A Product Review
After I discovered Rose Apricot Facial Oil, my beauty regime has never been the same again. As I hit the big 30, my skin has been easily irritated and despite trying an arsenal of different cleansers and makeup removers, I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that “gentle is best” when it comes to the skin. Gone are the days when I try to scrub every single pore with the zeal of a teenager on steroids. Our skin deserves to be treated with respect. Enter facial oils.
I was a skeptic when it came to facial oils. But after alternating between acne outbreaks and eczema attacks for about a year, I gave up almost all skincare which did not agree with my skin. That included all harsh facial cleansers, the stuff that made your skin tight all over immediately after washing. When I was asked to give Hardy & Co’s Rose Apricot Facial Oil a test-drive, I didn’t; exactly jump at the chance. But I was quickly won over. Actually, it was more like ‘love at first sight’ (or try). The moment I spread it across my skin, I could feel its soothing embrace.
What I really like about Hardy & Co is its back to basic, all natural approach to skincare. Their focus is on skin health, and on the general wellness of the skin, from the inside out. Most of their range focuses on stem cells, organic oils and other holistic ingredients, all focused on creating stronger, healthier skin.
It’s honest, authentic approach to skin health can be seen in its formulation of Rose Apricot Facial Oil. Not many products are designed to be as multi-tasking as this one. (Why create one good product when you can create four and sell four times as many right?) Here’s why:
Rose oil is an anti-inflammatory agent and tissue regenerator loaded with therapeutic benefits for the skin. For this reason, I use it on the face and neck before I apply makeup, and it not only moisturizes, but also preps my skin and makes the products last longer. I also use it as aromatherapy while applying makeup which has a calming and relaxing effect.
The oil is versatile, too, and can be used on all skin types. I have sensitive skin, and since the oil has astringent effects on the capillaries, it’s great for me. It reduces redness and calms the skin.
Apricot Oil can be used as a moisturizer for dry areas such as elbows, knees, feet and hands. This will make your skin extra soft and smooth. Apricot seed oil is very light and gentle on the skin. This is used to moisturize normal and oily skin. The texture of this oil is very light so it can be used as a face serum. Apricot kernel oil doesn’t give a greasy coat on the application. This also rehydrates your skin. Natural apricot seed oil contains gamma linoleic acid that is useful to firm and tone your skin. This also contains Vitamin A and E to soothe and slow down the aging process. It has nourishing properties and an anti-inflammatory effect to soothe eczema.
Rose Apricot Facial Oil is now available online at Hardy & Co for $35
Also available online at The Sloane Shop or pick up a bottle from The Sloane Clinic.