Tuesday, 23 July 2013

de Mamiel Summer oil preview

If you have read my Heat wave skincare post and was wondering about the mystery oil in the picture, well you guessed it: it is Summer blend by Annee de Mamiel.



Now I have been using this oil for only just over a week (that is why I am doing a preview rather than a review), but so far I think this is the best blend for summer skin that I have come across, and as de Mamiel change their blends each season, I wanted to give it a mention before summer is over.

First of all I use this only at night, as it has been rather hot, and also this oil contains lemon essential oil (although it is the last ingredient, it might be ok for day time use, if it is a very small amount) so I am being a little cautious. This has so many amazing sounding ingredients, a few that caught my eye are prickly pear (It is full of vitamin E and minerals), rosehip for the usual sun exposure and antiaging benefits, kiwi which is supposed to be great for regulating oily skin (let's face it, most of us get oilier skin in summer).

This oil has an unusual scent, the best way I can describe it is as "green". Like when you go to a spa treatment room and it has a mixture of massage oils in the air, and you immediately feel calm and relaxed, this is how this oil smells.

At first I thought that is was a little on the heavier side of oils that I normally use, but it seems to have a remarkable affinity with my skin. If you follow the instructions of using 4-5 drops (I use 4) for face and neck, massaging until the oil gets absorbed, it takes about a minute. There is no residue and skin feels so soft (yes I confess to stroking my face after using it).



The next morning my skin looks fresh and balanced. Normally if a product doesn't suit me I get a reaction after 2-3 uses (sometimes immediately). So far I have only good things to say, I think my skin has become more balanced since I started using this ( the heat wave, although welcome by me, was making my skin a bit more sensitive and oily).

I can't really talk about long term benefits, as I haven't been using this oil for a long enough period of time. It does complement my routine perfectly and I wish I had it at the beginning of the summer, I think it would've helped my skin to transition into the warmer weather.

Ingredients:
oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil**,actinidia chinensis (kiwi seed oil)**, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil* adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil**,  calendula officinalis helianthus annuus (calendula) oil*,opuntia ficus indica (prickly pear) oil*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil*, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil*, Pelargonium graveolens roseum (geranium) oil*, avena sativa,rosmarinus officinalis (arctic oat) extract*, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary)*, hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn pulp co2 extract), rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary antioxidant), thymus vulgaris ct  linalol (thyme) oil*, jasminium sambac (jasmine sambac) oil¸ litsea cubeba (may chang) oil*, mentha x piperita (peppermint)*, citrus limon (lemon) oil*

The 20 ml bottle is meant to last for 3 months (the summer season is defined to be from 21 of June to September 20th). I will do an update post once I have been using this for a month.

You can buy this oil directly from de Mamiel website, Cult beauty, Being content or Victoria Health.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely product :) I love the idea of making seasonal oils, although I can't imagine I'd make it through a whole 20ml bottle in just 3 months. Oils always seem to last me forever!

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    1. Yeah me too! I will see how this one goes, although I normally use about 2-3 drops rather than 4 :)

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  2. This sounds lovely, I do favour certain blends in the summer and some in winter so this idea makes sense to me, I had heard of the brand but don't know much about it so I am looking forward to your full review Xx

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    1. I have bought a winter oil in the past as a gift for my mom, but never used one myself before.... I really like it so far :)

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  3. Interesting idea having seasonal oils but I'm the same as Caitie, takes me ages to get through a bottle of facial oil as you need such a small amount :)

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    1. Will report if on whether or not I use it up in 3 months, otherwise I am sure you can layer with something else to make it more suitable for colder weather if there are leftovers :)

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