I know, I know. I am a facial oil fanatic, addict and lover. I can’t get enough of them and for good reason. There isn’t one I have used that doesn’t make skin look and feel amazing. They’re 100% natural and make ideal night treatments – you wake up with better looking skin. I am pretty certain that using a facial oil at night for the past 15 years or so has allowed my skin to age the best that it can.
My latest oil is this one from Balance me that came in the Latest in Beauty box from a few months ago. Their radiance face oil is an award winner and very popular – just google it and you will see hundreds of articles and reviews. I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks but so far it has done exactly what it claims it can – brought a bit of radiance and luminosity back into skin.
It has a lemony scent to it (contains Limonene) and contains a multitude of oils including my favourites of almond and rosehip, and my current obsession of moringa (eating this in smoothies, and now applying to skin. Hair next?). Other oils include jojoba, kukui nut, Amazonian buriti nut, camellia, and grape seed – the latter is likely to be the one that helps to brighten skin. The surprises for me were yarrow and benzoin which I’ve not used before and don’t know much about, but they are meant to heal and soothe skin. The full ingredients list can be found here (it makes me very happy to be able to see a full ingredients list both on the bottle and online).
I’ve been using it at night instead of a night cream (I just don’t use night creams unless my skin is really dehydrated and that’s usually in the winter when the cold and central heating confuse my skin), and haven’t tried it out during the day. They recommend using it under your day moisturiser if skin is dehydrated. It’s actually not that oily once on skin, and absorbs quickly. I like it and will be keeping a bottle handy. It may become my summer night oil – I don’t think it is enough for my dry winter skin – only Pai’s rosehip oil will do then.
I like Balance me as a beauty brand – started by 2 British sisters only 10 years ago, they were making products in their kitchen and now sell them all over the UK. They stand for a lot of what I believe in – a holistic approach to beauty that relies on active botanicals. Check out their story here, if you’re interested to know more.