I’ve come a long way. If you told me 5 years ago that I’d be putting oils on my face, I’d laugh at you. If you told me 2 years ago that I’d be loving face oils today, I’d be skeptical. It took a while, but I’m now a convert. I used to have oily skin, but as I age, and after each pregnancy, my skin got drier. Now, I have normal to slightly dry skin and I have open pores around the nose area. My skin gets red easily and there are some broken capillaries near my cheeks, but I wouldn’t say my skin is sensitive because I don’t see it being very reactive. I used to have breakouts, but now, I’d probably get only one or two around the time of the month. I don’t have fine lines on my face and I don’t have textural problems either. At the moment, my only concerns are to keep my skin hydrated, even and bright.
I am currently using the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base as my morning moisturizer and it’s not enough to keep my skin comfortable. It is a good skin prep and probably a great moisturizer for those with oily skin. However, for me, I need to add 2 to 3 drops of the MV Organics Rose Plus Booster. The few drops of oil added to the moisturizer work like a charm. My skin is immediately softened. I like to wait for the oil to be fully absorbed into the skin before I apply my sunscreen and then makeup. The main reason is because I don’t like to layer product after product. No matter how light each individual product is, when layered, it does feel a little heavy. In the afternoon when I get home, I’d wash off all my makeup, mist my face and massage a few drops of this oil on my face again. Other than keeping my face moisturized, it also calms down redness especially when I’m hot.
In the evening before bed, I’ve been incorporating the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil in my routine. After cleansing, I’d mist my face then apply 4-5 drops of this oil all over my face and neck, avoiding the eye area. After about 10 minutes, I’d apply moisturizer and eye cream before bed. I’ve read that I could add any serum I want after the oil, but I wanted to see for myself how this product works on its own. This blue oil has kept my skin bright and even. Many of you commented that my bare skin (in this post) looked fresh and glowy. While I’d credit good light, it’s also due to my current routine of face oils. I could see a difference after 2 weeks of using Luna only. My skin just looks brighter and more even, and after adding the Rose Plus Booster in my morning routine, my skin felt even softer. However, I do not see any changes in my pores. They are still huge unfortunately.
The little 15ml bottle of Luna was in the Cult Beauty box I purchased a while ago, and I’m down to the last few drops. Before you ask, yes, I will buy the 30ml one. I read that skin will look even better if I added Good Genes after Luna. So I’m debating whether to get both. The current exchange rate is not favourable at all, but I can only see Ringgit dropping even more so there’s no point waiting. Then again, if I bought both, why shouldn’t I just get the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon which is ah-ma-zing on its own? See my problem? I still have a bit of the Rose Plus Booster left (thank you S for the gift) and when I’m done, I still have half a bottle of the La Mer Renewal Oil so I’m not worried. Oils do go bad so I’d rather finish using everything before buying new ones.
What do you think? Have you tried any of these? Do you use face oils?
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