If you're a product junkie like I am, chances are you've been hearing the buzz about Sunday Riley's skincare products over the past two years or so. When I first heard of her skincare products, my first thought was, "Oh, my God, they are so costly! What are they made out of, gold bricks?"
The answer is, yes. Yes, they are made of gold bricks.
Just kidding! However, they really are worth their weight in gold.
Every single product from the Sunday Riley line is so well-formulated, exquisite and beautiful, that they really do justify the prices. Simply put, the products are effective. Every single ingredient serves a purpose; there isn't any pointless filler here.
Of all the Sunday Riley skincare products that I've tried so far ("Luna" oil, "Good Genes" serum, and "Flora" oil), my favorite for this weather is definitely "Flora," so today I'd like to talk about that!
Having spent my entire life in warm climates, my skin did not adjust very well when we moved to New England. For instance, Autumn here truly is Autumn, with very cold early mornings, cool temperature for the remainder of the day, and then very cold again at night. Of course, "cold" is relative, but I am speaking from the perspective of somebody from Southern California.
So far, I have experienced Spring, Summer, and Autumn in New England. Spring was hideously cold (the snow did not completely melt until early May!), causing my skin to crack; Summer was so hot and humid that you could see makeup melting off of my face, as though it were wax melting off of a burning candle; Autumn is colder than Spring, but without the snow.
As you can imagine, my skin has really taken a beating. Nevertheless, I love New England (well, New Hampshire, to be specific) and I don't want to leave! I love the culture, the way of life, the beautiful scenery, history, etc. I especially love how the scenery changes with the season.
Since I have no desire to move away any time soon, I knew that I had to do something beneficial for my skin, which brings me to Sunday Riley's "Flora" Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil.
Sunday Riley's "Flora" oil is 100% natural, without any pointless filler, as each ingredient serves a purpose. This oil is perfect for weather-weary skin.
What is weather-weary skin, you ask? Well, if your skin is ravaged by the weather, whether due to it being too hot, too cold, or just too harsh, this oil will bring balance back to your skin and heal it. For me, my issue is that whenever the temperature is too extreme in any way, my entire face would get red, with darker red splotches all over. It'd also feel hot and painful to the touch, and just overall very uncomfortable for me to even move my mouth to speak, because any movement at all would hurt my skin. This never happened to me back in California, so I really think that it's because my skin has not adjusted to the climate here yet, and I'm not sure if it ever will. After all, I have lived here for six months, and I still struggle when it comes to my skin.
After using this oil just once, I woke up the next morning with my face perfectly clear of any redness! Even the redness around my nostrils, caused by broken capillaries, faded significantly (by at least 80%). My skin looked so smooth and bright, with barely visible pores, and just felt so extremely soft. The more I used this oil, the more my skin condition improved.
Seriously, this oil had made me feel so beautiful, even without any foundation on! I like how it softens and hydrates my skin, without making it feel oily. The good news is that on nights I want more moisturization for my skin, I can easily wear a cream with Sunday Riley's "Flora" oil, and my face would still be fine, without any heaviness at all.
In addition to soothing weather-weary or irritated skin, this oil also quenches very dry skin and fights wrinkles. I have been lucky enough not to be burdened by wrinkles yet, but I love to use this oil as a preventative measure!
Texture-wise, this is a dry oil that quickly sinks into your skin, leaving behind a beautiful finish. Sunday Riley's "Flora" oil does have a scent (from the natural ingredients, not artificial fragrances), but it is very pleasant to me. It is rose-scented, but without being perfume-y; this is more of a botanical rose scent, instead of soapy or powdery.
Check out the beautiful ombre action!
Do you enjoy using face oils?
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