Today's focus is face oils. One thing I love about oils is just how little you need. When it comes to samples, it's especially great, since that means that even a mere foil packet can give you enough time to form a real opinion. Here are my thoughts on four oils that I've tried recently.
Shea Terra Rubignosa Rose Hips Oil
Before this sample, I'd only used Pai's Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil, but I'd been curious to try other rosehip oils and see how less expensive ones compared. Shea Terra's seemed pretty similar in terms of feel and the effect it had on my skin, but the smell was nowhere near as nice. The Pai has both the fruit and seed oils and smells gorgeous, whereas this one, which is just the seed oil was less impressive scent-wise. In fact, it smelled kind of plasticky.
Sibu Sea Buckthorn
Sample packets full of oil are messy, and happily, Sibu's found a way to get around that. The sea buckthorn oil - which is sold in a regular glass dropper bottle - comes in gel cap form in the sample. All you have to do is puncture the gel cap, squeeze the oil out, and you're good to go. Pretty brilliant, I must say. The oil itself was nice and I enjoyed the sample, but it was a little too light on its own for my slightly dry skin. I could definitely see myself buying a bottle to mix with other oils once my face oil numbers are a little more under control.
Pukka Firming Face Oil
Pukka's Firming Oil has an impressive ingredients list, starring evening primrose, rosehip, borage, and arnica, and I was curious to give it a spin. Sadly, I ended up being a little underwhelmed. It was okay, but it didn't strike me as anything super special....which is just as well since Pukka's entire skincare line has been discontinued.
Acure Marula Oil
This sample was my first time trying marula oil and it became a fast favorite. Marula is rich in proteins and omega fatty acids, and while it's feels pretty light on the skin and absorbs quickly, it still has some weight to it and hydrates really well. Acure's oil is wildcrafted, cold-pressed, and unrefined and it's a gentle, neutral smelling oil that my skin is very happy with. I've since picked up a full size bottle and have been enjoying mixing a few drops in with my Vice960 Face Oil.
What oils are you loving these days? Let me know in the comments.
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