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A lot of products cross my desk, but every now and then something comes along that makes me take a double take and thank my lucky stars that this is what I do for a living. Obal Oil ($80) is one such product destined for a cult-like following.
It was developed by top makeup artist Walter Obal who was searching for the perfect moisturizer to use on all those who sat in his chair. It needed to have intense hydrating benefits while being easily absorbed into skin, perfectly prime skin for makeup application, and also work for those with different skin concerns including sensitive and problematic complexions. It just wasn’t out there so Obal decided to make his own.
After much tweaking, lots of testing on good friend and designer Katherine Fleming, and sharing it with other industry insiders on movie sets and photo shoots, it was simply too good for Obal and Fleming to keep solely in their inner circle and Obal Oil was born.
This blend of cold-pressed, non-GMO essential and organic oils works for all skin types and can even help correct oily complexions. Obal has chosen ingredients “that have been used throughout history to help hydrate, soothe irritation, calm redness, smooth fine lines and help with inflammation among many other benefits.” These are the ingredients that set this line apart:
- Argan Oil softens skin, boosts cells regeneration, and minimizes scars, age spots and skin problems.
- Sweet Almond Oil hydrates as it minimizes dark circles and inflammation.
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil helps prevent and repair sun damage.
- Orange Blossom Oil boosts collagen and helps detox skin.
- Black Cumin Seed Oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antihistamine properties. It also minimizes spots and scars.
- Hemp Seed Oil soothes, hydrates and boosts elasticity.
- Sour Cherry adds radiance and helps tone.
I’m so in love with this beauty oil that I had to find out more and Obal was happy to oblige. He shared that it’s “a low maintenance way for women and men to care for, heal and improve their complexions.” Besides the oil’s moisturizing properties, women can also use it as a makeup primer and men will also like it to tame facial hair.
If you’re still a beauty oil naysayer, keep in mind that our bodies naturally produce oil to protect. Rather than strip it of its natural protection, it just makes sense to apply the right oils to aid it instead. You can take Obal’s and my word for it or do what I did and try Obal Oil out yourself. It really is that good!
NOTE: Obal Oil was sent for review. Opinion is my own.