Despite their recent popularity, there are still plenty of people that are intimidated by face oils. We hear it all the time, “oil on acne-prone skin? Well that just seems like a terrible idea.”
Like many, I was endlessly scanning ingredients lists, making sure that every skincare product that I purchased was “oil-free” thinking that any oil would instantly clog my pores upon contact and result in a hideous breakout. But I’ve since discovered that face oils are more often than not, skincare miracles– even for acne-prone skin.
Mix a few drops in with your face cream before bed and you’re guaranteed to wake up with smoother, plumper-looking skin.
Earlier this year I was suffering from a particularly troublesome combination of painful zits with the added bonus of dry patches. So I was hopeful the new Caudalie Polyphenol range would hold the key to regaining soft, blemish-free skin. While the entire range of lotion, eye and lip cream and protective serum were impressive, the star of the show was the Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil.
In keeping with the French brand’s philosophy, this is an all-natural, 100% plant-based oil that’s free of parabens, sulphates, phthalates. They’re dermatologically tested and are fragrance- and preservative-free and don’t contain any paraffin derivative or synthetic carrier oils, which is highly surprising considering the reasonable price tag.
The oil is a unique blend of plant oils that are rich in antioxidants. Grape seed to soften, carrot for problem skin, sweet almond for boosting your natural glow, soothing orange blossom and calming lavender. It’s dry to the touch so great for anyone who’s wary of greasier textures on their face. Within my first week of using it (six drops massaged into cleansed skin before bed) I saw a significant improvement in the texture of my skin. Redness was reduced and rough patches were visibly smoother. This is definitely one to try for those looking to reboot their skincare routine in one easy step.