I've just finished up my first bottle of the Sanctuary Spa facial oil, so I thought it was about time I finally reviewed it. You would've seen it featured on my Skincare Routine post a while back too.
This was the first Sanctuary Spa product I tried (I'm a definite convert now, especially after falling in love with their Hot Cloth Polishing Cleanser), and it's one of the most essential items in my skincare regime.
I first started using facial oils as a way to combat dryness and redness on my face - at first I was wary about using oils as my skin can be blemish prone too, and has reacted badly to things with lavender oil or boab oil before. However, I can happily say the Sanctuary Spa Facial Oil has never irritated my skin - the opposite in fact.
It hydrates, soothes, and pampers my skin.
I use this daily - mornings and evenings if I'm being good, but if I'm lazy I just use it before bed (I feel like it works better as a night treatment).
Sanctuary Spa claims this as the 'secret step' in a spa facial - this golden liquid contains a powerful blend of pure oils, including rosehip, sunflower, jojoba, and wheatgerm.
The oil is golden in colour but applies to the skin colourlessly - it sinks into the skin with ease within moments, leaving my skin hydrated and slightly dewy. I then apply moisturiser and then bb cream, and don't have to worry about dry patches on my face.
The packaging is really pretty - it looks quite expensive as the oil's housed in a clear glass bottle with a stopper.
Retailing at $29.99, I think it's great value as one bottle lasted me about 6 months (and that's practically using it every day).
I use 4-5 drops as I have dry skin - normal skin types could get away with 3 drops. I apply this before moisturiser, but for those short on time, mixing a few drops into moisturiser also works really well for hydration.
I'd really recommend this to those who enjoy using facial oils, or are interested in using facial oils. This one is not heavy on the skin, absorbs quickly, not strongly fragranced (it has a bit of an aromatherapy-ish scent), and leaves skin soft and slightly dewy. I feel like my skin is less dull and more softer since introducing it into my regime!
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Thanks for reading lovelies!
*btw, I'm sorting through my giveaway entries now - winner announcement should be up by tomorrow night! thanks for joining, and please look forward to my next giveaway*