Oil have what she’s having…


Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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For years oil has been seen as the enemy of the beauty product market, branded as a spot-causing villain.

But it seems the lubricating liquid is now back in favour with 2014 having seen a host of oil products flooding onto the market.

L’Occitane’s director of research and development, Benedicte Le Bris, says while ageing, stress and people’s busy daily lives can take their toll on skin an oil application can visibly transform its texture and promote microcirculation.

But skin doesn’t have a monopoly on oil-based product with innovative cleansers, hair treatments, serums and lip oils also proving to be big hits.

Most people know baby oil can be a great moisturiser but it can also be an effective cleanser. Priced at £10.99 a t Boots, can be dispensed drop by drop to dissolve make-up.

Containing Moroccan Argan oil, , meanwhile, works in the same way and is available at the same price.

When it comes to the lips Yves Saint Laurent has blended infusions of five oils to come up its Volupte Tint-in-Oil, which boasts eight mango-scented shades, that moisturises and gives long-lasting shine and colour. Priced at £23.50 they will be available from January 28.

Clarins’ Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, meanwhile, is priced at £18 and claims to moisturise like a balm while providing a glossy finish.

Plant oils are said to have anti-ageing benefits with various products on offer which can be applied – a few drops at a time to the face – after cleansing and before moisturising.

They include Caudalie’s £49 which features soothing and anti-ageing grapeseed and sandalwood oils.

Sanctuary Spa’s citrus-scented , meanwhile, is available for £19.50 and blends three oils with its rejuvenating serum.

A third product – – is the latest addition to L’Occitane’s Immortelle range. A bit pricier at £68 it blends seven omega-rich oils with users urged to try indulging in a weekly booster treatment by putting a warm towel over their face after the product has been applied.

Oil is also being used in hair repair products. The £19.50 Dry Remedy Daily Moisturising Oil from Aveda and available from johnlewis.com uses buriti oil – derived from a palm tree found in Brazil – to counter frizzy locks and can be used on dry or wet hair.

Wella’s £8.95 SP Luxe Oil mixes jojoba, almond and Argan oils to provide a nourishing hair treatment that is available from TerencePaulonline.com.

Kukui oil comes from Hawaii’s candlenut trees and has long been used in lamps. But it is now lighting up the beauty world thanks partly to Connock’s £36 London Kukui Oil Soothing Bath & Shower Oil.

For those wanting to brush up their tan St Tropez is set to launch a pigment-infused formula specifically designed for facial use.

The St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil is expected to hit the market in March and be priced at £23. Its tanning component is suspended in lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils to bring moisturising as well as bronzing benefits.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Lynne Emmerson

    Been using oil on my skin for years – special products using aromatherapy essential oils, and now L;Occitane’s immortelle range. I swear by it and am told I look much younger than my chronological, pensionable age. My skin is as clear and wrinkle free as someone much younger.

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