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

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

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?

Tea for your skin from Jacqueline Evans

Jacqueline Evans is another skincare product that hailed from Australia. To be exact the home of Jacqueline Evans skincare is Malvern, Victoria. It’s no surprise that I jumped to the opportunity of trying the skincare from this brand. I wasn’t sure where to start with this brand. As with any other brand, I was playing it safe and opted for the face mist instead.

Before I review the Jacqueline Evans Rooibos Facial Toner, let me first introduce you to the brand. Jacqueline Evans is a Naturopathic Skincare and classified as a premium organic skincare, though price-wise it ranges between AUS 18 – 78. With the most expensive product being the eye gel. The brand focusses on research so that they could find safe products yet effective. It contains only natural and certified organic ingredients.

The Rooibos Facial Toner is a face mist that is packaged in amber glass bottle with a spritzer. The spritzer itself is easy to use and it disperse a normal amount of mist, the one that is not too fine and not that horrific that you feel like it’s raining cats and dogs.
The ingredients is pretty simple, they are:
organic rooibos tea*, rosa damascena (rose) water*, aloe vera concentrate, soya lecithin,
vegetable glycerine, amyris balsamifera (sandalwood) oil, rosa damascena (rose) oil,
pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, grapefruit seed extract
*certified organic ingredients
Instead of using water, Evans used organic rooibos tea and rose water for this beautiful concoction. The former ingredient lends its soothing and herbal scent of the product. I’m a tea drinker so using this product is a really pleasant experience for me. If you’ve ordered a rooibos tea from Starbucks before, you probably know what scent I’m talking about. It’s just this one is more delicate.

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Tea for your skin from Jacqueline Evans

First Love: Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Trilogy Rosehip Oil is my first love when it comes to facial oil. Not a day goes by that I thank Lena for introducing me to this wonderful concoction of Rosa Canina Seeds oil – in other word, the wonderful Rosehip oil. Trilogy is my go to brand for  anything Rosehip related. Back in the days this is quite a famous brand because it has the endorsement of celebrities. Upon trying this product, I can see why those celebrities put their sign of approval in this brand because it’s really that good.

What does Rosehip oil do? It helps to heal scar, which means if you have any nasty scar from post acne battle, this will help significantly. It makes your skin appear brighter but I think this is due to your skin condition to be at its good condition and well hydrated so all in all it appears more radiant. Also, it makes your skin feel plumper.

During my skin detox, I used products from Trilogy because they work and they don’t have complicated ingredient list. It’s a tight-knit lot that works effectively with each other.

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First Love: Trilogy Rosehip Oil