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:
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? It can trick your skin into thinking it’s producing enough oil on its own, so it can stop pumping out so much.
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.
Evening primrose Oil
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.
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 vitamin A (retinol) and C that fight free radicals and boost collagen production
If you’re looking for a natural remedy for wrinkles, this is it.
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Make no mistake: this 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. I think even oily skin will like it.
I also dig the scent: think vanilla laid out on a bed of roses. Lovely.
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. 🙂
Available at: £39:00 at Inlight Beauty
Ingredients 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.
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