“ Brand: AD Skin Synergy / Texture: Cream / Type: Night Cream / Subcategory: Treatment / What it does: Nourishes „
I first discovered this about ten years ago when I had a rash on the back of my hand - a friend had already bought this oil and gave me some to try. Even though it's not what it's intended for, it really soothed the rash so I bought some for myself.
The bottle has a pump dispenser, which is good because you can get all the oil out of it and when the bottle is nearly empty you can just stand it upside down, then remove the top to get the last drops out. I usually find I get another week's worth like this.
I squirt a pump of oil onto the fingers of one hand and then rub my fingers together to warm the oil before dotting over my face and rubbing in. It sinks in easily and doesn't leave a greasy film. Although it's called a night treatment, I use it during the day as well (I have very dry skin) and it solves my dryness problem. I do still use a moisturiser on top but, considering that I have, at times, had to use three different moisturisers at the same time, I think that's ok.
I always buy it from AD directly - the last time I bought it, I ordered it in the morning and it arrived the following day! The RRP is £38 for 50ml, but that lasts me about six months, so I think it's good value for money.
I won a bottle of this facial oil, Nourishing Night Treatment by AD Skin Synergy in a competition and have been using it for three months. I had not previously used any oil products on my face and had been used with applying moisturising cream at night.
The product comes in a 50ml sturdy frosted glass bottle. This has a removable metal top and inside this a perfume style pump action dispenser. There are brand labels on the bottle and a full list of ingredients on the back.
Instructions for use suggest using this like a massage oil for the face: to gently pat the eye area then using light, circular motions apply to the entire face and upper neck.
The pump dispenses a fair amount of oil into your hand - I find that one squirt will provide enough oil to cover nearly half of my face. When I first used this I was uncertain about it's potency and whether it was safe to use copious amounts near the eyes but I have had no problems at all. I find the oil quite easy to rub into the skin and it provides an enjoyable experience, allowing for some pamper time for me!
I find that rather than being absorbed into the skin the oil tends to lie on the surface. This can feel a little odd and uncomfortable when you initially begin to use it. This can be remedied by knowing how much oil is appropriate to apply.
The oil has a sharp, tangy lavander based smell that is like the nectar of exotic flowers. Indeed, it should smell as beautiful given its out-of-this-world list of totally organic luxury ingredients. They include:
Sweet Almond Oil; Rosehip seed oil; Grape Seed Oil; Coconut Oil; Rose Oil; Orange Neroli Flower Oil; Jasmine Oil; Lavender Oil; Ylang Ylang; Roman Chamomile; Frankincense oil; Vitamin E.
I find that after applying this my skin feels very hydrated and immediately soft. Indeed, the company website claims that there will be a 60% increase in hydration after use. As I apply this late at night the condition of my skin in the morning is really the important aspect. I can say that my skin in the morning is as soft as a baby's! It gives the skin a fuzzy, peachy glow too and seems to be able to control the outbursts of my combination type skin. My whole face feels springy to the touch.
The price is £38 on the company's website and at this price I might think twice about purchasing it. I would say, however, that it is definately a luxurious treat and an effective moisturising product for the face. It also seems to last quite long - a little oil goes a long way so you do get value for money. Endorsed by YOU magazine, The Independent and The Green Beauty Magazine this is a valuable elixir!
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Chalked full of essential oils to hydrate the skin while you sleep /