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Friday 28 October 2016

Oils to combat autumn/winter dry face/hair/nails featuring Korres, Fresh, Omorovicza & more!

I don't know about you, but once we turn the central heating back on, my skin, hair and body dry up! To combat being totally lizard-like, I love to use oils and today I'm sharing my favourites for face/hair/body and I would love to hear your favourites and recommendations too!

Face oils, Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil, Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, Nude Rescue Oil, Korres Wild Rose Oil, By Terry Huile De Rose, Oils of Heaven Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Oil

Face Oils:

Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil: I bought this when I was in Sephora in June because Tati raved about it and I generally really like her recommendations. Seaberry oil is rich in Omegas 3,6,7 & 9 and this face oil also contains cranberry seed oil, camellia seed oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil. From that description, you might think that this oil would be very rich and difficult to absorb, but actually it is quite lightweight - so much so, that I find it works best for me when it is added to moisturiser rather than used alone. My skin really glows when I use this and it feels supple but if I am spending so much on an oil, I would prefer it to work effectively alone. Bear in mind that I have very dry skin and am on a lot of medication, which serves to make it even drier, so for those with normal or only lightly dry skin, this would work well for you. I love that it comes in a 50ml bottle because most oils come in 30ml bottles so at least I know it will ask quite a while. This is the first Fresh product that I have tried but I would like to try some more! This is priced at £40.

Nude Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil: I previously used Omega Progenius Omega Treatment Oil and absolutely loved it but thought that I would try this new version when it came to repurchasing. It contains bakuchiol, which is natures alternative to retinol as well as rosehip oil and is packed with omegas 3 & 6, vitamin C, coleus root, thyme and rosemary extracts. This oil really packs a punch in terms of moisturising and nourishing the skin but what I also love about this oil, is how soothing it is and how refined my pores look over time, whereas I find that some oils accentuate them and it also tones my skin when I use it regularly. This is quite expensive at £58, but it really does last a long time because I only need to use 2/3 drops to cover my face and neck.

Korres Wild Advanced Brightening Rose Face Oil: I was first introduced to Korres when I was sent their Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial to try and I absolutely loved it. I adore anything rose-scented and that mask leaves my skin feeling so soft and plump the morning after I use it. Korres have been making products in the Wild Rose range for 20 years, which in itself speaks volumes as to how effective the range is because not many products stand a test of time like that. Korres kindly sent me this oil and the first thing I noticed (apart from the beautiful scent) were the beautiful rose petals that are in the bottle - I turned the bottle sideways in the picture above so that you could see them - I love this feature! This oil is loaded with Vitamin C to brighten the skin and it also contains omegas 3, 6 & 9 and Vitamin A. This oil is non-greasy and absorbs immediately so it can be worn during the day in the colder months. It is really nourishing and leaves my skin soft, plump, soothed, bright and firm - what more could I ask for? I absolutely adore this oil and only need to use 2 drops each time I use it. I would highly recommend it to anybody with dry skin who is in the market for a face oil for the coming months. It is priced at £30.

Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil: Regular readers will know that I absolutely adore the brand Omorovicza because I regularly feature their products here on the blog and in my Instagram skincare regime posts. For me, Omorovicza epitomise luxury but this is not a case of style over substance - I have loved everything I have used from them due to the visible and tangible results they give. Omorovicza kindly sent this bottle of Miracle Facial Oil to me to try and I have been really enjoying using it. Usually when a product has miracle or magic in the title, it scares me because I really didn't like any of the products in Charlotte Tilbury's Magic line (see here for more), but this oil does exactly what I want it to do. My skin has become quite parched because we have an open fire as well as central heating and the combination of the two has meant that my skin has felt tight at times. What I love about this oil is that it instantly soothes my skin as well as quenching its thirst and it is really moisturising yet not at all greasy - I can use this in the morning without worrying that it will disturb my makeup. It hydrates and plumps the skin and the fine lines in my forehead diminish in appearance when I use this. Like all Omorovicza products I have tried, a little goes a long way so I expect this to last me all of autumn/winter and beyond. It is expensive at £75 but if you are interested in trying it then take a look at their Miracle Facial Set, which contains a full size bottle of this oil and a 30ml Queen of Hungary Mist and a 30ml Illuminating Moisturiser for £80 so you are getting another £60 worth of products for only £5 extra. Read more here.

By Terry Huile De Rose Face Oil: Another rose scented oil - what can I say? I love the scent of roses! This oil is very light in texture but is rich in terms of how nourishing it is. This leaves my skin very plump and radiant and glowing but not greasy looking. It absorbs immediately yet the hydration can be felt for hours after application. Due to its light texture, it works really well when a drop is added to foundation on days when my skin needs an extra dose of moisture. It is not cheap, priced at £69 but a little goes a long way.

Oils of Heaven Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil: Cacay Oil contains 50% more Vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil and three times more Retinol than Rosehip Oil, yet before this oil was sent to me, I had never heard of it! I used this religiously for a few months earlier in the year before getting distracted by new products in my collection but I am glad to have re-discovered it. This oil is quite dry in texture and it absorbs immediately. I tend to only use it at night and it keeps my skin very happy and comfortable. I know that when I used it religiously earlier in the year, old scars from spots cleared up and my skin looked very even with less visible pores in my cheek area. This would be good for all skin types due to the texture but also the benefits to the skin. It is priced at £39 and you can buy it here.

Hair Oils:

Moroccan Oil Treatment: I use hair oils all year round and have done for years and Moroccanoil is a brand that I used religiously at one point, until it reached the stage where it was just too heavy for my hair, leaving it feeling weighed down. Now I like to use it maybe once a week or even ever two weeks so that I don't get that build up in my hair. If you have thick or coarse hair, you could probably use it more often without the heavy feeling but my hair is quite fine-medium so I have to be careful. I absolutely love how my comb just glides though my hair when I have used a small number of drops of this oil and the shine it gives is second to none. This mini bottle is priced at £13.25 and lasts for months due to only needing the tiniest amount for each use.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original and for fine hair: I absolutely adore the original version of this oil for so many reasons - the scent (think Calvin Klein Escape), the shine it gives, how lightweight it is, how versatile it is - can be used before washing, after washing or after drying to add shine and most of all for how long it lasts. I use this oil at least twice a week, yet it never seems to run out because I only need a few drops each time. The fine hair version is a bi-phase product with a spray and although it is designed for use with fine hair, I actually find it weighs my hair down, even when used sparingly. I wish I had just bought the original, which is my favourite hair oil of all time! They are both priced at £27.75,

Body Oils:

Roger & Gallet Bois d'Orange Huile Sublime Perfumed Dry Oil: I absolutely adore the Bois d'Orange range because I find citrus scents so invigorating but it isn't a fake citrus scent - this is very authentic and natural. This oil is perfect for days when you can't be bothered to lash on body lotion as it has a spray top and is easily and quickly absorbed. It is also the ideal product to take on holiday due to the fact that it is multi-purpose - it can be used on the body, face and hair and could also replace the need for perfume if you are really stuck for space! It is priced at £24.50.

Korres Santorini Vine Antiageing Body Oil: Before being sent this product, I hadn't had the pleasure of smelling anything from the Santorini Vine range, but now I am hooked! It is a slightly sweet, fruity scent but not too overpowering. This oil is what I like to use in the evenings after a bath as it takes a little longer to absorb than the Roger & Gallet one due to it's rich texture. It contains shea butter, almond oil and apricot oil and it makes the experience of body moisturising a very pleasurable one. This oil really nourishes the skin and I am excited to see the longer terms effects over the coming months. This oil is priced at £24.

The combination of all of these oils will hopefully see me through to Spring with supple, soft, scale-free skin which will make me very happy! I would love to hear what your favourite oil products are? Please tell me in the comments below! I would also love to hear any other oil recommendations you have - lip oils or cuticle oils, for example? I'm in the market for some of those!

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