Let’s play two truths and a lie. 1. Neiman Marcus partnered with Indie Beauty Expo to showcase some of the best in natural beauty. 2. I’ve never used a face mask in my life. 3. Plum Oil is the under-the-radar facial treatment more potent than either Argan or Marula. Am I a horrible liar or what? Even more shocking is that a bottle of the seriously impressive Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil is $72. You guessed it, at Neiman’s.
There is no escaping the oil craze. Because oils work! You cocktail them with your serum, moisturizer, or foundation or apply it straight up as an intense dose of overnight moisture when your skin is feeling particularly parched. These exquisite extracts correct a wide range of complexion-related conundrums and are sourced from some of the most unique and often remote parts of the world.
Enter Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil. Harvested in sunny California from a varietal of plums, the cold pressed blend is 100% organic and produced directly on the family farm. And while the single SKU skincare venture launched just last year, the multi-generation plum growing operation dates back to 1916. Also, did you know that the plum is considered a superfruit in Western Asia?
Extremely rich in essential fatty acids and polyphenols, Plum Beauty Oil provides antioxidant protection six and eight times greater than Marula and Argan Oils respectively. The priceless combo of Vitamins A and E delivers healing and hydrating properties. The Le Prunier masterpiece is also extremely lightweight and absorbs quickly. My favorite part, however, is most definitely the surprising (and very subtle) marzipan aroma. Not to worry, it does not linger.
When do I use it?
You can use Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil anytime – day, night, midday – whenever. Personally, I prefer an oil formula overnight to hydrate and balance my combination skin. A slave to Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol (not mutually exclusive), I apply a few drops over either and skip a moisturizer. My skin gets plenty of moisture from an oil. On nights when I take a break from actives, I like to use a face mist or a juicy essence and pat a few drops of oil into my skin while it’s still damp. That way, the oil absorbs even more quickly since the water-based formula acts as a carrier.
Oh-so pure, the Le Prunier fusion is free of essential oils, parabens, sulfates, preservatives, and fragrance. Completely vegan, it is also non-comedogenic and suitable for even those with sensitive skin types. If you’re searching for a clean and effective facial oil, this is worth considering. After introducing it into my nightly regimen a few weeks ago, I’ve noticed my skin feeling firmer, stronger, and looking significantly brighter. Accidental perk: the black dropper bottle looks really cool on the vanity.
$72 (30ml) at neimanmarcus.com