The secret to combatting scaly, dry, snake skin.
The two products that we’re talking about today I have mentioned before in my monthly favorites. But I thought that they were worth a bit of a deeper dive seeing as we are now officially in the chillier months of the year and I don’t know about you – but my skin tends to shrivel up like a prune if I don’t keep my moisturizing routine in check. This Herbivore Lapis Oil and the Everyday Oil, I have been whipping out on a daily basis and I am happy to report that my skin has been noticeably more balanced, smooth, and soft. Read on below for a few more tips, tricks, and details on these two beloved oils.
Herbivore Lapis Oil – This stunning blue liquid looks so gorgeous sitting in the bottle that at first I pondered whether or not it was too beautiful to actually use. Of course that would be silly to simply stare at it – so I did crack open the seal and am so happy that I indulged. The oil itself is packed full of blue tansy and azulene – both natural substances that are antibacterial and anti inflammatory (aka perfect for acne prone, sensitive skin). It might sound counterintuitive to be putting oil on skin that is already quite combination or oily. Trust me – at first I did not understand how an oil formula could possibly be beneficial/not clog my pores even more. Yet, the truth of the matter is that acne prone skin tends to create even more oil when overly dried out or distressed – often the case in the cooler months when indoor heating and biting winds can do a number to dehydrate your protective barrier layer. That is where this incredible face oil comes in to soothe, rehydrate, and protect your skin. It is so light that I can attest that the formula will not clog or lead to more irritation. In fact, in the past I have utilized more traditional creamy moisturizer formulas in the Fall/Winter months and found that I was breaking out as they were much too thick for my particular skin type. I use this oil morning and evening, post cleansing and toning. I mist on a bit of rosewater (loving this light spray at the moment) and then release about a dropper full of the Lapis Oil into my palm. I lightly press the oil all over my still damp face and neck and it quickly absorbs – but leaves my skin looking ever so slightly dewy, which I love. In the morning, I then of course follow this with SPF. The fact that I am now on my second bottle is a testament to how much I love this stuff.
Everyday Oil – Even though my face tends to be combination/oily – my body is a whole different story. I am fairly prone to dry skin on my legs and in order to combat this, have been diligent about applying moisturizer post shower ever since I can remember. However, the issues that I have stumbled across with traditional creamy formulas had to be overlooked – think stickiness, waiting to put jeans on, weird/super potent scents, needing skin to be completely dry before application, the list goes on. Therefore, after hearing Grace of The Stripe rave about this hand crafted formula, I decided to give it a whirl. I am so glad that I invested in it as my arms and legs have never felts so soft and nourished – without even a hint of snake skin. I love that I can slather it on post shower, when I am still a bit damp, and it soaks in beautifully. The Everyday Oil is lovely as a post shave treatment or just as the name would suggest – every day and I can even slip pants on right after without a moment of downtime. To be honest I am also obsessed with the minimalist, vintage style packaging and the fact that it is such a large bottle. I have had the same one for months and still am only about half way through. The formula itself could not be more chock full of all star ingredients either – the line up includes natural and organic beauties like coconut oil, olive oil, argan, jojoba, palo santo, and even lavender. The scent itself is light, “natural” smelling, and overall completely inoffensive. I would say it reminds me of a walk in the woods and it will not interfere with any other perfumes or eau de toilettes that you may have going on. Truth be told this oil just feels like a nice hug for your skin and has officially converted me to body oils. Additionally, it can be used all over – face, hair, even as a makeup remover. I have yet to try it that way but please let me know if you do as it seems like a great all in one and I know that many have had excellent results.
Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts on beauty oils are. Are you all for them or still a little skeptical to incorporate into your self care regime? I hope you have the best day!