L’uvalla Argan Oil Serum- reader reviewed
I recently decided to take a different approach and asked the TIA staff to keep me in mind when they have a face oil to try out. Instead of beginning the day with a squeaky clean freshly washed face that would soon become oily, I would apply a light face oil after cleansing to hopefully prevent my skin from producing excess oil throughout the day. They soon sent me L’uvalla Argan Oil Serum (1oz/$55) to give a try. An anti-aging serum composed of only six ingredients: four organic oils (argan, lavendin, ylang ylang, and rose geranium), vitamin E and lotus flower extract.
On my first use, I dispensed a few drops into my hand and warmed it between my palms before applying to my face and neck. As might be expected from the ingredients list, this has a nice lavender scent that disappears shortly. This is not a super light oil, so it doesn’t absorb quickly or completely into the skin. Instead, it seemed to sit mostly on top of the skin for about an hour after application. I used less the second time around, counting out only two drops and warming between my palms to aid application. After repeating this for five mornings I determined it was not the amount I used, but the oil itself. It is a rather rich oil that just takes time to skin in, but won’t completely. Hence it left my skin with a slight oily feel and a bit of sheen – just what I didn’t want to begin my day with.
Although it wasn’t working out as I had hoped for use during the day, I did want to see what benefits it might give me so I began to use it at night. The directions don’t specify when to use, so to allow it to absorb I applied the oil to a clean face about an hour before bed. After a couple of weeks of nightly use I could see that it seemed to hold in moisture, kept my skin soft and improved the color (making it look fresher).
Although this didn’t quite work out for my needs, I think it would work well for anyone dealing with dry skin issues.
Ingredients: Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Organic Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil