If you have a high beauty budget, I would give this a go as it is certainly effective and has a luxe feel to it. One to watch!
Natural ingredients. Great for sensitive skin. Easy to apply. Absorbs quickly on drier skin.
Very expensive. Sediment gathers around oil cap and in dropper. Fairly strong herbal smell.
Initially I was thrilled to be sent this high end oil. I am used to lower priced products of this ilk,so couldn't wait to try this out. I have a serious problem area around my mouth, where my skin gets very dry. I don't suffer from acne so I can't comment on its effectiveness against this but for my eczema prone skin, it did sooth and re-hydrate as I expected. They do warn of sediment in the bottle (the product is normally packaged in violet bottles) but I noticed that it also gathers in the dropper and sometimes around the bottle neck. Its something that I know can't be avoided with a natural product like this, but did make me wonder if I was getting the right mix in the dropper? Would I buy this again? I'm afraid not. Its a lovely product and the normal packaging is very classy but its just way to expensive due to its ingredients.
As my skin can be very sensitive, and sometimes react badly to certain oils and extracts, I decided to patch-test Innarah Defense Oil before use. Fortunately, no reaction occurred, and I found the oil to be very calming and soothing.
- Very little fragrance.
- Has a balm-like texture (the oil doesn't properly dissolve at room temperature or when warmed).
- Calming, soothing and protective.
- A small amount goes a very long way.
- Leaves the skin feeling smooth, nourished and hydrated.
- Doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy.
- The skin looks brighter.
- Suitable for sensitive skin.
- Incredibly expensive, and outside of most people's price-range.
- The balm sticks in the dropper in the bottle.
- Takes a while to absorb.
Innarah Defense Oil is a very good oil that nourishes, hydrates and soothes the skin. However, the price doesn't reflect its efficacy. At £180.00 per 30ml you would expect an oil to work miracles. For this reason, I cannot recommend it.
I found this to be a lovely gentle face oil and it didn't cause my face any allergic reaction.It was absorbed quickly and my skin felt well moisturised and felt good. I didn't notice any great changes at all and I didn't find it any better than my usual face oil which costs £15 for 100 ml and is also all natural and based on aromatherapy.
I find the oil solidified in our bedroom temperature which meant it was a bit hard to use the dropper - I don't know whether that says more about our bedroom temperature or the oil!
So sorry Innara although the oil was good it is far too expensive for me to buy as there are many others that do the same job for a lot less money
Natural product and non greasy
Ouch at the price!
A natural and gentle face oil with no scent at all that I could detect
Natural oils have become staple part of my skincare regime over the years and I am always excited to have the opportunity to trial new brands. Innarah is a brand that I had not yet discovered and the Defence Oil certainly reigned in my intrigue due to their comprehensive description of the product.
As per Innarah’s description the product is described as follows:
‘This deeply nourishing oxygenated formula is a proprietary blend of oils and minerals combined using a revolutionary fermentation process’
It promises the following results….
• Provides deep hydration
• Shields skin from the damaging effects of environmental aggressors and UV damage
• Delays the aging of essential skin cells
• All Skin Types
The rather stunning list of ingredients in this oil are as follows:
Kukui Oil, Coconut Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Oil, Oregano Oil, Elk Antler Velvet, Chamae Rose, White Gold Ormus, Rose Otto Oil, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Agarwood, Blue Lotus, Carrot Seed, Bergamot, Jasmine, Patchouli, Melissa, Helichrysum, Arnica, Calendula, Marine Phytoplankton and Phytoplasma Minerals, Amazon Botanicals Herbs, Lemurian Quartz Crystal.
After reading this description and much more besides I was eager to begin my trial…I will apologise for my lengthy review now, however, this IS a product worth talking about for a surprising and conflicting set of reasons.
On receipt my trial size oil was housed in small clear glass bottle with a rubber squeeze top pipette for easy dispense of a liquid product. I was a little saddened and dismayed at the seemingly low quality sticker on the bottle but I assume that this is for a trail size product only… Packaging is a big selling point on a product but from reading on Innarah’s website I am led to believe that the full size product is in a dark violet bottle with different graphics so I chose to ignore this slight visual flaw.
I had noted on the description that due to the product containing herbal and mineral ingredients there would likely be sediment in the bottle that should be shaken before use….sadly my disappointment grew at that point as my bottle was completely solid with no hope of using the lovely pipette. The only way I could remove the product from the bottle was by scooping it out with the pipette which is a slight packaging error. The solidified oil looked quite grainy with a texture similar to Vaseline. However, once placed in the palm it instantly melts into a beautiful clear oil that can be easily applied to the skin. I was saddened and disappointed that the only way I could use this product in its liquid form was by standing it on top of my radiator for a few minutes. This was fine at night when my heating is on but in the morning I had to resort to ‘digging’ the solidified product from the bottle as it quickly crystallised once more.
In its liquid form the oil has a beautiful free flowing consistency and dispenses perfectly with the pipette. The oil is clear and as instructed you only need a couple of drops to treat the whole face, neck and décolleté area (never miss out this crucial place ladies and gents). The oil absorbs rapidly, beautifully and instantly warms, soothes and hydrates the skin. Pure heaven!! Although the instructions state it is fully absorbed within 15 minutes I found that I could apply my usual day or night cream a few moments afterwards without incident.
The fragrance of this product promises heady aromas due to some of its well-known ingredients such as Rose Otto Oil, Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Myrrh. This was another surprise as the product is relatively scentless considering some of its ingredients. I am not a huge fan of highly fragranced facial products so for me I was quite intrigued and attracted to the scent of the oil. I can only describe it as a faintly earth scent which to me gave confidence in its naturally earthly ingredients.
The results of the oil are instantaneous from first application. My complexion was plumped, hydrated, soothed and radiant. Over a few weeks of use the results became stronger. It did not have a huge effect on my fine lines and wrinkles but I give it 100% for hydration and radiance and it certainly balanced my hormonal skin.
This where the story ends for me. I was very happy with the results on my skin but my overall impression of the product was affected significantly by the physical consistency of the product. For most women (and men) of working age, the ease of use of a product is key. I sadly would not have the time to have physically ‘melt’ this product each time I wanted to use it. It would be completely impractical for my daily beauty regime. Combined with the whopping £180.00 price tag, I fear this oil would require a few tweaks in order to make it desirable to the common market. Maybe just a different dispenser to eliminate the confusion of the crystalized state of the oil?
This said and done, it DOES do wonders for the complexion and is undoubtedly an impressive product but I fear this is not a product that would be affordable or practical for most consumers….I have chosen to say YES to recommending it to others as if you are in the financial position to purchase this product you are most likely to be impressed with the results...
100% natural based ingredient oil. Antioxidant, nourishing and protecting. Deeply hydrating. Rapid and noticeable benefits on the skin. Long lasting. Unusual but endearing scent
Extremely expensive for most budgets and almost impossible to dispense via the vessel provided due to crystallisation
A very effective facial oil with a comprehensive and impressive range of ingredients. Sadly to pricey for the standard market with obvious dispense flaws
1) Moisturizes and soothes the skin.
2) Good care - I applied the oil at night before going to bed and in the morning my skin is very smooth to the touch.
3) Excellent quality composition
- long absorbed on my skin
- the price - quite expensive for me
I really liked this oil. It is quality, with natural composition, effectively moisturizes and nourishes the skin. I especially want to mention a calming effect - my very sensitive skin gets comfort and becomes less irritated after application of the oil.