Today’s post is Oils of Heaven Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil. I chose this from a You Beauty Box as I had wanted to try this brand for a while.
Oils of Heaven have got many oils as part of their range Cacay, Argan, Moringa, Rosehip and Baobab Oils. They source them from local suppliers in a sustainable way from women’s cooperatives.
To be honest I wasn’t bowled over by this Argan Oil. I have tried many and although it’s pleasant to use, I have (I feel) used better quality, cheaper oils. You only need a couple of drops to cover your face and neck, I found this to be slightly thicker than other oils I have used. Being an oily skin type, the thinner the better for me as they tend to sink into my skin a lot more easily.
Although it states it’s a facial oil, it’s still just one ingredient of Argan Oil so I tried it on my hair too, I found that I preferred it as a hair oil. My hair is coarse so it responds to oils well, I only needed a couple of drops in damp hair and then I blow dried. My hair was left soft and shiny and felt easier to manage.
Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil is available from http://www.oilsofheaven.com and is £19.00 for 30ml.
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Some more haircare, I haven’t done any posts for ages and then two come along at once! I haven’t tried Morrocanoil Light Hair Treatment before, though I have heard of it, it has become a bit of a cult product.
I chose this as part of a You Beauty Box, I like using oil in my hair as I enjoy the results, more shiny looking hair and it feels softer and more manageable. In this bottle, the ingredients are: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Argan Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Linseed Extract.
As you can see from the ingredients, the first two are silicones. I thought this was a pure oil so I was surpriseed to see them in the inci listing. I don’t really enjoy the feeling of silicones in my hair, to me they make my hair feel and look a little greasy, so I didn’t particularly like this formulation. Also the inclusion of Linseed extract and fragrance reminded me of a floor polish my mum used to use on our dining room floor when I was a kid. Not something that you would want to smell all day! To me this fragrance lingered and clashed with my perfume (I always spray it on my hair as it holds the fragrance all day). Price wise it varies between £28-£32 for a 100ml bottle.
I don’t think it will be a surprise to you to say that I wouldn’t repurchase this, there are so many other affordable base oils you can use in your hair to give you great results, one I have tried and really enjoyed using was The Ordinary 100% Cold Pressed Argan Oil , a good quality oil for a great price, I would much rather use that.
Morrocanoil Light is available from Look Fantastic for £32.85.
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This is another product that really lives up to its name Caudalie Divine Oil. It’s a gorgeous hydrating dry oil that you can use for hair, face and body. I do love things that are multitasking.
I tried it first as a facial oil, it is a rich dry oil (I know that sounds like an oxymoron) but what I mean is it gives excellent hydration without a nasty greasy residue. 3 drops is all that is needed for face and neck and it dries very quickly. It has the most gorgeous woody and floral fragrance that isn’t overpowering.
I have also used it on my cuticles and underneath my hand cream at night for a more intense hand treatment, again ideal as it’s dry texture sinks in and I’m able to pop a lotion over the top. You can put a few drops in the bath as well so I will try it when I next go for a soak.
I have a 15ml bottle that I was given in my QVCUK beauty bash goody bag* and I will definitely be buying a full size bottle which is £22.50 and available at http://www.qvcuk.com.
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