Packaging is the usual dropper that works perfectly well. The smell is not strong and the feeling is slightly lighter than oil but takes just as long to absorb. Personally I prefer plain old rosehip oil to this. My skin looks slightly more hydrated in the morning but less so than with rosehip oil and it hasnt particularly helped my acne scars. A nice product if your skin isn't dry.
I'm loving this serum-in-oil! I have tried a few other similar products, like Tarte Maracuja oil and PTR Oil-less Oil (squalane). I much, much prefer this one. I have post-menopausal skin (only 33 but post-total hysterectomy and don't take any hormone replacement) that is dry, dry, DRY, but also acne prone. :-( I finally found a regimen that clears my skin but due to benzoyl peroxide I'm left very dry and flaky. I apply a bit of this right before my moisturizer and the dryness and flakes are GONE! And when I wake up in the morning my face is more vibrant and almost glowing. I've found this also helps my makeup go on super smooth when I apply it under my Hourglass Mineral Veil primer. The bottle has last
I cannot sing this serums praises enough! Since using this serum my skin has been in the best shape it has been in years! I've had many people comment on the appearance of my skin. This is the only new product in my regime and my skin's excellent condition must be because of it. This product claims to boost skins hydration and it really does it. My skin looks and feels much more hydrated and plump.
The main reason I bought this oil was to reduce scaring. My friend had said she bought a vitamin e serum in the hopes to fade her acne scarring. I thought 'hey, that's a good idea'. Now I would just like to say this product doesn't claim to reduce scaring. However, I have noticed a huge improvement in my skin. My acne scars have been greatly reduced and if I have any redness from a pimple/breakout this clears it up very quickly.
This product is amazing to me and I will be purchasing it over and over!
Frankly impressed with this product. This was my first incursion the the face oils world, and I have to say I was bit renitent because my skin tends to break out when I use anything slightly oily, despite being dry and atopic. No problems in this field, as this is a dry oil, a couple of drops at night and you wake up with the softest skin, all glowy. I use it after my normal routine: demaq, wash, tone, moisturize (and I use highly hydrating-yet-non-greasy creams), and after the last one is absorbed I tap it on my skin. I use it daily, Lovely.
I wouldn't use it as a serum - as it description mentions. That is before the moisturizer. Nor in daytime, because the skin needs time to absorb it and I really don't know how make up would stay over it - and I really don't want to find out. Think of it as night mask that creates a protective and potentiating layer over your night cream, and which is slowly absorbed during the night, giving you an injection of beauty.
Good job TBS!
I love this stuff!! Hydrates well without feeling greasy at all. For the price- I wish there was more product, but I'll continue to repurchase since my skin loves it.
I don't understand the negative reviews. I love this product. Can totally see the difference in the morning after using this. Skin is soft, radiant, dry flakey patches gone and makeup seems to go on so much better now . Would def repurchase and have recomended to friends who also are impressed.
Its totally ok. If you loved the old oil then i think that you will be a bit disappointed as me:( but its ok. Don't really know if i would buy this product again, maybe if i get bored at trying new products... NOT
Love love thus product!!!! I wanted a facial oil to add to my nighttime routine after my night cream so that I get a glow and radiant skin in the morning and this one perfectly fits the bill!!!! Also I had started to get pores on my skin and when I started using this product, my pores have vanished and my skin is firmer. They say that using oils on ur skin absorbes the oil and stops r skin from producing oil and hence controls the pores and this product absolutely does that. In the morning, my skin had no clogged pores which I had been fighting for quite sometime...... I am simply loving this product.....
I was excited to try this since I have very dry skin. Within a little over two weeks of use my entire forehead was covered in small bumps and dry flakes. I've never had acne and I have pretty good skin, so I disappointed that this could cause something like that. I stopped using it and now my skin is completely normal from using my regular regimen. I will use the serum in oil and intensive vitamin e moisturizer for my heels at night!
I'm kinda on the fence about this product. For some odd reason (maybe due to the cold weather), I had these stubborn dry patches on my cheeks for months no matter how much I moisturized or exfoliated. It comes in a ceramic-type of bottle with a dropper and it retails for $28 (at least here in Canada). It does have quite a strong scent that lingers for a little while but it does sink in fairly fast.
First of all, I used it consistently at night for almost a month and was amazed at the results as my dry patches slowly disappeared. Then, I stopped using it for a week since the weather has gotten warmer as my skin does start producing more oil during the Spring/Summer season. When I went back to using this product, the area around my cheeks broke out in litttle bumps which freaked me out as I almost never break out in that area. The fact that I rarely have reactions to any makeup or skin product made me stop using this immediately.
Long story short, I'm still scared to use any facial oils as the same thing happened with my Tarte Maracuja Oil as well. For oily or combination skin people that are acne prone, just be wary. Another thing that bothered me was the ingredients list. Although it does not contain parabens, it does have quite a long list of fragrance ingredients. For the price tag, I would not repurchase and I'm probably not even going to finish the bottle that I have right now.
Just FYI, here are the ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Anisyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).