Here's another product review that is long overdue. Today, we'll talk about Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil 30ml. This was given to me by my aunt from Canada and I have been using it since January of this year. This is the first time I'm going to use a skincare product from this high-end brand.
I don't know much about Emma Hardie, so I checked the site and found out that this facial oil alone costs about ₱2,900. I rarely use and buy skincare products this expensive so thanks to my aunt, I get to try it for free. :D
According to the packaging, Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil is a light-weight, multi-active everyday facial oil complex, containing 9 essential oils of Palma Rose, Orange, Mint, Vanilla, Geranium, Camomile, Lemon, Rose and Lavender that help to condition, hydrate and smooth the skin's texture.
Also includes 5 plant oils, Grape Seed Oil, Apricot, Almond, Olive Oil and Sunflower Oil that contain Omega 3, to help restructure the skin and promote elasticity and moisturize. Also including the unique Camelina 'Gold of Pleasure' oil for its powerful anti-oxidant properties to protect the skin from free radicals.
I am quite overwhelmed with the abundance of oils in this single luxurious tiny bottle of skincare. On the other hand, it made me more excited to try this product knowing that my skin will absorb such goodness.
This was basically the first time I am trying out a facial oil ever so I am both scared and excited. I have very oily skin, characterized with very large pores and am also acne-prone. I had bad experience with oils before where I use them for a DIY mask and my skin just ended up with clusters of pimples all over. It was a terrible breakout, so then I promised not to slather oil on my skin ever again. And then the era for oil-based products became a trend and I knew for a fact, that at one point, I had to try again. And probably, hope for the best.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Geraniol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citronellol, Linalool, Bht, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citral, Farnesol.
Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil can be used on its own but you can also mix it with other products such as moisturizer and foundation.
The product has a golden color, comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. The scent is very citrusy. I don't exactly hate it, but it's too strong for my liking and very perfume-like.
Product has a runny consistency, spreads well and evenly on the skin and leaves a shiny, hydrating layer. Well, it's oil basically, so I kind of expect it. It feels light and non-sticky on its own, but when mixed with moisturizers or other products, it becomes a bit greasy. I have very oily skin so you can only imagine when my natural oils mix with this product. LOL. I could afford looking like a slick ball at night, but obviously not when I'm out. I think this product will be really beneficial for those with dry skin though.
This product makes foundation easier to spread, but my skin tends to look a lot oilier during midday. My foundation seem to move around as well and build up on the folds of my skin. It's hot and humid here in the Philippines so that's also another factor that affects the longevity of the foundation I wear.
I don't want this product to go to waste, so I had to endure the oiliness of my face whenever I use this. I know that oils are good even for those with oily skin too so tiis-ganda lang talaga.
On the brighter side though, this facial oil didn't cause my skin to breakout. I also noticed that it helps with redness and smoothening out existing blemishes. I like how it keeps my skin looking glowing, smooth and supple whenever I wake up. A very small amount is more than enough for my entire face and this bottle would surely last me for ages.
It's been 3 months now, and my bottle is still about half-full. I don't regularly use this product now because I have serums and moisturizers that I am currently road-testing. However, on days when my skin feels tight and in need of extra moisture, I tend to seek the help of this product.
I haven't used any facial oils before so I have nothing to compare it with. It isn't exactly a favorite or a holy grail, but I still recommend it if you are looking for a facial oil that's light and would help moisturize your skin and make it look healthier.
Well-moisturized skin is the one of the primary keys in younger-looking visage and Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil has lots of beneficial ingredients that targets skin aging.