Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Rå Oils - the Nordic cruelty free, vegan brand worth checking out

Post contains gifted products

I've said it already many times but I will say once again that one of the greatest perks of blogging for me has been the opportunity to discover smaller or/and less known brands and try their products which I wouldn't have probably otherwise. And today I want to talk to you about two products from Rå Oils (translated as raw oils), Iceland brand born in 2013 when Frida (daughter) had finally had enough of searching for a solution to her acne and Elin (mother), a beauty therapist and later an aroma therapist, decided to take matter into her own hands. Seeing amazing results with her first facial oil, as Frida's skin improved amazingly, Elin has created more products for different skin concerns. All of them are handmade in small batches which ensures you're always getting fresh product, are based on pure, high quality oils, don't contain any 'fillers' or preservatives and are packaged in environment friendly bottles/jars made to protect essential oils from harmful light.
I had the chance to test the Radiance Clay Mask and Eternal Radiance facial oil and I'd love to share with you my thoughts on them.
Ra Oils Radiance Clay Mask, Ra Oils Eternal Radiance
Rå Oils Radiance Clay Mask, £85 for 60g

Buy here: Rå Oils, Cult Beauty

Ingredients: Kaolin (australian pink clay) powder, Rosa canina (rosehip,rose rubignosa) extract, Camellia sinensis (green tea) extract. Contains essential fatty acids and minerals, vitamins A- C and E.

Ra Oils Radiance Clay Mask

I love a good clay mask, especially those containing pink kaolin which is not only excellent at drawing out impurities from the skin but it also helps to reduce irritation and inflammation and it's better suited to sensitive and dry skin then other clays, it also improves skin elasticity and texture.
The Radiance Clay Mask comes in a powder form which might be less convenient, you need to mix a bit of the powder with water to create the right paste-like consistency to apply it to the face, but it gives the mask much longer shelf life, 36 months since opening the jar, and seeing as you don't need much of the powder for single use you'll have the face mask for many months.

Alongside the kaolin the face mask in enriched with Rosehip Extract which is not only high in Vitamin C, excellent at stimulating collagen production and brightening the skin, but it's also rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin A which help to regenerate and nourish the skin.
Addition of green tea extract provides antioxidant protection.

I've been really enjoying using the face mask as it truly delivers on its promises, it leaves my skin smoother, firmer, with my pores looking less visible, and glowing, without the dryness often associated with clay masks. I use it once a week mixing a teaspoon of the powder with a little bit of water, I tend to use Avene Thermal Water, and apply a thin layer all over my face. After 15-20 minutes I remove it with warm water massaging my skin for some gentle mechanical exfoliation.
Overall a lovely face mask to keep skin clearer and more radiant if you don't mind the mixing aspect.

Rå Oils Eternal Radiance, £65 for 30ml

Buy here: Rå Oils, Cult Beauty
Ingredients: *Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, *Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, *Prunus dulcis (Almond) Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), **Boswellia carterii (Frankinsence) Oil, ** Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Oil, **Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, ***Geraniol, ***Linalool, ***Limonene, ***Citronellol.
*Pure Carrier Oil
**Pure Essential Oil
*** Natural Essential Oil Constituents

Ra Oils Eternal Radiance
Now onto the star of the show for me, this gorgeous blend of skin loving oils which does exactly what it says, beautifully nourished, hydrated and radiant skin.
Its main components are:
Rosehip Fruit Oil whose benefits for the skin I mentioned when talking about the face mask, Evening Primrose Oil, rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is ideal for soothing, softening and moisturising the skin,
Almond Oil, deeply moisturising,
Vitamin E, powerful anti-oxidant with healing properties,
Frankinsence Oil, powerful astringent that can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores and wrinkles, it also helps to lighten sunspots and age spots,
Myrrh Resin Oil, antibacterial, helps with healing of the skin,
Geranium Oil, antibacterial and soothing properties.
The concoction of these pure oils not only smell beautiful and relaxing but it's a real treat for the skin. I am a big fan of facial oils and have some favourites but ever since I received the Rå Oils Eternal Radiance, (almost 2 months ago) I've been choosing it over any other facial oil in my skincare stash. It sinks into my skin without making it greasy, I even mix it with my daytime moisturiser for extra hydration without the worry of my skin becoming too oily throughout the day.
The result is nourished, brighter looking skin with healthy glow. I'm borderline obsessed with this facial oil and the fact that it's made with love by mother and daughter using only the highest quality oils makes it even better.
Once opened you need to use the oil up within 6 months so bear that in mind when choosing which size to go for (there's 30ml and 50ml available), just like with almost any oil you only need a few drops every time.
Have you heard of Rå Oils? What's your favourite facial oil?


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