Sunday, August 19, 2012

Skincare Sundays :: Essential Oils

argan oil, moroccan organic virgin argan oil, elma and sana argan oil, trader joe's vitamin e oil, 100 percent pure red wine resveratrol serum, 100 percent pure super fruits concentrated serum

As weird as it might be, oils are an essential part of my skincare routine. I use them only at night because 1) it's too greasy for the day 2) your skin heals at night, therefore it's more effective to use oils, retinols, etc. at night. 

Argan oil is a great multi-purpose oil. You can use it on the skin, hair, and nails. I only use it under my eyes and on my neck, although I should just use it all over my face. Argan oil is excellent for anti-aging because it is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Vitamin E helps to repair the skin and prevent premature aging. Vitamin E helps to prevent wrinkles by blocking free radicals that cause damage to the skin. Vitamin E is also great for helping to fade scars. This is a must in my skincare routine! At night I will use either Argan Oil or Vitamin E Oil, depending on what I feel like using. 

Although this is a serum, I find it quite oily and greasy, therefore I classify it under "oils." This serum protects against environmental damage and wrinkles but doesn't necessarily correct already existing skin damage and wrinkles. Resveratrol, the primary ingredient in this serum, is an antioxidant that is typically found in grapes, and is produced in response to stress or strong UV radiation. Resveratrol is great for the skin because it helps to fight free radicals that cause damage to the skin. I use this serum as a preventative measure to prevent any future skin damage. 

Like the Red Wine Resveratrol Antioxidant Serum, this serum is also quite oily. This is a great anti-aging serum and is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. This serum contains pomegranate, acai, coffee cherry seed, mangosteen, vitamin A, and vitamin E to combat lines & wrinkles, increase skin elasticity & firmness, and give the skin a healthy glow. The difference between this serum and the Red Wine Resveratrol Serum is that this is a corrective serum whereas the Red Wine Resveratrol is more of a preventative serum. I use this serum to help correct any skin damage/aging that I currently experience before it gets worse. 


  1. thanks for your inspiring post :)

  2. I've been using an oil on my skin at night to try and fade scars. I defo agree that they are essential!



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  4. you always have to treat yourself well!


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  6. Oh, I can't live without oils! I use different types of them and sometimes mix them for my hair, hands, lashes, face. I can't imagine my life without them!

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  8. Thanks for the tip! I have pretty dry skin from time to time and only really use oils in my hair


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  11. I've heard of essential oils before but I never really knew what they were for and this post is totally enlightening. I think it's time I grabbed a bottle of this. :)

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  13. thnx fr the review..really helpful..
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  15. Great post, I've been loving Argan Oil for a while now, it just works so well on the hair, face- everywhere!
    Daniella x

  16. Oh wow, this is so nice to know. I've been experimenting with some serums and need to find the perfect one. Right now I'm using sea buckthorn which is okay but may need to upgrade to one of these.

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  22. some of this stuff definetly looks worth trying!

  23. Thank you for this, I love using oils at night too, and they make a lot of difference... :) Found you in lookbook and I'm one of your fans :)

  24. Thanks for sharing this, these are some great tips. It's always good to keep the skin hydrated and moist. Oils seem like a good idea =)

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  25. There's nothing better than being healthy and looking great. After taking an anatomy class and being scared straight! by my health nut instructor, I went home and threw my wellness products a way.

    Traded my Dove soap and Tresemme shampoo/conditioner for Dr Bronners.
    Ambi SPF for essential oils
    Toothpaste to floride free
    Deodarant to aluminum free
    Face wash to african soap

    Haven't looked back since!

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  26. oh wow, i'll keep this in mind for winter when my skin gets unbearably dry

    out of curiosity, do you have any recommendations for dry, ridiculous hair? there are so many products out there i get dizzy just thinking about it uy

    1. hi christina! i would recommend Lush's Godiva Shampoo Bar and Retread Conditioner; they are both great for dry and "ridiculous" hair :)

  27. Wonderful skin care tips! We should use olive oil because olive oil is rich with vitamin E. Olive oil also contains antioxidants that prevent premature aging. In winter our skin gets dry. Oil is very essential for our skin. Great post!! Keep writing such kind of information.