Monday, 21 January 2013
Oils, Oils, Everywhere.
I used to be one of those people that would steer clear of any oils or heavy moisturising products as my skin is on the oily side. I used to strip my skin hoping that would help but it actually had the opposite effect.
I first fell in love with oils when I started to use them as a cleanser. I first used the Mac Cleanse off oil which I still love to this day. I think I've gone through about 4 bottles so far. Two newer oils I have been using are the Deep Cleansing Oil from DHC and the Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial oil. Both are great at removing all make up including eye make up while still nourishing the skin. You apply them to dry skin and massage in for a minute or so then take a flannel or muslin cloth to remove them.
Now onto facial oils which I like to use at night time to give my skin a treat. I have four that I am going between at the moment. Firstly is my most talked about Antipodes Divine Facial Oil, I am sure you all know how much I love this. This sinks into the skin well and I always wake with gorgeous glowing skin. It has also helped reduce acne scarring due the Roeship oil in it.
I have been trying some new ones out recently, one is the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate oil which is a really thick oil but when massaged into the skin it thins out and a little goes a long way.
The other is Botanics Facial oil which again has Rosehip oil in and sweet almond oil. (Can anyone tell I have a thing for Rosehip) Both seem really great oils but I haven't been using either for along enough time to give a full review yet.
Lastly is an oil I have had for a long time but haven't really mentioned much about it. It is from Solace Aromatherapy which I was introduced too by Sugarpuffish. This is a Lavender and manuka oil which is great at calming the skin. I tend to use this if my skin is suffering a bad breakout and is feeling sore. Also if I am having trouble sleeping as the lavender is very relaxing.
What's your thoughts on oils? Do you have any favourites?