Thursday, 6 November 2014

Saviour Products You Need To Have: Oils!

Hey!
So today I am going to be talking about a ton of oil products which I think every one should have and also one that you should stay away from! I was going to make this an 'Every Girl Should Have' post buut I think some guys could benefit from this too. I personally love using oils because they are a really quick and effective way of adding moisture to your body without being too greasy (you'll see what I mean). I will use at least one oil product a day - that is how obsessed I am. Also, it's November now and using something a bit more heavy duty like an oil will really benefit your skin and hair from the harsh weather sooo I guess this is good timing!

Hair
I think this is one of the first oil product I bought for myself and it is Avon's Advance Technique Moroccan Argan Oil (£5.50/30ml) and let me say after trying many more since then, this one is still the one I reach for. I love the fact that you can use it with damp hair (which is what I usually do) and I just rub the oil in my hands to warm up the product and then distribute it more towards the ends of my hair to condition it (especially if you know you are going to be styling it like crazy that day). Another way I love to use this is by leaving it as an overnight treatment for when I know I have no time to condition my hair the next morning - it's like cheating but you are preparing for it. I really like that you can use this on dry hair just to add in a healthy shine - I love that it doesn't make your hair look greasy, I apply this in the same way as I explained earlier although I would use less product because it's just for shine rather than intense conditioning.

I'm going to add something that you should stay away from too and that is the L'oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Mist (£9.99/100ml). This product actually feels like oil when you spray it on your hair - I find this really odd because it is such a fine mist but even so I wouldn't apply this directly onto my hair because too much comes out. I swear 3 mists are enough for my entire head. I only ever use this at night and that's because I want to use it up. I would stay clear of this product and go for the Avon one instead.

Body
I think it is the body oils that actually made me realise how effective and quick oil can really be. Half a year ago I purchased Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil (£5.10/250ml) and I have never regretted it. I was really really bad at moisturising and I wanted to make myself get into a routine of conditioning my skin when I got out of the shower and this product actually made me a lot better at giving my skin the moisture it needed. It smells like vanilla and chocolate - so it's a semi-subtle scent that is really nice and easy to enjoy. I use this as soon as I am dry after showering - I pour some of the product into my hand and just massage it into my skin - it does absorb really quickly because it's a nice lightweight formula and it also doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. I tend to put on my dressing gown straight after anyway to be sure it's sunk in properly while I do my hair or make-up.

Another one I can recommend for ease is Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil (£7.49/150ml) I find that this works well too and I like that it has a spray so the time applying the product is reduced and it's really easy to blend it in so it's good when you are really in a hurry. The shape of the bottle makes me feel like I am using it up really fast though!
If I had to choose one I would choose the Palmer's one because I feel that it lasts longer on the skin and I enjoy the scent a lot better but both are good picks :)


Facial
This is when I got obsessed with oils. Having oily skin, I never would have thought that this day would come but I was so wrong. I love facial oils - they have literally changed my life and I don't think I can live without them. I have wrote a few posts about The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10.00/200ml), words cannot explain how much I love this product - my make-up literally can be off in under 30 seconds. I think I love it because I don't have to tug at my skin for my make-up to come off - it is honestly like a massage (I do tend to massage it in for a few minutes) - I would pay a lot more money for this product because of how luxurious it is. Although it is an oil cleanser it feels more like silk than oil - it doesn't feel icky or nasty at all, honestly if you are looking for a make-up cleanser that works then this is the product for you.
This next product is one I am going to do a feature on in the next month or so and it is the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate  (£36.00/30ml). This is amazing - my skin went through a really rough patch over summer (I think I was allergic to something that I tried) and the texture of my skin went so bad that I had no idea what to do. This honestly made the recovery time go a lot quicker - every single day (even now) when I put this on I will see a difference in my skin the next morning. It is phenomenal. It basically contains a lot of essential oils that just help to repair and sooth the skin and I cannot live without it. I whole heartedly recommend this to anyone who is having the same problem or if you want something that will make a difference to the appearance of your skin in general.

So as you can see I am really into oil products :) I do use them on a daily basis and I think they do the job well - looking over what I have wrote I found that with hair and body it was the cheaper oils that I preferred - so I think I wouldn't go that crazy price wise with those. But facial oil is something I will spend money on, even though The Body Shop Camomile Oil isn't that expensive, for facial care it is the balance of oil and general goodness that is essential rather than pure moisturisation.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my picks for each category :) Do you like oils? If so, which ones? I love recommendations soooo feel free to comment below :)
Thank you so much for reading,
Anjna xx

2 comments:

  1. i've never really tried oils before, might have to start!

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    1. You should! They have literally transformed my life! :)

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