Review of Aura Cacia Grapeseed Oil by pennypencil
I am adding my review here because there isn't a separate catagory for generic, pure, grapeseed oil. The brand I have been using is common in the UK = Natural by Nature Oils and comes in a brown glass bottle (that looks very pretty but isn't ideal, being glass). But still, I can decant for travel. So. Grapeseed oil, or Vitis Vinifera, has a regenerative function, being good for repairing damaged or stressed skin. It is anti-oxidant, thin, and easily absorbed when used correctly or intelligently. As with all oils, you don't need a lot. Now then, on to its uses and effects. I use Mir skincare because I have extremely reactive skin, which means some chemicals and many active ingredients make it itchy, blotchy, and blemished. It is combination skin. Although I love Mir, I have been adding Grapeseed oil to my regime to great effect. I perhaps use Mir once every 2 days at the moment, and grapeseed oil morning and night. Here's what I do. In the morning I take a cotton pad and pour some cool filtered water on it. I dab a small amount of grapeseed oil on the damp cotton pad - about ( ) < that amount. And I sweep it across my skin, and repeat if needed. I do the same in the evening. No extra moisturiser is necessary. Because I use so small amount there is no risk of being oily or shiny. If I need to exfoliate I add a thin layer all over my face, and remove with a warm muslin as you would use Eve Lom. I also dab it under eyes as an evening eye treatment. A real HG discovery (I am not keen on other oils - this is the one and only so far. Jojoba and I haven't got on so well, and Argan irritates me).