Take Two – Multi-purpose beauty oils

Multi-purpose beauty oils Creme de la Mer and Neom

There are literally hundreds of oils on the beauty market these days. As well as the classic body oils, and treatment oils that we've had for years, the beauty world has fully embraced facial oils in recent years, as well as hair oils that aren't just those heattheminwaterandthenapply hair oils that I remember from the 1990s. Dry oils revolutionised body oils - all the oil benefits, none of the oily mess. But now, we've gone one step further, … [Read more...]

Five Facial Oils

Facial Oils

I have a sort of love/hate relationship with facial oils. I have tried LOADS over the last few years, and they just keep on coming. Facial oils are NOT just for dry skin. Many of them are actually much better for oily skin than any moisturising cream. However, sometimes, I find them too heavy, sometimes too light.  I've had facial oils that have clogged my pores in the past, and oils that have disappeared into my skin so much that I have felt … [Read more...]

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil

Emma hardie brilliance facial oil

If you read this blog regularly, you will know I am a huge fan of Emma Hardie and her products. She's a brilliantly warm and funny person, and her products are gorgeous - and they work. back in the summer I had a very early sneak peek at her most recently launched product, the Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil.This was supposed to launch months ago, just after the Emma Hardie Amazing Face The Midas Touch Face Serum, but it's taken a wee while … [Read more...]

Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil

sisley black rose precious face oil

This was the perfect antidote to my post-holiday blues  - Sisley's first facial skincare oil on my desk. Three years after the launch of the Black Rose Cream Mask comes the Black Rose Precious Face Oil.The mask became a cult product in record time, and is number one on the French luxury face mask market. And if my first taste of the new Oil is anything to go by, then it will surely follow suit.Facial oils are excellent for all skin types, but … [Read more...]

Sanctuary Spa launch Wonder Oil Serum

sanctuary spa wonder serum

Hands up those of you who use a serum and a moisturiser or facial oil? I know I do. So, I was intrigued to try this new Sanctuary Spa Wonder Oil Serum which has been created it seems to simplify our beauty regimes. Simply apply this after cleansing and then put your makeup on. Sounds perfect, the one-step beauty routine. But is it?Well, its not bad. It's a multi-tasker, and if time is short, I can see the appeal. Maybe I just like the beauty … [Read more...]

Origins Plantscription Facial Oil

Origins plantscription facial oil

The Origins Plantscription range has grown and grown since the serum was first launched a few years ago. The latest product to be added to the anti-ageing range is the Plantscription Youth-renewing face oil.Facial oils are, I think, difficult for some to get their head around. Putting oil onto your skin seems a bit odd, especially if you feel you have oily skin. But facial oils are one of the fastest growing categories in skincare. One of the … [Read more...]