Sunday, October 12, 2014

Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil

Hello there, big girls, and happy fall!  (Though if you are in the South like me, you probably still have your AC running.)  While we all await the cooler weather and all of the boots, scarves, jackets, and pumpkin-spice-mania that come with it (though Starbucks wasted no time in getting that ball rolling this year, did they?!), colder temperatures are often not so wonderful for our skin.  Cold air plus indoor heating can really leave our skin parched and dull, so today I want to share with you a lovely, reasonably priced skincare find that I discovered towards the end of last year's cooler weather and have recently taken out of my winter skincare stash and put in my rotation once again - Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil.

Facial oils are now hugely popular both in high-end and low-end skincare markets.  Even oily-skinned women have a variety of options when looking for these oils, and there are both cleansing and moisturizing/treatment oils for almost every woman's needs.  Skincare hoarder that I am, I have sampled several skincare oils in the last decade or so since they first started to pop up on the cosmetics market, and a couple of times I even resorted to using a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on my face when I lived in Ecuador (Quito is 9,000 feet above sea level and was VERY lacking in selection for my product junkie needs.  Every once and I while I would run out of whatever skincare that I had bought from the U.S. with me, and I needed some relief for the dehydration and dullness that come along with living at a high altitude.).  Of all of the facial oils that have tried for moisturizing, this one is by far my favorite.  Let's take a look at the ingredients:

Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil is a blend of several all-natural ingredients including jojoba (this is your "carrier" or base oil, which helps the product go on smoothly and absorb), baobab and pomegranate oils (both antioxidant oils), plus lavender, rose, and chamomile essential oils (these give the product a lovely scent that its not too heavy but oh-so-divine and soothing, especially at bedtime).  It also has calendula (known for antibacterial, brightening, and healing properties), rose hip (vitamins A and C), and sea buckthorn (vitamins A, C, and E) extracts.

This facial oil's biggest selling point for me is its texture, which is wonderfully thin, light, and absorbent and never leaves my skin feeling greasy or tacky as some other facial oils have.  While I wouldn't use it in the daytime under makeup, it is the perfect weight to use at night either alone as a moisturizer or underneath your regular nighttime lotion or cream.
This oil is so light and thin that I had to hustle to snap a picture before it rolled off of my hand! 

Absorbs quickly and with no heavy, greasy feel whatsoever
Badger's products are certified to be organic and cruelty-free.  They can be purchased at health food stores such as Whole Foods and from and online vitamin and natural products sites such as iHerb and Vitacost (this is where I bought mine for about $12).

Happy Sunday, and thanks for reading!