Bodhi and Birch Facial Oils..

Did I mention that I love a good face oil? Well if I didn’t, I do 😉 I love to use them on myself and I love to use them on my client’s skin before I make them up. Bodhi and Birch’s Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil has been a staple in my kit for so long, I can’t even remember when I first started using it. I just love it, it goes under make-up beautifully and smells amazing – my clients always comment on how lovely it is.

The oil nourishes skin but also helps to rebalance it, so it is great for me on a shoot but also long term for a skin regime. I tend to use it on its own and massage it into the skin as I always love to create a fresh dewy look. However you could also mix a drop in with your moisturiser to boost skin and help your make-up sit better but with less of a glow – the oil does sink in quite quickly though so it will never feel greasy. That said you only need a few drops, if you apply more that what your skin actually needs, it can affect longevity of eyeliner and mascara for example – any oil can. Before applying eye make-up, it can be a good idea to blot away any excess oil from the area. A little dusting of a lightweight powder can also be good beforehand to absorb any shine and give make-up something more to adhere to.

The ingredient list is divine – Neroli, Frankincense (one of my favourite essential oils), Sea Buckthorn, Evening Primrose and Apricot Kernal oil, as well as Jojoba. It’s good, it’s really good.

Bodhi and Birch have just released a new blend of their Desert Rose Facial Oil – this smells AMAZING – if only we had Insta-smell for you all to experience it. I’m a big fan of rose anyway, but this is something special. The particular rose in this blend is Bulgarian Damask Rose Otto, sourced from the Valley of Roses, and is really good for repairing and regenerating skin. The other ingredients include organic Argan, Prickly Pear, Rosehip and Starflower oils which are all packed full of amazing properties such as Vitamin A and E, Omegas 3,6 and 9 and Gamma-Linolenic Acid. All of these are great to nourish drier skins but also to help with the signs of ageing. They can help to firm and add radiance – something I’m all for!! I’ve been using it for about a week and my skin seems to get on with it very well. It feels hydrated and supple. The oil is also absorbed quite readily, it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on my skin. Not sure I’m ready to share it with my kit yet!!

Has anyone else been using it?

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