August 18, 2014

{review} arya essentials face & body oils

Arya Essentials Face and Body Oil

Arya Essentials, inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda (Sanskrit Āyurveda आयुर्वेद, “life-knowledge”), ascertains that everything you need to revitalize and heal your skin can be drawn from nature. I tend to agree with them.

>>arya essentials face oil>>


ingredients: argan oil, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, brahmi oil, rose hip seed oil,
sandalwood oil, amla extract, vitamin E, tulsi oil, neem oil, ylang ylang oil, geranium oil

about the ingredients: jojoba seed oil hydrates, repairs and balances the skin on a cellular level; amla and brahmi are herbs traditionally used to boost collagen production and diminish fine lines; tulsi (‘holy basil’), a plant chalk-full of antioxidants, purifies the skin; anti-bacterial and anti-septic neem oil is a potent healing herb that helps to rid the skin of blemishes and breakouts; sandalwood oil soothes irritated skin; ylang ylang oil hydrates dry skin and reduces sebum in oily skin; geranium oil fights inflammation (like acne, eczema, dermatitis); rose hip seed oil repairs and restores elasticity to the skin; sweet almond and argan oil are both powerhouses to drench the skin with moisture. 

performance: I brought the hand-crafted samples Arya Essentials provided to me on my recent trip overseas as their size made the perfect travelling companion (no grumpy airport security guard was going to confiscate these babies from my carry-on!).

Light in texture with an addicting floral scent and incredibly pure ingredients, I could notice a difference in the softness and balance (i.e. bumpy patches magically disappeared) of my skin after about a week. I didn’t have enough oil to run through my normal 4-5 week test, but this blend is definitely promising and a little bit does go a long way, making the price point more digestible. Bonus points given for being suitable for even the most sensitive of skins!

price: $92 (30ml)

where to buy: online here


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>>arya essentials body oil>>


ingredients: sesame seed oil, coconut oil, neroli oil, black pepper oil, brahmi oil, vitamin E, patchouli oil

performance: I absolutely fangirl over anything with neroli and this beauty has it in spades. It’s the dominant scent so if you love neroli like me then you’re going to lose your sh*t and will probably want to bathe in it. Light in texture, like the face oil, it left my skin feeling like buttah and extremely moisturized -especially after a full day in the Croatian sun. Highly recommend just taking a moment to sniff it first before applying.

price: $68 (100ml)

where to buy: online here


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*Samples generously provided, but you know the drill -all opinions, blushing or not, are my own.