The face oil that took me from blah to bright!
If you know me you know I’m all about skin care. I will slather anything on my face, try any sheet mask and endure slight pains if I think it’ll get me a brighter glow and smaller pores.
That’s why when in Sephora, buying my favorite sleeping mask for my long flight to Paris (pronounced Pari’ now that I’m practically a citizen) I was telling a cute salesperson about how I really wish I spent the summer tanning but I didn’t and as such I don’t have a glow. My skin is naturally very oily and I’m happy about that because wrinkles will never find me *knock on wood*, but I struggle to keep oil in check while looking glowy. To be honest, I’ll even look shiny if it’s the only choice between dull or flat. He recommended Herbivore’s Lapis Faciol Oil and made me one of those flip jar sample cups before I could say yes or no! I devoured the sample. I wasn’t even skeptical. After Sunday Riley’s Luna showed me a good oil can save your skin, I put that sample cup in my ziplock bag carry on liquids stash and used it on the 8hr flight there. I noticed my skin was plump and glowing. I kept checking the lighting in every bathroom on the trip because I looked bright. That’s the only word I can use to describe it, bright. As if my own personal light was following me around everywhere.
We got back and of course, I wanted to purchase the oil. Um. It’s $72. Seventy Two American Dollars. My budget and bank account post European travels laughed. Never. So I started googling and as usual the beauty gods smiled on me.
Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil
This stuff is $12.99. Also:
Here’s the ingredient list for the Acure Oil : AMARANTHUS SQUALANE OIL,SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL,CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES (FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL),ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) NUT OIL,TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E),TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) LEAF OIL,JASMINUM SAMBAC (JASMINE) ABSOLUTE,ROSA DAMASCENA (MOROCCAN ROSE) ABSOLUTE.
Here’s the ingredient list for the Lapis Oil: Amaranthus Squalane Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Capric Triglycerides (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Leaf Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Absolute, Rosa Damascena (Moroccan Rose) Absolute.
Ummm. Yeah. Plus it’s carried at Target and they have 20% off all beauty ending 9/22. This incredible dupe cost 9.87 after the 20% discount plus an additional 5% RedCard savings.