One of my big beauty bug-bears (but I have loads!) is over-priced facial oils. I don’t care what’s in it, there is no facial oil in the entire world that needs to cost £97 (looking at you Rodin). So, these lovely new oils from Manuka Doctor, at £19.99 a pop are extremely good value and the quality is up there, too. Just disecting the Replenishing Oil for a moment, finds this list of ingredients:
Manuka Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Argan Oil, Evening Primrose
Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hazelnut Seed Oil,
Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sunflower
Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Plum Seed Oil, Peach Kernal Oil,
Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil & Carrot Seed &
They’re all skin loving oils with Manuka heading the list. What’s special about Manuka Oil? Well, bearing in mind that I haven’t put these oils to a long term test, although I can say they are divine on the skin although quite ‘oily’ so you need to not mind that particular sensation, Manuka oil comes from the leaves and brances of the L. scoparium manuka tree in New Zealand. Antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, with suggestions that Manuka oil may be useful in treating excema and acne. Active components of Manuka oil are Trichetones, Flavesone, Leptospermone and Isoleptospermone. It’s also known as the ‘jelly bush’ or ‘tea tree’, but it’s not that tea tree! The final piece in the jigsaw is that the trees are where honeybees gather nectar to make Manuka honey!
Whichever way you look at it, Manuka Doctor Facial Oils are fantastic value so look out for them when they launch in August.
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