When I was in Toronto for the #BeautyUnited #MusicGlam party, I couldn't stop complaining about how dry the air was. Wintry -20 degrees Celsius weather greeted me as soon as I landed, and between the arctic-force cold outside and the full-blast heating inside, my skin shrivelled up like an apple slice in a dehydrator. Suddenly the bottle of Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil Daily Treatment (
$34.99 on sale for $19.99 at London Drugs) I'd packed for the trip seemed like a prescient move.
Olay isn't reinventing the facial oil wheel here, just introducing a lovely, affordable product at the drugstore level that works as well as its premium counterparts. The transparent dropper bottle is a no-nonsense way of dispensing just enough product with minimal waste. The oil itself is non-greasy, quick-absorbing, silky to the touch and smells divine thanks to the citrus essential oils in the blend. Parched winter skin will just drink it up.
I also love the fact that almost all the ingredients are natural or naturally derived. The twelve oils in the blend are: coconut oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, sunflower seed oil, orange peel oil, tangerine peel oil, lemon peel oil, spearmint leaf oil, jojoba seed oil, sesame seed oil, orbignya oleifera seed oil, and evening primrose oil. A touch of benzyl alcohol and tocopherol (a form of vitamin E) round out the ingredients list, and that's it. No perfumes and no dyes.
You only need 4-5 drops for your entire face, which means the 40 ml bottle will last ages. In fact, while in Toronto I was using the Olay Facial Oil as a body lotion booster and even in place of the body lotion itself, rubbing 10-15 drops at a time into my limbs and hands and dry cuticles. Despite all that heavy usage (and using it nightly since I've been home), only a fraction of the product is gone. That has me thinking: Next time I'm flying, I'm going to skip packing a separate body lotion and face moisturizer and just tote along a bottle of Olay Facial Oil instead.
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Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.