elf Nourishing Facial Oil

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Nourishing Facial Oil

0.50 fl. oz. for $ 10.00
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e.l.f.’s Nourishing Facial Oil is a true drugstore gem: a product with solid, proven ingredients that can live up to its claims.

This lightweight oil comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser. You might be wondering why we’re rating this so highly, since e.l.f. advertises this as containing rose oil. Turns out it’s not actual rose oil (a potent skin irritant) that’s in the formula; instead it’s rosehip oil, a non-fragrant, antioxidant-rich ingredient that poses no risk of irritating skin. Whew!

In addition to rosehip oil, this product contains a blend of jojoba, sunflower, grape, meadowfoam, avocado, and sweet almond oils, all of which fall into the same category as the previously-mentioned rosehip oil: non-fragrant, moisturizing plant oils loaded with antioxidants. In fact, this is one of the more impressive blends we’ve seen, especially considering its price!

As suggested, you can mix this into other non-SPF skin care products, use it on its own, or put some into your foundation for a dewy effect. Since it’s an oil it’s best for those with normal to dry or very dry skin; however, if you have combination or oily skin with occasional dry patches it’s fine to use this as a spot treatment in those areas.

Overall, it’s a great product with a lot going for it!

*Note: while the packaging protects the oils in this product from air exposure, it's best to store this out of direct light to protect its ingredients from losing their effectiveness.

  • Features a good blend of non-fragrant, antioxidant-rich, moisturizing plant oils.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect its ingredients.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This nourishing facial oil helps to moisturize and nourish the skin with radiance-inducing ingredients like Rose, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oil. Apply a few drops of this oil directly onto your face in the morning or evening, or mix it into your foundation or skincare products for added glow.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT.

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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