Oil. Whether it be for your body, hair or face. It seems to be an ever growing trend these past few years especially in beauty. I have always been hesitant about using oils. The only oil I used to use were the oils used in cooking. However, after discovering the benefits that come with the different oils, I am a lot more open minded.
Here are three of my current favourite oils. All of which have a unique texture and scent.
Yves Rocher- Riche Creme Beauty Elixir
This is probably the oil I use the most out of the three and one that I constantly go back to when my skin is exceptionally dry.
What Is it? A beauty elixir with 30 precious oils rich in anti-aging ingredients to enhance the radiance an softness of your skin. 100% natural. Made with 1000 Roses Blossom Oil.
How I use it:
- Hair– Apply a little on your palms (a pea size amount) warm it in your hands and apply to the ends of your hair.
- body– use as a massage oil. I prefer using it after taking a warm shower, the oil soaks up immediately and makes your legs look incredibly smooth and glowing.
- face– apply just a drop onto your palms and press lightly on your face for maximum absorption.
Formula/Texture: The formula is very light, it absorbs amazingly into the skin and isn’t heavy.
Scent: It has a light rose scent which is barely noticeable and disappears over time (good for those who don’t like scented oils). Coming from someone who doesn’t like the scent of roses it is definitely not overwhelming.
Effectiveness: My favourite way of using it is on my body I like to either mix a drop of the oil with my moisturizer or as a base under my lotion. It makes your legs look amazing!
Con: When applying it to your face as little goes a long way and avoid applying areas near your eyes.
Moroccanoil Treatment Light
What Is it? An ultra light formula that is rich at the same time, it has a thicker consistency to the other two oils. Antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins.
How I use it: Hair- When I apply it to towel dry hair I found that the scent lasts longer and the scent will lingered on my hair throughout the day.
Formula/Texture: A rich, concentrated oil that has a really smooth texture.
Scent: It has an incredible scent sweet, a mix of argan oil, vanilla. A relatively sweet scent when you first apply it and
Effectiveness: This oil is definitely nutrient dense and I found that the it is amazing at hydrating softening and adding shine to dry hair.
Con: The price. It is definitely the most expensive out of the three. If you have fine hair avoid using too much of the oil although it is light it is still incredibly rich.
L’oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil.
What Is it? 5 in 1 miracle hair perfector claiming to add shine, nourish, smooth out, detangle and create “beautifully perfected hair.
How I use it: I also use this hair oil on towel dry hair scrunching it into the hair.
Formula/Texture: A rich, concentrated oil is definitely not as rich as the Moroccanoil. It absorbs very quickly into the hair.
Scent: It has sweet soothing scent with a hint of floral notes. However, the scent does sometimes gets a sickly for me.
Effectiveness: The design of the bottle is probably the best out of the three, it has a narrower top allowing just enough of the product out, whereas I found that the Moroccanoil if you are not careful, you might get more than you hoped for. It leaves your hair super shiny and soft after you apply it.
Cons: The oil leave your hair super oily and as mentioned before the scent sometimes just get sickly.
Psst a tip to get the best results out of oils is to loosely french braid your hair after applying the hair oil. Leave it either overnight or while you do your makeup. You will be left with lose shiny waves.