Do you guys use a facial oil as part of your skincare regime? I swear by them and there are some that I have fallen in love with (Kiehls Midnight Recovery, Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil) that don’t necessarily come with the most attractive price tag. About a month ago, I was in Boots and I popped the 100% Organic Facial Oil from their Botanics Range into my basket.
I was curious to discover how it compared to the other facial oils that I love. At £9.99 for 25ml, my purse was on board with this! What attracted me to this particular oil is that it is 100% organic and contains nourishing rosehip. I feel like I’ve been bombarded with the skincare benefits of rosehip for some time now (I’m sure it has something to do with Kate Middleton?!) and reading about how it helps to regenerate skin, reduce pigmentation and overall, helps to improve your complexion. Sounds pretty good, so I was keen to give this a go!
I always start with the packaging and I like it! It is simple, nothing too fancy and that really gives me confidence when I’m trying a new product. I really believe that if too much effort is being put into over the top, elaborate packaging, there is a reason for it (and not a good one!). Simplicity always gets my vote; particularly with items that will be sitting on display in my bathroom. I just like my bathroom calm, simple and with a hint of colour. Maybe that makes me weird, haha!
Anyway, back to the product. Um…I always said I would be totally honest in my blog posts and I’m not going to start making any exceptions. I do like the Boots Botanics range in general, but I’m not head over heels in love with this facial oil. It does smell amazing, so calming and soothing (it sinks into your skin really quickly which I love) but for my skin personally, that is where the love affair ends. It’s not bad but it just had no amazingly wonderful effect whatsoever on my skin (it didn’t make it worse by any means) and I find with more expensive, ‘high end’ oils I really notice a dramatic difference that brings a smile to my face. I also felt like I had to use more than a couple of drops to actually feel like I was applying anything to my face and I’ve not found that with others. So even if I did like this, I would be going through it at such a rate that I would be better off purchasing a more expensive oil that would last longer.
I don’t like writing a negative review (sorry Boots, I love you!) and I want to love what I have bought but this just wasn’t for me. I have really dry skin and perhaps I need something more nourishing which is fine with me. I would be interested to know how others feel about this product because I don’t believe it is bad, I just think with my skin…I don’t know…the chemistry wasn’t there?!! Haha!
Have you tried this? Do you know of any other facial oils that you recommend I try? Please let me know in the comments below or tweet me @thingsarahloves.