Serums are a skincare staple. A serum is an oil blend that you can use as your moisturiser, your under-eye treatment, to soothe, heal and protect your skin. I love using a serum with my mineral powder foundation: you just mix a drop of serum with the powder and it becomes the best quality tinted moisturiser!
A good serum can make a huge difference – and it can take the place of so many other products in your routine. And this season really is all about using less products!
Finding a good serum though, comes down to knowing the oils.
A new oil recently came into my radar that I want to tell you about.
You might have heard of Evening Primrose Oil before – it’s known for treating acne and inflammation. Borage oil works very much in the same way, except that it’s much more potent! It’s just a little less known is all…
Borage oil is great for oily and acne-prone skin, for healing inflammation from pimples, even eczema and rosacea.
I learn so much from skincare makers like Wendee – so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned about this oil with you. That way, when you see borage oil in a serum – you’ll know if it’s right for you! Let’s get started:
The oil comes from the borage herb – it’s a hairy plant that makes the most beautiful star-shaped blue flowers! I want to try growing it!
The entire plant has been used medicinally for different ailments – the flowers, the leaves and also the seeds, which are pressed for their oil. So, borage oil is a seed oil.
When you think of inflammation, think of borage oil. It’s a soothing and protective oil that’s going to help heal cracked dry skin, it’s going to soothe sensitive skin and even acne.
Also, take a closer look at Biconi’s Glow Facial Serum. It’s getting amazing reviews, and I’m not surprised at all!
Photo credit: Borage flower