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NRK (NARUKO) is another sub-brand of Naruko, meaning essential, basic, multi-functional and simplificative skin care. NRK Rosehip Perfecting Elixir contains 99.95% of natural extracted Rosehip oil, rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin C to treat skin dryness, photo-aging, scarring and cracked cuticle.

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NRK Perfecting Elixir 2

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Though I adore the benefits of Rose hip oil, the “fishy” scent is the fatal flaw to me. The ambivalence solved if the oil can blend with nice scented essential oil, diluting the unpleasant odour while embracing the full goodies of rosehip oil.  Does it sound perfect and ideal?

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NRK Perfecting Elixir 3

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That was what I assumed when I purchased this NRK Rosehip Perfecting Elixir. Not only my early-mature skin was yelling for nourishing remedy, I had a pimple and it left an unsightly scar on my face. Instantaneously I recalled a wonderful experience of how rosehip oil healed a scar and soothed skin dryness. (read Renew Rosehip oil review here)

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NRK Perfecting Elixir 5

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The fact is the signature golden oil still has slight “fishy” odour after opened for few days but less intense compared to Renew 100% Rosehip oil. Anyhow this is good enough for me that I can use the oil more willingly. It worked wonderful to relieve dryness but it did not get fair chance to lighten the acne scar completely due to an incident, resulting the acne scar still slightly visible after using the oil for nearly 2 weeks. Nevertheless, I would say the scar pigmentation improved better than Whoo whitening cream but not effective as Renew Rose hip oil.

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NRK Perfecting Elixir 4

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The incident… well, I made the same mistake twice and I think I had learned enough from the lesson.  I packed this oil in my cosmetics bag, boarded the flight with half bottle full, then landed with an “empty” bottle. This similarly happened to my Renew Rosehip oil as well in the past. Such a painful to see the amazing oil disappeared in the bottle almost completely. Yes, the air pressure caused the oil leaking… cannot help myself to rant the poor packaging. I would never brought this type of packaging for trip again…totally wasteful….

I normally packed only the cannot-leave-without cosmetics for light travel so you know how much a face oil meant to me. Rosehip oil is a fantastic oil and it should be deserving an “Excellent” rating. However, I did not because… for Renew Rosehip Oil, I downgraded the rating due to its odour; for this NRK Rosehip Oil, the rating degraded due to its effectiveness. It costs RM26.10/10ml via online purchase, good small amount to be used up within 3 months after opened, smell slightly better than pure one, can be used on day and night… but I will go for other oil because of packaging issue.

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Rating: …  )))  Good    Good. Unlikely to buy again.

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Ingredients:

Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Mosqueta Oil), Essential Oils of Rose (Rosa Damascena), Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martinii), Petitgrain (Citrus Aurantium Var. Amara)

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REN, a clean bio active skin care from UK that free from skin unfriendly ingredients. My original target was Ren Rose O12 moisture defense serum, however I was into face oil at that time, I ended up buying an extra Ren product – this Omega 3 Night Repair Serum. My head must overwhelming with oils.

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The yellowish oil is very runny on skin, apparently no difference from normal kitchen oil. One pump is more than enough for my combination-normal skin. I normally warm and rub the oil serum in palms before applying to dry U-zone, neck and décolleté, then I use the remaining on oilier T-zone. Just be flexible, sometimes I avoid using it on T-zone since it caused acne very easily on the area in warm climate.

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It is fragrant but I really appreciate the fragrance because the three plant oils (wheat germ oil, camelina stativa oil and rosehip oil) in this serum are very sensitive to heat and can go rancid easily. It has very nice peachy scent, totally differ from the funny fishy odour that I got from the sample at the beauty store. I treat the fragrance as indicator of product freshness, as long as it does not smell fishy, that means this serum still in good and fresh stage. It had been placed in my bathroom for 3 months and the scent had been maintained until I brought it to trip.

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In order to have more leg room, nowadays I only take single skincare item with me on plane, which is normally L’Occitane shea butter balm that acts as lip balm, eye balm and hand balm, then I would fix the rest of skin issue with makeup in bathroom when I landed. Well, that is applicable to short-haul flight, I certainly need something that can be used for whole face & body for long-haul flight. Yes, this Ren omega 3 serum was my flight buddy during my last trip. On the departure flight, I applied this smell-good oil serum generously for my hair end, non-makeup face, lips, hands and legs. Though the oil is light but my easily dehydrated skin survived beautifully at the destination after 15hours transit-flight. Nevertheless, the scent started changing, it smelt slightly fishy due to the extreme temperature change. On the return flight, I still applied it for face & body but with lesser amount because I felt embarrassing of the slight fishy smell. I did not have other option as it was the only serum cum moisturizer that I packed for the trip.

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In summary, Omega 3 Night Repair Serum is skin saver above the air and is a nightmare when I am on the ground. It worked fine for dry climate in Europe but my breakout experience told me this serum is surely not for oily to combination skin types, eventhough I used a small amount and applied it alone as moisturizer at night, it was so “efficient” to give me several small acnes on oily zone in next morning. Strange, I have rather good experience with thicker oil such as Clarins’s and Aromatherapy Asscociates’s. Although it helps with glowing skin tone, I do not see myself re-purchase since at least 90% of the oil eventually was used on my body. I paid €59 for 50ml in Netherland, UK has the best price which is £34. Do use it within 9 months after the product opened.

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Rating: …)))     Satisfied. Will not buy again

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Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Camelina Sativa Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phaeodactylum Tricornotum Extract, Bisabolol, Parfum* (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Tocopherol.

*100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel

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Embracing the modern science, while I adore Asian wisdom of using oriental herbs in beauty, I also admire the ancient wisdom of west in skin care. I was mentioned how this Aromatherapy Associates (AA) Revitalizing Face Oil worked amazingly for me in the spa review previously. Today, I am going to bring out additional good things about this face oil.

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UK origins Aromatherapy Associates offers various face oil such as Fine line Face Oil and Intensive Skin Treatment Oil for their Anti-age skincare, or Essential Skincare like Revitalizing Face Oil, Nourishing Face Oil and Refining Face Oil. Their products are now sold at exclusive hotels, spas and retail outlets in over 30 countries worldwide.

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Enriched with rose, frankincense and borage, the AA Revitalizing Face Oil aims to soften and smooth skin, whilst improving radiance. It has very similar delightful scent of Clarins Blue Orchid Oil, a divine scent to soothe stressful mind. Honestly, I am getting addicted to aromatherapy day by day especially I am a person easily get stressed.

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The oily consistency is runny on skin, apparently it feels lighter than Clarins Blue Orchid Oil but it actually tastes heavier than the Clarins’s for my combination skin. As per the product label, this is suitable for normal to dry, mature and sensitive skin type. Seriously not for acne prone and oily skin.

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My skin care routine with this oil was pretty simple. Cleansing –> AA Revitalizing Face Oil –> Shiseido Revital Wrinklelift AA (eye care). Well, I did not even need moisturizer afterwards because it already very moisturizing for my combination skin in humid climate. However, I avoided using this oil on oilier T-zone when I suffered acnes from using a BB cream or, when the T-zone becomes very oily.

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Although the product said to be used morning and night after cleansing and toning, I only used this at night in air-conditioning environment. What I normally did is, take a drop (pump) in palm, then rub and warm the oil in palms before gently sweep onto skin in lifting motion. Remember to sniff the scent, then repeat the step for neck and use the leftover for my T-zone. Under normal warm & humid room temperature, it seemed to take ages to be absorbed; when my skin is normal-dry in low humidity environment, it absorbed in skin fairly quick and skin was very silky and smooth touching. In fact it surprised me every morning with a lovely soft and firm skin though my oily T-zone might be a tad shiny. Well moisturized skin that I could not spot a dry line on my face! Besides, my aging pores were appearing tighter too, must praise the exceptional moisturizing factor.

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Nevertheless AA Revitalizing face oil did not work positively at the beginning, my forehead even broke out a little which reminded me of the same experience using Clarins Blue Orchid Oil in the past. Anyhow it started showing the positive effects after using it for more than 2 weeks. Being an aromatherapy lover and having sensitive skin, although I could enjoy benefits of aroma therapeutic treatment every night but any potential side-effect of essential oil and parfum are still under observation.

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Ever since I justified the scar healing result of pure Rosehip oil, I was keen to know if this premium face oil works as well as the Rosehip oil. Okay, I got a tiny scratch under eye (what a careless woman), it was really small and I actually expected it would naturally heal up in short time. This AA face oil never stung the scratch but in the meantime I did not think my unscientific testing here can truly justified the healing effect, I was actually more interested in knowing if the oil helped to fade the tiny scar. Probably the tiny scar can be healed up and leaves no scar naturally without any skin care too.

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。……∞…… 。 Testing  。……∞…… 。


(From left to right) A tiny scratch under eye. Fortunately it can be concealed easily by a concealer. When I remembered to check the scar again after 10 days, it had been totally faded off (no makeup in the third picture).

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Note: I used the AA face oil for undereye on first 2 nights, then the following days I used Shiseido Revital WrinkleliffAA on the scar too. I just simply forgot I had a scratch under eye!

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Using 1~2 drops (pump) a night, the face oil can last for several months, however I used 5~6 drops each application when spent my vacation in dry climate, hence it consumed pretty fast in such circumstances. I bought this INR3427.20/15ml (~USD78 at that time) excluding tax at The Claridges Spa in India, it is available in several spas in Bangkok too which I believe they are also overpriced here. Beautiful face oil but I might be searching for more affordable alternative, having said that, I would be always happy return to this face oil.

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Rating:  ….)))       Excellent. Willing to buy again.

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Ingredients:

Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Borage Officinalis (Borage) Oil, Pelargonium Capitatum (Geranium) Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Oil, Santulum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Parfum**, Boswellia Carteril (Frankincense) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Limonene*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Linalool*.

*Essential Oil Contents     

**Pure Essential Oils

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is extracted via “Cold Pressed” method without any chemicals, so it has natural scent of coconut oil and is eatable. Although I’m not particularly fond of coconut oil scent, but fortunately the smell isn’t very strong and the scent faded off greatly after some time.

It freezed when stored in fridge

Dissolving gradually at room temperature

It’s very runny on skin

I loved pure oil that can be used in whatever way you liked to. I could take this for makeup removal; use it as a softener for dry skin or a moisturizer for combination skin. This is also my budget replacement that can be used beneath hand/lotion cream before bedtime, it kept my hands well-moisturized overnight. In concern of very dry skin/hair/lips, this alone was certainly not sufficient.

What I am excited to say is, this is fantastic to reduce skin inflammation. I had mentioned earlier on how it worked fabulously for “elephant-skin”. So, when a small patch of my neck developed a dry, flaky, rough skin, I immediately thought of coconut oil. This VCO improved the skin condition greatly in 3~5 days, after I had tried a natural moisturizing cream to no avail. I remembered my mum mixed coconut oil with other stuff for my small patch of psoriasis too.

A simple useful oil that have properties of antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, repairing and other benefits, can be used from head to toe, at the cost of ~USD3 for 100ml, I think this is good deal.

: *** : Cleansing Test : *** :

Shimmering lipstick

Massage the oil onto the lipstick, it dissolves easily in seconds

Cleanse with soap and pat dry

 

 

 

This Renew Rosehip Oil is 100% organic certified and it comes complimentary in 15ml with a promotion bundle, including a Renew Antioxidant Moisturizing Cream. The normal retail size of this Renew Rosehip Oil is 25ml.

 

According to Renew, it contains no less than 80% essential fatty acids necessary for protecting cell membranes, skin healing Vitamin E, beta-carotene and powerful anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. It is effective in the treatment of: scars, acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, ageing skin and skin cell repair.

 

Renew uses the rose hips from the wild rose- Rosa Eglanteria that grows in South America. Without learning detail about Rose hip oil, I don’t really know what to expect. Hereby I did some simple online reading and come out with following benefits of the Rose hip oil. 

 
 
 

Rosa Eglanteria and rose hip

 
 

Rosehips

 Above attached two images are taken from kosmea.com.au

 

Directions: Massage 3-4drops into clean, damp skin twice daily or when required. Follow with Renew Antioxidant Moisturizing Cream.

Generally Rose hip oil is fruit oil extracted from the hip or fruit of the rose. The hip is the round tomato-red fruit that occurs on rose bushes anytime from late Summer to Autumn.  Rose hip oil is known to be rich in vitamin A and C, Lycopene, Beta-carotene, fatty acids Omega 3,6,9. It does not need to be diluted with carrier oil, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, for all ages, light and easy absorb into skin and non-comedogenic. Furthermore it helps to prevent the signs of premature ageing, minimize uneven skin tone, cell regeneration and repair damaged skin tissue. (source)

 

 

Before I got to know what Rose hip oil is, I simply assumed it has queenly scent of rose, a scent which always a good selling secret behind many fragrances. The fact is that rose essential oil can smell totally different with  rosehip oil. Natural rosehip oil can smell funny to me, it smells like dried flower normally but I’m regretted it smells like unpleasant fishy to me sometimes and that made me feel stressful,  though most of the time the smell dissipated in few minutes.

 

 

Put aside the scent issue. The dark yellow oil of the Rose hip oil is lightweight and easily absorbed into skin, perhaps slightly greasy for oilier skin but personally I don’t find it greasy at all. Due to very sensitive skin, my body lotion always 24hr moisture and soothing one, this is a good “whitening” additive without purchase a separate whitening body lotion to improve uneven skin tone after being in sun. I mixed few drops of it with the body lotion prior to application and they worked very well to keep the skin moist, supple and non-greasy (hopefully it does help the lightening). The strong fragrance of body lotion has covered the Rosehip oil scent to great extent so I don’t have to bother my body smells weird.

 

I had a small bleeding scratch by my nail during a facial cleansing, which I had mentioned this unfortunate incident here. As Rose hip oil is known for improving appearance of scar, I began to apply the oil directly on the wound on the second day, twice a day for a week. This Rose hip oil is very gentle and never stung the wound, the wound-cut sealed and smooth-touching within 2~3 days. The scar didn’t fade off totally but I’ve hard time to look for the scar in the mirror (“c) Wow!). Later I used the oil on and off, when I checked back the scar after a month, it was gone without leaving a trace. That was excitingly impressive and I was more willing to use it regularly since then.

 

Note: The pictures were taken under different lightings. Yellow’s were taken under dim light, Bright/Pinkish skin tone’s were taken with sunlight. The lightings didn’t affect the visibly of the scar.    

scratch on 2nd day

scratch on 7th day

scratch after two weeks

after a month

 

Besides the friendly dropper, dark-shaded for light-protective  and lightweight glass bottle, I still have one big issue with the packaging. The cap cannot be screwed up tightly once opened. I packed it inside my makeup bag and carried along to airplane, half of the content was gone wastefully because of the spillage. On the return trip, I made sure it was properly wrapped and sealed, surely I didn’t want to see an empty bottle when I arrived home.

 

 

Store a natural product below 30oC and use it up within 6 months once opened. I stored it inside fridge all the times and Yes! The colour and the …… smell still maintained after 2 months (if not the spillage, it should last longer). Rose hip oil, also called “Oil of the Youth” is indeed a very useful oil as long as I get used with the smell. In fact, its skin care benefits deserve the Excellent-rating, I drop the rating because of its smell and packaging.

 

Rating: ….)))     Good. Willing to buy again.

L’Occitane Immortelle Very Precious Concentrates (both Regenerating and Brightening) are “dry oils” that contain the highest concentration of organic Immortelle essential oil of the Immortelle range, referring to 1 ton of immortelle flower (flowers that never wither) only produces 2kg of the essential oil. It stimulates collagen production and skin microcirculation, protect skin against free radicals, L’Occitane says.

 

According to L’Occitane, organic geranium essential oil to help skin regeneration and tone skin tissue. Organic sunflower, borage and evening primrose oils that rich in omega-6, to delay the appearance of the signs of aging and strengthen the skin. This night serum provides intensive and targeted action to smooth wrinkles and firm the skin.

 

 

Well, the say “3000 flowers in a single bottle” tempted me to splurge on this while I actually yet to finish my Clarins Blue Orchid Treatment Oil (BOTO). This has very similar ingredient list with Very Precious Brightening Concentrate (VPBC) actually. For different treatment, VPBC is meant for brightening care and I think it’s not as moisturizing as this one. Honestly,  I’ve no answer to the anti-aging benefit of the legendary Immortelle flower, so faith is the key point here.

 

Immortelle Very Precious Regenerating Concentrate (VPRC) has bitter citrus scent, not exactly de-stressing to me but acceptable. To get precise amount for each application, press the blue button on top of the cap/holder, and press again to release the essence by the eye-dropper. The harder and longer the pressing, the more amount to be absorbed/released.

 

 

At night, I took 2~4 drops for face and neck depend on skin condition. Experimental-minded, I was curious how it works together with the Clarins BOTO. Thus I took a drop of VPRC for left cheek, a drop of Clarins BOTO plus a drop of VPRC for right cheek, no moisturizer applied. The morning after, my right cheek (BOTO+VPRC) obviously had smaller pores, though both side were moisturized. Hence, concerning severe dehydrated/dry skin, the VPRC alone wasn’t enough for effective moisturizing. Nevertheless, I once applied a drop on my SO’s flaky spot before bedtime, the flakiness had just gone overnight and it never returned in weeks. For unknown reasons, it didn’t deliver equally for my flaky nose. Blame my sensitive nose.

 

As the formula is making the oil more runny on skin, so it really easily smoothed. Personally I prefer pure, thick treatment oil because dry oil seems to leave a smooth moisturizing film on skin which could be mistaken as greasiness. If the skin is “thirsty” enough, it sinks in rapidly, otherwise toning is needed for easy absorption. Still, I think it is too much for normal-combination skin, best for healthy dry skin/winter. With normal healthy skin condition, I normally wake up in the morning with soft, well-moisturized skin, of course I got to pair it together with my serum and moisturizer. However, it just not the firm and bouncy skin that I was looking for.

 

a drop

very runny

 

I remembered once my skin was accidentally over-exfoliated, so that actually was the best time to verdict which product was genuinely gentle. This didn’t make the mark. The sensitive skin wasn’t feeling totally comfortable upon applying it onto skin, a short stinging instead. Sadly, that probably my only disappointment about this. Eventhough Clarins BOTO didn’t save the stingy but at least it never stung, not to say Clarins’s contains fragrance. Gathering all above mentioned pros and cons, I go for Clarins aromatherapy care especially I got to choose between L’Occitane VPRC and Clarins BOTO.

 

 

This VPRC however, or any treatment oil, acts as good moisturizing angel for my dry hands since I care my hand as much as I care my face. Before bedtime, take 3-4 drops of VPRC to massage hands, it didn’t see to be absorbed but I just seal it with my Jergen shea butter cream or hand cream. I did that almost every night since I had seen the hand texture appeared almost flawless in the morning. I called it flawless because I was comparing it with my hand condition of years ago, which appeared plump, smooth, moist, lineless, veinless, spotless and poreless. Again, I tried that with Clarins BOTO, I just have to say Clarins BOTO is the winner, slightly better. Of course, the terrific result is temporary due to my heavy-loaded hand, that’s why I used oil for my hand nightly. If you’re not satisfied with your hand cream, try this before bedtime, I believe any nourishing oil will be helpful.

 

 

I bought this THB2865/30ml at department store after 15% off. Still, I kept banging my chest when I saw this about 20% cheaper at Bangkok airport duty free than what I paid at department store. It definitely on expensive side, but it’s also quite long-lasting. I’ve been using it frequently for nearly 5 months now, my bottle isn’t empty yet. At least for packaging wise, L’Occitane VPRC is doing so much better than Clarins’s to prolong the product freshness.

 

Rating: …. )))     Good. Unlikely to buy again.

 

Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Dicaprylic Carbonate**, Octyldodecanol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil**, Decyl Olivate**, Squalene**, Tocopherol**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Citral**.

*Ingredients issued from Organic Agriculture.

**Natural origin ingredients.

 

Clarins Blue Orchid Face treatment oil

Clarins has three types of face treatment oil, Lotus oil (for combination skin prone to oiliness), Santal oil ( for dry or extra-dry skin) and Blue Orchid oil (for dehydrated skin), all contain 100% pure plant extracts.

 

When I was at Clarins counter of Bangkok airport duty free 6 months ago, I was indecisive between Lotus oil and Blue Orchid oil, in the end I took the sales assistant’s advice.  She recommended this Blue Orchid oil for my easily dehydrated combination skin so that I can use this in both warm and dry seasons. She also assured me this wouldn’t cause blackhead because I couldn’t risk of breaking out.

 

According to Clarins, the Blue Orchid oil works wonders on thirsty skin, enhancing vitality, radiance and freshness. Softening and nourishing, helps prevent dryness responsible for signs of aging.

 

Direction: In the evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to skin which is still dampened with lotion/toner. Avoid the eye contour area. If needed, gently blot face with a soft facial tissue to remove any excess oil.

 

As Clarins face treatment oils are very concentrated, thus with a drop to achieve maximum effectiveness. Here is the pictures to show you how to get a “drop” of the face treatment oil.

 

Clarins Blue orchid oil method

Clarins blue orchird content-a "drop"

 

Although the treatment oil is fluid consistency and nourishing, but it’s not runny on skin and very difficult to spread smoothly onto skin with such a small amount. After toning, what I do is to take few drops (depends on the skin condition) of the treatment oil on palm, warm up and rub the oil in palms, sweeping the skin in lifting motion. This method is also great to relieve water retention in the chin area. The result is instantly firmer and visibly V-shaped jaw line, persistent work on daily basis required keeping the shape. Based on personal experience, facial massage is the best way for skin firming, yet it is free to practice at home.

 

I also applied this treatment oil prior lotion mask (soaked large cotton pad with lightweight lotion, splitting the cotton pad into few pieces and placed on entire face, gently pat until adsorbed for 3-5 minutes.) for intensive treatment, effective to release skin fatigue. Once in a blue moon, I also take few drops for hair .

 

Clarins blue orchird - 3 'drops' of the oil

 

Frankly speaking, my first use with this Blue Orchid oil was actual horrible. I poured a small amount (I thought it’s a small amount) of the oil for entire face and neck, followed with serum and emulsion. The next morning I had terrible red bumps outbreak on my forehead! I was terrified but I always give second chance. On the second time I only took a “drop” of the Blue Orchid oil and avoid oily T-zone, finally it worked really fine on me and I never suffered breakout again in following months eventhough I gradually increased the use amount. I used 3-6 drops in first 2 months, but since I started double cleansing method in morning, my skin moisture improved and I only used 1-3 drops now.

 

This is the moment I always looking forward in evening, other than relaxing peaceful essential fragrance, it also remarkably imparts glowing skin! The overall complexion looks revitalized. Perhaps my skin care habit and other products play role as well, but I just couldn’t deny the wonderful of this Blue Orchid oil since it’s the only new product introduced into my daily skincare routine at that time. No irritation, redness occurred sometimes for first few minutes, didn’t cause me extra blackhead, overall it is gentle, nourishing and soothing.

 

The mild serene woody aromatic scent could be strong for first few hours if using more than 5 drops and under fragrance-free moisturizer, which is fine to me anyway. Most of the time I don’t find the scent over powering because I only use tiny amount.

 

Clarins Blue Orchid Face treatment oil-2

 

Nevertheless, the Blue Orchid oil neither immediate soothe stinging nor heal my severe flaky nose in 3 days, although It cured the minor flaky nose overnight. Concerning severe nose flake, a good hydrating serum did much better job that healed the flaky in 1.5 days. Therefore, I think comedogenic ingredients such as petrolatum and dimethicone are still very useful for flaky skin recovery.

 

As a conclusion, I am now a convert of essential face treatment oil. A visibly soft, moist, firmer and glowing skin. Without extra junkie, a simple oil blend is good enough to make a different, not to mention I only paid 1400 baht for 40ml at Bangkok airport duty free and I’ve been using it almost nightly for nearly 7 months now, it should able to last me 8 months! Worth every cent I spent.

 

Rating: ….)))   Excellent  Excellent. Willing to buy again.

 

Ingredients:

Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Eugenol.

 


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