My skin seems to be getting drier as I age and so I went into a small body oil craze. Last year my collections of body oils went from 0 to…10? 15? There are many that I sorted out that did not work for me ( *ahem* Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate) and then there’s some that I’ve had sitting in my room/bathroom for a while now that I never mentioned- Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil Light, Caudalie Divine Oil, and Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. None of these are full sized, mini bottles of everything always wins!!
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
This bottle came from a kit I bought last year from Sephora, can’t really remember which one right now oops. I’ve used the original, non light version of Josie Maran Argan Oil and wondered how could they be different if they both contain only Argan oil. The ingredients between the regular Jose Maran Argan Oil differes from the light one, the light version’s ingredients are “Natural Argan Isostearylic Esters” vs “organic Argan oil” for the original version. These esters are molecules found in Argan oil and were extracted from the oil through a chemical process. I’m not chemist nor scientist, but I conclude that more work is required to make a light version of the Argan oil.
The Pure Argan Oil Light has an almost watery texture and my skin absorbs this in less than 10 seconds. If I wear this alone on my face, I didn’t find it moisturizing enough for the dry parts around my nose and cheeks (that’ll bring me to the Seaberry Face Oil later,) but it’s pretty useful for midday touch ups and softening my cuticles (I had a little chunk of skin that flapped away when I was playing Archer Tag…let’s just say I sort of put the skin back and Argan oil has been very useful in this healing process.) My favourite use for the oil was on dry hair. The ends of my hair usually looks like hay when I wake up and the Pure Argan Oil light softens it right away.
Caudalie Divine Oil
I have a weakness for those $32-$35 Caudalie kits that Sephora carries. When I spotted a kit that came with the Divine Oil, it was no brainer for me to grab them. (The kits are seriously a great deal; especially if they come with the lip balm and beauty elixir!) The Divine Oil is a dry oil and contains “grapeseed, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils combined with patented grapeseed antioxidant polyphenols to leave skin soft, firm, and radiant.” The key ingredients are:
-Grape Oil: Rejuvenates and nourishes.
-Extra Virgin Argan Oil: Restores hydrolipidic film.
-Sesame Oil: Softens and moisturizes.
-Patented Antioxidant Grape Seed Polyphenols
Though the packaging is lovely, it is a bit of a hassle to get the right amount of oil I want into my palm. I’ve had a few accidents of over pouring the oil and having it leak between my fingers. It needs a dropper!! Divine Oil has a sweet floral and citrusy smell that is welcoming, but a bit strong so I avoided using it on my face. Ladies, this feels amazing after at home waxing. It gets rid of wax residue and hydrates the legs instantly! I like mixing this oil with a bit of body butter and rub it over my legs.
Caudalie Divine Oil is a bit less expensive compared to the Argan Oil; it can be purchased at Sephora ($10 for 0.5 oz, $35 for 1.7 oz) or on Amazon ($36 for both sizes!)
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
A couple of posts ago I wrote how the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment left me a bit broken hearted, on the other hand, the Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil worked for me as much as the lip treatments didn’t. My nose produces so much oil that I can see the shine reflecting back at me when I’m staring at my reflection a few feet away. A sales associate at Sephora had recommended me to try the Seaberry oil on my face as “oil breaks oil.” I’ve been using this in the morning in conjunction with my moisturizer and my face felt supple and hydrated for the whole day, and I noticed less shine in my nose area.
The Seaberry Moisturizing Face oil is a blend of these:
-Seaberry Oil (Seabuckthorn Oil): A powerful antioxidant rich in moisturizing omegas 7 and 9 noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals.
-Cranberry Seed Oil: Maintains the skin’s elasticity and smoothness.
-Omega 7: Enhances the skin’s healing process.
-Omegas 6 and 9: Improve elasticity, softness, and smoothness.
-Omega 3: Calms and soothes.
I use about 2-3 drops before putting on moisturizer. This mini bottle is going to last me for a very long time.
Fresh Seaberry Face Oil can be found at Sephora ($22 for 0.5 oz, $59 for 1.7 oz)
Using these body oils are becoming a regular routine in keeping all parts of my body looking healthy and moisturized. Do you use any body oils, either for face, body, or hair?
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