I think I have mentioned this many times before, but I am a huge sucker for oil based products. Face oils, body oils, bath oils - you name it, I love it. When it comes to skin care, in my experience, the oils are far more effective at treating my skin. I while ago Oils of Heaven contacted me asking if I would be interested in trying out a face oil of theirs. I noticed that the email was from the UK so I emailed back saying that although I would love to try one I am based in Cape Town. To my pleasant surprise they ship worldwide (free of charge!) which meant I could try this out. I generally don't like doing reviews of products that you can't get here because it means the review is quite pointless. I was very excited to receive these and when I received the box of goodies I was so happy to see that they sent me three oils to try out.
Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil and Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil. I shared mini reviews on my Snapchat of how I use them (if you don't want to miss out on these reviews and first impressions you can find me by searching for gee_whiskers. I use gee_whiskers for all my social media accounts to make it easy to find me).
These oils are easy to work with and my skin literally sucks it up. Once applied to my skin I hardly notice it at all which means a person can use this day and night without any worries of an oily looking face. I use 2 - 3 drops to cover my entire face and neck which means these last incredibly long and are good value for money. I actually find that my foundation looks better when I apply it to my skin after using these oils. I think the finish looks more natural and far less cakey - especially considering I have dry skin, foundation can often look terrible on my dry patches.
So let's get into the details of the ingredients of each of these oils. I try to keep this part short and sweet, if you want read more of each product, I will put links in. One thing I was very impressed by, is that each oil is made of of 100% of the ingredient it goes by. In other oil products I have tried, the main ingredient is a cheaper carrier oil and then other more expensive oils are added to it. There is technically nothing truly wrong with that, but you won't get the same full effects because the key ingredient is seriously diluted. That means these Ooh oils are more effective as they are not diluted at all.
Organic Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil (£19)
As the name suggests, this contains Rosehip oil that is obtained from cold pressed wild Rosehip seeds. The oil contains vitamin A and K. It also has Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid which is what aids in regenerating tissue. With continued used this oil helps to reduce the appearance of scars and even stretchmarks. When I first read that I immediately wanted to apply it to my entire body - ha ha. What I have noticed in the time that I have used it, is that my skin tone definitely looks more even and also more radiant.
Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil (£39)
Now that I am in my 30s, my focus is on anti-aging although my frowning is starting to make a visible appearance on my skin all the time! I don't expect a product to magically make my wrinkles and fine lines disappear. All a product can do, is give your skin what it needs to help improve the appearance and that is exactly what this face oil does. The oil is obtained from wild Cacay nuts which are harvested in the Colombian jungle (just saying that makes this product feel so exotic). Cacay oil contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of Lenoleic Acid than Argan Oil. It also has 3 times as much Retinol than Rosehip Oil. So basically this is a powerhouse of anti-aging and cell-regenerating ingredients. My skin LOVES this oil! As soon as I apply it and start patting it into my skin, it just disappears.
The true test when it comes to face products is about using it consistently, you won't notice things overnight, especially not when it comes to these types of treatment products. My skin definitely felt more nourished and moisturised in general but it took at least 2 weeks before I slowly started to notice some differences. As times continues to go by, I am noticing far more differences, especially in the lines around my eyes and the overall appearance of my skin.
Also in the range is an Organic Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil. I love the benfits of Moringa. I have tried a few products with this as an ingredient but never one that was 100% Moringa. This is said to be an excellent cleanser and moisturiser. It contains natural anti-oxidants as well as oleic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These help to protect your skin against free radicals and other skin damaging agents. This oil is also priced at £19.
Now for the fun part. I said that I received three of these oils and decided to keep one aside to do a mini giveaway on my blog so that I could share my experience with this great brand with one of you. I have a Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil to giveaway. This oil is a multi-tasking oil in that it helps with cell regeneration and also helps the skin retain its natural moisture. It contains Vitamin E, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid and Oleic Acid which are all derived from Argan Kernels. This oil is valued at around R360 (£19)
To help manage all the entries for the giveaway I am going to use Raffelcopter. It also means that the draw is random and kept fair for everyone.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway will run for 1 week to allow you to get as many entries as you can. I think this is an exciting giveaway because this is a unique product that you can't just walk into a store and buy.
These oils are available for purchase online and the best part is that there is free world wide delivery to your door. Although the price may seem to be quite steep (because it is in Pounds) if you go look online at other face oils you will see that on average you are looking at around R500 - R800 for a small bottle of face oil. These Ooh oils start at around R360 and go up to around R740 which is truly not that bad for a product that will last you a good few months. So pop by the Oils of Heaven website to read up more or to go buy a face oil to try for your yourself.