I have a confession to make, I have been keeping a secret from you . . . . for last six plus months I have been having a love affair with an exciting new skincare product category: Face Oil Serums. You see at first, I was a bit reluctant to try these new oils because my experience with the oils in the past was that were greasy, heavy, comedogenic and just sit on your skin. Old school oils made me want to run, hide and avoid them at all costs, so you can understand why I was gun shy. Well, I am excited to tell you that the innovative new face oils of today are a completely different story! In contrast to their cloying oil ancestors, today’s face oils are lightweight, instantly absorbing, hydrating, anti-aging, non-comedogenic and filled with mostly natural ingredients that transform you skin!
And I’m OBSESSED with them! I can’t get enough of these emollient dry oil miracles. My skin just loves them, it drinks them in, they fix my problems, heal my irritations and work wonders on my somewhat dry aging skin (although many are great for oily skin too!) When I travel they save me, when I get an aggressive treatment and my skin is inflamed they bring it back to life, but mostly these oils rejuvenate my skin and make it look luminous and healthy on a daily basis. Following are six of my absolute fav face oil serums at the moment. And stay tuned, there are more to come
This addictive face serum contains argan oil, rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose. This aromatic oil serum is very high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals and it helps to diminish fine lines, hydrates and soothes your skin, promotes cell renewal, improves suppleness and makes your skin glow. I love the gorgeous intoxicating scent, how it is the perfect level of moisture for my skin and that it makes my face supple and radiant.
This triple berry face oil contains a cocktail of Scandinavian Lingonberry, Brazilian Açai Berry and Raspberry oils (a plethora of powerful antioxidants and vitamins) that work synergistically together to nourish and transform the skin. This potent oil penetrates your skin deeply to nourish, hydrate, sooth, smooth wrinkles and stretch marks, enhance your skin’s elasticity and give you a youthful glow. I love how concentrated yet lightweight and non-oily this serum is, how instantly it plumps the texture of my skin and it works great as a makeup primer.
Colbert MD illumino Face Oil ($125)
This swoon worthy oil contains Borage Seed Oil, Yangu Oil, Marula Oil, Passion Fruit Oil and Aragan Oil – a fabulous blend of antioxidants and vitamins that work beautifully together to improve your skin’s texture, elasticity and suppleness. This amazingly lightweight oil contains Retinol and Vitamin C Esters that soothe and comfort your complexion while a patented technology delivers the oil deep into the skin. I love the subtle yummy fruity scent, the light dry instantly absorbing formula, and how it immediately soothes my irritated skin.
I have been getting regular facials since I was 16, and this dedication has really made a difference in my skin as I have gotten older. One of things that I love most about pro facials is that they use more powerful results oriented skincare products that really transform your skin, and instantly and over time you can really see and feel a difference. In fact, yesterday I had an amazing facial from my fav local aesthetician and this morning my skin is clear, glowing and vibrant all because of the wonderful products she uses.
I often ask if I can buy the back bar pro products because they work so well, and sadly I never can, but guess what? Now you can bring professional strength products right into your bathroom with a wonderful new line I recently discovered called Beautify.
This exciting new line was developed by natural skin care cosmeceutical engineers and a doctor with decades of skin care formulation experience. Beautify products are created with clinically proven active anti-oxidant ingredients that are formulated with a combination of a higher number of effective ingredients and a higher percentage of potency (strength) versus most products on the skincare landscape, which leads to faster results. I recently had the chance to try one of the fabulous moisturizers from this innovative line and I’d like to tell you all about it.
Several years ago, when my blog was just getting underway, I discovered a fabulous facial mask that knocked me off my feet because the experience and results totally ‘WOWED’ me. That swoon-worthy ‘facial in a jar’ was called GlamGlow Mud Mask and I raved about it HERE. The results were so noticeable and transformative that this mask continues to be one of my all time favorite beauty products. Now a few years later, after thorough research and development the GlamGlow brand has done it again (actually outdone themselves) with their latest OMG creation GlamGlow SUPER-MUD Clearing Treatment ($69)
SuperMud is a scientifically advanced mud mask clearing treatment that was clinically developed by a Dermatological Chemist to help fight all the common skin concerns. This mask has so many active ingredients and skin transforming benefits that my descriptions will just not do it justice, so I am going to list them here so that you can appreciate how truly amazing it is:
- TEAOXI™ EUCALYPTUS LEAF is a patent pending time-release technology that comes from real Eucalyptus Leaf and results in glowing skin
- ACNECIDIC-6™ is remarkable AHA & BHA acid blend that is perfectly PH balanced to deliver faster and noticeable freshening of the skin. These potent skin-safe acids work synergistically together to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity. Here is a list of the six acids and what they do:
- Glycolic – Helps Restore Photo Damaged Skin & Improves Skin Texture
- Salicylic – Helps De-clog to Minimize Pores & New Skin Rejuvenation
- Lactic – Helps Pigmentation, Moisture, Stimulation & Skin Collagen
- Mandelic – Helps Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Aging Skin & Skin Elasticity
- Pyruvic – Helps the Effects of Scaring & Clearer Skin
- Azelaic – Helps Fight Follicle Bacteria & Breakouts