Botanicals Radiance Serum – White Grape and Avocado – 28g (£25.95)
This is their Radiance Serum with white grape and avocado. Serums are a mixture of essential oils within a base oil. The base oil is the carrier and the biggest ingredient in the bottle. Face oils or serums by their very nature, are able to penetrate the skin far deeper than any cream moisturiser.
I’m going to start this review by declaring my absolute love for it! As you know with me, it’s ALL about the ingredients, so lets start with that. The biggest ingredient in the bottle is organic apricot oil. Most of the big brands use olive oil as their carrier, as its cheap and widely available. Apricot oil is a natural anti-inflammatory when applied topically, so if you’re face is looking red, irritated or inflamed, this oil is perfect.
The second ingredient is organic sunflower seed oil, then organic grape seed oil, organic rosa canina fruit oil, organic jojoba oil and organic avocado oil. All five of these organic oils are renowned skin softeners and moisturisers. Together, they create a cocktail that can help diminish the appearance of scars, lighten pigmentation, re-hydrate dry skin and even reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Then we see organic evening primrose oil, organic camellia sinensis leaf extract, natural source vitamin E, organic lavender oil, organic chamomile oil and finally organic mandarin orange peel oil. Every one of the ingredients in this list are there to serve a purpose or tackle a skin concern. Another big plus for me is that every ingredient is organic. None of the plants from which the oils have been extracted, were grown using chemical pesticides, fertilisers or were genetically modified.
I’ve been using this for over a month and have found it help heal spots quickly, calm red irritated skin and rehydrate dry skin. There are several ways of using a face oil in your routine. You can use it on its own, replacing a cream moisturiser. Apply a couple of drops onto your fingers and smooth it into the skin. If your skin is feeling particularly dry or you’ve got some skin issues you want to tackle, apply one drop in with your moisturiser, combine, then apply. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and even oily.
If you’re a bearded brother, apply one or two drops onto your fingers then work into your beard. Less is more in this scenario. This will not only give your beard a glossy look and feel, but will also nourish the hair and skin.
Very easy to use, quick, simple and very effective. I love the 99% organic ingredients and feel my skin is reaping the benefits. Highly recommended and totally Del Brown Approved!
Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, helianthus annuus seed oil*, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil*, rosa canina fruit oil*, buxus chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, camellia sinesis leaf extract*, tocopherol***, (lavendula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil*, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil*, geraniol**, limonene**, linalool**. (*Certified organic ingredients. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Natural origin.)