Herbivore’s Orchid Facial Oil: the Perfect Yoga Skin Partner?
In my eternal quest for the perfect dewy skin look I’ve been through my fair share of facial oils to either mix with my foundation or to use as the perfect base for makeup.
Given that- and my general love for all things Herbivore- it was only a matter of time until I tried a cult favourite, the Orchid Youth Preserving Facial Oil (from £22 for 8 ml, Cult Beauty).
Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil
While definitely not a dry oil, this lightweight alternative is easy to work onto skin and absorbs quickly, leaving just a slight oiliness behind on my skin, and making it one of my favourites for nighttime use or during the day as part of a glowing skin look.
One of the standout features of this oil is that it offers a blend of humectants (which attract water to the skin) and emollients (which keep oil and water from leaving skin’s top layer), making it both hydrating and moisturising.
Orchid extract (a humectant) also contains calcium and zinc, while camellia seed and jasmine sambac oils add moisture, and squalane (a powerful emollient derived from olives in this case) protects skin against moisture loss.
I’ve included the full list of ingredients at the bottom of this post.
Beyond the relaxing scent of jasmine, the results are healthy, hydrated skin and a gentle glow, which works even better when mixed with my favourite foundations; the Kosas Tinted Face Oil or Mac Face and Body.
As a bonus, this natural product is also cruelty-free and vegan, and available in this travel size (8 ml) for testing out before buying the larger version (50 ml).
Great for: Skin types that enjoy a combination of hydration and moisture.
Not for great for: Oilier types, which might find this a little rich.
The full list of ingredients: Capric Triglycerides, Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olive Squalane Oil, Tocopherol, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Absolute