I had reservations about using the ESPA Replenishing Face Treatment Oil; I have combination skin and my T Zone can get very oily. It stands to reason that adding oil to an oily face will only make it oiler. Right?
Wrong! Facial oils are water-free and rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and penetrate deeply into the skin to repair, restore and revitalise. They are suitable for all skin types – yes, even oily ones!
I chose the ESPA Replenishing Face Treatment Oil which contains neroli and sandalwood to stimulate cell renewal. It also has vitamin E rich avocado extract and patchouli extract to really nourish the skin. And nourish is the word; I’ve been using a couple of drops of oil on my face and neck every morning and night and my skin really does feel nourished.
I haven’t broken out in any spots and my face isn’t any oiler; it just feels nourished, fed even. I had a few dry patches on my cheeks (damn central heating) and they are starting to clear up; the oil is that good.
The Replenishing formulation is suitable for all skin types but the range also includes Balancing (for oily, combination and congested skins) and Regenerating (for mature and/or stressed skin types).
My only gripe would be the bottle; it’s a large opening so you often end up with more oil than you need and it’s a bit of a faff (not to mention a waste) to get it back inside the bottle. That aside, I really like this oil. And my skin does too.
ESPA Replenishing Face Treatment Oil - £53/28ml