Recently I was gifted a bottle of the beauty-award-winning certified organic chia seed oil from the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab, and my goodness … it’s fab!
I’m not normally a face oil-lover to be honest; I’ve tried them in the past and they seem great for a few days (even amazing at first) but after that my skin starts to rebel and go a bit dry, and just meh. So I always end up returning to my trusty old staple, Nivea Soft. My skin could be likened to a cheap date … you don’t have to spend much on it to get the result you’re after! And that’s why I love my Nivea!
So anyway – I was interested to try this offering from the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab to see if it was any different to anything else I’ve tried. So try it I did … I’ve been using it nightly for about a month now and I have to say, I really, really like it. Firstly, it doesn’t smell bad – some of the other oils I’ve tried just smell a bit strong and I dunno … oily? I find this one doesn’t and I like that. I only wear it at night and I’m not sure if that’s the correct way to do it but I just feel like my makeup would probably slide off if I wore it during the day.
Of course I didn’t follow the instructions for long. The bottle says to apply it to clean skin – and I did that. But after a few days it just didn’t feel right applying only oil to my skin, so I hit on a plan! I get my good old Nivea Soft and then squeeze about three or four drops of my chia seed oil into it … smoosh it into my face, and voila! Happy, moisturised skin that feels glowy and kind of … pliable. Does that make sense? But it does – it’s sort of plump (in the best kind of way, not in a fatty girl kind of way) and it certainly feels hydrated and healthy.
Basically, instead of looking like this in the morning …
I look like this …
OK – well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but only slightly.
If you want to know more about chia oil and its many, many benefits, including its omega 3-6 essential fatty acids, its organic certification, the fact that its vegan and lots of other good things, go to www.goodnessproducts.com. You can also check out the rest of the range while you’re there … I think I’m going to give the break-up make-up balm a whirl next – if only for it’s clever name and pretty packaging!
Another plus for the Goodness range is that they use the word “smoosh” which totally legitimises my use of the term – making it a technical, real-grown-up-beauty-blogger term. Right?!!
And I’d just like to leave you with a little Mumpty Tip before I sign off … if you’re not loving the face oil you’ve purchased, don’t consign it to the face oil graveyard – use it on your décolletage. Lord knows we don’t want a wrinkly décolletage now do we?!
So chia’s … (see what I did there?!)