The Natural Skincare Brand Sourcing Ingredients From Around The World
People choose to document and feed their wanderlust and traveller natures in different ways. Having travelled and experienced the wonders of over 50 countries, Alexandra Janson chose to create Oilixia. A natural beauty brand that encompasses ethically sourced rare and interesting botanicals, oils and extracts. This small batch produced skincare line includes potent and effective ingredients held in high regard across many cultures.
OILIXIA FACIAL OILS
Alexandra has ventured further than our well loved argan, rosehip and marula oils. Her first two products are these gorgeous facial oils with a potent body of cacay oil. Rich in retinol, Vitamin E and F, it provides smooth, radiant and glowing skin. It is cold pressed from the nuts of the Amazonian Cacay Tree and sourced in ways that will benefit the local community and restoration programmes in Columbia.
I briefly mention Oilixia’s facial oils because you know I do love a good oil. They are brilliant quality, very lightweight and smell gorgeous. They sink into the skin nicely and don’t leave behind a greasy residue. I only tried them in passing but this next product is where the review is at.
GUMMY FACIAL CLEANSER
Whenever I use a balm cleanser I long for that satisfying feeling of being able to lay my palms flat on my face and then remove in a suction motion. It almost feels like you’re pulling gunk from your pores but also pepping up the skin. With Oilixia’s Gummy Facial Cleanser* you can do exactly this and it’s incredibly satisfying.
It stars Australian Kakdu Plum which is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and phenolic acid. You’re basically getting gentle chemical exfoliation and brighter, radiant skin. The formula of this is what intrigued me at first. It’s this gel/balm hybrid. Almost gelatinous in texture, like a thick glue.
It’s not difficult to apply and you massage it into dry skin just as you would a balm. Then comes the fun part of using your hands to press onto the skin and lift creating that suction motion. Because of the gummy nature of this formulation, it works incredibly well and feels like an awakening massage for tired skin.
Adding a little water, the cleanser turns into a milky consistency which feels nourishing. Then, wash it off with water. You don’t need to use a hot cloth and I love that for no makeup days or mornings where I want to treat my skin without the faff. I limit my use of hot cloths because they irritate my skin so it’s welcoming to use a cleanser that can give me the things I love about balm formulations and more. It has a very light natural scent and is a pleasure to use on my tired, dull and sensitive skin after a long day.
Available here at £24.00 75ml (all Oilixia products are travel-friendly and within the liquid limits for hand luggage so you can enjoy some luxurious in-flight skincare).
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*PR sample *Main image free stock photo from Unsplash.