Monday 20 July 2015

Kae shimmering oil

The sun comes out, my legs are out. It's just one of those things, when the weather is hot I practically live in my shorts. That means a lot of skin being exposed, that doesn't really get to see the light of day the rest of the year. Taking into account that I don't spend time on the sun-lounger, I am pretty pale, during the day I am also pretty liberally covered in sunscreen. I love the look of tanned skin, however self tanning products are not for me. To have a great fake tan, the first key step is to exfoliate well, second step is even application. To put it simply I fail at the first step. I do however have a trick for glowy summer skin, shimmering oil. For me it is a summer must have, and something I would not go on holiday without.

Kae beaute scintillante* is an all in one beauty oil, suitable for face, body and hair. It works to enhance your tan, or if you are like me, and have no tan to speak of, it gives your skin luminosity, a sort of soft focus effect. This oil is certified by Ecocert to be 100% natural and 56% organic. Having a quick look at the ingredients I can see that the first ingredient is the only organic one, and it happens to be argan oil, so putting two and two together I figure that this blend is 56% argan oil. Some of the other ingredients are coconut derived emollient, castor oil and castor oil derived ingredients.
Ingredients: Argania spinosa kernel oil*, coco caprylate caprate, ricinus communis seed oil, castor isostearate succinate, hydrogenated castor oil, tocopherol, parfum, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, citronellol, limonene, eugenol, linalool.

So this is not a carrier oil blend with shimmer (some ingredients are processed) and it doesn't exactly feel like one. In the bottle it looks super shimmery, and if you are not a big fan of glitter you might pass this product by, but you guessed it, it looks a lot different on the skin. The sparkling particles are super fine and are only picked up when the light hits them. I tend to use this in the evening on my body and a few drops through my hair whenever I feel like it. The oil looks lovely on my legs in the evening light, so if dining Al fresco this is what I use without fail. When having a candlelight dinner I make sure to put some on my shoulders, I know everyone likes to highlight their collarbone, but I really like the look of bronzed face, with some shimmering oil on the shoulders and a few drops of it in my hair.

These are the times when I think this oils works especially well, however I don't wait for a special occasion to use it. It feels really silky going on and spreads easily, so while it does absorb well, it is not a dry oil and I don't really need a lot to reach the desired effect. There is no stickiness or feeling like an oil slick afterwards. I have been using it a few times a week as all over body oil, and after about a month I have 2/3 of the bottle left. I have not been using face oils lately, so I have not tried it in that way yet, but I am definitely curious. Despite looking bronze in the bottle, it doesn't impart any colour, just luminosity. This is your "summer glow without a tan" in a bottle, but of course if you happen to have a tan it will make it look even better.

The scent is very light, you would need to have your nose practically next to your skin to notice it. I am struggling to describe it, it is a little on the sweet floral side and just makes me think of beach holidays. This is one of those products that you could use all year round, but you really need to have it during summer. Especially if you like to have something that will make you shine in a good way.

PR sample, as always this is my own honest opinion, the whole point of this blog is to share what's out there, good or bad. It would have no meaning without me being truthful.

1 comment:

  1. I love shimmering oil because I'm not big on self-tanners either, and this is the first time I hear of this one, thank you for the introduction. For the face, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Translucent Bronzing Tint is a great product, the finish is really natural. I got it for my mom - it's her third bottle now, so that's amore ;) - and it imparts a healthy glow :) xx