Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Beauty - Moisturizing Oils

I've been reading a lot about body, facial, and hair oils, but I've been a little leery to try them. With facial oils, my skin is oily already, so I feared the facial oil would only make it worse. Body oil of my youth was simply Baby Oil and you talk about oily! You couldn't put on anything after using it because you were like an oil slick. And hair oils, well I could only imagine the grease pit my hair would be.

All of those fears were put to rest when I stepped foot in Sephora. I spoke to Tessa and she put me on the right path around oils. It turns out, I didn't need to worry about applying a facial oil because you can actually fight oil with oil! If your skin is thirsty, it will just absorb all that liquid you put in it. If it's lacking it, it will just try to produce it. Tessa talked to me about six different lines of moisturizing oils and I tested two on my hands. The first, Caudalie, left my hand feeling overly greasy. It eventually soaked in, but I felt like my fingers were oily for a while. The second was Josie Maran's 100% Pure Argan Oil Light and I loved it! It immediately soaked into my skin, my fingers felt normal afterward, and I wasn't afraid that I would be shiny upon use. 

I am extremely interested in purchasing L'Occitane Almond Smoothing Oil. According to Tessa, it's a great alternative to shaving creams. It doesn't leave you with razor burn and gives your skin the nourishment it needs. Sign me up! She also said that she uses the fresh facial oil, but it's truly intended for those with drier skin. Definitely something for me to stay away from! The NUDE line is organic and perfect for those who need a gluten free product. And lastly the Jurlique. This is great for those who are looking for something in the anti-aging department. Yes, I'm looking for that, but I feel like my actual moisturizers are currently doing the trick.


I walked away with the Josie Maran argan oil. It was perfect for what I'm looking for and my mom has already tried it! Tessa said that in addition to being a facial oil, she uses it on the ends of her hair to help dry split ends, her cuticles which is where my mom used it, and on curling iron burns. She even used it on a recent jellyfish sting! It's truly a multi-functional healing oil! 

I used it last night on my face and I couldn't get over how smooth it felt hours later. Tessa suggested that I use it at night for now just to see how it makes my skin feel. She said to place two small drops in my hand, rub my hands together, and then press onto my skin, not rub. That's exactly what I did. And, she said to use it before I applied my moisturizers for the day. I even used it on my cuticles before bed. And, because I'm using such a small amount, this little bottle will last me forever!

The next thing I'm going to try is the L'Occitane Almond Smoothing Oil. I will definitely let you know my thoughts on the product! After all my research, which one are you thinking of trying? Can't wait to hear!!

Happy Friday Beauties!

1 comment:

bedlambrides said...

I've never used a moisturizing oil before but hey - looks like I need to try it!