OIL NUTRIENT FOR FACE, HAIR & NAILS
A concentrated blend of nourishing, natural oils, including Avocado, Rosehip, Grapeseed, and Sunflower, absorbs quickly to hydrate and restore dry damaged skin, scalp, hair, and nails while producing a healthy looking, smooth sheen.
This is me after wearing Oil Nutrient for over three weeks
I’m going to open up to you guys about something that’s been an issue for me ever since I hit puberty. I’ve been battling with acne since I was eleven years old. My skin is a combination of oily, acne prone, and sensitive. Name an acne medication, I’ve been on it. Accutane worked great until a year after my treatment and my acne came back. It definitely wasn’t worth all the risks that I put my body through.
About three years ago, I found a fantastic Dermatologist in South FL (Plantation) . I would visit Dr. Andrew Altman every two weeks, or at least every month and he put me on cycles of Doxycyline through out the year. These cycles were usually during the humid months because that’s when my skin would tend to break out. During my visits, he would extract black heads and had me sit in a light therapy room for two minutes.
Even when I wasn’t on the antibiotics, his regimen kept my skin in check: wash my face twice a day with Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 10, topical serum twice a day, a special fast absorbing SPF during the day, frequent visits for light therapy, extractions, AND ABSOLUTELY NO MOISTURIZER.
Not moisturizing was a hard habit to break. Once in awhile, I would purchase oil-free moisturizers to wear and sure enough, I would break out. Dr. Altman was on to something, moisturizers have been way too heavy on my face.
To make a long story short, I have been antibiotic free for almost a year because of lifestyle changes. I’m also at the point of my life that I want my body pure just in case I’m blessed with a baby. Skin Authority was kind enough to send me a bottle of their Oil Nutrient to check out. If it was any other company, I probably would have never accepted this gift because I assumed that oil would break me out, but my dear friend at the Land of La La assured me that their products work great and didn’t irritate her extremely sensitive skin.
To be honest, I didn’t use this oil on my nails/cuticles or hair.
I prefer facial products with pumps. It just makes sense for sanitary purposes.
The star of the show.
Oil Nutrient was not what I expected. Obviously, it’s oil, but it wasn’t oily. When you apply it, you have to pat it on and it absorbs into your skin so quickly. My oily skin drank this stuff up! I have a rule that I wear skincare products/makeup/etc for two weeks before I write a review. I’ve been holding out with this stuff for over three weeks because I didn’t break out and I swore I eventually would.
Absolutely no breakouts since using this product. It’s not heavy and it doesn’t make my skin feel oily. The scent reminds me of jasmine, but it’s very light.
I was thinking of ways to showcase how different Oil Nutrient was. I put the same amount of Oil Nutrient and Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a plate and held it right side up. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil broke into two parts and dripped so fast. As you can see, the Oil Nutrient had a slow drip. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil felt so oily on my hands and didn’t absorb, I had to clean it off my hands with a dish towel.
I e-mailed Katie at Skin Authority with this picture and asked her why the oils are so different. I also told her that in the past, I’ve used olive oil and other oils on my face, but broke out really bad.
This was her response:
The olive oil is simply a pressed oil with a single antioxidant property that is created essentially to coat food, or in this case, sit on top of your skin.
By using a product that is specifically formulated for use on your skin, you are able to achieve much better results. The magic behind the Oil Nutrient is a combination of the extraction process of the essential oils, the blend of multiple oils with different antioxidant and skin benefits (both the essential oils and carrier oils), and a few supplemental ingredients that help lower the pH and drive the product into the skin for incredibly quick absorption.
As for the breakouts, bergamot is antibacterial, so that definitely will help your breakouts. In a product like Olive Oil, straight off the shelf, the product contains different bacteria and fungi, so that can irritate skin. We have a blog post that talks about how oils work with your skin and specific benefits of a few different ones that I think you will find very helpful!
Now everything makes sense. Have you guys ever heard of OCM (The Oil Cleansing Method)? I had used so many different oils (EVOO, Jojoba, Tea Tree, etc) and it was by far the worst thing I had ever done to my face. It was all the rage in 2007, well at least in my circle it was.
My skin feels so soft and nourished. I feel like I’m glowing and all that I need is a sheer bb cream and I’m good to go.
I searched high and low for pictures of me with acne and I could barely find any. I hide from cameras when my skin breaks out, but I did find these. The pictures were from last summer. I wanted to show my dermatologist in S FL that I broke out and the doctor that I saw in C FL was awful.
I wish I had pictures prior to being treated by Dr. Altman, but these are all I have. That pimple under my nose hurt so bad.
I’m happy to say that Skin Authority’s Oil Nutrient may be my holy grail moisturizer. Believe in the hype, because this stuff does all that it claims. I see a bright and clear future without antibiotics! 🙂 As much as I love my doctor in South FL, I’m happy that I don’t need to drive four hours away for visits.
Skin Authority wants to give one of my lucky readers a bottle of their Oil Nutrient. All you have to do is like them on Facebook. How easy is that? Good luck! 🙂
Do you have skin issues? Have you ever tried Skin Authority products?
Skin Authority was kind enough to gift me their Oil Nutrient to take a look at. As usual, I promise to give my honest opinion.