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Beuti is a relatively new brand and the Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir is the first product of theirs I have tried. With a tagline like ‘the oil fit for a royal’, who wouldn’t be curious about this product?
Beauty Sleep Elixir has received testimonials from both celebrities and their makeup artists, so there is a lot of buzz surrounding this oil. Rita Ora’s makeup artist, Emma Osborne, declared it a “compulsory” part of Ora’s regime. Princess Kate apparently owns two bottles. So, what is the fuss about?
Firstly, the oil smells beautiful thanks to the lavender essential oil, which is one of the scents associated with acquiring a deeper, better sleep (bonus point!). It is quite strong at first, but the scent doesn’t linger, which is perfect. You can use this oil in various ways: apply it underneath your makeup or after cleansing your skin at night.
The packaging I like a lot; it is a good size, has an interesting shape and comes with a pump which is hygienic and both travel and life-friendly. I once had an oil with a pipette dispenser, not a pump unfortunately, that fell on my dressing table. I lost about 10ml of product and had greasy makeup brushes and a destroyed eyeshadow palette as a result of the mess. Not fun. My only issue with the packaging is the lid, which doesn’t seem to close properly on the bottle. I like the way lids click into place so you know they are secure, but on this bottle that doesn’t happen.
Packaging aside, the most important thing is: what is in it? This oil was created to tackle “inflammaging”, which is the clever coinage of the term given to the ageing of the skin due to inflammation over a period of time. Sun exposure, pollution and over-use of exfoliation (guilty) are all causes of inflammation and the use of organic oils can help reverse this inevitable damage.
The Beauty Sleep Elixir has a natural blend of 14 plant-based oils, each of which boast unbelievable benefits. A lot of these oils I hadn’t heard of before, such as geranium essential oil, which tightens sagging, and Caribbean coral oil which helps to fight skin ageing. The product is 98% organic and 100% natural – I have been trying a lot harder to choose all natural products for my skincare, so this is important to me.
The directions for use state that if applying before makeup use one drop all over the face and if applying before bed, apply three drops.
I can be quite sceptical about whether facial oils will work for me, due to my combination skin. My skin produces enough oil usually, but ever since returning from a holiday it has been all over the place. It was extremely dry – which is unheard of for me – for the first part of the week and then returned to normal (combination/oily) towards the end of the week. I used this oil throughout, but made the mistake of using only one drop at first. Despite its, well, oily texture it absorbs almost instantly so one drop didn’t do much for my dry skin, three drops worked much better.
The best way to apply it is to pump out three drops onto your palm (if you dispense the product onto your fingers it slips through the cracks) and press it into your skin. I use my fingers to ensure that it has coated my face evenly- then wake up with soft, happy skin with no trace of oil in sight.
I also tried it out before my makeup, this time using only one drop and pressing that into my skin avoiding my nose and other oily areas of my face. This left my skin feeling like velvet, I kid you not, and that isn’t something I expect with an oil. My makeup applied smoothly, including the thick foundation that I used that day, it blended very easily and with little effort. I wouldn’t do this every day, unless I had dry skin, but on days when your skin is not feeling its best then I would highly recommend it.
Pros Of Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir
- 100% natural, with incredible anti-ageing (softalia nut oil and blueberry seed oil) and anti-inflammatory (lavender essential oil and strawberry seed oil) ingredients
- Cute design, travel-friendly, comes with a pump (no spillages).
- Can be used underneath makeup and before bed
- Smells gorgeous
- Suitable for all skin types and all ages
Cons of Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir
- The texture feels oiler than other oils I have used, but that’s most likely due to the amount of concentrated oils in the product.
- The lid
The Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir Facial Oil is £42 for 30ml, is made in the UK and is available to order online HERE.
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