Saison Beauty was created with the simple notion of providing premium quality skin care with some of the freshest ingredients that can help the skin adjust to seasonal changes. The company went as far as only using plant extracts that are currently “in season” for their products, and even added the “season” filter to their product finder page; can’t say I’ve ever seen that before.
I recently had the opportunity to try their Spring Cleansing Oil, made with seven natural oils and extracts with no added lab-produced chemicals. Here’s what Saison Beauty says about Spring skin conditions:
- Skin may be sensitive and easily irritated
- Winter dryness, dullness and chapping is lessening
- Normal moisture levels are restored
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Organic Apricot) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Fragrance (made from pure essential oils)
Even though Spring Cleansing Oil is recommended for Normal skin and mine is Combination, I thought I’d give it a try because I’ve been dealing with some dry patches lately, including typical post-acne peeling. It was quite easy to incorporate into my routine, all I had to do was swap it in place of my current pre-cleansing oil.
Immediately, I could tell that it has much thicker consistency than other first step oil cleansers in my stash, and after reading more about it on the website, sounds like the formula is highly concentrated, so I only needed one pump to thoroughly dissolve all traces of makeup from my face. Because the formula is denser than your typical cleansing oil, it doesn’t spread easily, so I had to massage it in my skin until I covered the whole face.
To wash off Spring Cleansing Oil using water alone wasn’t enough. Right off the bat it was evident that this formula doesn’t contain any additional surfactants, so it didn’t turn into a milky emulsion when it came in contact with water. Contrary to what you might be thinking right now, I actually didn’t want to wash it all off, and I was worried that my second step foaming cleansers would be too thorough, but Cetaphil actually left some on my skin, and I was pretty happy about that.
Spring Cleansing Oil is not just for cleansing, and can be added to your regular skin care for additional benefits:
- A drop mixed in with your daily moisturizer will provide the skin with dewy finish and some extra nourishment.
- Paired with your body lotion it will help soften and condition rough areas without making them look overly shiny.
- Added to hair conditioner, it will make your locks extra soft when they dry.
I’m sure there are many more uses I can’t think of right now, because this product is just so versatile, but experimenting and finding new ways to incorporate it in my routine is always fun.
I replaced my usual makeup removing oil with Saison Beauty Spring Cleansing Oil for a month, and throughout the whole month never touched the old one, so it’s safe to assume that I was satisfied with the results. I don’t think I would go out of my way and re-purchase it when my sample runs out, but it’s a very good option for those of you who like a more natural approach to beauty.
Saison Beauty products are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free, they also don’t contain petrochemicals, parabens, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, glycols, PEGs, DEA, MEA, TEA, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, colors or dyes. Just the good stuff.
WHERE TO BUY: $35 USD for 1.7 fl. oz. Avalable at Saison Beauty.
Have you tried cleansing oils before? Do you change up your skin care routine depending on the season? Let me know in the comments below!
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