Can you believe it’s already sweater time here in London?
Like, summer officially ended only a couple of days ago. Weren’t we supposed to get a transition period or something? Guess not. *sighs*
This is my cue to add facials oils back into my skincare routine. The extra burst of moisture they give my skin helps it fight the chilly winds and low temperatures and win (take that, winter).
At the moment, I’m trying out Inlight Face Oil, a concoction of some of my fave oils, including rosehip, jojoba and evening primrose. Here’s how my skin is liking it:
What’s In Inlight Face Oil?
JOJOBA TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Did you know that Jojoba is pronounced ho-ho-ba? Confusing, I know.
This is one of my fave oils because it closely resembles the structure of the skin. What does that mean? Because your skin recognises it as one of its own, it sinks in immediately and moisturises skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.
This makes it the perfect oil for oily, acne-prone skin. I know you’re usually too scared to try oils, but this one is safe for you.
Plus, it’s super moisturising. It helps skin retain moisture, keeping it soft and hydrated for hours.
Related: 6 Ways To Use Jojoba Oil In Your Skincare Routine
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL TO SOOTHE SKIN
Whenever someone with sensitive skin tells me she wants to try the Oil Cleansing Method, I recommend evening primrose oil.
This oil is loaded with fatty acids that strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, fortifying it against germs and bacteria that want to harm you. They also nourish dry skin and bring it back to health.
That’s not all. Evening primrose oil is also a powerful antioxidant that helps keep premature wrinkles away.
Related: What’s The Oil Cleansing Method And Should You Try It?
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ROSEHIP OIL TO SLOW DOWN PREMATURE AGING
If I could only use one oil for the rest of my life, I’d pick rosehip oil:
- It’s super moistuirizing: it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that keep skin soft and reduce inflammation
- It has antioxidant properties: it’s a natural source of vitamins A (retinol) and C that fight free radicals and boost collagen production
If you’re looking for a natural antiaging oil, this is it.
Related: How To Use Rosehip Oil (All Your Questions Answered)
Lightweight. Fast-asborbing. A little greasy.
Think vanilla laid out on a bed of roses. Lovely.
How To Use It
It’s the last step of your skincare routine at night.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Make no mistake: Inlight Face Oil IS an oil, so it does feel a little bit greasy. But it’s also very lightweight and sinks into the skin quickly. It’s not one of those oils that you can still feel on your skin twenty minutes later.
But, how does it fare? I use the oil as the last step in my night time skincare routine and every morning, I’d been waking up to softer, smoother skin.
Around this time of the year (at least, since I moved to London), my skin has no qualms letting me know it’s feeling a little dry. This time, it’s not complaining. Prevention works. 🙂
Who Is This For?
Who Is This Not For?
Oily and/or acne-prone skin.
A dark, black bottle with a dropper applicator. Sleek and practical.
Does Inlight Face Oil Live Up To Its Claims?
|A light, protective elixir for daily moisturising with rounded, addictive notes of vanilla and rose.||True.|
|Quickly absorbed into the skin.||True.|
|Helps balance production of skin sebum.||Not really.|
|Long lasting moisturising feel.||True.|
|Protective barrier and base for makeup.||True.|
|Leaves skin velvety soft.||True.|
Price & Availability
47.00 at Inlight Beauty
Do You Need It?
If you’re looking for a facial oil for dry skin, I think you’ll like this.
Dupes & Alternatives
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Rosa rubiginosa (rose) seed oil, Rosa Damascena (rose) flower extract, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract, Malva sylvestris (mallow) flower/leaf extract, Rosa canina (rose hip) fruit extract, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil Linalool*, geraniol*, citronellol*, limonene*. *Natural constituent of essential oils.
That oil sounds so decadent I want to try it. I’ll try to look for it here. The issue probably is whether it can convince me to replace Nuxe. I’ve tried buying other face oils but even as I shop for face oils I already miss Nuxe’s scent so I never buy another oil. I do have a silly question (which you probably touched upon in one of your older posts I haven’t read yet) – do you use moisturizer first then oil, or oil first then moisturizer? I usually use oil first then moisturizer. If I use moisturizer first followed by oil, I find that my face is slightly oilier than I would prefer. Depending on the brand or type of face oil, I would sometimes end up having to wash my face with face wash in the morning (I prefer to just wash my face with water in the morning). But I wonder if the order matters, and I’m not maximizing the best of oil and moisturizer.
JD, I hope you’ll be able to get hold of a bottle, it’s a really nice oil. I know what you mean. Fragrance isn’t the best thing to put on your skin, but it’s there for a reason. Brands know that when you fall in love with it, you’ll be less likely to switch.
I usually do the opposite. Oils can penetrate facial moisturisers but moisturisers may contain ingredients that can’t penetrate oils. Maybe try switching to a lighter moisturiser?
Thank you for the advice! I’ll try a lighter moisturizer as soon as I finish the current one I’m using, and see what happens. Or, I probably have to try another dry or lighter face oil, if I could be tempted. As for fragrance, Nuxe oil is the only (as far as I know but I have to check) skin care product I have that has perfume in it, which if I remember correctly is not high on the list. I generally don’t like perfumy products on my face. I don’t have sensitive skin but I have a sensitive nose, and strong fragrances, especially perfume, give me a headache.
JD, I hear ya! I prefer fragrance-free products too but some are so good, you have to use them even if they’re scented. 🙂
Hi JD, sorry to jump in the post. Inlight oil is enough to act as a moisturiser on its own. It is absorbed easily and leaves a ‘healthy glow’. Many rave that it works really well under make up too. If you sign up to their website, you get 10% off your first order!