It’s a myth that everyone needs a face cream. Dermatologists say it’s far more important to drink water (your skin needs hydration, not oil) and most moisturisers simply put cream on your face that evaporates. If you need moisture, then a simple skin oil is best. If your skin is too oily for oil, then just focus on a good non-drying cleanser and regular exfoliation, and keep skin out of strong sun. Alcohol, smoking and stress are far more ageing than not using a skin cream. Many also are made with irritating ingredients.
Rosehip & Sea Buckthorn Facial Elixir is made with organic ingredients to heal and nourish, scented with real essential oils. Sold in a glass bottle with the option of a metal cap or reusable pipette, massage a few drops into your skin after cleansing, avoiding the delicate eye area. Lovingly made in rural Devon, it contains rosehip oil (good to help reduce scars) and sea buckthorn oil (high in omega 7, to heal damaged skin).
Avoid essential oils for pregnancy, labour and medical conditions like epilepsy, asthma or heart conditions. Avoid rosemary, citrus and sage oils for high blood pressure. Keep essential oils away from babies and pets. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies (and don’t use cocoa butter near pets, as it has the same toxin as chocolate, if they lick your skin).
The same company makes Nara Facial Oil with woody fresh and spicy undertones. Made with clary sage, mandarin and petitgrain, to reduce skin inflammation. Also includes rosehip, evening primrose and grapeseed oils, high in linoleic acid, to shield skin from free radicals and urban damage. Chandra Midnight Facial Oil contains lavender and frankincense, a nice oil for mature skin. This oil can also help to lighten dark circles under the eyes (don’t use near the actual eyes). It also regulates oil production and reduces inflammation.