An organic, unrefined, hand pressed oil that will feed your skin with moisture. This product is my day and night moisture product over a hydrating serum. Lipid + serum = emulsion.... basically.
What is it?
A pure oil that’s perfect for the face and body, Maracuja oil is very lightweight. Extracted from passion flower it is jam packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins it balances and restores skin and aids in skin rejuvenation, amazing for premature aging as it assists with the evening of skin tone and brightening of skin with its natural vitamin C. It can also assist in sebum control and with its healing properties is a great treatment to prevent and heal breakouts.
Who is it for?
Fantastic facial oil for any skin type and condition.
Never fear oils. Our skin needs them!!!
What’s in it?
100% pure hand-pressed maracuja oil.
Reactive skin types?
Overly oily skins may not enjoy using this product. If you are prone to breakouts that are still active (pustules) I recommended not using on areas until breakout is in its healing stage. The oil itself has anti-inflammatory and sebum control properties, so will assist in the healing process.
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
How do you use it?
1-2 pumps or about a 10c piece spread between hands and lightly massage over skin on face and neck.
What’s good about it?
Subtle to no scent and very light and smooth, the quality of the oil is beautiful and you will notice fast absorption and a rapid response from skin. The glass packaging provides a great stable product without the need for preservatives and the pump distributes a controllable amount of product (most packaging for oils get greasy and dispense too much product at time of use).
What's not so good about it?
Being a very basic product there's really nothing to pick at apart from packaging and even that has been designed well.
Where to use in your routine?
Use in place of a moisturizer. Replacing a cream/lotions or mix a few drops to enrich them though it can also be used as a treatment. Use as your final step at night time for a deeply nourishing overnight treatment … Maybe use a darker pillow case to avoid staining.
Works great with - My favourite method is to place directly over the top of a hydrating serum or something with a hydrant base. Layering this way maximizes the skins absorption and create your own personal emulsion It’s like mixing your own cream or lotion, just on your face!
Maracuja oil can also make an amazing dewy base for foundation. I apply a thin layer then buff a mineral or powdered foundation into it, Bare Minerals Original or Tarte Full Coverage powder are two personal favourites. Or alternatively mix some with a liquid or cream foundation, just be aware it needs to be a oil based product as it will separate if mixed with a water based foundation.
Doesn't work so great with – Water based primers or foundations. Also sunscreens, as it may dilute sunscreen I recommend not using underneath. Better to have secure maximum protection then to risk breaking down the sunscreen.
Price and Availability?
$43.95 –ezentials.com.au. Based in Queensland I received fast shipping and a few samples. Who doesn't love samples!
Tarte Maracuja oil –available at Sephora Australia.