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 : SQUALANE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEEDOIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)*, GERANIOL**, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL, LIMONENE**, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, CITRONELLOL**,HYPERICUM PERFORATUM EXTRACT*, LINALOOL**, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL.

*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.

 

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

Top 5 Natural Skincare Face Mists: Sukin, Trilogy, January Labs, Antipodes & Jacqueline Evans

My friend told me that I should make a list of my favourite skincare. So I am doing it now and it seems that everyone is asking for it because Caroline Hirons is doing it. So in this post I’m only going to include face mist from natural brands, not including the ridiculously expensive one and the non-natural brands. Cause I can’t decide like that. Also, it’s not in any particular order.

I actually posted this a while back on my Instagram, but here goes a more elaborate version. I’m asked many times whether this hydrating toner and that hydrating toner is more hydrating than the others. First of all, I want to clarify that I personally think the most hydrating toners are those that you pat into your skin using cotton pad, it allows for better absorption. Second is the gel type that you apply by hands, but sometimes it will take time to absorb. Lastly, is the face spray. It sort of sit on top of your skin and dries off. But I like the cooling sensation though.

In this post I want to give you the comparison of the face mist from the natural skincare brands.

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Top 5 Natural Skincare Face Mists: Sukin, Trilogy, January Labs, Antipodes & Jacqueline Evans

Yuli Liquid Courage is the best antioxidant serum I’ve tried so far

I’ve been talking about antioxidant serum for so long now, I’ve even reviewed several that I’ve used so far here. I think they’re important as a way to prevent and maintain your skin to be at their tip top condition as well as to evades and neutralises the negative effect of UV rays. With that said, I have yet to see significant change in my skin when I’m using antioxidant serum. I do however see how significantly my skin look easily tired, getting more sensitive because of the UV rays and way easily tanned when I’m not using antioxidant serum. I think the effect is more on when I’m not using it, my skin isn’t as fit.

But that is until I had my eczema attack and I can’t use sunscreen because my derm is afraid that my skin will react negatively against the sunscreen ingredients. After almost a month of not using sunscreen and my skin didn’t get tanned easily, looked dull and greyish and my complexion remained even tone, I know how excellent my antioxidant serum is and it truly works!

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What did I use? I used the Yuli Skincare Liquid Courage which is pretty steep in terms of price at USD 50 for a trial size of 7.5ml and USD 125 for 30ml. At today’s exchange rate that is pretty wow. I considered myself lucky when a fellow skincare enthusiast that I get acquainted on Instagram offer me this bottle because it didn’t suit her.

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Yuli Liquid Courage is the best antioxidant serum I’ve tried so far

If you’re looking for acne treatment, try Odacité Bi+C

When I first heard about Odacité I squint at the price. I closed the window of my browser when I realised that the booster serum is only 5ml in size. But then I get the chance to purchase the sample sizes when I ordered some stuff from Naturisimo and I had the pleasure to try a full potter of the Po+G for extra hydration. From that moment on I can’t stop including Odacité in my skincare routine because it’s just too good.

You’ve all heard how I love Ba+S for my eyes area. Now let me tell you about Bi+C (Black Cumin and Cajeput). It’s a blend of Black Cumin, Cajeput and Vitamin E (Tocopherols) oil. Together they make a great dream team for banishing the acne.

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I’m not in the mood to go all scientific but here’s why I love this booster. I know the size is really small, but I’ve been using them for almost 3 months and I’m only half way through. The reason is because I’m not the type of person with acne-prone skin but I still need products that can help to aid my skin when PMS hits and acne sprouts out of nowhere. Most of the time I didn’t get to finish most of my acne specific products because I don’t used them all the time. So, for me, the size is perfect! Secondly, it’s really effective to tackle my acne, it helps the smaller bumps to really dries out in a day and for a bigger one and cystic acne to heal and come to head faster. As for cystic acne, it really helps with solving the problem thought it still need more than a week for it to completely heal. It also helps with the acne in terms of hyperpigmentation, when it heals, it doesn’t leave such a bad PIH anymore. If I pick on my acne, it helps to dry and close off the scar faster.

How to use it?

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If you’re looking for acne treatment, try Odacité Bi+C

My thought on the new formula of Kypris Clearing Serum

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Kypris Clearing Serum has garnered a steady follower over the last one year. I’ve previously reviewed the Clearing Serum in Female Daily. It was love at first sight with this serum because it’s able to control my PMS acne and also it able to help cystic acne come to head much faster.

However, at the time when I wrote the review Kypris had actually launched a new version of the serum, which means the review for the old one is probably, need to be revisited. As I’ve been using the new version of the Kypris Clearing Serum for couple of months now, I think it’s only right that I revisited my original review on Kypris Clearing Serum.

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My thought on the new formula of Kypris Clearing Serum

Juara Skincare & My New Found Love for Radiance Vitality Oil

I’ve had had my eyes on Juara Skincare eversince a friend of mine pointed it out at Female Daily Forum that there’s this American brand that was co-founded by Metta Murdaya and based on the philosophy of the Indonesian jamu tradition. For the longest time, this brand is not available in Indonesia. Though it’s co-founded by Indonesian, it’s a product that is actually made in the U.S. As soon as the product come to shore, somehow this brand fell off my radar because it was not easy to find in Indonesia. However, my curiosity for the brand came back late last year when I discovered that they’re launching Juara Radiance Vitality Oil, naturally I put it on my wishlist.

It wasn’t until recently that I’m experiencing eczema and realised that turmeric is among one of the many good ingredients that can keep my skin situation at bay that I revisit the Juara Skincare lineup which is apparently now can be easily purchased from Sephora Indonesia Online, which is where I got my Juara Skincare products from.

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These three products came just right in time of my skin emergency. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of opening up a pretty box filled with beauty products that you know your skin will love. Of course it’s only been a week since I first got these babies, so I thought I’ll give you a first impression.

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Juara Skincare & My New Found Love for Radiance Vitality Oil

Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you must know by now that I despise high pH cleanser and I always try to choose low pH cleanser. But when I had this black clay soap from Osmia Organics that I received from one of my Beauty Heroes boxes, I thought why not just give it a try.

It’s inevitable with saponified soap bar that the pH of the cleanser will be high. Thankfully this one doesn’t go as high as 9 and maintain its pH lower than 8. Still it isn’t the pH that I’m looking for but since I have this at my disposal, why not give it a try.

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The Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap is one of their best selling soaps and made with Australian black clay and dead sea mud to balance and tone the skin. On top of that this product is enriched with organic coconut milk, which we all know coconut is a great anti bacterial ingredient – or is that just the oil? I don’t have oily skin, but I find that balancing products tend to work wonders to my skin when I’m on my PMS or period cycle where I often experience hormonal acne and heightened sensitivity on the skin. Prior to this I’ve tried their Facial Calibration Serum to replace my Sunday Riley Artemis and it works wonderfully. So with the success of the first product, I’m more open minded to try other products from Osmia Organics.

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Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?