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.
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.