| BEAUTY | FACIAL OILS
I love face oils like how a hippo loves a swamp. Ending my day with a clean face smoothed out with any of my favourites is bliss in my book. These days there is a jungle of facial oils out there, some with mighty hefty price tags that would just as easily pay for a flight to Paris. I am a practical gal and I am ever more selective about what I spend my adventure tokens on. Instead I stick to the stuff that has a modest price tag and has proven itself to me. Here are some that I regularly repurchase:
The comfy favourite: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
One of the first facial oils that I tried and still a regular feature in my stash. It's like a first aid kit and a comfort blanket for the skin all in one. It soothes, replenishes and fixes things when it feels all wrong. I've been buying these since 2012 and have not been without a bottle since.
The little bit of luxury: Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I reach for this when I need a bit extra for my skin but have no time to spend pampering myself. It sorts out my dry patches, lifts my tiredness and lackluster complexion by night and by morning ( despite broken sleep), I look less like a zombie and more like a human bean . Hiro bought this huge 50ml bottle for me in a sale in Dubai airport. It cost the same as a 30ml bottle does in the UK. Bargain!
The "I'm on a budget one": Boots Botanics Facial Oil
This packs a punch on the moisturising front. It works well on its own and I sometimes add a couple of drops to my moisturisers to boost them. It always adds a touch more glow to my skin when it feels particularly iffy.
The multi-tasker: Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil
Formulated as a 1st step cleanser, I use this one when I have a bit more time to spend on myself. I massage it into the skin and use a hot flannel to wipe it off. It lifts the muck and my face looks and feels smoother and more alive for the massage. It is a little bottle of bliss!