Facial oils are a wonderful way to feed your skin with nutrients and they always hold an important place in my morning and evening skincare routine. La Coéss caught my eye, as many skincare brands do, on Instagram through their packaging and minimalist aesthetic but also because their sole product is a facial oil. I love facial oils but it has been a while since one peaked my interest like this. Sophie Wang, the founder of La Coéss, very kindly sent me the Revitalisé Organic Face Oil product to try and review.
La Coéss brand’s founder Sophie Wang wanted to ensure that the ingredients for their signature product were the most nutrient dense, reliable and effective oils and this mission led her on a long journey of testing 312 ingredients. Everything from the widely known Jojoba to the more luxury Prickly Pear Oil were tested to come up with a shortlist of 15 key ingredients. La Coéss Revitalisé Organic Face Oil contains:
- Jojoba Seed Oil
- Rosehip Seed Oil
- Camellia Seed Oil
- Argan Kernel Oil
- Chia Seed Oil
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil
- Avocado Fruit Oil
- Seabuckthorn Berry and Seed CO2
- Evening Primrose Seed Oil
- Carrot Root CO2
- Pomegranate Seed Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Jasmine Flower Extract
We wanted to create a varied group of ingredients that worked really well together and complemented each other, to achieve a compounding effect for the skin. – Sophie Wang, founder
The selected repertoire of oils are packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids, nutrients and powerful antioxidants. So many that I probably need another blog post to go into each one! Each oil has its own unique nutritional profile, characteristics and molecular weight. La Coéss have taken oils with low molecular weights (e.g. Jojoba, Rosehip, Grape Seed, Camellia) that penetrate deep into the skin and combined them with high density oils that linger on the surface. These denser oils help to create a nourishing barrier for the skin which
My experience with La Coéss Revitalisé Organic Face Oil has been truly wonderful. I really appreciate the packaging and the care and thought that has been put in the complete user experience. The oil is housed in a sturdy box that, once opened, is much like unveiling a fine piece of jewellery. The wenge wood lid is a lovely detail whilst the rich colour of the oil shines amongst the simple, white branding.
Inside the frosted glass bottle is an oil that is as beautiful as the package it comes in. It is easily absorbed, non-greasy and is an amazing makeup primer because it leaves skin silky-soft and smooth. The scent is complex and earthy, allowing the raw aromas of the natural oils shine through. I have been applying the oil morning and night after cleansing and following any of my water based serums. My skin just drinks it up and I’ve noticed that it’s soft to the touch and radiant not only after application but over time as well. I love that La Coéss have used some of my favourite oils, including jojoba oil which mimics the natural lipids found in our skin. These similarities in structure can help repair and re-regulate the skin’s moisture barrier which would explain why my skin has been very happy being slathered in this golden elixir.
To finish off I wanted to mention that La Coéss are dedicated to ethical sourcing and working with certified organic, cruelty free farms and producers. They focus on the entire supply chain to ensure each ingredient meets their standards. La Coéss believe that that the set of environmental factors affect the quality and characteristics of plants, and there are certain places in the world where certain ingredients are native and best sourced from.
I am really impressed with the entire product experience, story and journey that this brand went on to create what may seem just a facial oil but is so much more. I love Sophie’s analogy of feeding the skin like we would feed our bodies. It has certainly inspired me to take better care of my skin too. Do you use facial oils? Let me know in the comments below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.
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