Facial oils have become a big thing in skincare in recent years. Every month you hear of a new, best yet, facial oil. I admit that I was quite hesitant to use oils on my combination/oily skin but after reading lots of positive reviews I finally gave in to a facial oil some time last year and I was impressed with it. It didn't make my skin oilier but it helped with dehydration and dry patches I had at the time. I've been using on and off some oil for my face and with the cold season upon us it's almost a must for me to keep my skin nicely hydrated. My latest best friend in the 'facial oil' category is the Marula Facial Oil by John Paul Selects* (£37.50).
Pure Marula Oil is completely virgin, wild harvested, hand-selected, and cold pressed with no added heat or chemicals ensuring that its beneficial properties are retained.
With a 60% higher antioxidant level, Marula Facial Oil is far more powerful than the leading Argan Oil at fighting free radicals that cause pre-mature skin aging. Thanks to an amazingly high content of antioxidants and fatty acids like Omega 6 & 9, Pure Marula Oil is a superior anti-aging moisturizer.
Every single marula nut used for Pure Marula Oil is harvested from wild marula trees. Wild trees produce more antioxidant rich oil than the farmed and fertilized trees of mass sources. Each marula nut is carefully hand-cut, and only the purest blonde kernels are cold pressed with no heat or chemicals. This superior process ensures that Pure Marula Oil is the highest-quality.
The production of this Oil provides women in rural Africa an essential sustainable source of income for their families.
I love the science bit behind it and ethos of the company, helping to change for better lives of others, hile producing high quality skincare product.
The packaging of the Marula Oil is stunning with brown glass bottle and golden cap/lid with pipette. Not the most travel friendly but it looks nice on the bathroom shelf and add to the luxurious feeling when using it.
As it's a pure Marula oil, it contains 99% of it with 1% of added essential oil fragrance blend. It has a subtle scent that doesn't linger for more then couple of minutes. The consistency is of a lightweight, dry oil, it's not greasy or sticky.
I've been using it for over 3 weeks as a step in my evening skincare routine, following my night time serum. As my skin is combination/oily I don't need any extra cream on top of it as the Pure Marula Oil hydrates and nourishes my skin enough. I use about 5 drops of it, rub it between my fingers and pat it on to my face and neck, then lightly massaging my skin. Although the producer says that the oil is fast absorbing I feel like it takes a long time for it and leaves a thin layer on top of my skin. I don't mind it though as it's my night time treatment and my skin is not sticky or greasy by any means.
I've been having a good consistent skincare routine in the past few months which improved my skin's appearance a lot (check my post) so it was hard for me to see any significant changes after using the Marula Facial Oil but I can confirm that it leaves my skin very soft and supple and keep any dry patches at bay. My skin is nicely hydrated and radiant and I've been so much more confident lately when no wearing makeup at all.
If you're looking for a facial oil to add to your skincare routine I highly recommend checking out the natural Pure Marula Oil. You can find it on John Paul Selects website or in Holland&Barret.
Have you used Marula Oil? Which facial oils can you recommend?
Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for an exchange of an honest review, opinions are my own.