I’m one of those people who knows right away if a product works for my skin or not. It’s basically a REQUIREMENT that I see results and feel results within the first use. No, it does not need to be a miracle worker and transform me from my usual Cruella DeVille self into a golden goddess overnight (not possible btw), but I’m very in tune with my skin and I can feel immediately when a product is in sync with it or not.
That being said, the SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops had me hooked after the first use! Seriously, where have these been all of my life?! The subtle notes of sweetness and floral notes smell divine. I love the healthy, bright, hydrated glow I wake up to after each use. Pimples are soothed and heal faster with this oil and the light feel makes it a serious winner.
While the name suggests its use should be limited to nighttime only – “PM” – I found it to work wonderful for both night and day since the texture is very light.
Product: SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops
Best for: Dehydrated, dry, dull, breakout-prone, congested, aging skin —- soooo..basically everyone.
Why you’ll love it: I’m a big fan of African baobab oil, which is one of the main ingredients in this oil. Baobab oil has an interesting blend of linoleic acid and oleic acid (omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids) that allow it to balance skin and hydrate simultaneously. While linoleic fatty acids decongest pores and balance sebum production, oleic fatty acids soothe dry, itchy, flaky, irritated skin. This is why I highly recommend this oil for someone dealing with breakouts, but also dry and/or dehydrated skin.
Plus, the maqui berry oil (the second ingredient listed meaning it makes up a large portion of the product), aside from being high in linoleic acid as well, is an antioxidant powerhouse. It contains a form of vitamin E able to protect the skin from free radical damage!
But while that sounds wonderful, what you’re really going to love is when you have irritated breakouts, you apply this oil and then wake up to said pimples half the size and healed twice as fast!
Tip: Use founder, Annie’s, method of application: five drops for daytime, and five stripes for nighttime.
Scent: Slightly sweet, slight floral. Very subtle and pleasant.
Ingredients: Raw, Organic, cold-pressed African Adansonia digitata (Baobab) Oil, Pure Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui Berry) Oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) Co2 extract, Citrus reticulata (tangerine) oil
Price: $85, 2 oz – detoxmarket.com
Photographed and written by Amy Chang