Oh, I do love an oil in the winter, and I’ve been adoring this one, recently. a blend of sweet almond, apricot, borage, cotton and evening primrose oils, the Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil also contains an ingredient called: bakuchiol which also, alongside having anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, has been shown to have a retinol-like effect on the skin, only without the side effects. Allegedly. And only if you use it twice a day, every day (the study I’m citing wasn’t funded by Omorovicza, btw) though.
I wear an facial oil almost every day in winter, but occasionally despair of how thick and heavy some of them are. Having an oily-combination (occasionally dehydrated) complexion means heavy and thick oils really don’t suit that well, but Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil is a wonderfully “dry” oil, and it is exceptionally light too. It absorbs into the skin very quickly indeed, there’s enough time to have a swift massage when applying, but it absorbs fast and leaves no greasy residue. I use it in place of a night cream, as a serum in the mornings, as a moisturiser, and (my favourite), I use it as the carrier for my much loved Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. I find three drops of Custom Cover to four or even five drops of the Miracle Facial Oil gives great coverage, and really beautiful glow. I’m wearing the combination in the following picture:
You can also use it on your hair, your cuticles, any dry patches, etc. It’s on the pricey side though, so I keep it for my face! It smells (gently) of mimosa, but the smell disappears very quickly. It feels very nourishing on the skin, whether you’ve used it during your skincare or your makeup routine, and it’s very protecting in cold weather. I’ve found it’s a great addition to a not-quite-moisturising enough face cream, in this weather. But, because it’s so light, you can use it year round, it’s a great multi-tasker. Whilst I haven’t seen any retinol-like effects, I don’t use it twice a day every day, so I haven’t been expecting to. I do love it though, and I love the hefty glass jar with a dropper, which makes application easy, and adds just a touch of luxury to the bathroom shelf.
Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil costs £75 and is available from Liberty, or from Omorovicza’s website.
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