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I was excited, though hesitant, to try Kat Burki Power Trio Radiance Oil ($125). Having dealt with acne or the resulting scars and thickened skin for most of my 55 years, I was hesitant to add oils to the mix. However, after reading the ingredient list and doing a little research, I thought, "Maybe there is a chance."
The three oils in this product are kukui nut, raspberry seed and tamanu. Kukui nut comes from a tree in Hawaii and is known for its skin healing properties with its EFAs (essential fatty acids), and vitamins A, C and E. The Hawaiians have been using the oil to protect their skin from the wind, salt and sun for ages, and we all know how beautiful their skin is. Raspberry seed oil also has EFAs (83%) and vitamin E with the added benefit of polyphenols, which protect the skin from sun as well as provide “enhanced skin cell regeneration.” Tamanu oil has been promoted for its ability to assist in the formation of new healthy skin and for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These three oils alone can work wonders with troubled skin, but putting them together? Wow. What promise!
I have been using this product for eight weeks now and in three different climate zones: dry and cold (eastern Washington), damp and cold (western Oregon) and tropical (Hawaii). For the first four weeks, I used it day and night as my moisturizer. Initially, I wasn't sure of the feel, as I've always used creams, but I have become addicted to the sigh my skin seems to let out when I use this oil. I have found that my skin has responded well with decreased inflammations and a nice radiance. I only use a drop or two. Over the course of four weeks, I used it over anti-aging serums and alternated it with my formerly loved creams. Now, I do love the feel of a cream on my skin, but I must confess it is purely tactile. My skin asks for the return of Kat Burki's Power Trio, and it responds with evidence of healing. I love the product.