It’s early January, which means you’re likely coping with the two apres-holiday realities …the skincare you wished for didn’t make the stocking and wasn’t under the tree or you way overspent and now need to pare back expenses dramatically. I’m happy to introduce you to my latest budget-friendly drugstore find and give some reasons why it should be on your skin-dar: the impressive Derma-E Rejuvenating Sage & Lavender Face Oil. At just $16.50 for a full size bottle, this crafty blend of botanicals promises to keep your complexion nourished and radiant. New Year, Dew You.
If you navigate well around the shelves of Whole Foods or CVS, you may already be familiar with Derma-E. The complete line includes skin type, ingredient or concern specific products. It offers solutions to a broad range of issues: from acne to anti-aging. To make things easy, they’re all color coded, too. All products are vegan, formulated without parabens, and cruelty free. Derma-E is definitely one of the better drugstore options in the rapidly developing non-toxic beauty space. The brand is also expansive, not expensive.
Without fail, there’s one buzz word in skincare that lures me in every time I see it. Rejuvenating. Relaxing, as in savoring a well-deserved break, it sparks the promise of makeover level results. So whether you’re bouncing back from all the holiday partying or you’re accustomed to an intense social life, a rejuvenating facial oil belongs on your vanity.
What’s in it?
The composition of the Derma-E Rejuvenating facial oil is straightforward; a golden fusion of Sunflower, Jojoba, Coconut, Moringa, Marula, Clary Sage and Seabuckthorn Fruit Oils with Vitamin E to boost protection against antioxidants. The texture is neither heavy nor suspiciously greasy and glides on the skin without a slip. Since my combination skin doesn’t do well with any oil during the day, I’ve been wearing a few drops of the Derma-E Rejuvenating potion over my serum to bed. The touch of essential oils lend an herbal/floral fragrance to its formula. The very pleasant scent dissipates within seconds.
What to expect
Nourished, plump, and glowing skin. You won’t look ten years younger, but the Derma-E Rejuvenating Face Oil will contribute to a visibly more rested appearance. There is no denying that I indulge in some truly exceptional facial oils. Realistically, for most of us they are prohibitively priced. Were I suddenly no longer receiving a steady stream of generous PR mailers, I’d choose to splurge on a treatment serum (like the PCA Skin C & E max strength) and scale back to a more budget friendly face oil. Make sure to check out the sister blend called Illuminating Rosehip and Cranberry Face Oil. Doesn’t it sound just as lush?