Updated: Jul 18, 2021
Oils for the face are all the rage now and have been for the past few years. When the right type of oil is used in the right amount and method, your fears of turning into a greaseball are unlikely to materialize. Instead, facial oils have been lauded by celebrities and royals alike (Kate Middleton reportedly applies a special blend of 14 plant-based oils nightly!) for providing hydration and nourishment resulting in a sought-after natural glow.
Here are some tips on how you can reap the benefits of A For Apothecary's very own Rose Glow Elixir.
1. GET THE ORDER RIGHT Facial oils should be applied as the final step of your skincare routine. As a general rule of thumb, apply products in the order of their consistencies; from thinnest to thickest. It follows that water-based products should be applied before oil-based ones. Facial oils tend to either be occlusive or emollient, so if you apply some before products such as a toner or facial mist, it will be difficult for the latter products to absorb well into the skin.
2. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY A For Apothecary Rose Glow Elixir is one of the lightest and fastest-absorbing face oils we’ve come across. Still, using too much at a time can ruin the experience. The handy dropper that comes with every bottle of face oil will help you control how much is dispensed!
3. PAIR IT WITH FOUNDATION OR MOISTURISER We’ve all encountered the nightmare of foundation clinging onto dry patches of our face, exacerbating the appearance of large pores or creating cakiness. If you struggle with dry skin, adding a drop of two of our Rose Glow Elixir into your foundation before applying it. You’ll notice a natural, healthy glow that enhances your overall complexion. If you have oily skin, consider warming the oil in the palms of your hands before patting it gently into your skin. Gently massage for that spa-at-home experience. Do this step before applying your foundation and moisturize your elbows or hands with any excess oil to avoid wastage. If makeup is not your thing, consider mixing a few drops of our Elixir into your daily moisturizer before heading out the door. Don’t forget to give your neck some love. And oh, sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen!
4. FRIZZY HAIR SAVIOUR Our Rose Glow Elixir was formulated for the face but can come in handy for your hair ends too. Since the local climate is usually hot and humid, avoid applying the oil to your scalp. Instead, enjoy the process of pampering those frizzy dry ends with a drop or two of our Elixir, which will help your mane look more shiny and manageable.
A For Apothecary Rose Glow Elixir also makes a great and safe skincare for pregnant women and breastfeeding moms!
P.S. If you discover a special way of using our Elixir that isn’t mentioned above, share about it on your social media account and tag us! We would love to hear your experience, and if you’re lucky, you might even win a special gift from us!
Written by Benita
Before switching careers to work with flowers full-time in 2005, Benita earned a living as a journalist with a local newspaper. For her, floristry is the present station in life she feels called to; an opportunity to order this aspect of God’s creation in a way that promotes human enjoyment and flourishing. Mostly self-taught, she is drawn to and aspires towards arrangements which are lush, romantic, elegant and occasionally wild/unrestrained.
Find out more about her amazing creations at @florasbybenita