Hello there readers, The super nice people at Eco Products gave me a bottle of their Baobab oil to review. I’ve had my eye on this sucker for a while and discovered it when I was on the look out for some rosehip oil. I had never heard of baobab oil being used as a tissue oil since everyone is still raving about argan, rosehip and tea tree etc, so I did a little research and found out that fellow Smudged blogger Jodi loves the stuff and swears by it! Some things you should know about Eco Products’ Baobab oil: It is a tissue oil, meaning it is to be used on the body and is made of a combination of omega oils from a variety of plant extracts. It is an excellent skin moisturiser. It contains Omega Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. On the Eco Products website you can find a break-down of the acids that make up the oil and the percentage of each acid! I love and appreciate this so much, you can Beautypedia each ingredient (which I did) to find exactly what each acid does for the skin. The way you can use it is not limited to just apply topically to your face. You can put it in your bath, in your hair, in your face cream, body lotion, moisturiser, etc. It’s good for scaring, dry skin, acne, sun burn, actinic keratosis, flaking skin. You name it, this oil will help.
I like this product because it has a minimum amount of ingredients. This is a a big pull factor for me because it keeps to being as pure a product as possible. I cannot stand products that claim to be “natural” or “organic” yet have an ingredient list as long as my arm. If you are what you claim you are, there are going to be 5-8 ingredients max. I also like the idea of an oil that can be used as a serum. The most hydrating medium for my skin type (combination to dry) is an oil. Like I said I’ve been trying to find a good tissue oil and this one is a winner alright! The verdict. After a couple of weeks using this oil I can happily report back that is a great product! I am pretty weary of natural products as sometimes you don’t see the results you want because the product is “too” natural. Not this one! The biggest result I found was that my skin feels soft. So so soft. I apply the oil to my under eye area and corners of my eyes just as you would a serum however I use it after I apply my moisturiser. I also have dryness around my nose area so I apply some there too. The oil takes a little longer to absorb than a serum but I really like this because 1) I use it at night and want that product as thick and moisturising as possible around my eye area 2) My dry skin takes its time lapping it up which means it’s penetrating deep into my skin’s layers. My skin feels hydrated, more so than any other serum or oil I’ve used before, and I’ve used the Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum and the results from that compared to the Baobab oil are dismal! I love to wake up the next morning and not feeling dry around the eyes. I have an annoying habit of sleeping on the sides of my face so the areas that touch the pillow often rub products off or dry it out. But this lovely thick oil helps to keep the area hydrated for the -+8 hours I sleep on my side. Go check out the Eco Products webbie for more info. Their site is the bomb diggidy, it has a pricelist per quantity and store locators of where to buy the product AND all the other bells and whistles like how to use, ingredient percentage, benefits, company’s story, etc.