After trying the at-counter sample, i was totally put off the strong floral scent of the oil. I didn’t understand what the rave was about until i decided to try it myself. I thought to myself i could just try ignore the scent which wasn’t quite my cup of tea, and see what miracle this bottle could do for my skin.
My skin is usually super dehydrated in the morning, and have trouble with seasonal flaky skin, which stands out after make up, especially during winter. In the past i had trouble looking for a daily moisturiser that i could use to prevent these dry spots, until i tried this.
Although the scent of this oil was too strong for my liking, and didn’t smell as nice as it’s facial serum cousin, I found it do wonders beneath my bb cream. It’s the first facial oil i have found to sync nicely above my sun milk and under my usual make up and doesn’t precipitate out. It’s perfect for me who’s usually in a rush in the mornings, as i don’t have to wait long for it to absorb before putting on my bb cream, and my loose powder brushes on well without brush marks too.
At the same time it gives my skin the nourishment and hydration it needs in the morning. This oil has become an important part of my daily routine, and my skin feels good after using it.
Until i can find another oil that can please my nose, provide enough hydration to prevent flaky patches, as well as make-up-mix friendly, i’m definitely sticking to this facial oil. I really wish the scent was more berry based, then it would have been perfect. But then again the oil itself would probably be different.