It took me a fair while to implement a facial oil/serum into my skincare routine, & quite honestly, I'm annoyed at myself for not jumping on the bandwagon sooner. They 100% provide the extra nourishment that your skin needs during the cooler months, & are genuinely lovely to use. Once you start, you won't be able to stop....but the best news is, there are products out there for every budget! Here are the ones that I currently have in rotation..
Ahhh, Skinfood! MUO's adore you, and regularly obsess over your products to the extent that they sell out- a VERY good sign of how excellent you are. Implementing the Skinfood Certified Organic Coco-Nut Oil into my regime has been no problem at all- even my boyfriend loves it! It contains a gorgeous mix of oils: sweet almond, macadamia nut, apricot kernel, & the all-time MUO fave, cold-pressed coconut oil. It smells SO GOOD, & moisturises your skin beautifully. With an RRP of $22.99, you can have great skin AND a happy bank balance!
The Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ Serum is easily my favourite product from the range. I apply it after cleansing and toning, and if my skin is in need of extra moisture, I’ll apply my regular moisturiser over the top of this oil. It contains all the essential fatty acids and super antioxidants (lycopene and phytosterol) your skin needs and it’s kind of like I’m giving myself a mini facial whenever I apply it. It feels THAT good. I use 3 drops, but you may only need 1-2, I’m just a bit greedy. A warning though- this product is addictive- prepare to be hooked!
A serum that contains three different stabilised forms of vitamin C? YES PLEASE- everyone knows how much of a vitamin C addict I am. I've said it once, & I'll say it again- this ingredient transformed my skin from dry/sensitive/troubled to normal. Societe Triple C isn't just a vitamin C serum- it also contains apple stem cells which help to fight off those nasty free radicals which cause the skin to look older than it really is. This product is designed to be used daily (in the morning before your moisturiser), but you really only need one pump of product- it's amazing!
You can always count on Clinique to bring the goods, and they definitely don't disappoint with the new antioxidant-packed Smart Treatment Oil. I LOVE this product, and have just about finished a bottle (this is rare, given I have to try so many things) because I use it so frequently. I generally like to stick to using oils in the evenings before my moisturiser, but this product absorbs so quickly that I often use it in the morning as well- it leaves my skin completely smooth, hydrated & radiant- basically the perfect base for makeup....or no makeup at all! It's just THAT lightweight & lovely. My skin loves this!
What's your favourite facial oil or serum to use? In part 4 (coming tomorrow!) I'll be talking about makeup products that are good for your skin!