Monday, 31 August 2015

Aerin Rose Oil


Oils are the one product I cannot live without. If pushed, they would be the one thing I would take to an island. Whether for cleansing or massage, everyone needs one. I've been using them for so long that I tend to not talk about them that often - but after a little sort out recently, I have so many suggestions that I figured I would share them more often..


One of the most recent finds to land on my desk is the new Rose Oil from Aerin. This has completely surprised me. I think I was expecting it to be a heavier consistency and more traditionally scented, I don't know. 
Oil manufacturers have a constant dilemma on their hands with scent and keeping customers happy. The best oils for the skin frequently stink. They just do. I don't mean they're 'slightly unpleasant', I mean they full-on PONG. When Sunday Riley launched Juno, which is fragrance-free, India Knight called the smell 'faecal' in the Times (I have to say, it didn't hurt sales at all). If you've used it you'll know what she means, although it never bothered me personally. 
So a lot of brands add a little fragrance, to counteract the smell. Then customers kick off about 'cell death' and other such extremes and it seems we're in a never-ending circle. 

For the record, I don't mind essential oil or fragrance in my products, the key for me is the quality and the quantity, not the fact that they are in there in the first place. And I don't agree with Beautypedia about essential oils causing 'cell death'. Nothing new there, but I've been asked about that in particular a lot lately so probably worth mentioning. 
'Oh but there are studies that show...' ... There are studies for both sides, always have been, always will be.

Anyway: the heavy consistency/overpowering fragrance is not what we have here. This is lovely and light, I mean really light. And the scent is fresh and subtle, again, really subtle. Some rose-based oils smell musty and are overpowering, this one dissipates really quickly and does not linger.
It massages like a dream, absorbs beautifully and works extremely well under my moisturiser in the morning. 

I haven't been able to find out if it is cold-pressed or not, but I suspect not. When I find out I will update the post. 

Ingredients: 

ROSA CANINA (ROSE) FRUIT OIL *SESAMUM
INDICUM (SESAME) OIL *HELIANTHUS ANNUUS
(SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL *PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS
(SWEET ALMOND) OIL *OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING
PRIMROSE) OIL *JOJOBA ALCOHOL *ISOPROPYL JOJOBATE*
JOJOBA ESTERS *ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL* SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT *CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE *TOCOPHERYL ACETATE *TOCOPHEROL* FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

Well worth checking out if you are in need of a little extra oomph as autumn draws in.

The Aerin Rose Oil is £50.00/$68.00 and available from most Aerin outlets including Sephora.







18 comments:

  1. Forgive my newbie-ness but does that mean 'cold pressed' is something we should or should not be looking for in skincare? I use your hall of fame oil-Tata Harper. Thx!

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    1. U should be looking out for cold pressed

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  2. I too adore facial oils after discovering their joy only about 18 mths ago. I am currently using both Sanctuary Spas, one on my nightstand and one for daytime if needed, and I've noticed my dry skin is already on that summer to fall change as I've been picking them up more often! I also love Una Brennan's Vit C cleansing oil, delicious way to remove make up!!

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  3. Why does it matter if the roses are cold pressed?

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    1. The heat from pressing dissipates some of the effectiveness of the product is what I've heard.

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  4. I have to pick up my box from the post office tomorrow (failed delivery on Saturday, have been cursing the bank holiday!) and am hoping that the odacité oil will be good under morning moisturiser like this...

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  5. Hi, Caroline! I got a bit confussed now.... If it is an oil, shouldn't you use it on top, after th moisturizer? Or it really doesn't matter??? Txs!!

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    1. No always layer face products with thinnest consistency first. Moisturiser always comes last unless you use spf

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    2. No face products should be layered thinnest consistency to thickest

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    3. Not necessarily. Some oils can be applied on top of your serum, then moisturizer on top to seal it in. But some other oils can be used on top of moisturizers.

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  6. This sounds beautiful! I am a massive fan of Aerin so I can only imagine this oil is as divine as her perfumes & body/hand creams. Hopefully the oil will launch in Australia sometime this century.....we are always last :-(
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. I find it so frustrating that Australia is so behind!

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  7. Hey Caroline is love to know what you think of the Sisley and Chantecaille rose oils?

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  8. ooo...waiting for the cold pressed or not update before splurging! <3

    xo
    Sara

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  9. Hi Caroline. I too love a good facial oil and would love you to review the new Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil - smells divine but at £28 it's too expensive to buy 'on spec' if you know what I mean! Many thanks for your brilliant blag and for being so generous with your time and knowledge. Annabel

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    1. I have the Body Shop oils of life and it's great. See if you like the smell first though :)

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  10. What do you think of home-made oil blends? I have several of the oils listed in the ingredient list and others (like raspberry seed oil, grape seed oil, borage, etc.)

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