If you're an oily-skinned soul like me, probably the very last thing on your mind would be slapping some more oil on your cheeks. This conjures, in my mind at least, horrific visions of chip pans, student flat kitchen sinks, and deep fried pizzas.
Let me reassure you though-in my case at least, oil has been my skin saviour. I've got oily-dehydrated skin - my poor pores seem to try to overcompensate with a flood of sebum any time my skin is irritated, spotty, or I use too harsh a product/anything foaming (ironically, usually a cleanser targeted at those of us with a perpetually shiny forehead). Using an oil at night, every second night or so, seems to be balancing my complexion, and I've been experiencing less breakouts (hurrah!) than ever before.
Enter Marks and Spencer's Super Grape Treatment Oil. It's an antioxidant-rich oil, with a relatively light, silky texture, and is easily absorbed in to the skin. The development team extract the principle antioxidant, resveratrol, from the pulp left at the end of M&S's wine-making process - good ol' Marksies, eh? Waste not!
It's definitely a night-time treat unless you're into the chip-pan-face thing, but you'll need a double-take in the mirror in the morning. As a cheeky bonus, Pure super grape treatment oil is also vegan friendly and cruelty free.
I am a
bit of a skincare hoarder, and honestly I had overlooked this for more expensive models for a long time. On departing for Madagascar, I had to do a quick skincare shop - and this was what I literally grabbed on the way to the airport. A bargain at £16, and a perfect starter oil if you're not sure if it'll suit your skin. 4 drops is more than enough for my face, so this wee bottle lasts for an age. Give it a go and report back. It's a hidden gem!