As someone with naturally oily skin (and I mean oily to the point where blotting papers have reached best-friend status), any skin product that doesn’t include the words “mattifying” or “shine-absorbing” is usually of no interest to me. But then I came upon Shiva Rose’s Face Oil ($85)—a handmade, delicate, beautifully-packaged, all-natural rose oil created by the blogger behind the holistic-minded lifestyle site, The Local Rose—and all my previous product prejudice fell to the wayside.
If I could marry a face oil, this would be The One. Made with purely natural, organic oils like jojoba, rose hip, kukui nut, and argan (plus a dose of vitamin E for brightening and softening), this face oil sank into my skin immediately and left it smelling faintly of roses (real roses, too—not the overly-sweet, too-pungent artificial scent you find in other “rose-based” products). In the morning, my skin looked brighter, smoother, and clearer, without any excess oiliness throughout the day. In fact, I’d even go as far to say that this face oil balanced my skin and decreased shine. In a world full of artificial fragrances and mile-long ingredient lists, it’s so incredibly refreshing to find an all-natural, lovingly-made product that does all that it promises and more. Shiva Rose Face Oil, will you spend the rest of your life with me?