Facial oils, again! This time around I’ve been playing with the Apivita wine elixir one, with great success I might add. This light yellow tinted liquid has been a godsend during the past few weeks, slathered on at night underneath a thick moisturizer. My entire face just drank it up like nothing and things were left velvety soft. Sometimes I used an entire dropper full on my face/neck/hands and the rest we wipe off on my chest & shoulders. The fun part about this oil is that I checked it right now, seeing how much there is left in the bottle, and I haven’t even hit halfway after 4 weeks of usage. Now you must remember that I don’t use two to three drops like most brands suggest you do, simply because I have tons of product to go through. I really slather it on royally and don’t have to worry about how much it costs. I don’t overdo it either, but every inch of my face gets the full treatment so I see true results.
This facial oil has anti wrinkle & restoring properties according to the name. Packed with organic olive, sunflower & almond oil -all three greatly moisturizing- and grape oil + lupine to firm the skin up with that grape goodness. Reading the ingredient listing I figured this oil would be thick, not like avocado oils and other really thick ones, but still thicker than the product actually is. This oil is very runny, so much that as you drag out the dropper, it’ll start leaking product back into the glass vial. This makes for such a breeze in application!
Just press some of the oil between your hands and pat/press into your skin. Do I really need to explain the numerous ways you can use facial oils? If you want me to, just say so in the comments.
In spring & summertime this oil would be enough on it’s own for normal to oily skin for sure. Sadly I’m using this in wintertime so I top it off with a nice thick moisturizer to drag this deeper into my skin. On it’s own it takes a while to sink in completely, it’s never fully gone… you can always swipe your finger over your skin and notice that it comes off oily. That’s why I suggest using facial oils in the evening for most people, unless you’re like me and don’t care one bit if you look a little more shiny. Women can even top it off with powder should they want, but I just use moisturizer on top and face the world.
Sure skin is a little more glossy than normal, but the offset is that you can be 100% sure your skin is being nurtured and shielded from outside aggressors. Imagine going skiing or into the snow, you honestly care if you look dashing coming down the slopes, or not having a dried out prune face that burned up?
This facial oil is going right up there with my Pai rosehip oil and the Darphin orangeblossom as my top 3. Each has their own function but they’re all brilliant!!
As for scent, it smells pretty much of nothing. I get a slight whiff of neroli and geranium but that’s about it. Should I mention again that this product is free of parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oil, phtahalates & ethanolamine? That’s right, 100% natural ingredients and pretty good ones too.
Just go to a local retail point and ask for a sample, or if they have testers.. try some on your hands. I got this on my face as I’m writing this and I’m off to bed soon. Who cares if you look a bit oily at night before bed, when you wake up with clear skin that feels deeply nourished, considering it being such a lightweight oil?