Monday, 21 January 2013

Oils, Oils, Everywhere.

Beauty lovers have gone crazy for oils recently and I have to admit I am one of them. My skin can not get enough and I am really seeing the benefits of using them on my face.
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?

30 comments:

  1. Lavender & Manuka sounds great I find manuka is amazing on my skin, has wonderful healing properties. I too love oils for cleansing and facials. I'm an addicted to coconut at the moment.

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  2. I love oils but I've only ever tried the DHC one which I didn't get on with, and the Liz Earle one which was lovely but extortionately priced! Might have to check out some of these. <3

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    1. I would say the DHC is my least favourite. You should definitely give more a try. x

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  3. You have given me ideas for some great oils to try here - especially the Antipodes one. Love love love the Pai one.
    x

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  4. cleansing my face with oil was a revelation. I really like the DHC one but my favourite is the Dermalogica precleanse.

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  5. I've never used oils on my face, I've never really fancied putting on more oil lol x

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    1. You will be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

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  6. a few years back i would of had a fit if someone tried to put oil on my face but now i cant get enough! they ladt such a long time too.
    xo

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  7. Great reviews :) I love facial oil on my face :) they are so nourishing , My favorties are Declor Essence, DMK Seba E and Trilogy Rosehip oil, they are all my little miracle workers!
    xxx Marina

    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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  8. Love cleansing oils right now, had a mini of Shu Uemura cleansing which is light but good at getting all make up off (then Im going onto my DHC sample). Haven't got into the moistursing oils yet, but i heard a lot about the Antipodes one. Let's not get started on hair oil ....... :)

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  9. Really need to get on and use the DHC oil. I think using it to remove make up would be perfect for my dry skin. It's like when I went from using cotton pads with make up remover to thick creamy HCC's. The difference was unreal :)

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    1. I think you will love using oils. Let me know what you think once you have tried it. :) x

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  10. I may have to try some of these!!!

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  11. Oils are something I've not had the best luck with. You've made me want to give them another go ;) xx

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    1. I adore them, obviously. Maybe you haven't found the right one for your skin yet? x

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  12. I have just recently discovered facial oils and I love them. My current fav is Balance Me Radiance Oil, my skin is so much better since I started using. It makes my skin brighter and I've seen spots reduce and fade quickly while I've been using it too. I have the Boots Botanic Oil too and I really like that and I have tried the Trilogy Rosehip Oil and that is fabulous too! I'm definitly an oil convert!

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    1. The balance me oil is on my wish list. I have just received a sample of the Trilolgy one. Excited to try it. x

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  13. I really want to try the Super Facialist oil as I've never used one as a cleanser. I do like the Liz Earle oil at night as a serum under a moisturiser :)

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    1. It is really lovely, I never thing to put a moisturiser over the top. I will try this. x

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  14. love this post.. read it via flipboard on my ipad the day you posted it (hence why i didnt comment).. I love the DHC face cleanser & I use a DIY facial oil nightly. I love oils for my body & hair too! :) xx

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    1. Thank you. I would love to know what your DIY oil is. I just can't get enough of them. xx

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  15. I haven't tried any of these oils but I LOVE this post :) such a good idea - I haven't read one on this topic before.
    I SWEAR by simple BioOil - it has cleared and moisturised by skin better than any prescribed creams that I have ever used!!
    N xoxo
    The Blonde Ethos

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. x

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