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16 May 2011

Oily face

I love a slightly sweaty face - I really do. I even buy foundations marketed as "dewy" or "glow-giving" in order to get this look and slap on some creamy highlighters to get a reflection going.

I am all about the glow and conversely, not so much about the ropey, tired  face.

Surprising that, isn't it? ;)

Apart from using slap to create a fresh complexion I am also keen to buy any skincare product that promises to do the same. That is even better in my book - you can look fantastic without needing to resort to cosmetics....that my friends is the holy grail!

The closest thing that comes even a smidgen close to doing this on my skin is facial oil.

Facial oils are more nourishing and more intense than a moisturiser. Don't think you need super dehydrated skin to qualify either - they comes for all skin types and problems...

I have dabbled in these a little over the years - admiring the Decleor and Clarins versions when I was about 15, trying Bio-oil (and getting a delightful cystic acne breakout on my face) and then I tried Aromatherapy Associates Anti-Age Oil...



Divine. £41.50 for a little bottle that will last you a year. No joke.

And the difference to the skin? Just 2-3 drops equals even texture and a revived complexion. So it's serum first and then oil second...morning and night if you wish, although I do the double whammy only at night.

Also I wouldn't necessarily recommend this but if you have had one too many G&T's, an oil can do wonders on hungover skin. Slap on before you pass out and you will wake up looking far better than expected.

But...it's all gone.

Sad face.

And me being my fickle self, I feel the longing to try something else.

So for the last week I have been using The Sanctuary's version as recommended to me by my friend Sarah.






This cost me about £17 in Boots and is double the quantity of Aromatherapy Associates, at 30ml versus a puny 15ml.

But is it just as good? Time will tell but they smell suspiciously similar to each other and the blurb sounds promising...

A potent mixture of pure oils, sunflower, jojoba and wheatgerm oil, known to be rich in vitamin E, soak into skin to help hydrate and condition. Rosehip seed oil helps rebuild and strengthen while the balancing duo of precious rose and frankincense both soothe and calm, for skin which looks dewy-soft, radiant and noticeably younger.

Yummy.

I also love the dropper that dispenses the oil as well - it feels that with every application I am medicating my skin younger.

Let's see how it goes. Fingers crossed!

PS..

I did debut my bag today..and I have a photo. But it was shot in the toilets at work and no - this is not an acceptable location for any form of OOTD. I need to rope in unsuspecting friends and/or buy a decent tripod...clothes are a big part of my shopping habit as you will find out :)

For what it's worth...and it's not worth a lot:



Black jacket: Zara
Jeans: Hollister Oceanside Super Skinny
Flats: Topshop
Bag: Zara
An embarrassed expression: Model's own.

20 comments

  1. Are you back Laura? Was casually strolling down kelanjo's blog and saw a little face I recognised in the followers bar? Was so thrilled to find this, I do miss you! X

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  2. Congrats for being my first comment :) And such a lovely one at that :) I am blogging again although seeing how it goes...not so focussed on beauty - just shopping! Thanks for taking the time to click on my face :) haha

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  3. Have you tried Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil... it is seriously amazing. I got given a sample last month and fell in love. :-)

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  4. How are you finding the oil? Quite fancy going back to a facial oil at night.

    Amy @ThenThereWere
    xxx

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  5. I'm so excited you're blogging again! I loved browsing through your new blog! And that bag looks amazing!

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  6. I am super excited that I get to follow my fav. blogger again! I have honestly missed your posts no matter what the topic. Your writing is so fun to read!

    I had to comment on this post as well b/c of the topic. The Midnight Recovery Oil from Keihls is amazing. I have used it for almost a year and love it. It is definitely worth checking out as well.

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  7. Haha I'm the same, probably why I love Vitalumiere, rosewater mists and jojoba oil :D

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  8. Hi! I just had a diamond peel treatment. Is this product safe to use?

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  10. I have a naturally oily face. I am in my upper 20's but this has been going on since I was 14.

    I have kind of a ball point nose. A regular nose with my tip like a ball. I am also brown in skin tone. Basically blackheads show up quickly and prominently on my nose. I tried strips but he removal took some on and some off. Also, they would come back withhin a few days.

    Three times per week I use the Citrus Clear Face Wash - it really works. It clears my blackheads, especially my nose for exactly a week. Its cheap and last me months too!

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  11. I have a naturally oily face. I am in my upper 20's but this has been going on since I was 14.

    I have kind of a ball point nose. A regular nose with my tip like a ball. I am also brown in skin tone. Basically blackheads show up quickly and prominently on my nose. I tried strips but he removal took some on and some off. Also, they would come back withhin a few days.

    Three times per week I use the Citrus Clear Face Wash - it really works. It clears my blackheads, especially my nose for exactly a week. Its cheap and last me months too!

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