How are we all settling into our first week back at work/university/school? The first full week back is always tough isn’t it? I cant really complain too much as I am finished after today ha-ha, I shouldn’t laugh though because I have a mountain of work to get on with. So I am going to dive straight in and talk about the Caudalie Divine Oil (from £17.50) which has been somewhat of a skin saviour for me throughout these wet and cold months.
I received a corker of a sample in my Look Fantastic Beauty Box a few months ago and I have to say it took me a few weeks to actually try the oil as I was worried that the oil may cause horrendous spots or may make my oily skin even worse. I finally plucked up the courage to incorporate it into my evening skincare routine at the end of October and I’m glad I did. This is a luxurious dry oil which can be used for just about anything including your body, nails, hair and bath. It contains grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan oil as well as a skin repairing antioxidant called polyphenols (yeah me neither). The formula itself is quite light which absorbs into the skin quickly leaving it glowing and nourished. It also smells beautiful.
A little goes a long way with this oil so please don't pour a lot onto your hand and layer onto your face as you will end up looking like Kim K on a provocative photo shoot and trust me guys, that is not a good look for us mere mortals on an everyday basis. I did that the first time I used it and I looked horrific but I finally figured out the right amount to use and it looked fab.
I have been using this every night over my moisturiser to add another layer. I pat into my skin rather than rub it as I want it to penetrate into my skin naturally without being forced and clogging my pores. I also use it during the day if I want to have a makeup free day.
After using this for a while now I feel I can make a judgement and I can hand on heart say it is the best thing I have used on my skin. I have oily skin, and as I said before, I was a little worried it would make it worse but it hasn’t, infact my skin has drank it up and never looked better. I feel this would be a dream for dry skin too as my dry patched have died down a little on my cheeks. It dries quickly, when a small amount has been applied and leaves my face with a gorgeous glow. As you know, I have been using my Magnitone which gives me a really good deep clean and when I apply my skincare products finished off with this oil, my skin feels like heaven.
Have you tried face oils?
What other oils would you recommend?
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