Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Beauty Product: Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil

If, like me, you're an avid reader of Emily Weiss' beauty bible Into The Gloss, you'll be aware of cult beauty product Olio Lusso. A staple both backstage and in the medicine cabinets of everyone from Lady Amanda Harlech and Vanessa Traina to creator herself, stylist and former Harper's Bazaar editor Linda Rodin, Olio Lusso luxury face oil promises to deliver 100% natural hydration, resulting in a healthy, luminous glow. Disillusioned with a market saturated with empty anti-aging claims, Rodin created the product in her bathroom by blending eleven different essential oils including jasmine, neroli and apricot known for their calming and nourishing properties. Since its launch in 2007, Olio Lusso has maintained its place as the (often fickle) beauty industry’s hero product. Intrigued, I requested some samples to try out.

Initially I was skeptical - "Won’t an oil make my combination skin break out?” “Can it really be worth the £96 price tag?” – but having used the product sparingly for a week now, I’ve been converted. I'm even tempted to try blending my own! After 2 drops massaged into just cleansed, slightly damp skin once a day, my skin is visibly clearer.  Any redness I had has been reduced and my skin has that elusive glow I’ve never experienced with a cream before. As for the luxury price tag -yes, it’s astronomical, but you only need the tiniest amount (after two weeks use, I’m only at the end of one of the 1.5ml sample bottles) and the dewy glow is definitely worth it!

I’ve always been a firm believer that beauty comes from the inside out, but if you need a little help along the way, Rodin's Olio Lusso more than delivers.

Rodin Olio Lusso is available to buy here.
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  1. I've been rather curious about this product for quite some time now, but given the price tag it's been impossible to dabble! It's really interesting to read that you felt it lives up to the hype and its reputation. Let me know if you have any luck with your homemade blend - I'll be your first customer!! X

  2. If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin. Try a homemade blend of organic castor oil and olive oil for cleansing and removing make-up and pure jojoba oil for hydrating. You will never go back and you will save yourself a lot of money.