So we all know that for many moons I never really saw the benefit of skin oils. I was always suspicious of their benefits and found myself continually forgetting to use them. However, for me 2020 has been the year of skincare. It feels like I’ve taken better care of my skin this year than any (here’s my most recent skincare routine) and I’ve fallen head over in heels in love with face oils.
Some have different benefits to others, but I’m starting to really enjoy using them in my night time skincare routine, and here’s a new one I’ve been using.
It’s the Monday’s Child Skin Perfecting Oil. At £36 for a 30ml bottle, it’s in the middle range of the oil prices. And, while it could feel a little spenny, oils are those things that last for a suspiciously long time! So the cost per wear is pretty good.
Here’s the claim on the site:
Our SKIN PERFECTING OIL (30ml) is designed to address a wide range of skin concerns: it erases acne scars, marks and redness; helps to control oil production; evens out skin tone; smooths out any fine lines; intensely hydrates any dry, patchy skin; and gives a super boost to dull, tired skin. It does all this whilst leaving skin with a healthy, nourishing glow.Monday’s Child website
I would give you a nice list of ingredients, of all the oils you could possibly ever want. But it feels a little wrong. I’m not a skincare expert and I’d probably say you aren’t either! But, from their descriptions online here are a few of my fav (considering I have dry/combination, but acne prone skin):
jojoba golden oil (buxus chinensis) – gently moisturises, keeps pores clear and helps skin retain its moisture without blocking pores;
calendula oil (calendula officinalis) – bursting with natural antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps to create glowing skin, and speeds up the healing process of blemishes and acne scars;
lavender essential oil (lavandula angustifolioa) – fights bacteria on the skin, has a calming effect on the skin and helps to prevent future breakouts
Putting the ingredient list aside. Here’s my thoughts on it; The packaging is stunning. The yellow oil is packaged in this opaque frosted, white, glass bottle with a decent pipet. The scent is strong, but it is a natural scent as a byproduct of the natural ingredients as here is no artificial scents. So I’d say it won’t agitate your skin, but depends how sensitive your nose is (though doesn’t bother me). While it’s a liquidy oil, it feels thick and luxurious on the skin. It’s the kind of oil that you massage into your skin while you’re doing your skincare routine.
It leaves my skin looking and feeling soft yet fresh, and while I can’t claim for the anti-ageing aspects of the product (being 24), it certainly leaves my skin in a really great condition. Of course it’s a combination of a good face wash, toner and moisturiser alongside this product, but it’s certainly helped!
Overall? I’m impressed. It’s a lovely face oil that does everything it says on the tin (… or bottle).
Would I buy it again? Probably. While it feels pricey, it seems to be good value for money. And I’ll keep you update in the empties whether I’ve picked up another one! I’d certainly be interested to see what else the brand launches, as this is currently their only product!
Have you tried this? If so, what did you think?