Now that we’re headed into Autumn (seriously, where is this year going?!), I’ve been on the hunt for some hydrating products to combat the drying effects of central heating and low temps, and I’ve stumbled on an absolute gem in the form of Almonds’ Facial Oil. It’s a brand I’d never come across before, and despite feeling relatively wallet-friendly, I’ve been loving the oil’s silky texture and serious hydrating properties.
Designed to nourish dry, sensitive skin, I feel like the Intensive Facial Oil could have been designed for me. The formula blends together Rosehip Oil, Calendula, Palmarosa Oil, Lavender essential oil, Roman Chamomile essential oil and Grapeseed Oil, and it’s 100% natural, so if you’ve got skin which can be temperamental when the seasons change, this is gloriously soothing. After cleansing, I smooth a few drops of the oil onto skin, then use a gua sha to enjoy a bit of facial massage. The oil has a rich enough texture to provide a good amount of ‘slip’, and I love how much tension I can get rid of with a few minutes work.
Once I’m done with the facial massage it’s time for bed. I only need to tap a little eye cream in, and my evening routine is done. I love how simple it is, and my skin really responds to the purity of the ingredients. For days when I need to add a little hydration, or I want to sheer-out a heavier foundation, I love adding a couple of drops of the oil to my beauty blender before using it with my base. It’s so silky, and it really feels like a treat to be able to use it during the day too!
Balmonds’ Intensive Facial Oil is priced at £22 and is available here.