Wardrobe Update

10 Aug 2015

Dr Organic Rose Otto Facial Serum


As my skin type is leaning towards the dry side at the moment, I am a big fan of products that are oil-orientated. I have tried using oil-based make-up removers such as the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil as an attempt to re-hydrate my skin with some moisture which have worked really well. However, I struggled with avoiding getting it in my eyes when I tried to wash it off, so before long I was back to using face wipes or micellar water. Since then, I have been looking for a facial oil that I could use both when I wake up or before I go to sleep. 

Dr Organic Rose  Otto Facial Serum | Holland & Barrett £12.99 (all Dr Organics currently on a Buy One Get One Half Price offer) 

I have long been a fan of the beauty brands that Holland and Barrett stock, and Dr Organics is no exception. When I was perusing the shelves, this facial serum caught my eye. It comes in a 30ml glass bottle and the oil is dispensed using a glass pipette that you pump from the lid - this makes it so easy to apply a small measured drop to each part of your face evenly (prevents overuse big time). 

The oil itself is packed with different types of oils, namely Rose Otto, Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Passionflower Seed Oil, Clove Flower Oil...the list goes on. It also contains polypeptides, phospholipids, ceramides, antioxidants and omega 3, 6 and 9. It is free from artificial colours, preservatives, parabens etc. and it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. 

It is really easy to rub in and it leaves my skin feeling amazingly silky and smooth. I have noticed that my make-up goes on really well after using this in the morning, so perhaps it has a primer-esque quality. My skin feels a lot more hydrated and it is not greasy. You can definitely get away with skipping moisturiser after using this, too. The scent is not my favourite, I don't think it is as rose-y as I would like but my friends say it smells great so maybe that is just me. But apart from that, I can see myself re-purchasing this product. 



Another Dr Organic's product I'd recommend is the Virgin Coconut Oil Moisture Melt Body Oil which I bought straight after coming back from Spain this year as a means of maintaining my natural tan. You have to melt it into liquid form with warm water before use which is surprisingly satisfying and you can use it on your face, skin or hair. You get a big bottle for the price and it works wonders! 



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  1. Oh gosh I an especially impressed with the fabulous price. You can't beat it! :]

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  2. I've never really thought about trying Holland and Barrett for beauty products before, but this sounds great! Will have to explore. x

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