I used to be scared of using oils on my skin, be it for cleansing or moisturising due to the already oily nature of my skin, but not anymore.
Just because you have oily skin does not mean you need to be scared of using oils, in fact, they can be extremely beneficial and actually help to balance your skin.
When I saw that Dermalogica had launched a new facial oil called Phyto Replenish Oil I was extremely excited to test it out- I’m a big Dermalogica fan!
This sciency sounding oil has been created to strengthen and restore the skins natural protective barrier, shield against environmental stressors, smooth visible lines and lock in moisture.
It comprises of plant based active ingredients to restore depleted lipids (the natural protective oils which help preserve the skin’s protective barrier and maintain a youthful appearance) and to help deliver a healthy, luminous glow.
Camellia japonica; An antioxidant oil helps strengthen the skin barrier and provides wrinkle-reducing benefits such as stimulating collagen and inhibiting MMPs
Tamanu oil; The phytoactives in this oil are potent antioxidants which inhibit the breakdown of lipid-rich cell membranes from free radicals
Chia seed oil; Provides antioxidant protection and a concentrated delivery of fatty acids which helps hydrate while soothing dry, itchy skin
Orchid flower extract; Repairs, protects and locks in moisture whilst helping to balance skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF)
Hyaluronic acid; Hydrates whilst providing antioxidant and anti-irritant properties
Sunflower seed oil; A rich source of tocopherols (Vitamin E) which are yellow carotenoids, providing antioxidant properties, key to preserving the skin’s protective barrier and defending against free radical damage
Rice bran oil; Rich in Vitamins B and E, this extract moisturises, helps protect against UV rays and free radicals and aids in cellular circulation
The oil itself is beautifully lightweight and possesses a delicate, relaxing fragrance which wouldn’t be out of place in a spa.
A little goes a long way and the silky oil is absorbed quickly into your skin, leaving it feeling immediately soft, nourished and pampered.
There is no heavy, oily residue, only the feeling of soft, smooth skin.
The oil is designed to be used with a moisturiser, so you are to add four to six drops to it then apply.
Personally I find six drops too much for my skin but if you have dry skin that would be perfect.
I actually use it alone as my skin doesn’t require a heavy moisturiser and it works brilliant as a primer for my make up!
The new Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is available now and costs £62.