Unlisted Brand • Rodin - Olio Lusso • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been using this product for three years. It is worth every cent. I use it twice a day and three times a day if I workout. In the morning I just splash warm water on my face and apply the oil. It takes about 3 drops for me.
I am 60 years old and get raves on my skin. I live in a beach community on Florida's east coast, I have very sensitive skin and this has never irritated it. I use this exclusively for a moisturizer. Occasionally, when I remember it, I use Renova (probably only 3 times a month or so).
To remove my makeup I use pure jojoba oil massaged in and then just was my face with a very mild soap for sensitive skin (L'Occtane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Soap). Then I apply Ollio Russo. I use an eye cream around my eyes (Clinique All About Eyes). That is my routine and I have very few wrinkles, little redness and only a few brown spots which I lighten occasionally with different products.
I would highly recommend this product and plan to use it for a long time. I recently bought the body oil and also the hair oil and have been equally impressed with them.
Hope you will give it a go!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product is really nothing special for that price. Actually, it is a joke. I do not know what happened in my head that I purchased this face oil. It does nothing to my skin. It is not even moisturizing as it claims. The transparent bottle only looks nice, but it actually is a joke since oils have to be stored in a nontransparent bottle. Do yourself a favor, and make your own oil blend in a proper drop bottle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Skintype- Dry, slightly combo, breakout prone
Skincare concerns: Uneven skin, some breakouts, dryness, antiaging
I am a complete skincare junkie. In my country (Korea) women put on very minimal, dewy looking natural makeup and are much focused on skincare, always striving to achieve the perfect complexion. There is literally a facialist and derm on every other block in Seoul! So even coming to America I am always on the quest for amazing HG skincare and don't really hesitate on the price tag as long as it works (and pricey this oil is)
I naturally have very dry, breakout prone skin but my obsession with skincare has made my skin quite nice and I hardly wear makeup anymore except for a bit of concealer around my nose where I get a bit of redness. I have a plethora of ahas, vitamin c serums, peels, and other actives that I use on a regular basis but to balance that one needs to have the rest of the skincare be very natural/simple in order for the actives to remain effective and to soothe the skin so it doesn't become over processed. Therefore, my cleansing oils, face wash, and basic moisturizers are usually natural with minimal ingredients and I throw actives into the mix.
I got a bottle of the Rodin oil at a huge charity gala gift bag and did extensive research on it when I went home. It's strange, my skin usually results in cystic acne with jojoba oil which it has in its ingredients and so I used it very hesitantly but I awoke in the morning with healthy looking, glowing skin and this was after a night of quite a bit of drinking which usually results in my skin looking grey and parched. I kept using it every single night and it evened out my skin, has done a great job of moisturizing, and truly leaves the skin with a healthy, slightly luminous glow,
I give this a five not because it is a miracle worker but because it fulfills what it is said to do to the max. The website doesn't make any claims except that it will leave one's skin "moisturized with a luminous glow" It is the perfect moisturizer for me and my skin loves it. It seems like it has helped even out my skintone and resulted in a truly luminous complexion (me starting up exercise and a clean diet may have helped that along too) I personally love the smell (smells like a slightly pungent essential oil" and it lulls me to sleep but those who are sensitive to scent may want to sniff before purchasing as it is a very distinct smell.
I am now on my third bottle and I absolutely love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Grey Eyes: Blue
Customer service was so rude that I couldn't even proceed to purchase. I tried a few samples and they seemed pretty good but having concerns over one of their ingredients Arnica (which is supposed to cause eczema, peeling, blisters and skin death) I enquired as to their use of it and if i was misinterpreting the studies, I was ignored and basically told to get lost. They either don't know what they are using or they hate customers. As long as you don't ask questions this company is fine but how ridiculous is that of a caution. As much as I wanted to pursue trying it, Rodin did everything in their power to turn me off buying it. I guess I'll never know and that's enough of a reason to spend my money elsewhere.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have tried (and stopped) so many face products that I have lost count! This is the ONLY product that actually works for me. My skin was extremely sensitive, with redness, blotchy spots and small, beneath the surface bumps. After two weeks, all that is gone. No pricier than the high end department store products -- actually less, since I will be able to use it and finish it!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was sure this product was going to be a joke. I was curious, though, and eventually ordered a sample from Luckyscent. The joke was on me as it quickly became an HG . The jasmine scent is divine - true high quality jasmine. Most importantly, after a couple of days my chronic redness and irritation began to recede. After doing a little research I read that Linda Rodin makes no claims for this product other than it smells good,is pleasant to use and it makes the skin look dewy and feel moist. No ridiculous hype and/or claims.
Yes, it is ridiculously expensive. I don't have the time or motivation to make a dupe. I suspect that purchasing all the individual oils would make so much it would go off before used up. I only need 2-3 drops per day about 5-6 days per week. The dropper applicator is sanitary. I spray with rosewater or Thayers cucumber alcohol free witch hazel first.
If you are looking for a facial oil and like the scent of jasmine, Luckyscent has samples for around $4 (not affiliated).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ok, true confession, and it is embarrassing. I bought this insanely expensive oil a while back, tried it a few times, felt it was too scented for a face product, and swapped it away. I counted it as a crazy purchase. Then last month, I saw that there is a set with travel samples of all the Rodin products and since I liked the smell (just not for a face product), I bought it in another crazy moment. Loved all the other products so I decided to try the face oil again. Well, it is fabulous. I used it more sparingly, and the smell didn't bother me as much. Once I used it for a few days straight, I was so happy with the results. This makes my skin moisturized, supple, glowing, kind of radiant. Over time, it has reduced if not eradicated the little breakouts that I get. I get compliments on my skin! My sensitive skin is not at all irritated but it.
I know that people say that you can make your own version of this, but I personally wouldn't know how to get the proportions right or the high quality oils to do that. Yes, it is really expensive, but I use 2 drops per application and my skin looks awesome. Really, really awesome.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a very expensive oil but it is rather beautiful.
I love the scent but realise it is a question of taste so will concentrate on the benefits of the oil to my skin.
Combination skin, a little drier as I age, and with patches of roseacea - sigh. This oil is smooth, hydrating and helps reduce the redness. That's all I could ask for.
I usually apply it to damp skin, have my breakfast and allow it to soak in before I apply my makeup.
I have stated that I would buy this oil again but must admit that a cheaper rosehip oil blend also does the trick. However I love jasmine so that is my weakness :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is my HG of products and all I use now, I've tried to switch a couple times and my skin always protests. I have sensitive skin that's also dry and this product does not irritate it at all and provides the right amount of moisture. The company says a bottle should last 8 months however it only lasts me 3 because I find I need more drops then the directions say. Price does not bother me at all because I save money not buying other expensive products now. Every morning and night I cleanse, spray a light mist of Avene thermal water, use a little eye cream and then 4-5 drops of this oil. I've found it helps if your skin is slightly damp before applying which is why I use the thermal water and it also reduces the amount of oil you need. Since using this product my skin tone has evened out and I don't break out unless I start adding things into the mix. It might be an expensive product however totally worth it and if you buy from derm store you can save 10%, get free shipping and not pay tax.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Customer Service was extremely rude (and I take this heavily into account when I purchase anything). The oil went on nicely and had a pleasant smell. However, it did not moisturize, even out skin tone, or do anything to my skin. Well, I'm 150 dollars smarter now lol If you really want to try this I suggest inquiring about a sample and see how it goes from there. There are definitely better facial oils on the market. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I really enjoy using this face oil. The scent is calming and it feels so good on my skin. I read how Dr. Colbert a derm. tells his patients to mix retina-a with this oil to keep your face from being irritated and helps with the redness. I do this about 2-3 times a week. I like using a little of this oil on my cuticles and lips also. I would like to try her other products also.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I may be writing this prematurely, but here I am anyway, I've been looking for something that would not only just moisturize, but do some damage control on some wrinkles and skin texture,.Everything I seem to try that has anti-aging ingredients in it seems to break me out, I can only manage sensitive skin cream (Avene) with no treatments. I managed to get a deluxe sample of this, and after using it twice, I'm really impressed. My skin is in bad shape, with breakouts and rough patches (dry cold) and nothing seems to work, After one use, my pores seemed smaller, my blemishes looked less angry and my skin was super soft. It wasn't greasy or oily, but looked and felt soft and supple. I didn't notice the smell, but I have "blank spots" with certain scents, and if it smells like jasmine, I won't pick it up, So far, so good, I love the dewy look it gives my skin, and it plumped up the skin under my eyes somehow, so it looks smooth and hydrated,. If the blemishes go away, I may have to spring for it, I understand it's made with simple ingredients, but last time I tried to duplicate something like this, I spent more than I would have if I'd have just bought it, Will update if something of note happens,
EDIT: 1/5/12 After using this for about three weeks, my skin looks great. All breakouts have stopped and the redness is gone, and my pores look half the size they did before, My skintone is also more even. The only negative thing I did notice is that I still have some very small flaky areas, but I think this is due to our dry cold weather and my using the oil sparingly to make it last.. I will be buying a bottle of this, as it's the only thing I've used recently that actually improved my skin. Too bad it's so expensive.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
A couple of years ago when this product was new, I e-mailed Linda Rodin (the creator) through the website to ask when in the endless sequence of product application the face oil was best applied. She e-mailed right back--the MOST cordial note, with her thanks for my interest and all the info I needed, including how and when she uses it. It's little things like this that one remembers. One thing I love about this product is that the scent (which I am very fond of) kind of comes back and hits you in the nose as you walk down the street on a New York morning. I also love the fact that it does everything it says it will do. At my age, there's no point in worrying about anti-aging, as I have already aged. Between this and Renova, with occasional Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, I have everything I need. Although I regret the price, I am willing to pay it for the results and the pleasure of application.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Rodin offers small .9ml/.03 oz. samples of the face oil so I was able to try it out. For me and my skin it was just OK & I certainly wouldn't buy a bottle (even if it was cheaper than the $140 price tag). Apparently the body oil has the same ingredients just in lower concentration. It's also not as fragrant. I had no issues w/the scent though...just smelled like jasmine oil to me. No synthetic scent here. **Since testing this I've discovered sensitivities to chamomile-the daisy family-and that includes calendula which is in this oil. That may be why this didn't work for me. Jan. 2012: LOVE the new body creme (and no calendula!)
Ingredients: Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arnica Montana Flower extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Really this blend is so easy to make and customize to your taste, why would anyone pay full price?
I added the following ingredients to 100PureEssentialOils.com's Massage Oil Blend (a non-fragranced sweet almond, apricot and sunflower blend):
kukui nut, jojoba, pomegranate extract, neroli oil, argan, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, cedarwood oil, and a couple drops of orange oil and vanilla oil to mask the stinky neroli oil.
This is a wonderful blend for me and softens and lifts my spirits!! I apply a drop warmed in my hands throughout the day and it leaves a wonderful glow....not greasy at all....it absorbs quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm suprised the reviews for this are so low. I've been using this for a week now, both morning and night (at night under my moisturizer and in the morning under my concelar and powder after letting it sink in for aprox 5-10 min) and I can honestly say NOTHING has ever made my skin feel so soft, EVER. I don't like the smell at all, but I honestly don't care, the results are truly that amazing, for me at least. I'd been wanting to try this for awhile, but saw the bad reviews here and decided it wasn't worth the splurge. Got a discount and had a gift cert for a site that sold it and decided I would give it a try. I'm honestly wondering how I ever lived without it. I love skin care and make up products (obviously, I know we all do), and its just my opinion, but this truly is one of the best products I've ever tried. I'm guilty of being sucked into trying all the latest fads (I've done La Mer for instance, it was nice but for the price tag, no way) and other such products (I also use Olay and Nuetragena too, its all about what I can afford at any given time) and at this point I really can't say I'd want to be without this. I had been using Josie Maran Aragan Oil, and I loved how it made my skin feel, but it made it look greasy (which isn't a problem I normally have as I tend to run dry). Anyways, this doesn't do that at all. I swear it really gives me a glow. Since I've been using it I've had a number of co-workers ask me what I've changed about my makeup, and am I working out more and getting more sleep (the answer is no to all of the above). But even aside from other people's comments I can tell a HUGE difference in the texture and feel of my skin.
Now maybe this wouldn't be great for someone with oily skin (although I will say I had been breaking out around my chin area for the last month or so and since I've started using this they've all gone away with no scaring, but that was just my experience so proceed with caution as it is a pure oil). For me, this is a dream product. Everything I've always wanted (minus the smell). But even the smell only last 15 min or so, so its worth it. As to the other post, I'm sure someone could make this themselves and save a ton of money, in which case please start mass producing this at a way cheaper price :) I, however, don't have the skills necessary, so its skrimping and saving to make sure I can include this into my skin care regimine forever. I totally want to try the body oil now as this has made such a huge difference on my face. Since the reviews are so mixed perhaps you can find a sample before shelling out the whole amount. In my case, I put it on at night and could feel how soft my skin was the very next morning (so the results were instant so to speak). If this isn't the case for you, then maybe you're skin doesn't love it in which case it wouldn't be worth the money at all. However, for, I've never spent better $, this is a can't live without for me now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of the Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil and the Luxury Body Oil. After using for a few days, I don't see a noticeable difference in applying to my face and hands. If the price tag is not so high, I may splurge a little for the Face Oil. But all in all, the two products can be mixed by experimenting on my own; certainly not with these pricetags. The Face Oil, however, I do like because it can be mixed in with my tinted moisturizer for a dewy finish to the skin.
Face oil: contains Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arnica Montana Flower extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.
The Body Oil contains: Jojoba Seed Oil, Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almon Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Calendula Officinali Flower Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.
NOTE: I read reviews online for this product, and found this note, which may be helpful for individuals who are deciding to use this product or not:
A Note about Using Essential Oils
One problem physicians often encounter when patients use “natural” remedies is that they tend to self-diagnose more than with traditional remedies. However, natural skin care is often just as likely to cause allergic/irritant reactions as traditional skin care, and Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil is no exception.
For instance, because of the almonds used in the manufacturing process, sweet almond oil is not to be used on or by individuals with nut allergies. Furthermore, arnica is not for long-term use, as stated in Dr. Leslie Baumann’s textbook, Cosmetic Dermatology: “Prolonged treatment of damaged skin [with arnica] often causes edematous dermatitis with the formation of pustules; long-term use can also give rise to eczema.” However, it is unknown if the concentration of arnica in Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil is high enough to have this effect with continued use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As a great inexpensive alternative to Olio Lusso, i got Flexitol nourishing facial oil and added Jojoba oil to the bottle. It's so amazing. I have been getting a ton of compliments on my skin. The ingredients are very similar to the Olio. It's not quite as silky or smell as pretty, but in all honesty, who cares. It's $12 a bottle as opposed to $130. And the benefits are the same.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm not sure why this is such a "hot product" in the magazines - I love oils, but this blend is really run-of-the-mill. I took an aromatherapy course back in the day and the main oils in this product are very cheap, nothing really stands out. A few of the ingredients are great, but the base is just a little - greasy, ordinary, ineffective.
The rose and neroli mixed with the EPO is a strong aromoatic blend - and a little heavy handed, IMO. It's just very, very strongly scented - in a bad way.
I have better luck with the oil blends I've made myself than with this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Yes, this stuff is expensive, and yes, it has a very strong, heady floral scent when you first apply it, but is it wonderful. I have been a long-time Creme de la Mer user, and always thought it did a great job soothing my bizarre, dry in places, oily in others and sensitive-all-over skin. This stuff is even better. I occasionally have breakouts of perioral dermatitis (itchy red hormone-related bumps around my nose, mouth and chin) and sometimes get a blemish or two. After a week of using this, my skin has cleared up and looks better than ever - smooth, glowing and healthy. I like the fact that it is made from natural oils rather than chemicals (although I still think La Mer is an incredible moisturizer). It doesn't claim to have any special anti-aging properties or purport to be the latest "facelift in a bottle!" - it's simply a wonderful, deep, nourishing moisturizer that calms cranky skin. The sent is hard to describe - starts out a rich, earthy tropical white flower scent (that's the Jasmine) that could be off-putting to some (indeed, it obviously is from the reviews here) but it fades very quickly. Highly recommend.