Tuesday, December 29, 2015

beauty tuesday: fresh seaberry moisturizing face oil review

fresh seaberry moisturizing face oil review

I have mentioned my dry and flaky skin so much at this point that you guys are probably sick of hearing about it...but my dry and flaky skin is dry and flaky. While one part of getting rid of the flakes is to find a good exfoliator, the biggest part is keeping your skin moisturized. I've been in a bit of transition where I am looking for products that will give me the moisture my skin needs, and that has led to trying a few different products.

I bought the Fresh Seaberry Face Oil during the Sephora VIB sale at the beginning of November, so I've been using it for 6-7 weeks now. When I try these products, I really prefer to use them for several months before sharing my opinions since I believe it takes some time for results to be seen.

what it promises:
Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is a precious blend of pure oils—seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grapeseed, and sweet almond—packed with restorative omegas to maintain a youthful appearance. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a boost of vital moisture, while vitamin E works to maintain the skin’s elasticity and smoothness. This powerful antioxidant protects the skin from aging free radicals, leaving your complexion soft, smooth, and refreshed.

how I use it:
In the morning, after I've washed my face and applied the Paula's Choice Exfoliant to problem areas, I rub 2-3 drops of the face oil into my skin. I focus on my drier areas - my cheeks, forehead, and around my mouth. Then I follow up with my CeraVe moisturizer.

what I like:
This does initially help my skin feel not as dry and tight. It absorbs fairly better than previous oils I've used, and doesn't really make my face look or feel oily (if I use the correct amount). The bottle and dropper are also very secure - I've traveled with this several times now and have had no leakage issues.

what I don't like:
As with probably most face oils, there is a fine line between just enough and too much. If I use even a little too much, it doesn't absorb as well, and leaves my skin feeling oily. In these situations, my make-up seems to slide off my face quicker. It also doesn't make my face not have those dry spots - I may have a little less, but it is still scaly.

It is also quite expensive - $50 for 1.6 ounces.

would I buy this again? 
Right now I am leaning towards no. I will probably continue to use the bottle I own, at least until I am near a Sephora to return it. It isn't a bad product at all, it just hasn't been worth the price to just be alright.

I still have the dry patches on my skin, even when used perfectly after a slight exfoliation. I don't know if it's a pipedream to find a few products that make my skin not dry and flaky. I received a smaller bottle of the Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk, and have been using it on those spots, and it is actually helping quite a bit. I may end up returning the Fresh oil and exchanging it for a larger bottle of Argan Milk. Has anyone had any experience with it?