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3 Organic Oils For Face, Body & Hair

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3 Oils, 1 Hydrating

Hello Fall! New season, new routine for the face, body and hair based on a star ingredient: organic olive oil!

1. The Organic Olive Oil

Yes, the one bought in the supermarket and comestible! If it is good for the inside, it will be good for the outside. The organic olive oil has a thousand virtues. The main ones are: anti-aging, antioxidant, nourishing… This oils also participates in the natural moisture of the skin.

The organic olive oil is the basis of all my care, before the organic coconut oil (which I also love). I use both as pure as mixed with other oils, such as the almond oil and / or jojoba oil. 

That’s awesome for my super dry feet! Before massaging the heels and tops of the feet with this oil: washed your feet and thoroughly dry between the toes (to prevent fungal infections).

2. Phytosun Sweet Almond Oil

For a month and a half, I’ve added to my beauty regiment two organic vegetable oils: the sweet almond and jojoba of Phytosun (not edible!). Coming out of the shower, I apply a mixture of the organic olive oil with the sweet almond oil on wet body.

Why wet skin? I copied and pasted my dry hair routine to the skin: 1. moisten the hair and 2. to block hydration, apply an oil, shea butter or balm.

The oil bath: I mix the organic olive, sweet almond and jojoba oils in a bowl placed in a larger container which is filled with hot water to warm the oils. I apply the mix on the lengths and ends and leave it overnight (under a plastic cap and a scarf).

Not glam at all, but very effective! The next day, according to the state of my hair, I wash, rinse or leave it more. I have a thick mass of very dry hair which needs to be permanently sheathed, nourished and protected.

3. Phytosun Jojoba Oil

This jojoba oil is a real pleasure and comfort to my sensitive combination face skin. It regulates sebum, protects, nourishes, regenerates, firms and keeps the skin hydration. For few weeks, I’ve applied it in the morning or evening (like a fece cream) and my skin is bright, with fewer imperfections!

The next step would be to learn to massage my face, to optimize the firming effect. And to add a sunscreen too. You can also use the jojoba oil as a mild cleanser. And for hair as a serum on very dry ends.

With vegetable oils, you need to be regular. And I alternate with targeted products: for example some months, with oils only and followed by months with anti-aging serums and creams. 

4. L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Toner

After cleaning and before applying the oil: I hydrate my skin. I soak a cotton with the (alcohol free) Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Tone. And I apply it all over my face and neck as a hydrating refreshing compress. 

The peony scent is light and irresistible, as often with L’Occitane products.

What are your favorite oils? And which ones do you recommend me to test next?

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Summer Beauty Essentials: Body

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Exotic Exfoliating Soaps

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For An Even Softer Skin

From Porto Santo, a small island off Madeira, I brought in my suitcases these beautiful exfoliating soaps in the shape of blue pebbles as the Atlantic Ocean, of the new local brand Terramiga (friendly earth, photo 3 below above). 

This volcanic island is renowned for its superb 9 km sandy beach. The “biogenic carbonate” sand is therapeutic to the skin, arthritis, rheumatism ... (photos abvoe 1 and 2). Curious, I couldn’t resist the temptation to try the famous warm sand treatment (the post soon!). It’s not every day you find yourself in a beautiful spa, buried in a hot sand box! 

In the Terramiga Premium box (photo above): the color of each soap corresponds to a degree of exfoliation. Foot/Hand – strong exfoliation dark blue soap. Body – medium exfoliation navy-blue soap to clean the body. Face – gentle exfoliation sky-blue soap to remove the makeup. For my hedonistic buddies, the smell is to die for!

Body Moisturizer and Oil

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A Very Sensual Summer

I haven’t used Vichy products for ages! And my thunderbolt product is the Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet: the creamy light texture is a treat! I don’t have to apply a lot of product to gently moisturize my super dry skin. Peach skin! And the fragrance is fantastic! A pure pleasure instant! The product would improve the firmness too. Why not! 

In summer, my objective is to fight against dehydration and irritation due to sweat, salt, solar products etc … The Ideal Body 3-Gold Oil is perfect at night to sublimate the tan on face (like a complexion illuminator), hair and body (to give a finish touch on decollete, arms and legs). 

Less is more … Versatile products to use both in the sea, town and countryside.

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Styling : Roxy beach towel.

Four Amazing Oils For Hair, Body and Face

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THE DRY REMEDY OIL, AVEDA

The revelation. At first I was a little skeptical, seeing the size of the bottle. Ultra concentrated, this silicone free oil and 99.9% natural, contains Buriti oil. A few drops to deeply care and tame my mane.

The heady scent of aromatherapy connects me to nature. I daily use the Dry Remedy Oil on slightly damp hair to keep moisturizing, nourish and disentangle without breaking them. 

I also added the oil in my care (masks). And when I make a pre-shampoo treatment: once my towel-dried hair, I apply the oil all over the hair, strand by strand and then I make a bun to let them dry naturally. 

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THE REPAIRING OIL “FANTASTIC OIL”, ACTIVILONG

I have a lot of hair which require constant cares. This oil has quickly become my essential care to restore and revitalize my thirsty weakened hair, while making them silky.

This winter, my ultra dry hair was very brittle: dull without smoothness or strength. And I lost a lot of my lengths. Formulated mineral oil free and silicone free, with 98% of plant ingredients (organic avocado and olive oils), the Fantastic Oil sheaths the hair to protect it from drying out.

I use the oil alone. Or I mix it with various masks and styling products to provide more flexibility and shine and nourish the scalp. But its thick texture also allows to leave it on the hair, without using additional products during few days. 

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THE BIRCH CELLULITE OIL, WELEDA

Good news, this oil really works for me (don’t drink it, it’s a body oil)! To optimize the effects, I dilute in my daily liter of water, a small spoon of the Weleda Birch Elixir to drain and detox the body.

The Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil is 100% natural: fragrance free, silicone free, no dyes or synthetic preservatives, no mineral ingredients or genetically modified ingredients. You can apply the oil on a damp skin after showering.  

Followed by a jet of cold water from the bottom up along the legs. And for the most courageous, wet the whole body! Cold water tones and puts in a good mood (yep!). After a month of use, the effects are seen, my legs get thiner and toner: better blood circulation and less swelling.

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THE REVITALIZING OIL FOR FACE, BODY AND HAIR, DARPHIN 

Extremely pleasant to apply (fantastic texture) and smell, I use it as a night face cream after a scrub or a slightly abrasive cleansing / removing make-up. It quickly penetrates, soothes redness and the next day the skin is soft and fragrant like a baby.

I mix a few drops with a moisturizer to nourish and soften my hands and feet. The oil leaves a slight iridescent layer on the skin, like a summer fragrance …

Finally, when I want to add an extra shine on my hair (with an irresistible smell), I use the Revitalizing Oil as a finish touch only. It is not enough for nourishing my hair type. Definitely this oil is THE chameleon product to slip into your bag!

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