out here. I used Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery oil and broke out in a little batch of blackheads. Felt like a teenager again but in the worst possible way. Perhaps I used too much?? Fay


I’m not sure Fay… could have been too much… I am very sparing with these products, I admit…


Girls, please tell me if you feel the oil would be bad for sebum clogged pores :( Love the idea of it but I am nervous about trying it.

Berenice Omans

I/ve been using vitamin E oil from the pharmacy for years and my facial skin looks almost at fine as any of my 3 almost 60 year old daughters. I read once that for one’s skin, oil is oil…any vegetable oil will do. Just don’t use olive oil if you don’t want to smell like a salad. Vitamin E oil has no odor and it cost about $9.95 for 2.5 ounces.


Great Vicki, so nice to have budget alternatives too you shared. I bought some sesame oil for skin at the organic health food department. It soaks right in and not greasy at all. I was wondering if I would feel greasy, I do not & leaves no odd smell at all. Merci Beaucoup! xo


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