L’Oréal Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil + Face Massage Technique
This isn’t a typical review; in fact, it’s not a review at all! As I seem to be allergic to tangerine oil and this has orange oil listed as one of the essential oils; it’s not a product I’m going to be using any time soon. I haven’t even opened the box, so I’ll be passing it on. I actually bought this oil at the airport for €11.00 which equals £9.00. The UK retail price is £14.99 for a 30ml bottle.
I wanted to highlight this product because of the impressive reviews it’s garnered over the net. Also, on the L’Oréal website (which I find slightly clunky to use), there’s a comprehensive collection of excellent facial massage techniques in a clear, concise format.
L’Oréal Paris Laboratories have specially formulated a refined blend of 8 Essential Oils. Lavender, marjoram, romarin, geranium, rose, chamomile, orange and lavandin. Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil is a replenishing treatment in a luxurious oil to indulge your skin and transform its touch. Skin looks smoother and more radiant, as if renewed. Thanks to its delicate aromatic scent, a feeling of calm and comfort envelops your senses for a moment of true pleasure.
- Impressive results
- Replenishes, smoothes, brightens
- Instantly gives your skin a renewed look of radiance and striking smoothness
- Drop after drop, the skin looks more toned and a healthy look is restored
- Experience an extraordinary sensation
Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil is weightless and non-greasy, suitable for all skin types. The dry oil luxuriously bathes skin in complete comfort and care.
I absolutely love this facial oil, I was a little unsure about using it at first having never tried oils, but it was not greasy like I expected it to be. I have dry mature skin and have used this oil twice daily for two weeks. It has given me soft supple skin with a healthy glowing complexion, my dry patches had gone and the lines around my eyes look less noticeable.
The oil is dispensed by a pipette which prevents you using too much but it is quite runny and you need to watch when you apply it. My normal serum has a creamier consistency so this took a bit of getting used to. I have combination skin but it does get dehydrated in the winter mainly due to the heating in the office at work. The oil sinks into my skin without leaving any surface oil and has a relaxing soothing scent. I use it in the morning and at night. I found it was excellent around my eye area where other creams make my eyes puffy or sore. The oil definitely has improved the hydration and overall appearance of my skin. The increased moisture has made my skin look fresh and plumper.
I struggled with this product mainly because it’s a very greasy oil and can sometimes get in your hair overnight and onto your pillow. However, for a weekly facial to combat dry skin, this is a great product and you really can notice the difference when you wake up. I used this product every night for a few weeks and all dryness disappeared and began to become a little oily, again suggesting for me this product is best left as a nice treat every once in a while. The scent of the product is good and smells just like you’re in a salon getting a high-end facial.
I have used Trilogy and, a well-known Sephora stocked, argan oil face oil for a few years now. This face oil gives me the same, if not – dare I say (!) better results than both and is much more affordable. I am currently using this with the face cream-oil in this line and have been very much enjoying the spa-like scent of the products.
So far I have noticed my complexion is brighter, as in the winter my skin tends to get a little dull and so I usually end up adding more hydrating products to my routine. The only downside I have experienced is a few breakouts (though I am quite breakout prone) and I now believe this may be down to the cream and not this oil. If you do breakout easily I would skip the cream.
A little of this product goes a long way, as a few drops is all I need, and the generous sized bottle will last me a long while. I would recommend keeping this in a dark place, as the bottle is clear glass.
It is a light dry oil which doesn’t make the skin feel greasy and makes it feel silky and comfortable. You only need a very small amount so one bottle would last quite a while. It also has a pleasant scent.
I’m just not sure what to think. The jury is still out. I’ve been looking for a facial oil for a while so I was really excited for this. I’ve used L’Oreal products in the past and have always enjoyed the high-end feel to them and this was no different. It’s a little pricey but I actually think it’s worth the price.
I removed all of my make up and applied a few drop using the little squeezy pipette top. I massaged it into my skin using circular motions as recommend on the box. I also added a few extra drops to my neck and the backs of my hands. It soaked quickly into my skin but still left a moisturised layer not greasy just subtle looking. It smells amazing too!
NOT EVERYONE’S A FAN THOUGH:
I really do not know what this is supposed to do for me. I find the smell far too powerful. This with the cream has got rid of any dry spots, but I have found the cream does it on its own. For the expensive price tag I would wish to see it do a lot more than it appears to. I find it difficult with the dropper. You need very little to cover your skin so I suppose that it would last a long time, if so then the price would seem appropriate.
I do not know if it is me, but I cannot find the things that other reviewers see in this product. I will carry on and persevere and see if it does more for me.
I’m just not sure about this product at all. It’s oily and has to be used sparingly. It does make the skin smooth, but then I’m sure olive oil would have the same effect at a fraction of the price! I don’t like the scent. For me it’s too over powering. If it was cheaper I might look at it more favourably.
I did try mixing it with my foundation to give my skin a radiant look, and it pretty much worked, so it has that in its favour. I just can’t get over the scent and the price.
Most people seem to like the scent and ‘dry oil’ texture, with only a few calling it greasy and overly scented. The majority (and I’ve read a lot of reviews), also agree that it massages in well and that although it is expensive, only a few drops are needed for each application. They also say that they can see a noticeable difference in the texture of their skin and that the oil helps combat dryness.
There’s also a rich, oil-cream version in a jar to be used alongside the facial oil, for a more intense moisture ‘lock in’ effect. This too has received lots of positive reviews. It’s slightly more purse friendly too, at £11.24 for 50ml.
What really caught my eye were the massage tips and illustrated instructions on the L’Oréal website. You can of course, use any facial oil or cream (L’Oréal recommend their own oil-cream). You can even use cleanser, as long as it has enough ‘slip’ to massage smoothly into skin and doesn’t absorb too quickly; this is important as any friction will drag at the skin.
All credit and copyright of the images belong to L’Oréal.
60 SECOND FACIAL MASSAGE Inspired by Asian tradition
LUXURIOUS MASSAGE – FACE
LUXURIOUS MASSAGE – FOREHEAD
LUXURIOUS MASSAGE – AROUND THE MOUTH
LUXURIOUS MASSAGE – CHIN
LUXURIOUS MASSAGE – NECK
AND TO FINISH
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil 30ml £14.99 Boots