A few weeks ago, Exuviance sent me a bottle of their
CitraFirm face oil to try. I was intrigued by the multi-vitamin aspect of the
oil. It (ironically) contains the vitamins F, A, C, and you guessed it, E. Vitamin
E interests me particularly because my skin is prone to scarring and I know
that Vitamin E is supposedly great for that.
As a person with sensitive + oily
skin, I’ve always thought that topical oils were out of the question for my
skin type. But, the more I researched oily skin, the more I learned that oil +
oily skin does not equal more oil. In fact, it may end up making your skin less
oily because it doesn’t feel the need to produce as much.
The experiment was on! I decided to add it at night, right
before my moisturizer. I found that any
more than 2 drops was a bit much for my face, and some nights I would just use
one and my entire face was nicely moisturized.
--- Omg this smells amazing.
--- I would use this for the scent alone
--- It has a really nice consistency, somewhere between a gel and and oil.
--- Skin was definitely more hydrated than just using my
--- No difference in brightness/pigmentation, though my face
did seem less red.
After a week, I definitely noticed a difference in my skin.
Mostly in hydration. I have the barest hint of laugh lines beginning on my
cheeks, and I did feel as though they were slightly diminished.
Totally recommend it! I loved the scent, it was like a mini
trip to the spa each night. People with oily skin will want to err on the side
of less is more, while those with drier skin can use a bit more.
You can get your own bottle here.