Magic in a Bottle
It was through my work with Maxine Tatlonghari of Vanity Girl Hollywood and my fellow make-up artist, Olivia Danielle of ODMakeup that I came to learn of Indie Lee's All Natural Beauty Products--my colleagues absolutely adore Indie, her line, and urged me to experience its majesty for myself.
Well what can I say--my girls are total beauty junkies who certainly know how to spot rare gems and share the love ;) I've been using this 100% olive derived Squalane Oil religiously, day and night, as my moisturizer and it truly is magic in a bottle!
This colorless, virtually odorless oil absorbs deep into the skin helping to retain moisture while smoothing the skin's surface without feeling sticky or looking greasy. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application--any products applied next simply glide on like buttah! It's also highly concentrated so only about 3 drops are needed when applying and patting it onto the skin.
Naturally, I have combination skin and in the first three days of using this product, my t-zone appeared slightly more shiny than usual--however, after that period passed, I noticed my skin come into a complete state of balance and begin to feel more supple!
Since using this Squalane facial oil, I've experienced far less oiliness--let me say, I've never before had any other skincare product perform in such a way and leave my skin looking so radiant--I am in LOVE!
It is my new staple in my skincare regime.
I know that oil is best for oily skin - it penetrates easier. Think about it - water and oil do not mix so water based moisturizers designed for oily skin tend to sit on the surface of my face. Not this. 3 drops and done. I wash my face with The Cleanser and follow with Shea Terra Organics Orange Water Toner. I love this bottle it's - so scientific! No need to shake, I unscrew the dropper cap and add 3 drops of oil to my finger tips. I press my left and right fingers together to spread the product and then press it into my face. That's right, I press it. No rubbing. The first time I used it I thought I needed more. I was so used to the feeling of my old moisturizer that I didn't realize what I was now feeling was perfectly moisturized skin. No tightness. No grease. Just gorgeous naturally moisturized skin. Derived from olives, this naturally occurring oil promotes elasticity in the skin and as we age, its production diminishes. By adding this key component, our sebum helps boost cell regeneration and oxygenation, leaving your face looking healthy and radiant. Naturally not greenwashed.
My skin is not breaking out nor am I experiencing as much congestion or blackheads as I was prior to switching to this oil. My skin is clear and fresh. I am NEVER greasy or oily and about 2 weeks after I started to use it I noticed I was actually less oily. My makeup not only looks fresh longer through out the day, I have less touchups. Or as I used to call them, mop-ups as I was usually blotting excess sebum off of my face. And for the first time in my life, I have been able to buy powder and foundation that are the same shade as my skin. I used to have to buy 1 to 2 shade lighter as my oil oxidizes everything 1 to 2 shades darker than my actual skin tone.
This 1oz glass bottle retails for $24 on BeautyArmy. It will most likely last me 6 months because I use such a small amount. Keep this oil stored in a cool dry place - try not to store it in your hot bathroom. The brown glass of the vessel protects the damaging rays of the sun breaking down the product, keeping it's potency and freshness as long as possible.
- Natalie B.
I was nervous at first because I have sensitive skin and I was scared it might make me break out. Its the perfect moisturizer! It isnt greasy at all and absorbs into the skin. A little bit goes a long way too! It works great around my eyes, which get dry from my face wash. It provides the perfect amount of moisture. Love this stuff!
The perfect facial moisturizer!
I have super sensitive skin that can be very dry sometimes... I have always had a really hard time finding my perfect moisturizer for my face. Most facial lotions either left my skin still dry, irritated, oily or broken out... This was so light and fresh feeling, yet my skin was moisturized and balanced all night! It didn't even feel dry the next morning after I washed my face again... You don't need to apply a ton of product, and it absorbs very quickly without making your face feel greasy. I will never use another facial moisturizer ever! Definitely try this!