Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday Riley - Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

If you read my blog on a regular basis then you may remember that I reviewed, the ever popular,
Luna Sleeping Night Oil, from Sunday Riley. I finished that bottle, and though I would/will 100% buy it again, the blogger in me was like "Try another, see if they're other oils are good.". So I did. I picked up the Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil.
This golden oil is filled with calming ingredients to sooth skin. There are three types of Rose to calm, along with antioxidant rich Pomegranate Seed Oil to fight free-radicals. Chia Seed Oil is high is Omega 3 to minimize fine lines and Rosehip Seed Oil  helps with skin cell regeneration.

Claims:
 "This luxurious oil contains nourishing Russian, Turkish, and Bulgarian red roses in a rich base of hydrating botanicals—high in antioxidants—to protect against environmental damage and visible signs of premature aging. The hydrating formula improves skin elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while a cold-pressed blend of seed oils allows for maximum potency of actives for optimal results. As a dry oil, Flora penetrates deeply into the skin rather than sitting on the skin's surface. Blend or layer with other skin care products to amplify their effects or apply under makeup for a dewy, beautiful glow."
My Comarison to Luna:
It is much more hydrating than the Luna Oil. If you are dry or sensitive I would say go for this. It can also be applied as much as you would like as there are no retinols added to resurface the skin while you sleep. Retinols are a bit more active in terms of anti-aging and can cause peeling and can't be used while pregnant. This is why you should use them only at night and not in the sun. Flora can also be mixed into foundation if you are dry or redness prone. It is so gentle and cares for your skin in the kindest way. I really like the richness of the oil and feel like my skin is very soft and hydrated when I wake up. I would not say that this is a brightening product, but it does calm redness and helps with itching around my nose during this allergy season. 

Over All
I like this oil very much and think it would be amazing for people who are dry, have very sensitive skin (eczema or psoriasis), or who are wanting a night oil, but aren't wanting to use things with harsher ingredients, such as retinols. Using a face oil at night it probably one of the biggest things you can do for your skin in terms of anti-aging. Your skin repairs at night, so that is the best time to help regenerate skin cells and soothe the skin after a long day out in the world exposed to all sorts of damaging things. I may give this oil to my mom as it seems like it would be more suited for her skin. but I am glad I picked it up to review for any of you suffering with dry, sensitive skin. 

How does this oil sound to you? Does it sound like it would be something you would want? 
Tell me what you think in the comments and tell me which face oil you use and why you like it! I am a big Sunday Riley fan as they use top notch ingredients and they are cruelty free!