Sunday, December 29, 2013

S.O.S (Skin.Oil.Saviours)

Skin Care Oils

I have a small medley of skin oils and serums that all have their place on my bed side table for various reasons. Here are my picks and why...

The Do It All - Clarins Double Serum
Clarins Double Serum is composed of two compounds :  Hydric and Lipidic, one being oil and one being water, unlike a typical serum this has an oily texture and is more akin in sensation with a facial oil than serum.
This not only hydrates my skin but evens out my complexion as well as revealing  brighter skin that is even in texture and free of any dry areas. I am also accrediting this for the reduction of oil on my forehead. I don't recommend this for really young skins i.e teens but if like me you are in your mid twenties and older on the look out for a a do it all product (it even has anti-ageing benefits) Clarins Double Serum is the one for you.
Find it here via Boots for £55 - link or enter my giveaway here to win a bottle! - link

The Staple - Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair has been upgraded of sorts all the qualities you know and love are still present only amplified. The texture of the serum remains the same - a light, silken liquid with a non-greasy feel that helps to brighten the skin, restore and of course hydrate with the added benefit of skin repair when used for a prolonged period. The older formula tended to sit on top of my skin rather than soak in but I can vouch that this does the polar opposite and instantly absorbs into the skin. Yes this an anti-ageing product but as someone in her twenties I can vouch that it does so much more than that, it brightens the skin, soothes and generally lives up to the great nights sleep in a bottle claim. If you want to awaken to radiant skin while helping to protect your complexion in the long run against both environmental damage and the ravages of age this little serum should be next on your hit list. To try it is to love it. Find it via Debenhams from £48 - link.

The Winter Must Have - Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil
Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil will  not only leave your skin feeling soft, rejuvenated, glowing and refreshed in one quick step but due to all the wonderful Omega oils it acts as a great anti-inflammatory - quickly ridding weather beaten skin of redness as well as boost collagen and protecting the skin against environmental damage. It's light, quick to absorb, a little goes a long, long way and dusted out each winter! I should also mention that if you use this religiously (even if it is just at night) it will quickly rebalance the skin making it perfect for oily skin types. Find it via Space.NK for £58 - link.

The One Ingredient Wonder - Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil 
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil is unlike any other oil I have used to date, first of all it contains only one ingredient which should agree with even the most sensitive of skins can get on board with as well as the most concerning of shoppers. Secondly it is so light that it instantly and I mean instantly absorbs into the skin. How many facial oils can you say truly let you apply make-up straight after? Yep next to none and yet Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil allows you to do so with no slip or slide just the perfect dose of hydration for your skin. As many will know I have oily skin that doesn't require a lot of moisture and my sister has rather dry skin and we have both used this and can happily report that it works equally well for both skin concerns. In my experience it hydrates without overwhelming or clogging the pores, it smooths, soothes and brightens and others have reported that it has faded age spots. Not bad for one ingredient huh?
Find it via A Beautiful World for £22 - link.

The Blemish Buster - Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil
As you can see my Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is very much loved, yes this is aimed at oily skin but in my opinion this is the perfect alternative to a moisturiser for blemish prone skin. Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is a natural astringent so it helps banish blemishes, hydrates, soothes and calms the skin with next to no effort and won't upset even the most sensitive of skins. I own a bottle of each variation of Clarins Treatment Oils (one for dry skin, one for oily skin and one for dehydrated skin types) and by far this is my favourite. Find Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil via Boots £30 - link.

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  1. Those Clarins oils need to be mine!

  2. I recently got into oils and these all sound so good, especially the Clarins and the Indie Lee Squalane ones!


  3. The Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil sounds really, really interesting!!!

  4. I haven't yet tried any facial oils as I've no idea where to start with them really - this post has been very helpful! Thanks!

  5. Lovely post, never used facial oils :) now I'm thinking of trying :D

  6. Nice picks! I've been using Estee Lauder ANR for the past few weeks and it's really fantastic! My all-time favourite night oil is Antiopodes Divine Face Oil. It really is incredible :)


  7. Loving the sound of these products as I too have oily skin.
    If you have a chance, try out organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil- it's the purest kind (only one ingredient) and it's amazing for even oily skin. Highly recommend it and I've blogged about it a few times :-)

  8. I've never tried a face oil but I've only heard great things!
    abi from a little dust

  9. I love Clarins Lotus Oil, mainly in spring/summer! :)


  10. I have heard so many amazing things about the Clarins oils, my skin doesn't need too much but I am very tempted to try them!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  11. What is the ingredient in the Indie Lee oil? It sounds really good and really good price!

  12. I never tried the ones you comment about. Only the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I'm in love with it. When I finish I may try a new one, just to compare. Thanks for these suggestions!

  13. Think i need to get myself some of these! xx

  14. The Nude oil looks lovely, especially because it balances combination skin! I have the clarins oil I really love it too, it's really improved my skin xx

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  16. Nice post!! Haven't tried them before.. sounds good !!
    Mirela Kasimovic |

  17. Never tries skin oils before! After reading this I might :)! xx

  18. hmm I might need to try that Nude ProGenius during the winter!

  19. I have also oily skin and I prefer to use herbal product. I never tried these product after reading your post interested to use them.

    Jarin | CoLaz

  20. I recently declared the Lotus Treatment Oil a new Holy Grail product. It really is as good as you say. Thanks for the other recommendations!!

    Shani x


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