This Luxury Multi-Purpose Oil Will Change Your Life
As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a tonne of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a supermarket lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us in winter, you’ll find all of our favourites in this column. Enjoy!
I’m pretty results-driven when it comes to skincare. When deciding whether or not a new product should be accepted into my long-term routine, my thought process is simple. “Is this new serum/moisturiser/oil working best for me right now?” Yes: it goes on the bathroom shelf. If not—no matter how luxe it looks—the rejected product goes back in its (usually beautiful) box.
Every now and then a product that’s both pretty and efficacious comes along and makes me question why everything can’t be pretty and efficacious. Enter: Aerin’s Rose Oil ($80).
A new addition to the brand’s coveted Rose Collection (along with an also excellent body scrub and wash), this silky oil is multi-use. It’s made with nourishing argan, rosehip and evening primrose oils, and softens everything from your face to your hair. Weirdly, I like to use it as makeshift hand cream. (Unlike typical formulas, it lasts through more than one hand wash.) It’s pretty glorious. So how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- It delivers instant radiance.
Whenever my skin is looking particularly B-grade, I add a few drops of the Rose Oil to my moisturiser before I apply. I’ve also added it to my foundation when in need of an especially dewy finish.
- It’s multi-use.
I love products that do lots of things. (Blame it on my tiny apartment.) You can use this oil as a stand-in serum, moisturiser, hair serum, cuticle oil, bath and massage oil, and more.
- It smells heavenly.
Like a freshly cut bunch of roses, but in a refined and subtle way. If you hate heavily scented skincare, you’ll be pleased to know that the fragrance softens once on the skin.
- It looks beautiful.
Who wouldn’t want this on their bedside table? Although I’m all about substance over outer beauty (see: above), I’ve got to admit the beautifully simple design makes me happy.
- It lasts (almost) forever.
The bottle may look small but take my word for it—a little goes a long way. Two drops will moisturise both hands, while just three takes care of your entire face.
What’s your favourite multi-purpose product? Do you choose efficacy over looks too? Sound off in the comments.