Last year on a visit to London, I arrived and went instinctively to my carry on bag to give myself a post-flight dose of Balancing Face Oil. To my horror, I realised that I had somehow forgotten to pack it. I actually panicked. I've been using my own blend of essential oils and natural plant and herb extracts in more or less its current form for decades. Since I first blended it in my London kitchen, years before moving to Barcelona and starting my own skincare brand, I have been using it every day, along with an ever-increasing circle of my family and friends.
I'm not a naturally neurotic person. But our natural botanical face oil is not something you can do without, once you have discovered it. Instantly brightening, deeply nourishing and profoundly soothing, a good face oil could probably replace at least half the products you have in your bathroom cabinet.
Oil is not a dirty word.
Some people get nervous at the mention of face oils. They have oily skin, or they worry that using a face oil will give them oily skin. Inhale some aromatherapeutic essential oils and relax. Oils for skin have come a long way, and represent the future of quality skincare.
The key part here is the balancing. No matter your skin type, your skin produces and needs oil to stay healthy. A cheap face oil or cream will contain synthetics and filler ingredients like petroleum, parabens, synthetic perfumes, polyethylene glycol or triethanolamine, which make them appear more economical but actually have no effect (or worse) on the skin. A high-quality oil, on the other hand, using all-natural ingredients, will be blended with essential oils and vegetable and plant extracts, which actively do your skin good and help restore it to a healthy, balanced state. Botanical oils will make skin less greasy, and more supple. Time to throw out those big, budget moisturisers and take quality over quantity.
When you need a soft touch.
One of the best things about using a natural face oil is the texture. Our Balancing Face Oil has been carefully calibrated to contain the best botanicals; rich botanical oils like evening primrose and grapeseed; powerful vegetable and plant oils like Argan and jojoba, along with many more. The combination makes the oil golden and just slightly viscous. It's luxuriant but non-greasy. It's a dry oil, which means it's absorbed easily and quickly and isn't sticky to the touch. It leaves skin feeling instantly smoother and more hydrated. That's why I was reaching for it at the airport. After a flight, it feels like a welcome relief from all that recycled air.
A game-changing glow.
The first thing you notice when you go natural is how quickly your skin reacts to the vitamin-packed botanical ingredients. A quick application of our face oil leaves skin soft and velvety, smooth and radiant.
Ingredients like Damascus Rose Oil (Rosa Damascena), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin) and natural vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) instantly boost skin's softness and suppleness, and regenerate skin cells, leaving skin healthier and enhancing its natural glow.
After just one use, you notice how the skin is more radiant, less dull and tight feeling, and softer to the touch. The impact is instant. As you massage it into your skin you see the texture and tone change, giving you a real boost.
I've always been a huge fan of the aromatherapeutic effects of essential oils. I think skincare should be as much about sensual pleasure as it is about skin cell health. We worked hard to make the scent of our Balancing Face Oil - provided by a careful blend of rose and lavender oil, frankincense, and patchouli and topped off with geranium – noninvasive but sophisticated. The result is a unisex scent which is calm, uplifting and delicate without being overly feminine, with musky, spicy undertones from the herbaceous ingredients.
The scent releases slowly and subtly as you massage the oil into your skin, and has a quieting, centering effect, triggering a complex series of scents, which help with meditation, relaxation and mood lifting.
The overall effect is of an everyday ritual transformed into something more meaningful. As with all our products, skincare comes first. But creating something that has a holistic impact on your overall wellbeing is the next step for natural skincare. As well as giving your skin everything it needs to be healthy and beautiful, our Balancing Face Oil represents the kind of thoughtful, forward-thinking lifestyle addition that will make you rethink skincare as something more than a necessary part of your day. It's something to be savoured and enjoyed.
And you won't want to leave home without it.
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