Reviewed by Michelle
Sometimes the best products are those that keep it simple – they are great as much for what they don’t have in them as for what they do. That is the charm of Enzoskin’s Rejuvenating Face Oil
. It’s a simple product – the kind of staple we should all have in our beauty repertoire. Until now, I didn’t have a serum in my life. After my six-week product test, I have found so many uses for this face oil serum and it’s so well priced that I’d keep it around for so much more than just putting on my face – which I also intend to do.
The first thing I always do with a new product is read the label. I was pleased to see that there were no preservatives or toxic ingredients. The label lists a mere six ingredients. Then YOU the user get to decide if you want to add more. A foray to Enzoskin’s website shows the entire line is customizable to your personal needs – in the case of the face oil, you can add one or all of four different oils (Argan, Almond, Rosehip, or Evening Primrose) to the base for no additional charge. For those of us looking for inexpensive products, this is a line to try. Not one of the base products in the Enzoskin line is priced over $20. Some of the products offer the option to also add “sets” of ingredients targeted at different skin types – mature, oily, sensitive – even offering the option for Hyaluronic Acid or Ceramides. The additional price of these sets vary between $1 and $5, or you can have them all added for $15. So even if you go all out and add everything on the ingredient smorgasboard, your potion will top out about $35. Even this college-student-mom-of-two can afford to try the line without guilt!
Curious about the company and interested to see how their customer service might be, I dropped them a line through the contact portion of their website. I received a very prompt and helpful response from Maggie Delaney, the owner. Based out of Las Vegas, NV, she and her husband started Enzoskin three years ago when he suggested crushing one of his multivitamins into the mask she was making and he ended up with a face full of vitamin grit. After some good laughs, it started their journey to discover how skin absorbs vitamins, nutrients, and also toxic ingredients as well. From her husband’s crazy vitamin mask concoction emerged the idea to offer customized products for each client’s skin needs. As Maggie said in her message to me “We love to work with each customer one on one, that way we can really get to know them and choose the right ingredients that would benefit their skin. The options are endless. What we are most proud of is that our products are made fresh for each customer, the day before they are shipped.” Here is product line that is natural, preservative free, economical, customizable, freshly made, and from a small company with attentive service. Sounds great so far right?
I have dabbled in serums before, with poor results. At 34, my skin has become a bit sluggish and somewhat oily in the T-zone, so too much added moisture often makes me break out. I went into this product trial without much hope; I was delightfully surprised. Within two days I noticed how soft my skin was; it was a very noticeable difference in the texture. Around day five I began noticing clogged pores and began to break out. My first thought was that the face oil was too much for my skin to handle… BUT… I remembered I had neglected to exfoliate in quite some time. A good mask and scrub session later, my skin bounced back and looked great. I’ve continued now for six weeks with no trouble, so long as I remember to regularly exfoliate 2-3 times per week.
A little of this face oil goes a very long way. I’ve experimented with amounts, and I agree with the directions on the bottle - I apply 2 drops of oil right after the shower when my face is freshly toweled and still moist. At night, I apply an additional 1 drop around my eyes and on the lids. Applying it to the eyes prior to makeup is not advisable – the oil tended to get on my lashes and my mascara failed in a few short hours and ended up around my eyes.
The most noticeable results were on my eyelids. I had been having some crepeness on my upper lids along the lash line for quite some time, and my regular eye cream had failed to make any difference. I had chalked it up to an irreversible result of aging. But after about two weeks I noticed the crepeness and slight puckering was gone. Not improved. Just gone. Wow! Unfortunately the oil did not make my crow’s feet completely disappear as well, but the areas around my eyes do look more hydrated and there was a slight reduction in my emerging wrinkles. So if you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, this might be a great value priced serum to try - I suspect it would work well to prevent signs of aging, and it certainly helped with some of my early aging dilemmas. It would be very interesting to have someone in their 40’s, 50’s, and older try this to see how it works for them.
Pleased with my results, my bottle inhabits my bathroom counter all the time. One day, my four-year-old son got out of a long bath and began to freak out and cry about his “WINK-LEEE!” fingers. Sure enough, they looked like little raisins. In an effort to calm him as he fretted and begged me to “fix” his hands, I grabbed the first moisturizer I could get to – which was the Enzoskin Rejuvinating Face Oil. I applied two drops and we rubbed it in and – Voila! Within a minute or two, the wrinkly fingers were gone. “Hmmm”, I thought, “if it works on little fingers, what else will it moisturize?” I’m now glad to report that I use it when my own cuticles are splitting open from our dry cold Wisconsin weather and it works wonders. The little guy’s lips were so chapped tonight that he looked like a circus clown around the mouth. So before bed we reached for the Enzoskin. I’ll have more to report on that in a day or two, but I’m pleased I don’t have to fret about using this product on my entire family as it is both non-toxic and well priced. If you’ve been searching for a pleasantly simple and economical skin care product, I recommend you give Enzoskin a try.
Ingredients: Macadamia (Macadamia ternifolia) Seed Oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Aleurites moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil,Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil