12/1/17

Skincare 101 | Essential Oils




I think it's time we all sit and talk about skincare. I always say if you're ever go to invest in something, invest in your health and skin! As you all may know already I have dry skin, like flakey you can see from a mile away dry skin (you get the point). It's worse during the winter time, so I'm all about dewy skin. Just recently I added some oils to daily AM/PM routine. Just for the record, I would never recommend items I haven't tried myself! Adding these oil to my daily routine has made a HUGE difference. I took a before picture and I will post the after once the month is up. I already saw a huge difference within the two weeks I started these products so I seriously cannot wait to see what one month will do!

These three oils are the holy grails of skincare!

What are they: The Kiehls daily reviving concentrate, Kiehls Midnight recovery concentrate, and lastly the Biossance squalane and vitamin C rose oil. 

Ingredients:

Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate

  • Tamanu Botanical Oil (helps to reduce the appearance of daily damage as well as replenish and soothe skin; sourced from the nut of the fruit of the Tamanu tree, which is indigenous to French Polynesia.) 
  • Sunflower Botanical Oil (helps to strengthen skin’s barrier; also known to improve skin smoothness, texture and hydration.)
  • Ginger Root Essential Oil helps defend skin from free radicals and environmental aggressors with antioxidant protection.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate 

  • Evening Primrose Oil (is extracted from the ripe seeds of the Evening Primrose, a flowering plant that blooms every other year. This oil contains essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own that help to repair the skin barrier while maintaining hydration and elasticity.)
  • Lavender Essential Oil (which helps soothe inflamed or irritated skin while helping reduce blotchy skin for a more even tone. This calming oil helps to create brighter, healthier-looking skin.)
  • Squalane (is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. Squalane has an exceptional affinity to skin and absorbs easily to help restore skin’s moisture balance and to keep it soft and supple.)
Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil

  • 100% PLANT-DERIVED SQUALANE
  • Vitamin C (Helps fight free radicals with 50x the brightening power of ascorbic acid, leaving skin with a radiant glow)
  • Chios crystal oil (Shown to support collagen production, to leave skin looking firm and feeling supple)
  • Damascus rose extract (Awakens the senses, relieving daily stressors and boosting radiance)

What do they do:
  • Kiehls reviving concentrate, helps strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant-looking all day. With all the blends of oils it has it helps the skin feel fresh and look energized morning to night.
  • Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Rose oil, helps visibly brightens, firms, and evens the look of skin tone and texture. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Kiehls Midnight Recovery concentrate, helps skin repair itself from daily aggressors overnight, and Improves firmness and elasticity for replenished, radiant skin in the morning. 
 How to use them: 

I usually use 2-3 drops onto the palm of my hand, rub it to the point it feels warm and than pat it onto my skin. The Kiehls reviving concentrate I use in the morning before my serum. The Biossance Squalane and vitamin C rose oil I use after cleansing my face and exfoliating. The Kiehls midnight recovery concentrate I use at night after my biossance oil. Since I use these two oils I avoid putting moisturizer at night. 

I bought all three oils at Sephora. I couldn't be happier with these three products. My skin is looking better and better each day. I highly recommend all three! Start with some samples like I did before I went and bought the full size bottle. I hope this was informative enough for you. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me, I'm more than glad to answer your questions. 




All information was taken from both kiehls and biossance website.
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