After the hottest London summer in, well… ever, the weather’s taking a turn for the worse. Word on the street is, we’re gonna pay for all that summer sunshine with one of the coldest winters in decades.
I’m not gonna wait until we get there to protect my skin from dryness, redness and all the other winter evils. I’m all about prevention, which is why I’ve added a facial oil to my skincare routine now.
I find facial oils do a better job at strengthening my skin’s protective barrier in the cold winter months, but I only slather them on in the evening due to the grease factor.
At the moment, I’m using Naya Everyday Face Oil. Was it a good choice? Read on to find out:
Key Ingredients In Naya Everyday Face Oil
Natural Oil To Moisturize Skin
Naya Everyday Face Oil uses a mixture of natural oils to moisturise skin. Here are the highlights:
- Meadowfoam oil: A stable (goes bad very slowly) source of fatty acids that deeply moisturises skin.
- Grape seed oil: A moisturising oil with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to slow down premature aging.
- Cacay seed oil: A moisturizing oil rich in antioxidants to fight both dryness and wrinkles.
- Sweet almond oil: A lightweight, moisturizing oils, that sinks in quickly without leaving a greasy residue behind.
Oils work because they’re rich in fatty acids, the building blocks of fats in your body. They repair your skin’s protective barrier, so that moisture stays into the skin. They also help your skin withstand the attacks from germs, cold weather and all its other enemies.
Related: How To Repair A Broken Skin Barrier (And Why It Matters)
Bisabolol To Soothe Skin
Ever wondered what makes chamomile so soothing? Bisabolol. It’s an anti-irritant that soothes skin. It reduces redness, calms down irritations…
Why not use chamomile? If you’re allergic to it (or any plant in the daisy family), you know some of its components can irritate skin.
Isolate bisabolol and you get only the good, anti-inflammatory bit.
Related: 9 Ingredients To Soothe Sensitive & Irritated Skin
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Naya Everyday Face Oil is an oil (duh!), so it’s a little sticky and greasy when you apply it. But it also sinks in quickly and, once it’s fully absorbed, there’s no residue left.
I find the oil very moisturizing. A few minutes after application, my skin already feels softer. When I wake up the next morning, it’s plumper, which in turn makes my fine lines look smaller. Oh, my complexion has more of a glow, too.
Not only my skin shows no signs of dryness or flakiness, it feels more hydrated and better able to put up with the chillier temperatures.
I use it only at night, but it could make a lovely base for makeup, as well, if you want to apply it twice a day for a double dose of moisture.
The only thing I could do without is the scent. Naya Everyday Facial Oil contains some fragrant oils, like patchouli and lemon, that can irritate sensitive skin. Mine isn’t, so I didn’t experience any side effects.
Have you tried Naya Everyday Face Oil? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil***^, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense (Cacay) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil+, Tocopherol+, Bisabolol***, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oi+, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil+, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Oil+, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil+, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil+, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Benzyl Salicylate**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Limonene** . * community-sourced **naturally occurring in essential oil ***COSMOS and/or Ecocert certified