Rodin Lavender Absolute Olio Lusso Face Oil*

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Temperatures are really taken a tumble in the past week. I’ve had to dig out my windscreen-scraper out the glove compartment, and I’m loathe to wear anything but cashmere in an attempt to keep cosy. And, just like I’ve had to adjust my wardrobe, I’ve been upping the amount of moisture that’s in my skincare routine.

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Probably the most luxurious addition to my line up has been Rodin’s Lavender Face Oil. If you’ve read this site for a while, you’ll know I’m something of a Rodin fan. Formulated by founder Linda Rodin, (who, rather unsurprisingly, is the definition of chic) every product from the line that I’ve tried has been holy-grail worthy. Happily, the Lavender Face Oil is no different. Packaged in one of the brand’s signature bottles, I almost wanted to keep it unused, as it’s just so pretty to look at!

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So, despite looking absolutely glorious, I had to dive in, massaging a few drops of the oil into freshly cleansed skin, and in a word, it’s heavenly. I’m a big fan of lavender as a rule. It’s rare that I don’t scent my pillowcases with one form or another with it, but this one feels brand new. Linda Rodin has recreated the scent of lavender in morning dew. It’s a brighter scent than I expected, and paired with the base of the original Olio Lusso base, it’s an absolutely gorgeous combination.

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I’ve been using a couple of drops of oil morning and night, and I have been absolutely loving the difference its made to my skin. After cleansing, I press it on, paying particular attention to my driest areas. The formula is absolutely chock-jul with skin-diving ingredients; Calendula Oil calms and soothes, whilst Argan and Sweet Almond nourish and moisturise. Since it’s so rich, you don’t need a lot, and it makes for the most wonderful dewy base for foundation! After applying it, I leave it a couple of minutes before I apply my regular moisturiser, and continue with my makeup as normal. I can’t even tell you how soft it makes my face feel, and it gives skin the most perfect glow – not greasy or oily, but just dewy and healthy. It’s because of the glow, that I also use a single drop to water-down foundations which are a little too high-coverage for me. It sheers out heavy formulas perfectly, leaving them perfectly lightweight.

Rodin Lavender Absolute Olio Lusso Face Oil is priced at £105 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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