I’ve used essential oils for a lot of things: teething remedy, help with night terrors, avoiding the flu, and to get myself to drink more water. Even to get my husband not to snore as much! But recently I decided to dive in and try some of their skincare.
I own a lot of skincare. I’m kind of a self proclaimed expert! I try tons of things all the time. I know what works, and I know what sucks. First things first- Young Living’s skincare is hella expensive. I really wanted to try the ART skincare line, but considering the ART Renewal Serum is $70.75 wholesale, I didn’t want to fall in love. Why not smart smaller? I dipped my toes in the Young Living skincare waters by testing out their Essential Beauty Serum for Dry Skin. It’s priced at $20.25 wholesale for the 15 ml size so much more reasonable! Unfortunately I couldn’t find any reviews on this serum online so I thought I would help a sister out and give this a try and report back.
All about Essential Beauty Serum:
- The Dry Skin formula moisturizes and nourishes dehydrated skin
- The skin benefits are to protect, strengthen, and nourish the skin.
- The essential oils used are steam extracted to preserve their qualities and they’re not diluted.
Cedrus Atlantica† (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Callitris Intratropica (Blue Cypress) Wood Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia† (Lavender) Oil, Commiphora Myrrha† (Myrrh) Oil, Syzygium Armaticum† (Clove) Flower Bud Oil, Tocopherol, Lycium Barbarum (Wolfberry) Seed Oil, Lecithin, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum)
To use this, I poured about 5 drops into my hand and spread it all over my face and neck. Although this comes in the same size and type of bottle (same dropper hole too) that the essential oils come in, I could definitely tell the consistency was that of a serum, not of an oil. It is similarly watery as the oils- it’s not an ultra thick serum. The scent is light and somewhat relaxing. I know some of the oils have super potent scents, but there is none of that here. I pick up on a bit of the lavender and cedarwood and maybe a touch of spice from the clove but the scent is rather faint.
In terms of hydrating, this stuff is top notch. I was really, really impressed by how smooth and soft my skin felt. My skin feels plumped from the inside out, hydrated, and replenished after only one use. My mind immediately went to my L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil and how similar my skin felt after using it. That stuff is $106 an oz. so the cost comparison is pretty vast and I would be spending about $40 for the same amount of product from YL. I’m also addicted to the scent of the Immortelle and while I love the scent of the YL, I really REALLY love the scent of Immortelle. I did notice online that Doterra has an Immortelle blend, but I’m not familiar with that.
In terms of what this is doing for your skin long term, I don’t know. I will continue to use it and if anything remarkable happens I’ll let you know. I’m of the opinion that I often need harsher chemicals to fight things like fine lines, wrinkles, acne, dark spots, and anti-aging so if I feel like I’m losing traction in those categories by using the natural stuff, I’m sure I’ll switch back to a different brand. For now I’m having fun checking out Young Living’s skincare line.
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