Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Facial Oils: A Hit and a Miss

I feel as though Facial Oils have taken off in the past couple of years. Many people have chosen to cast aside the petrochemical laden oils in favour of naturally derived, botanical concoctions. Enter Sukin Certified Rose Hip Oil and AUM Bio Nourishing Jojoba Oil. I've put these two head to head over the past month and here are the results.


Firstly let's look at the claims. Both of these oils are certified organic and derived from botanical ingredients. They also both claim to be suitable for all skin types.



Sukin Rose Hip Oil contains pure 100% Rose Hip Oil. It claims to assist in renew and repair your skin and protect the skin from further damage. It retails for $19.95 for 25ml or $32.95 for 50ml.

The texture of this oil is quite oily. You only need one or two drops to cover your entire face. It feels nice but I recommend not over doing it as your skin can feel very oily if you do. It makes my skin feel nice overall and it makes my skin very moist and plump. The packaging of this oil is excellent as it has a glass dropper that picks up product and allows you to control how much you use.

But there is one thing I cannot stand about this oil: The smell

Oh my goodness. I am pretty sensitive to smells so this may not bother you as much as it did me, but I can't with this oil. The smell reminds me of rotting vegetables. I tried to persist with this oil but I can't do the smell. It makes me feel gross to put it near my face. Sorry Sukin :(


AUM Bio Nourishing Jojoba Oil contains a blend of several oils including Jojoba, Sandalwood, Bermagot and Ylang. It retails for $19.95 for 50ml.

The texture of this oil is dryer than the Sukin, and it is not as easy to just rub a little all over the face. They recommend using only a couple of drops and that is what I have been doing. This oil has a warm, herbal scent that is a delight to use. This made me happy after disliking the Sukin so much. It makes my skin feel soft and moisturized. I really like to use this as a moisture booster on days where my skin's texture is feeling a little rough or dry. I usually just mix 2 drops into my moisturizer.

Out of these two facial oils, I would recommend trying the AUM Jojoba Oil, as I prefer the pleasant smell, and the cheaper price tag. You may enjoy the Sukin Rose Hip Oil if you aren't super sensitive to smells but I personally won't repurchase it. I love the AUM Jojoba Oil and I will continue to use it on days when my skin needs a little moisture boost.

Do you like facial oils? What is the best one you have tried?

Mishelle

15 comments:

  1. Sukin does smell funny, but it's not that bad. Tried Sukin, Trilogy and Natural Organics, and I have to say the 3rd is my favourite.

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  2. I wouldn't purchase the first one because of the scent too lol, xoxo.

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  3. That's interesting and helpful post as well ;)

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  4. Me too!!!! I was using A'kin before Sukin. A'kin had a beautiful scent... when I opened Sukin I thought the oil was OFF... so I went in store and smelled other bottles. I have to suck up to it because i bought 2 bottles while it was on sale.. ahhhh...

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    1. Oh no that sucks hun. At least you won't make the mistake again!

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  5. I like facial oil :-)
    I have tried the hui divine from caudalie, the lotus oil from clarins and the josie maran 100% argan oil, out of 3, josie maran is my favorite. it is so good and my skin def improved a lot.. the caudalie and clarins are both average imo..

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    1. Oh really? The lotus oil was next on my list to try

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  6. Rosehip oil does carry a funny smell but my skin loves it so I just deal with it. Jojoba oil is something that I have wanted to try but haven't gotten around to it! I have used 100% argan oil but that made me break out like crazy- might have been a bit too heavy for my oily skin.

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    1. I have used argan oil on my hair but never on my face!

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  7. I've been using the Jojoba Company jojoba oil and it's amazing!! I'll have to pick up the Aum one next :)

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  8. How unfortunate that you found the Sukin rosehip oil to smell like rotting vegetables! I love Trilogy's rosehip oil and its my holy grail- its scent isn't as strong and is more wood-like rather than vegetable-like :P

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  9. Hahaha ! I tried the Sukin oil too & i thought the smell was a bit 'on the nose', didnt think anything more of it & tried to ignore it THEN i jump into bed & roll over to give the boy a kiss goodnight & he was like 'ewwwwww !! i am not kissing you, your face smells so bad' & i havent really used is since lol so there you go, you're not the only one who thinks it smells that bad :)

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  10. I actually really like the way Sukin rosehip oil smells. It's earthy and kind of tangy. I don't know, I guess if you're expecting it to smell like roses, it'll definitely disappoint. Hehe. But then again, I like weird scents.

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