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Makeup Wars: Oils! The Best of Derma-e

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Today for Makeup Wars we’ve decided to look at oils. Which I admit seems a bit strange to me. I spent years avoiding anything and all oils. It was oil free everything while I was a teen, and I admit that carried over well into my twenties. I’ve only recently started embracing oils, and I admit that what really started the ball rolling was Moroccan Oil. Which is probably the case for many others. Since then I’ve used other oils such as the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil and the Redken Diamond Oil I keep mentioning here and on Babble but haven’t yet actually reviewed…

I thought that today was a great time to mention a trio of oils that I’ve been really loving but haven’t mentioned yet, the oils that Derma-e recently sent me. There is seriously an oil for everyone in that trio!

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All three oils are based on Argan Oil, which means that all three are pretty hydrating. And while only one of them says hair and nails, I’ve used all of them on my hair and nails and there weren’t any issues (though that hair and nail one was better on my hair than the other 2!)

ā€¢ Soothing Facial Treatment Oil: This is the oil that I’ve been reaching for on days that my rosacea is a bit more irritated and my skin needs a little pampering. This oil is a little lighter in color than the others, and also is a little less viscous. It has a very subtle, herbal scent. Once I apply it on to my face it sinks in within a few minutes but there is some residue left on my skin. To me, this is a great night treatment, not something I’d use during the day. When I wake up in the morning, everything is sunken into my skin and I’m definitely more hydrated and glowy! I do think it has helped when my skin is irritated, calming everything down.

ā€¢ Hydrating Facial Treatment Oil: I’ve turned to this oil when my skin is more dehydrated, and one night I even did half Hydrating and half Soothing oils. The Hydrating is more hydrating than the Soothing oil, though not by much. The Hydrating oil is a bit thicker and a deeper yellow than the Soothing oil, and has a citrus scent.

ā€¢ Skin, Hair and Nail Oil: If you’re going to buy just one of the oils, this is the one to get. It works well on my face to provide hydration, though it isn’t as hydrating as the Hydrating Facial Treatment Oil. This is the one that with a few drops to my hair did the best job of adding shine and smoothing any frizz. When used on my hands it sinks into the skin the fastest and does the best job of hydrating my cuticles as well.

Have you used an oil lately? What’s been working well for you?

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  1. 9.3.13

    I just started using Derma-e and am loving it! I'm using the skincare fortified with hyaluronic acid and it's a serious treat for my dry skin.

  2. 9.3.13

    Sounds like I need to look in to these! Thanks for the review!

  3. 9.3.13
    Phyrra said:

    Those look so nice!

  4. 9.3.13

    I have combo skin…oily and dry in different areas. I might have to give these a go! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

  5. 9.3.13

    I have special hydrating needs, for sure– may try one of these soon.

  6. 9.3.13

    I love that they're area specific! I've been loving Agadir for my hair

  7. 9.3.13
    Cw said:

    Hi, I don't use any treatment oil but I have been using a cleansing oil called DHC cleansing oil and it's been my favorite go-to cleanser and the only one I use now. It takes off my makeup and cleanses and hydrates my skin leaving it supple. It's all natural with tocopherol in it as well.

  8. 9.3.13

    Hits myself on the head – I forgot that I've been using Moroccan Oil for years. But I think they started it but others like Redken are taking it to new levels.
    I just received my first Derma E product so I'm looking forward to trying it and seeing how great the line is.

  9. 9.4.13

    These oils sound great Christine!!! I hadn't heard of them. Like you, I avoided oils for so many years that adding them to my skincare routine is a new step for me!

  10. 9.4.13

    Just discovered these oils, and I loved them too!

  11. 9.4.13
    Carleen said:

    I love their hair, skin,and nail oil!

  12. 9.5.13
    B said:

    These look so luscious. And they include argan oil which is pretty much the best oil everrrrr.

  13. 9.5.13
    Beckie said:

    I love Argan Oil, I use it all the time on my hair. There oils look nice! Becks šŸ™‚ xx

  14. 9.5.13
    Eugenia said:

    I was the same way before too! I STAYED AWAY from oils! Now I love them!

  15. 9.6.13
    Adelaide said:

    These look great. I'll have to try them.

  16. 1.14.14
    Sea sid said:

    I used to use the Derma e products, but I switched to Made from Earth products and I like them so much better!! I have stopped buying high end Department Store brands, as they cannot hold a candle to Made from Earth product line. I am 46 with Adult Acne, sensitive skin, prone to dryness despite it being oily, and I have found that the Vitamin Firming Serum works great on my skin to look it's best without any chemicals. I may have slight roseaca and it does not cause any irritations. Only a small amount is needed and it absorbs quickly. I have had no problems with breakouts or blackheads since using this product.