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I am obsessed with facial oils. I really feel like my skin understands them. From time to time, my skin becomes rather dry and dehydrated which makes makeup sit terribly. Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil sounded like it was created just for me. Here’s the lowdown!
The second I smelt this I could detect pure and unadulterated rose hip oil. And it smells amazing. In fact, there’s a whole symphony of rose going on. Now from what I can tell, Flora used to be called Isis, so I think this is a bit of a relaunch, with an updated formula.
Sunday Riley Flora Features
- Blend of Russian, Bulgarian and Turkish roses
- Rose geranium & palma rosa for lymphatic detoxification
- Rosehip Oil for cell regeneration and brightness
- Unique blend of botanical lipids helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
- Ideal for dry and very dry skin
- Imparts skin with radiance
- Lightweight texture
- Super hydrating
- Tomato seed oil protects from free radicals
- Pomegranate seed oil strengthens the skin and maintains elasticity
- Wild Carrot, Avocado & Chia work to soften lines and wrinkles
As you can see, there’s a whole lot of goodness going on. It is an absolutely beautiful oil – right from the bottle it comes in, the delivery system, the feel on the skin, the amazing aroma and the gorgeous glow it imparts. My skin is combination. It gets oily and dry (how?!) and this is such a comfortable remedy. The first time I used it was at night, and it literally felt like my skin was getting a massive hug!
This isn’t a dry oil texture I don’t think. It feels on the heavy side at first, which is just what I want when my skin is dry, but it sinks in really well within about 10 minutes. My moisturiser goes over it beautifully but sometimes I use a little more and leave it to do its work on its own.
When I use Sunday Riley Flora at night, I wake up with super soft, hydrated and glowy skin. It’s also really lovely for day time, and I feel reassured by its antioxidant protection. I either use it straight on to clean skin (after a face mist – most recently Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist) – before moisturiser, or blend it on to my cream if I am in a rush. One drop makes moisturiser super luxurious but still light enough for day.
I have also popped a tiny drop into foundation, which is one of my favourite tricks with face oil, when I want a dewy, soft focus finish on my skin. It’s perfect if you have any bases that are a bit too far on the matte side.
Sunday Riley Flora is definitely a keeper. If you have skin that needa a boost of hydration with a good dose of calm, then I think you could get on with this very well indeed. The only downside is the price. It is £70 for 30ml which will definitely make a dent. I have been checking out the reviews on Sephora and there’s nothing but praise for it, so it’s looking like a case of money well spent.
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