I want to start this review by saying that I have a very up & down relationship with oils. I never really understood why you would put oil on an already oily face, until I discovered the miracle that is Dr LeWinn’s Cleansing Oil. My skin lapped it up and never looked better. Next, I tried the Trilogy Rosehip Oil that everybody raaaaves about. And unfortunately, my skin absolutely hated it. I had an awful reaction, dermatitis everywhere. So I was reluctant to try another face oil. But this one. Oh boy. You’re in for a treat.
People for Plants is a relatively new brand, created by Aussie TV personality (and let’s not forget, former Manpower performer) Jamie Durie. I was lucky enough to get my hands on their Argan, Pomegranate and Milk Thistle Face Oil* recently, and the first thing I noticed was the colour. It is significantly lighter than Rosehip Oil. The same goes for consistency – whilst deceptively rich, it feels fairly lightweight, and it absorbs so quickly. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and I’m still impressed at how quickly it’s absorbed. You just apply 3-4 drops to your palm, warm quickly by rubbing both hands together, and press into freshly washed skin.
I’ve used it during the day under moisturiser and it didn’t create too many problems, but I’ve switched to using it predominantly at night (because hey, I still have oily skin, and using a face oil during the day can equal SUPER DUPER SHINE if I get it wrong). So far my skin feels hydrated and glowy, and I haven’t had any silly reactions with my sensitive/oily face.
It does have a strong argan smell, which is a sort of nutty, olive oil scent. This fades, but does make me slightly hungry when I use it. The key ingredients of argan and pomegranate provide essential fatty acids & antioxidants, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, and strengthening skin cells. The milk thistle soothes and nourishes your skin. Together, they will smooth fine lines and wrinkles (I can’t comment on this unfortunately), leaving your skin looking firmer and more youthful (it’s definitely brighter and plumper!).
It also contains camellia oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, rosemary & sunflower seed oil. All ingredients are certified organic, and the front of the box tells you the official rating – it is 97.7% organic. I love the transparency that they offer with this, it definitely makes you trust the brand. And with the addition of the cruelty free logo to keep it Biscuit-friendly, it’s a brand that I am excited to get to know.
The fine print:
People for Plants Face Oil (argan, pomegranate, milk thistle) 20ml