Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Wildwood Groves Rescue eye serum with Barbary fig seed oil



Image courtesy of Wildwood groves

 A couple of years ago Argan oil exploded on to the beauty scene and since then it's not shown signs of becoming any less popular. Joining Argan in the spotlight are are several other oils with incredible skin benefits, Sea Buckthorn, carrot oil are two that are popping up increasingly in formulations, it seems that now people have found out the benefits using oils is here to stay and I for one am very happy about that. The oil I want to talk about today is Barbary fig oil, also known as Cactus seed oil and Prickly pear seed oil, as found in this lovely Rescue eye serum* (£19.50 for 10 mls) from Wildwood Groves.

    One of the constant concerns I have about purchasing oils is ensuring you are buying from good reputable sources, it is all to easy for unscrupulous sellers to dilute precious oils with cheaper carrier oils, meaning you are not getting what you thought you were. I heard about Ruth Hajioffs Wildwood groves through Fiona Klonarides from the Beauty Shortlist and as I know Fiona is choosy about her brands I was very happy to see the selection they carried. Wildwood groves has a variety of pure oils and creams available on their website, lot's of lovely Argan oil options including a Jasmine scented version which sounds heavenly and the lovely sounding Amlou which is an edible delight made from almonds, Argan oil and honey which sounds simply fabulous!

    This serum is a very simple but highly effective product, one ingredient which is pure Cactus oil in a convenient roller ball. There are no other essential oils or potential irritants for around the eyes, I have just started recently to incorporate oils in to my eye routine, especially lovely to add during an at home facial, my eye area has never been so smooth! I take the roller ball and swipe a small amount on the orbital bone under the eye and gently tap it in, if you go too close to the under eye on the application you risk getting oil in your eye which is something that isn't pleasant and could potentially irritate the eye, but if you apply correctly you really shouldn't have a problem. Prickly pear is also known for ability to fight dark circles something always welcome, I did notice a small brightening effect but the nourishing abilities of this serum were more noticeable in this case.

    The thing I like the most about this rollerball is just how long it will last, after several months use I have barely made a dent, I think this will last a minimum of six months even with daily use as less is definitely more. This oil can be applied to the rest of the face as well, I have been mixing a small amount of this serum with some argan oil on days when my skin is very thirsty and the two work very well together. If you are looking for a serum to soften the look of the skin around the eyes or are searching for quality oils Wildwood groves is a great place to start.

Ana x

*Sample generously provided, all thoughts, opinion and beauty musings all my own.

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  1. Sounds lovely Ana. Wildwood Grove have some really interesting products x

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    1. They really do, I love the look of the amlou yum! Xx

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  2. Sounds lovely, I like rollerball applicators because it's like an added mini massage! Have heard great things about barbary fig oil, I did try a mini sample but it was so diddy I couldn't get a proper feel for it! xx

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    1. It's very light and easy to use, I think the rollerballs are very practical :) Xx

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  3. Love wild wood groves products - funny i posted about amlou today! For some reason i've never thought of using oil as an eye cream. I keep seeing barbary fig popping up as an ingredient - one to investigate x

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    1. I will go and check out what you said about Amlou I have been dreaming about how good it must taste! I like this oil a lot definitely one to investigate Xx

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