Holy Grail: Patyka Huile Absolue, The Oil That Will Guard Your Hydration & Soften Your Skin

Patyka is a brand that I’ve been eyeing since forever because it’s an natural skincare brand, that is legit with its ECOCERT in tow, and it’s a luxury Parisian brand. The first time I came across this brand what pique my interest is the smart packaging and how beautiful it is.

But what’s inside is apparently way more interesting. I’ve tried several of their products and I promise I will review each and single one of them – if not here in my blog it will be on my instagram. Let me start by sharing this one review about their gorgeous Patyka Huile Absolue.

Patyka Huile Absolue is “Huile Absolue stimulates cell regeneration and gives skin unique radiance. It is a skin booster which can be used as a skincare treatment when urgent TLC is required or as an everyday serum for the face, body and hair.” taken straight from the website! I obviously only use this on the face, because the price isn’t cheap.

So what’s inside?


*Ingredients from Organic Farming
**Made using organic ingredients

What do I think about it?

Like I said this is an absolutely gorgeous oil. It’s a little bit thick on texture, hence I prefer to use this at night. But once applied, it feels comfortable and soak into the skin effortlessly. It doesn’t feel like it stays on the surface of your skin. At night, I use this on top of my serum and I love to use this on top of my retinol serum that is very drying. I would either use this alone or if my skin is really dry I will apply either a light moisturiser or a gel based sleeping mask.

During the first couple of weeks this feels like any other oil that I’ve used. It feels like it able to seal in hydration. But that’s it.

Things changed when I travelled to several destinations last month. I got exposed to both hot and cold weather. Rain and shine. But my skin is well hydrated and super soft amidst all the dehydration. I notice that it’s all from this! Because I only use vitamin C serum during this period, while it maintain my skin texture but it has the tendency of making my skin dry and flaky.

This makes sense! Cause the main ingredients like squalane that’s great for locking in moisture. Rosa canina fruit oil or my favourite rosehip that feels hydrating on my skin and at the same time helps with wrinkles and texture. Sunflower seed oil is great for inflammed and irritated skin hence why this is really good for calming my skin through the ever changing weather condition. Other than that there’s Jojoba seed and olive fruit oil well that help with hydration and maintaining it.

My bottom line for this oil is that this oil is worth every rupiah! It might not be cheap, it feels ok when my skin is normal but when my skin needed it, it works great in maintaining my skin condition in its top shape. I like oil like this, when you need it, they work great! When you don’t, it doesn’t bug you and work in the background keeping your skin intact.

Other oil that feels like this are Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial oil (but this one feels more hydrating), In Fiore Nourrit Complexe (that is more expensive but also feels better for texture) and AESOP Fabulout Face Oil (feels lighter but result are the same, I need to review this one!).

How do I use this?

I use this on top of my serum(s) as a finishing at night or under a moisturiser if my skin feels really dry. I love using this on top of my Retinol serum because this helps to seal in hydration that I need, cause usually when I’m using retinol serum my skin feels really dry. Hydration evaporates so quickly and it’s hard to trap it even under the creamiest/thickest moisturiser. Also, if you don’t feel like adding a serum, this helps if you’re looking for something to maintain hydration and texture.


Holy Grail: Patyka Huile Absolue, The Oil That Will Guard Your Hydration & Soften Your Skin

A truly exotic scent from Balmology!


I’m a huge fan of face oil. So there’s no surprise here that lately I have been reviewing face oil. My latest acquisition and object of affection is the Balmology Exotic Rose Beauty Oil. I picked up a sample from Naturisimo, which you can purchase with any full size product purchase on their site. The size is quite generous which is 4 ml for the price of £2. A really great way to test whether you’re going to like the product or not. As it happened to be, I don’t just like it but I love it.

Here’s a complete ingredient list:

Argania spinosa kernel (argan) oil, Macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) oil, Corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil, Rosa canina (rosehip) oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Tocopherol, Cymbopogon martini (palmarosa), Pelargonium graveolens roseum (geranium bourbon), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), Rosa damascena (rose otto). Naturally occurring in essential oils: citral, citronellol, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.

So why do I love it?

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A truly exotic scent from Balmology!

My Thoughts on Sunday Riley Artemis

I forgot that I haven’t written a review on Sunday Riley Artemis, which is the only facial oil that I got from the brand. Firstly, let me rant about this brand. Why everything from this brand is so bloody expensive! Especially the facial oil!

Now let’s move onto the review.


Sunday Riley Artemis is a complexion balancing oil. Here’s the detail that I copied straight from Sephora website:

This highly effective face oil is balanced with super CLA from pomegranate and omega 3 from flax seed for a clean, healthy glow from within. Milk thistle seed oil, black cumin seed oil, and pink grapefruit essential oil help fight redness and signs of premature aging caused by toxins and inflammation. An essential oil complex of Australian medicinal plants, lemon ironbark, and lemon myrtle provides anti-inflammatory, purifying, and cleansing support. Skin is left smooth, fresh, and youthful-looking.

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My Thoughts on Sunday Riley Artemis