Facial oils have been part of my daily skincare routine for more then a year now and I'm really enjoying using them. They replaced my night time moisturisers as I find them more effective at what they do and perfect to use at night without worrying if they will affect the oiliness of my skin during the day and application of my makeup.
So when I was kindly sent the Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil from Dr Botanicals I eagerly added it to my skincare routine. I've been using it every day for the last month or so and today I want to share with you my thoughts on it.
Dr Botanicals Skincare is a London based beauty brand whose researchers combine a passion for plant based traditional thinking and the latest science. The range is based 100% on natural ingredients, all paraben and harmful preservatives free, products are vegan friendly and never tested on animals.
It's been also brought to my attention that the brand have just won Silver in the 'facial oils and serums' category at the Free From Skincare Awards 2016 for the Superfood Facial Oil.
The Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil*, £67 comes in a usual for facial oils bottle with a pipette and it has a light pink colour and the most pleasant scent of roses and sweets mixed together.
The consistency is pretty different from any other oil I've tried as it's very runny and quite thin, it feels more like a serum then facial oil. In fact, after checking the ingredients list, it's a water based blend of different oils and plants extracts.
Main ingredients include Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Glycerine, Bakuchiol (plant extract, great for brightening effects), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Lactic Acid, Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, Neroli Flower Oil and Rosa Damascena Flower Oil. So the name Superfood Facial Oil is actually quite fitting.
Applied to the skin it sinks in almost immediately leaving it instantly soft, moisturised and plumped without any greasy/oily residue. I use 4-5 drops at the time, warm it in the palms of my hands quickly and press them gently to my skin.
When I tried this facial oil for the first few days it wasn't enough for my skin and I had to layer another facial oil, richer, on top. But I'm guessing my skin was pretty dehydrated and after a couple of weeks of using the Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil as a serum my skin was in much better condition that I didn't have the need to apply anything else on top of it unless I used a clay masks which usually leave my skin a bit tight and in need for more hydration.
In the last week I started using the oil also as my daytime moisturiser, applied after the Perricone MD OVM Day Treatment and I've been loving it as it leaves my skin beautifully hydrated without any residue and it makes perfect base for my makeup.
As I like to introduce new products into my skincare routine slowly and one at the time, so I can fully observe the effects they have on my skin, I have to say that the Morrocan Rose Superfood Facial Oil didn't break me out or caused any irritation and not only kept my skin nicely hydrated but also helped to look it more radiant. I definitely see a difference in how naturally glowing my skin has been lately which also help my makeup to look nicer.
My only little concern regarding the ingredients of this product is that amongst the first 10 is benzyl alcohol (naturally occurring in some fruits and commonly used as a preservative) but as I said I didn't experience any dryness on my skin, just the opposite.
Have you tried any products from Dr Botanicals?