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?