Facial oils and oil-based serums are awesome – that’s a fact. But after going through a number of them, can you still get excited about trying another one, that has just recently hit the market? Well, you should, because this Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is extraordinary. I’ve been a die-hard fan of the A’Kin Celular Radiance Serum for about six years, but this one is even better! I honestly didn’t expect to ever say that…
The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil aims to restore the skin’s natural lipid barrier, smooth lines, lock in moisture and shield against environmental aggressors. It also promises to give the skin a beautiful, dewy glow. The main ingredients include: camelia, tamanu oil, chia seed oil, orchid flower extract, hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil and rice bran oil.
The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is a wonderful multitasker. In Poland we have a saying that if something claims to be good for everything, it’s probably good for nothing, but this product is an exception. I’ve been using it for over a month now and the difference in my skin is truly unbelievable, especially considering that I was actually using other facial oils before. Not only is my face glowing, soft and smooth, it’s also much clearer and free from breakouts. I did not get a single big zit in the last four weeks and I’ve been dealing with acne ever since giving birth in July. Thank you, tamanu oil!
If it wasn’t for the under eye circles, I would be happy to walk around makup free all day, every day – that’s how good I feel about my skin at the moment. Saying that, the Phyto Replenish Oil actually works very well under makeup or mixed in with foundation. It has a light consistency and doesn’t take long to sink into the skin, so you can proceed with other products pretty much instantly. The Dermalogica oil is not heavily scented, there’s a faint fragrance but you can only detect it on application.
Packaging-wise, I think the brand has found a great way to dispense the product without running the risk of contamination. All you need to do is hold a bottle upside down to initiate the flow and keep it this way until you get the desired amount of oil. I’ve found that 3-4 drops is enough for the entire face and neck area.
Because of the lightweight consistency, I think the oil will be suitable for every skin type, but I particularly recommend it for dry complexions. It’s also worth mentioning that I haven’t experienced any redness or irritation while using the product, and the eczema patches that often appear at this time of year are nowhere to be seen!
The only downside of the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is the price – $120 AUD for 30ml of product. Looking at the results after just a couple weeks of use I say it’s worth it, if you can afford it. Also, Dermalogica products are often on sale online, so make sure to look around before making a purchase. I will definitely be repurchasing once I’m done with the current bottle. It truly is the one facial oil to rule them all and meet all the needs of my dry skin.