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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My Thoughts On: Beauty Oils

I have to be honest and say that when beauty oils suddenly hit the beauty blogging scene a few months ago, I was completely bemused. After all, how can lathering oil into your skin be beneficial? I am completely accepting of new beauty trends, and if I have the chance I am more than willing to give them a whirl and share with you my thoughts and opinions. However, as someone with incredibly oily skin naturally, I couldn't see this resulting in anything pretty.

However, a few months ago I received some beauty oil samples in my Glossybox, one being the ever so popular Caudalie Divine Oil and the other, an equally popular product, Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse (aka, multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair). I was incredibly apprehensive to begin with, as my skin is naturally very oily and I felt like I was completely de-railing my laborious skin cleansing routine. But, as I was to learn there are different types of oils, the good oils and the not-so-good oils. Its a well known fact, that you shouldn't strip your skin of all its natural oils as this will only cause complications with your body producing more oil to replace that which has been lost. So I decided that every morning after I had deep cleansed my face and before applying my makeup, I would try out the 'oils'. 


Caudalie Divine Oil

In all honesty it looks like a slightly thinner version of your standard cooking oils, a little less gloopy but a similar consistency, none the less. It smells divine, I cannot quite pin-point the scent, however it is quite musky and strong in scent. A little goes a very long way, with two simple drops spreading over my whole face. I applied it mainly to my t-zone area, where I usually pay specific attention to when cleansing, so I wanted to give my skin some moisture back to that area. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin, initially for the first few uses it feels a little strange, however you get used to that and it begins to feel no different from a moisturiser. I found this made my skin glow and made me look dewy without looking oily and greasy. My makeup also applied more smoothly with this underneath, especially as I use a lot of 'mattifying' products which can get stuck in dry patches. Overall I thoroughly adore this and would really recommend it, even to you with troublesome skin like myself. Its also not ridiculously expensive as you can buy the small size of 15ml and I think it costs around £7.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

On the other hand, I cannot be so positive about the Huile Prodigieuse. Not only was it the cause of quite an unmannerly breakout, but it also contains an incredible amount of shimmer that didn't give a glowing effect in the slightest, it simply made me look even more oily than usual. I will be honest and say that I trialed it for a week, before I decided my skin could not take anymore. It has quite a refreshing smell that initially made me quite pleasantly surprised. I think that the combination of the oil and the shimmer had negative effects on my skin, as in comparison to the Divine Oil, it is a lot lighter and almost more water based than oil based in my opinion. 

Both oils can be used on your face, hair and body. So far I have only tried them on my face, however I am going to re-attempt to love the Nuxe oil by using it on my hair and see if the shimmer can make my hair look healthy and luscious! 



What do you think about beauty oils? Have you tried any?

14 comments:

  1. Great post, i have combination-oily skin so i occasionally get dry patches. I have been told to try out beauty oils by make-up professionals but i have been quite lost in picking the correct one for me and my skin. I have been looking into the Clarins one because i quite like the pipette bottle which is more convenient to use and also the fact that there is one specific one for my skin-type.

    Thanks for the review~ it was very helpful ^^
    Have a lovely day <3

    *- YingcBeauty-*

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    1. Oh! Interesting to hear about the Clarin's one, I may have to read up on it! I have become quite the beauty oil obsessive!

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  2. nice products@; p


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  3. I have combination skin so wasn't too sure if oils would make that worse or better but I think they're great. I like to put an oil in the bath and it leaves your whole body soft! x
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    1. After reading this I put some in the bath, great idea, soooo nice!

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  4. great post, the caudalie one looks really good!xx

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  5. Ah, but I love Nuxe oils! I have both and I'm really impressed since I have dry skin :)

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    1. It just wasn't quite for me, it looks amazing though and I am glad that you enjoy it. Maybe its more adapt for dry skin!! :)

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  6. Really great post. I'm a total novice but this has got me very intrigued xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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    1. Thankyou! I cant say I am not a novice myself, but I do now enjoy a good face oil! :)

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  7. ohhh, such a cute cosmetics!
    Love it! <3

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  8. I have the Divine Oil & love it. The scent is lovely and luxurious. I find it really gives my skin a boost and it feels amazing
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  9. Thank you for this! Great review i might need to try oils now even though i'm a little oily in the t he zone

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  10. The caudalie oil sounds divine! Have you ever tried using natural oil like olive oil or argan oil. Great results, much cheaper price tag! although they don't smell anywhere near as lush!

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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