Oils of Heaven by Ooh! ReviewFriday, July 01, 2016
I'm a huge fan of facial oils, and have used them in my skincare routine religiously for a couple of years now. Regardless of the season or combination of products I'm using, you can pretty much guarantee it will feature an oil of some description. If you're still a bit suspicious about using oils on your face in the worry that they'll cause spots or clogged skin, trust me it's time to push past that way of thinking. These types of products are specially formulated for delicate facial skin and will benefit just about everyone, so even oily or acne prone skin types don't need to shy away. Two oils I've been testing recently are from the brand 'Oils of Heaven'- a company who scour the world to find the most effective beauty oils, sourcing from small local suppliers which in turn helps communities (particularly women) to establish a livelihood for themselves. I really do love brands like this, who not only produce amazing products but have also thought about the ethics of their business.
Both oils have a similar consistency, and don't have a scent which is great if you prefer fragrance free products (or have very sensitive skin which some perfumes can irritate). They're not as light on the skin as some oils I've tried, however they do still absorb nicely within a minute or two and don't leave any residue on the skin. Because they're so hydrating and take a little longer to sink in, I've found it's better to apply them in the evening rather than right before makeup. While they feel similar in texture and application, they both contain different ingredients which offer different skin benefits. The organic moringa oil is designed to detoxify the skin; it's ideal for preventing free radicals and other skin damaging agents, and is also an excellent cleanser and moisturiser. If you live or work in a big city or are generally around pollution a lot, this can help to undo the effects and prevent premature aging. The cacay oil is aimed at preventing aging; studies show that cacay nuts contain 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of linoleic acid than argan oil, as well as three times more retinol than rose hip oil. Truly a wonder ingredient, offering loads of amazing benefits to the skin.
There are two other products in the range: an organic argan oil aimed at intensely hydrating the skin, and an organic rosehip cell which helps to regenerate skin cells. So regardless of your skin concerns, Oils of Heaven pretty much have you covered. I've been hugely impressed with both of these oils, I've been using them for a number of weeks now and feel a distinct improvement in my skin. They're going to be especially great for preventing dry skin over the summer, and will definitely be coming along with me on any trips or holidays this year. These aren't budget products but you do get what you pay for. If you are looking to add a facial oil to your routine it's worth checking out this offer. if you buy a bottle of cacay oil you get a rosehip oil (worth £19) for free.
Do you use a facial oil in your skincare routine?