Thursday, May 21, 2015

Beauty Myth: Boots Botanics 100% Organic Facial Oil

Hello Lovelies! 

Today's post is all about a recent skincare item i've been adding to my nightly routine, facial oil! I have oily/combo, blemish-prone skin so it might come as a surprise that I would put more oil on my face. Which leads me to a common beauty myth...

"You can't use facial oil if you have oily skin"

Understandably, if you have oily skin you're most likely searching for products that are 'oil free' and 'mattifying' and staying clear of anything with the word oil in it. 

I'm here to tell you that Facial Oil is a fantastic addition to your skincare routine whether your skin is oily, normal, or dry. Often, us oily faced gals make the mistake of stripping our faces with drying toners, mattifying lotions and skipping moisturizing all together. What you may not know is that the more you work to remove the oil, you're also stripping your skin of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy and therefore your skin just starts producing MORE oil to compensate for the loss. Basically - it's a slippery mess! 

I've started to use a facial oil at night when i'm catching up on my beauty rest, this way I can wash off whatever didn't soak into my skin and then use a lighter gel moisturizer during the day to stay shine free under my makeup. My skin is also very sensitive so lately I've been leaning more towards natural, sensitive skincare. I love the entire Boots Botanics line because it's affordable and it works, their facial oil is 100% organic and under $10 - can't beat it! It's formulated with Rosehip extract, which has natural Omega-3 and oils that keep your skin looking hydrated and nourished. 

Other products I love from the Boots Botanics line below. 
 Let me know below if you have any specific questions about them, happy to share more!

1. Organic Softening Cleanser - love this because I can even remove my eye makeup with it 

2. Shine Away Scrub - great scrub for the shower, the one in the picture is actually empty 

3. 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz - smells AMAZING, an absolute must have

4. Ultra Calm Night Cream - love to switch on and off between the facial oil and this, it's very calming and gentle on the face.

Have you tried a facial oil yet? Let me know what you think about this new trendy skincare item.

Hugs from NYC,