Dry Oils

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Lyanna Stark
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Dry Oils

Postby Lyanna Stark » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:38 pm

I recently played with my mom-not-in-law's Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil. I only put a drop on the back of my hand, but

zomg

the smell- exquisite, and the feel- loved how soft it made the skin on my hand.

Not much experience with oils as facial moisturizers/leave-in treatment over here. I do use cleansing oils. I did used to like the Hauschka moisturizer, which I believe has high oil content (it tamed the oiliness when I needed that). But otherwise I am an oil noob, and definitely not in the league of paying $250US for a tiny bottle.

Anybody here like or dislike oils, have any recs or warnings?

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby gatos » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:01 pm

Lyanna, I like oils! A a teen I was always told that having oily skin meant I should avoid anything oil like the plague, so when I found out this was (mostly) a big lie, my mind was blown haha.

I've used the Clarins Lotus oil (they have different types for different skin types but they all smell amazing) as well as the NUDE Genius or whatever it's called, and I did enjoy both, though I think I liked the NUDE one better in terms of results. Oh, I also liked the Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate, my skin was really soft and glowy when I used that and it's quite inexpensive. Don't know if it qualifies as a dry oil though. I've been meaning to try those by Sunday Riley, but haven't yet for some reason, but I will. I think Whee likes the Juno one. As for Sisley, I will not pay $250 for a bottle unless I knew in advance that the results would be unparalleled by anything else (which I suspect most likely won't be the case) but that's just me. I will pay way more for plenty of other less useful things though, so no judgement here! :lol:

If your skin is easily reddened/sensitized I would steer clear of anything with high essential oil content. I personally avoid anything with coconut oil (on my face only) since it is known to be comedogenic. And mineral oil, especially on a fancy ass formula. That shit's cheap and has no business costing $100+ (or being on my face. I get milia.)

Wow, sorry for the long rant!

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Lyanna Stark » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:04 pm

Thank you for your input, gatos! I will check out the Clarins, Nude and Kiehls.

Meanwhile, I found a pretty compelling write-up for anyone else who is interested, a blogger who has a thing for face oils with almost the same passion Sonia has a thing for brushes.

I went and checked out the Evan Healy she recommends, I thought I'd start at the lower end of price points. But I didn't think it was much comparable to the Sisley, at least in terms of instant absorption, and definitely not in terms of divineness of fragrance.

So off to Barney's today to collect some samples of the higher end oils. I've decided my main beauty goal this year is to find better moisturizing/skincare solutions.

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Bonnie » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:33 pm

I use May Lindstrom Youth Dew, which I find to be very nice, but I'm not an expert in oils!!

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Jeanette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:37 pm

Lyanna, :ty: so much for the link. I am looking very much into skin care these days, so this was very helpful. Skin care can be very expensive, and as the blogger says, facial oils are very much in the vogue atm and many companies want a share of the cake, so it is difficult to assess the good from the bad :D

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Lyanna Stark » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:33 pm

Thank you, Bonnie, and you're welcome, Jeanette. I think face oils and what "works" must be incredibly personal too. I checked out quite a few last weekend and was not very into some of the scents of the highly recommended oils.

Meanwhile I went ahead and got the Sisley :twisted: but of course not sure it is doing anything wonderful for me yet. At first I loved how soft it made my face and it really softened wrinkles but today I think my skin feels a little congested. :evil:

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby laura » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:07 am

I like facial oils! I've been using more natural oils than "beauty product oils" though. I have a good impression on the Hauschka oils, as well Pai, estelle&thild etc. natural cosmetic ones. I think oily serums seem really interesting. I've been wanting to try the Neil's Yard rose balm, I think it liquefies as an oil. Kiehl's is very popular, but I'm afraid of breaking out because of lavender..

So far I've tried organic coconut and rose hip oil. Coconut oil is great eye make up remover and body moisturizer, but it was a bad idea to slap it on my face. A greasy mess and I think I had more break outs, as coconut is more comedogenic - unlike rose hip. I bought it as I heard it's good for pigmentation, stretch marks and fading acne scaring. So far I love it, I have my second bottle now! Very cheap too, if you buy it from iHerb or other natural store. Organic and natural, with only vitamin E added. I use it when my skin feels very thirsty, especially now in winter time.

NUDE and Clarins I will look into!

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Jeanette » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:13 am

I have written to Biologique Recherche to ask for recommendations from them. They have a wealth of intensive working products. There is a facialist in NY who is very popular and sells these products, so you can see some of her recommendations on her ws: http://www.aidabicaj.com/collections/biologique

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby dusty » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:07 pm

On the topic of oil, I have to share my new discovery with you guys!! This walnut oil just rocked my house!

I have been using oil as a makeup remover ever since I start to wear makeup; recently I also use oil as a pre-wash massage for the whole face to kill two birds with one stone (thanks to Lisa Eldridge). My skin feels soft, clean but not dried out despite a strong cleanser is used. I would use a blend of argon oil & rose hip oil (with essential oil drops mainly for the smell); but those oils could be use individually, olive, coconut, sweet almond, jojoba oil would also do the job.

Now my skin likes walnut oil way better then the ones I mentioned above. It is lightweight, thin, meanwhile lubricating and nourishing. After pre-wash massage, I would wipe the excess off with a tissue and follow with Avene milk cleanser (mild cleaner). My skin has not been this good since the winter started. Dry skin & dehydration problem gone, skin is calm and glowing, a true "my skin but much better" condition.

Walnut oil, argon oil, and rosehip are the only ones I would use on as a moisturizer for the body, walnut is my favorite of the three. Legs are so soft in the morning.

I have not use walnut oil as a leave on serum. But with the current cleaning oil/balm/pre-wash hype, I thought this would be worth sharing. Oh, did I mention I got a jar of 500 ml for $15 CAD? (I think it was on sale from $20). The brand is La Tourangelle Artisan Oils. Good for salad as well. That being said, I am not ready to use it as a serum without further research.

For reference I have combination skin with major pore problem. Recently I started to use BHA to combat the pore problem, and my skin becomes dry and dehydrated since. Walnut oil to the rescue!

On a side note, I would stay as far away as possible from caster oil. I ordered one from a soap & candle supply distributor. It is horrifying.

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Re: Dry Oils

Postby Lyanna Stark » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:33 am

Jeanette wrote:I have written to Biologique Recherche to ask for recommendations from them. They have a wealth of intensive working products. There is a facialist in NY who is very popular and sells these products, so you can see some of her recommendations on her ws: http://www.aidabicaj.com/collections/biologique

Thanks, Jeanette. I am really liking the P50 so far. So glad I followed you all's trails.

dusty wrote:On the topic of oil, I have to share my new discovery with you guys!! This walnut oil just rocked my house!

On a side note, I would stay as far away as possible from caster oil. I ordered one from a soap & candle supply distributor. It is horrifying.

Heh, I used to play around with oils as cleansers, and caster was usually my base. I usually keep walnut oil in the house (so fantastic in hummus!), but I am out. But if I ever start up with the OCM again, I will try out the walnut! Thanks for telling us about it, dusty!


Regarding the Sisley Black Precious, I just wanted to report that I like it a lot. It doesn't break me out, and it's an extremely pleasant conditioner for the face. I think it makes the skin *look* really nice in a cosmetic kind of way- meaning I can't say it's actually been improving my skin (any more than a light moisturizer would), but it sure does make the skin look good. Velvety but glowy and more even.

That said, would I buy another bottle? Probably not. I would rather try other oils. I do like having oil around as a moisturizing option, but I suspect I don't need to pay so much as for the Sisley. I kind of decided to start with a high end brand so I could know how good it could get. And so I wouldn't be disappointed at having to settle for something that wasn't the thing I had been coveting. But now I kind of know what they're about and what I can expect, so it is time to shop around.


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