I’ve always shied away from facial oils. For someone who has acne prone skin, the idea of putting an oil on to it filled me with dread. When the Farsali oil was all the rage, I was curious and began reading into what the hype was all about and to my surprise, it turns out that putting oils on to your skin doesn’t automatically mean your face will break out. In the end I decided I had to try one for myself but I wasn’t willing to pay a hefty price tag so instead I opted for The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil. This facial oil was the first and only one I have tried so far, but since the results are so stunning, I’m not sure if I even want to try any others.
I do get dry patches on my face ( around my nose and between my brows) and during winter especially, moisturiser doesn’t really help. It ends up feeling like I’m just mixing moisturiser with dry peeling skin and creating a paste. Gross, I know. I needed to find an alternative because I had gone through at least 15 different moisturises of different consistencies and nothing was working.
After the first few days of using it, I noticed the red marks on my face had begun to reduce a lot. I don’t have active acne but I do get the odd few spots here and there and the marks they leave behind seem to last forever!
I’ve been using this with The Body Shop Oils Of Life eye creamThe Body Shop Oils Of Life eye cream alongside it fairly regularly but even when I haven’t been using the eye cream I’ve kept up with using the oil and for some reason I feel like my dark circles have ever so slightly faded. Baring in mind I’ve only been using the oil for just over 6 weeks.
My favourite part is that when I use it at night, the morning after my skin looks amazing. It looks healthier and dare I say it, glowing?
Black seed oil is rich in Essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids and flavonoids; all of which are the perfect components to make a great anti-acing moisturiser. Rosehip seed oil is amazing for rejuvenating skin and getting rid of marks and scars. Lastly Camellia seed oil is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. The perfect trio of oils to create an amazing flawless base.
The oil is really easy to apply. The lid/topper comes with a dropper attached so its very easy to transfer the oil on to your palms or even straight on to your face. After cleansing my face, I put 2 drops on my face and massage them in for maybe 30 seconds. I prefer to use this oil as part of my night time routine but it can definitely be used for morning and evening, depending on your preference.
I am completely aware that it is not the cheapest facial oil on the market, but I do believe that the price is justified for how good the quality and the results are. Whilst paying £30 isn’t cheap, you have to realise that you’ll only be using a few drops a day so it will be a product that lasts. The other thing to bear in mind is that the ingredients used are very natural and not found in the UK so I guess it’s swings and roundabouts really.
It’s a dry facial oil so I would definitely recommend it to all skin types. How you use it can be changed up depending on your skin. You can even add it to your foundation to create a more dewy look.
In truth though, I’ve noticed that this facial oil sinks into my skin deeper than any other high end to drugstore moisturisers I have used. My dry patches aren’t flaming anymore and I love that it’s nourishing without making me feel greasy.
Since The Body Shops facial oil has been such a good product for me, it’s actually made it so much easier for me to get into an evening routine. It’s definitely become a staple product in my skincare routine. Definitely one to try out! Get yours from The Body Shop here today.
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