Sunshine has been kind to us lately and while luxuriating in its rays ( not forgetting to apply and re-apply sun protection ) it might be useful to re-assess face care products you use, for example swapping your serum & moisturiser combo for a face oil like Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Face Oil, which promises to calm and comfort your skin.
The brand has been going from strength to strength since its launch in 1985 by Geraldine Howard ( she trained as a beauty therapist under aromatherapy doyennne Micheline Arcier ), who, alongside her team slowly and consistently has been building up a loyal customer base by creating products that don’t follow trends, instead they provide you with handy tools to suit your mood, energy or skincare needs with the help of essential oils and active botanicals.
The soothing face oil that I have been using lately is a nourishing blend of coconut, jojoba seed, rice germ, baobab seed, corn, strawberry seed, evening primrose, patchouli, roman & german camomile, sandalwood, safflower and palm oils. It was created to sooth skin’s discomfort ( you have sun, sea, pollution, travel, change of water/climate in the summer that will affect how your skin looks and feels, among other factors ), reduce redness and irritation while also offering softness, suppleness and contentment.
Its lemony colour is like sunshine without the heat and its smell reminds me predominantly of the fields full of camomile flower heads. You can use it after your serum, before your moisturiser, according to product instructions but I find that the oil is rich enough to be used on its own. It is not greasy, in fact it sinks in quickly, leaving behind a delicate veil of radiance, which is only enhanced by the beauty sleep. You can use it morning and night but I prefer to use it in the evening, after a double cleanse and a spray of toner.
Pump one or two oil drops on the tips of your fingers, warm it up for a second or two and then massage it all over you face and neck, paying particular attention to the areas where you have lines or wrinkles. Inhale the beautiful aroma and let you mind relax and the skin drink in the nutrient rich oil. If you want to involve your body in the relaxation process as well, go get cosy on your bed and do a quick, ten minute guided bed yoga routine by Tara Stiles, all of which will guarantee you a restful & rejuvenating beauty sleep.
Skin type: suitable for all skin types, in particular sensitive & reactive skin.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera ( Coconut ) oil, Simmondsia Chiensis ( Jojoba ) seed oil, Oryza sativa ( Rice ) germ oil, Andansonia Digitata ( baobab ) seed oil, Zea Mays ( Corn ) Oil, Ximenia Americana seed Oil, Fragaria Ananassa ( Strawberry ) seed oil, Oenothera Biennis ( Evening Primrose ) Oil, Pogstemon Cablin ( Patchouli ) oil, Anthemis Nobilis ( Roman Camomile ) oil, Chamomilla Recucita ( German chamomile ), Fusanus Spicatus ( Australian Sandalwood ) oil, Safflower oil/Palm oil aminopropanediol esters, Tocopherol, Limonene ( natural essential oil contents ). Made in the EU.
For further information, visit www.aromatherapyassociates.com