I was absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for the trial of the Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil by INSKIN. This is a completely new brand to me and I am an ardent fan of facial oils, both for their indulgent nature and their consistent and remarkable results on my complexion.
What was my first impression?
Whilst reading through the wonderful, plentiful and very potent ingredients I was enthralled by the fact that INSKIN like to give credit to each and every one of their ingredients, such as their statement:
“DID YOU KNOW? – Rose oil was probably the first essential oil ever to be distilled in Persia over 10,000 years ago and frankincense oil is extracted from the bark of the frankincense tree, which, when damaged, the tree exudes ‘tears’ of resin”
Immediately I could see that much research has gone into this product and I am always fascinated by the history of essential oils and their uses, which have been used since the dawn of time.
How easy was it to dispense the oil?
I received a small sample of the facial oil and although I cannot comment on the packaging of this sample, the pictures of the full size product speak for themselves. The oil is housed in a glass bottle and has a rubber squeeze dropper to dispense the oil accurately. It was not easy to dispense the product accurately from the sample size however this is not relative to the full size product. I also loved the little toffee that was included with my sample. Small touches like this are so appealing for a brand.
The oil has a beautiful golden colour and is of a medium to thick consistency. To me this is a sign of a true pure and high quality oil. Watery oils are often not completely pure as they have been designed more to suit application ease than giving necessary results.
What is it formulated with?
The ingredients of this oil are plentiful and potent. It contains rose essential oil to sooth and firm, frankincense essential oil for cell regeneration, balancing geranium essential oil, skin lightening and anti-oxidant boosting lemon essential oil, rosehip oil which is high in vitamin C, jojoba oil high in vitamins, macadamia oil which easily penetrates the skin and vitamin A, an essential food for the skin. I was bowled over by the quality of the ingredients and expected high results from this product.
How did I use this product?
As instructed, after cleansing and toning I dispense 5 drops of the oil and smooth between the palms before applying to my face. Due to the thick consistency of the oil, I recommend applying this product to damp skin. Not only does this help to disperse the small amount of oil evenly over the entire face, neck and décolleté, it also looks in the moisture. If used in this manner, these 5 tiny drops should be more than sufficient for one application.
A divine scent of flowers and lemon
The oil has a stunning and heady fragrance of florals and lemon. I can predominantly detect the geranium and the whole fragrance makes application a pure pleasure both to the skin and senses. The fragrance soon dissipates and although you can detect a slight residue on the skin, there is no stickiness or tackiness from the product. After this stage I layer on my night or day cream over the top. Many people would fear that this layering of product would be too much for the face, but believe me; this procedure does not overwhelm the skin at all.
What did it do to my skin?
The results of the product are rapid and very apparent. After 2 days my skin was smoother and visibly even. I assume the skin lightening lemon oil may be responsible for this. The hydration is phenomenal and gives my face a youthful plumpness that is always welcome in the older generation! Fine lines and wrinkles look greatly reduced and I noted that my open pores were greatly diminished! As this was only a small sample, used morning and evening I am convinced that the results would only continue to improve.
Would I recommend this product?
For older skins, I can see nothing but benefit from the oil and ladies (or gentlemen) that have always feared using oils on their skin should most certainly take the plunge. The product is pure in every way and you can be safe in the knowledge that you are not applying harsh chemicals to your face. The results are fast and impressive and I would not hesitate to recommend this to others.
The skin is officially the largest organ of the body and it should be protected and treated with respect. After all, if you feel good on the inside that you should look and feel healthy on the outside. The INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil is a force to be reckoned with alongside some its better known counterparts. If you respect how you treat your body then INSKIN can help you to “love the SKIN you’re IN”. Fantastic product!!