Whether you’ve been reaping the benefits of using a natural face oil or not (I hope you have been, #gamechanger), there is a new one to obsess over. Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil was created by Dr. Sara Palmer Hussey, Cambridge University’s Global Expert on Ageing. I’ve profiled Sara before (story here) because she created Lumity Anti-Ageing Supplements, day and night supplements that are meant to be the ultimate addition to a healthy diet (designed with busy women in mind).
There are 32 natural ingredients in the oil including effective botanical oils (passion flower seed oil, baobab oil, marula oil), active plant extracts (green coffee seed oil, green tea leaf extract, centella asiatica extract) and therapeutic essential oils (vetiver, elemi, may chang). It must be the vetiver that gives the oil a light, fresh almost lemony scent, which is unlike other oils I’ve tried.
What makes Lumity different? Since Sara’s background is science-based, she approached the creation of this oil from a unique perspective. “I didn’t start by thinking about oils and their benefits, I started by analyzing exactly what the skin (all skin, no matter what type) needs and how, through a blend of oils with different nutrient profiles, I could best cover all those needs to give the skin the nourishment it requires to function optimally. When the skin is functioning optimally its type is ‘normal and healthy’ and the extremes of oiliness, redness, dehydration, sensitivity, etc. are balanced to make way for perfectly hydrated, radiant skin. Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil is 100% pure—this was very important to me as often skincare containing chemicals can do more harm than good in the long run. The chemicals contained in many skincare products can be responsible for irritation and micro-inflammation, which actually accelerates ageing of the skin and can unbalance the skin’s healthy equilibrium.”
If you haven’t gotten on the all-natural face oil bandwagon yet, that explanation should sufficiently scare you into action. But why an oil and not a cream? “I believe that using a well-balanced, nourishing facial oil could be one of the best things we can do for our skin,” Sara explains. “Natural oils have an excellent affinity with the skin. The skin’s own oil production decreases as we age and an oil can provide the perfect replenishment. Oils are contained in creams and serums, often as the active ingredients, with the cream base as the carrier, whereas a facial oil is a concentrate—100% pure active ingredients. An oil is rich in ceramides, fatty acids, phytosterols and phytonutrients, all ingredients that are essential to the healthy functioning of the skin.” Personally, I haven’t used Lumity oil enough days yet to give you my honest take on its benefits; however, I swear by Lumity supplements and can’t imagine this new product will be any different.