It’s been a while since I talked about beauty oils on this blog, so why don’t we refresh those memories with a review of NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil. A masterfully blended mix of both exotic and familiar essential oils and extracts, like bakuchiol, squalene, and hibiscus flowers plus various omega fatty acids, this little treasure found its rightful place on my skin care shelfie, right in time for Fall.
My skin can be best described as combination, with some areas being too dehydrated, others producing too much oil [nose and forehead are the worst offenders], and some are relatively normal and don’t give me too much trouble. Most skin care for combination skin is designed for oilier types, and provides just one function: oil-free lightweight hydration. Problem is, if I only use lightweight serums and moisturizers, those chronically dehydrated spots never receive enough water, so they stay dry. And that’s why I really like using beauty oils! They work as occlusives that seal in the moisture and nourish chronically dehydrated areas, making the skin softer and plumper.
Here’s what NUDE Skincare says about their newest creation:
Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil is an all-natural, featherweight formula featuring bakuchiol – nature’s answer to retinol without the negative side effects. It helps repair and refine texture for satiny, flawless-looking skin. Coleus root and organic rosemary extracts, nature’s best purifying ingredients, work to clarify the complexion. A potent botanical complex boosts skin moisture, and virgin, organic, cold-pressed rose hip oil nourishes with omegas 3 and 6 and vitamin C.
Ingredients – CosDNA: Isoamyl Laurate, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Squalene, Bakuchiol, Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.
Doesn’t it clog pores, though? To be honest, it’s definitely possible to go overboard with the application, and I had to go through lots of trial and error to find that perfect balance when using rich treatments, like this one. My ideal amount of Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil is actually a third of the dropper – enough to cover both my face and neck, but some people use 2-3 drops max, and still get great results.
Sometimes when the skin is too dry, the oil sinks in immediately and you might feel the urge to apply more. Don’t! My secret is applying oil to soaking wet skin immediately after I washed it. That way the oils will seal in the moisture, and the formula will be much easier to spread.
I’ve been using Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil every other day in the PM for several weeks now, and so far it hasn’t caused any irritations. Since NUDE Skincare formulas are so potent, it’s important to patch test them first just to make sure you can tolerate essential oils.
If you read the reviews on Sephora.com and other websites, you’ll see that they are very polar – people either love NUDE products or hate them. If Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil is any indicator, I think my skin is going to get along with the formulas just fine.
Have you tried Nude Skincare products before? Do you use essential oils or oil blend in your skin care routine? Let me know in the comments below!
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