Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil Review

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Pros:

A bottle lasts ages (about 7 months).

 

Cons:

The texture is pretty boring…

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This is a pretty thick oil, and I prefer them a bit more silky, luxurious so to speak…this oil just feels like you are pouring petrolium in your face. I‘m used to cleansing oils which feel like the biggest luxury and treat to use (like this one), didn‘t feel that way about this oil. It cleans my face ok, but just feels very basic. Also my pores have been more clogged then usual after I started using this oil, and I can‘t help but wonder – is it the oils fault??

The only plus is that the bottle lasts for ages and that my skin feels ok hydrated after use. This oil is part of the ceramide line, I love the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules (I use them when I have a real dry skin emergency) and this facial cleanser just really didn‘t live up to that standard to goodness.

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Cicamed Intense Repair Facial Oil Review

Pros:

Great option when my skin needs extra hydration.

Cons:

Its herbal smell.

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I have never tried anything from Swedish Cicamed, so was excited when this facial oil turned out to be a bomb, both in terms of hydration and in being a new way to give my skin that extra love. First of all, you are supposed to mix the oil with your usually day/night cream, in that way deciding when you skin needs some extra hydration. This has been a great solution for me this summer, since the facial masks and creams I use during the winter are just too fat during the summer, but my the cream I use daytime in the summer just doesn‘t always hydrate my skin enough. Thus mixing this oil into my night cream a few days a week has really give me that extra boost without the bumps and pimples my winter routine gives me if I use it summer time. I also like that it sinks into my skin fast.

This oil smells of herbs, containing jojoba, rose hip, sunflower, peach and sea buckthorn. Do I wish that it smelled a bit less of a herbel good night tea and more fruity? Yeah, that would make this oil absolutely perfect, but then again, nothing is.

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L:A Bruket Facial Oil Carrot/Bergamot Review

Pros:

It dries in very fast and is very hydrating.

Cons:

The bottle can easily be used up in 3-4 months.

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I have a bit of an obsession with Swedish L:A Bruket,  because I am attracted to the idea of a brand founded by the sea, incorporating natural products into stylish bottles of “things that actually work”. Having an obsession with oils I am trying to replace every product on my beauty shelf with an oil. This time my serum had to go to make space for this precious bottle. This oil dries in fast and is very hydrating. It smells of bergamot and you can see carrots have been used in its bright orange color. Using this oil only is not enough since it in itself is not hydrating enough by a boost of a day/night cream is needed. I like that the bottle comes with a pippette which makes it easy to directly drop the oil on my skin.

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Barefoot Sos Repair and Renew Intensive Treatment Oil Review

Pros: 

My sensitive skin feels super hydrated.

Cons:

This oil really doesn‘t smell of the roses it is made of, it smells a bit of fish.

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I read about this oil on my favourite beauty blog, where it was described as a good oil for sensitive skin. The thing is i looooove oils, but my face can never handle them. I always break out period, but this winter I realised that if the oil is actually made for sensitive skin it might be a do. So when the facial serum I was using could no longer handle my dry winter  skin I turned to this oil. And voila – not only did it hydrate my skin to beyond perfection (no matter how much of it I used), but it also did not cause me any pimples or breakouts (even when I use 4 drops instead of 2 because I get so enthusiastic).

The oil contains 25 ml, which lasts me for about 4 months. It contains Mosqueta rose, Argan and evening Primrose oils.  Evening Primose was used as an actual prescribed medication in the UK for eczema and chest pain, but that has been withdrawn. Basically it is a flower which is supposed to be able to treat every medical condition in the world but nothing has been proven scientifically.  The Mosqueta rose is supposed to have regenerating and healing properties. The thing is that all of these ingredients sound soo delicious I was expecting this oil to smell of heaven, and well it really doesn‘t – it smells like old fish. But still that does not prevent me from loving it, and gently massaging it into my skin every night dreaming of a warmer times…Happy weekend dear readers:)

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Review of Emma S Sensitive Facial Oil Serum

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Pros:

This is the first facial oil I can use without getting pimples or my skin starting to itch.

Cons:

A bit pricey and small bottle.

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Emma S is a Swedish brand, whose products I have reviewed before, which was started by supermodel Emma S Wiklund. I really like the idea of using products from small brands with strong ideas and ethics rather then the multi-billion dollar cooperations who already made enough money, and therefore I get extremely excited when finding a brilliant product made with love and strong beliefs.

I love oils and I love serums, so this is a great combination for me, especially since its specifically made for sensitive skin. Because despite my love of oils my skin can not handle them, and I tend to break out or get blackheads after just a few days of use. Since oils are so hyped, I keep on trying my luck (yes im one of those people who purchase things after reading about them in a magazine) and getting disappointed.

The serum oil has a nice silky feeling, is perfume free, sinks in fast and works well with my regular cream (does not get sticky or takes ages to sink in). I started using it at the end of the summer, when my skin was hydrated, and it still blended in well without causing the usual pimples my skin is prone to when getting over-hydrated or when I use oil. The best part is that I can really see an instant result on my skin when using it, I wake up with smoother and more radiant looking skin. The minuses are that the bottle is 30 ml making the product a bit pricy.

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